Swedish | Classical
As a certified and licensed massage therapist, I offer a therapeutic massage for anyone looking to manage their day-to-day stress, recover from injuries or alleviate chronic pain.
I am a graduate of the National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy in Emeryville, CA. While there, I obtained over 720 hours of training in sciences and therapeutic massage and over 300 hours of continued education in various modalities.
The training that I have received allows me to tailor each session to meet individual needs, whether therapeutic or for relaxation purposes. I integrate techniques from Classical Massage (Swedish), Esalen, Sports, Somatic Neuromuscular Release, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, LaStone/ DeepStone Therapy, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Thai and Acutonics to aid in restoration, balance and energetic flow to fatigued muscles and chi.
I am interested in creating long-term relationship with my clients and supporting them in their individual health programs. Again, thank you for visiting my site! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.
Is a collection of strokes and techniques from various modalities, in particular Swedish, and is blended together in a distinctive approach that many people have come to know as Esalen Massage. These strokes are strongly influenced by the rhythm of the ocean, awareness of presence, attention to the breath, and the long, slow, t’ai chi-like strokes that allows the receiver to sink deeper inward.
As you rest on the massage table, I will bring the knowledge of those movements, of muscles, of listening to the body and respond to the signs of relaxation: deepened breath, a sigh, and bring it all together in a fluid tempo akin to the rhythm of the ocean, which mimics our internal pulse.
It is this approach that separates Esalen massage from all the others.
As contact deepens between you and the therapist, nudging bound-up muscles gently, and not forcefully, the massage continues seamlessly on from the leg to the torso, then to the arms, hands, and neck, until the entire body is whole. For that reason the massage is done with or without a modest drape.
Swedish | Classical Massage
Refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them and moving in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the flow of oxygen in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. A Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes as well as stimulating the skin and nervous system. This reduces both emotional and physical stress.
Is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. The aim is to realign muscle fibers, to release deeply-held patterns of tension, and remove toxins through, deep, slow strokes on a specific area. Deep tissue is slow and uses deep strokes by means of fingers, a soft fist, or an elbow on the constricted area or areas. This can be done by either following or going against the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia with Cross Fiber and/or deeper friction circles to assist in the break up and elimination of scar tissue or adhesions.
Since a deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific area, it may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. This is why it is important to drink plenty of water after a deep tissue session to help remove toxins and re-hydrate the fascia.
Why sports massage? Muscle imbalances sometimes develop and often go undiagnosed until they become serious enough to cause the athlete discomfort or impede their performance. A skilled massage therapist will be able to detect variations in the soft tissue and by using the correct techniques, help the athlete maintain a much healthier physical state.
sports massage is a pre, post and maintenance oriented style of massage that uses techniques from other modalities, yet focuses on the biomechanics of each athletic sport.
The goal of all sports massage is to maximize an athlete’s performance. Athletes in different sports will want the massage to concentrate on specific parts of the body..
Tula is the Sanskrit word for “the various modes of employing a balance.” tula massage is unlike any other forms of massage in which you lie back onto the feet and hands of the practitioner. Then you are lifted into the air and guided through a series of postures, moving directly from one posture right into the next. While you relax and breathe into each posture, you will experience a gentle shift of balance to one side; this is done to increase pressure along a specific tsubo, huato or potent point throughout the body. This is to aid in balancing Jitsu (excessive) or Kyo (deficient) meridians by means of tonifing (increasing) or sedating (decreasing) the flow of Chi to a particular meridian channel.
Incorporates precisely calibrated tuning forks. A fork on its own represents a specific frequency, but when combined with another, a specific musical interval is created that has its own unique character and properties. These frequencies are then applied directly to an acupuncture point(s), or on points of pain to access the bodies energetic systems to promote healing in a noninvasive way.
Since sound waves travel four times faster in water than in air, it has a deep, penetrating affect that is long-lasting in the human body because we are approximately 70% water, making us a natural resonator for sound.
LaStone Therapy is traditionally a hot and cold stone massage treatment. The heated basalt stones can be both relaxing and help to warm up tight muscles so I can work more deeply. The use of cold (marble) stones on the body acts as a powerful decongestant, pushing blood, fluid and wastes out of overworked, chronically tense, or inflamed tissues.
