Massage and Body Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many chronic pain conditions.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

A treatment feels like a wonderful, glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft and gentle touch no greater than 5 grams, or the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventative health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Trauma Touch TherapyNurturing, client-directed sessions that gradually explore sensations experienced in (your) body with practical tools to integrate into daily life. The emphasis is focused on making space for traumatic experience(s) to exist in harmony rather than on letting go or getting rid of experiences that are woven into the fabric of the body. Through consciously applied touch, breath and movement this becomes an opportunity to expand, become curious, validate and move forward in peace, power, and confidence.

Training:
Massage Therapy: CMT #73114, Center for Massage and Natural Health, Asheville, NC
Reiki: Reiki I-III, Asheville, NC, Animal Reiki, San Rafael, CA
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: Body Intelligence, Module 2, Berkeley, CA
AcuCraniatsu: McKinnon Body Therapy Center, Oakland, CA
Trauma Touch Therapy: Colorado School of Healing Arts, Lakewood, CO

Bodywork sessions are a personalized integration of massage and energy healing modalities.
60 minute outcall session: $125 + $25 outcall surcharge.
90 minute outcall sessions: $150 + $25 outcall surcharge.

"Above all, I truly appreciate Angela's presence, energy, and confidence. I always feel like I am in the hands of a professional. Love ROM (range of motion) and detailed attention