Together they create a dramatic movement of fluids within the body, generating a healing, cleansing, and nourishing effect due to the alternate constriction and dilation of the blood vessels.
The stones are used as an extension of my hand and I incorporate them with various techniques to create a multi-level process of relief to over-worked muscles.
60 minutes $75
90 minutes $115
45 minutes $60
75 minutes $90
90 minutes $145
30 minutes $35
45 minutes $50
Couples Instructional Classes
120 minutes $145
In-Home & Business
60 minutes $125
90 minutes $175
Schedule at gym:
Monday through Thursday
6:00 to 10:00 pm.
60 minutes $90
90 minutes $130
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A therapeutic massage is an alternative approach to helping our bodies heal themselves. This promotes a state of wellness of spirit, mind and body. A few of the many benefits are:
Reduces stress both emotionally and physically by releasing tension held in the muscles.
Soothes nerves and stimulates the nervous system by increasing the relaxation response of the brain, while targeting stress-caused diseases such as high blood pressure and headaches.
Improves circulation of blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluids.
Shortens recovery time from muscular strains by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. Also helps to relieve muscular pain and promotes ease of movement of joints.
Improves posture and helps to prevent further injury to muscles.
Increases nourishment to the tissues and hastens removal of wastes and toxins from the body.
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Posted on 08/07/08
I never knew so many muscles existed. Mykel knows his stuff and gives the proper attention regardless of his time schedule. He is passionate about his work and provides a massage that suits each individual's need at a very reasonable price.
Posted on 08/07/08
Extremely professional and the best massage that I've ever had. He is able to cater to whatever it is you are looking for. A great way to relax for someone who is extremely active or just plain stressed!
Posted on 11/25/08
I am a massage therapist and it is frustrating, for me, sometimes to receive great bodywork. I scheduled a massage with Miykel and he surpassed my expectations. He is very skilled and knowledgably in anatomy and knew the limits of my joints. His stretches were unique. When asked, he mentioned that he likes to combine the eastern with the western modalities to come up with his style, flow and stretches. As a massage therapist, I highly recommend Miykel.
Posted on 3/9/2009
Miykel has massaged me on several occasions, in addition to massaging some of my friends and former roommates. All of us agree that Miykel is professional, on time and personable. His hot stone massages are the best! He will adjust his massages to concentrate on any particular part of your body that needs extra work, and also adjusts the temperature of the hot stones so that it's comfortable for you. You will feel completely relaxed after an appointment with him. I do not hesitate to recommend him highly.
Posted on 4/8/2010
Possibly the best massage I've had. And I've had A LOT of them! Miykel came to my home on-time. He was very nice and professional. But most importantly, he is an amazing massage therapist. I like deep pressure but also relaxation. I'd never encountered a massage therapist who was able to find the perfect balance between the two until I met Miykel. He worked on every muscle that needed it without any guidance from me, including spots that most massage therapists miss because they are just going through the motions, unlike Miykel who listens to your body and just knows what needs attention. He applied enough pressure without making me feel like he was digging into my muscles. The entire massage flowed and was very relaxing while actually getting work done on some bad knots as well. Halfway through I asked him if he could add on another 30 minutes, and luckily he was able to. I wanted to give him (and myself of course) the time to spend some time on some problem areas in my back and neck without sacrificing the rest of the body. I'm relaxed and sleepy yet felt I had to write this review now because I'm so thrilled to have found "the one" therapist that I want to remain faithful to. Just be nice and please don't book him solid so a girl can get an appt again soon! ;)
Posted on 11/22/09
Miykel is great! He provides a soothing environment and is very professional. He worked out all my aches and pains, and I was very satisfied when he was done. I totally recommend Mikyel!
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Posted on 08/07/12
I have been to many different massage therapists but Miykel is by far my favorite. He catered to my every needs and he always seems to know what works best. I highly recommend Miykel.
Posted on 3/11/2009
Miykel is an amazing masseur. I was having some lower back problems, that he was able to work through. He is very professional as well as a perfectionist. He really listens to what you want, and is willing to work around your schedule! He is highly recommended!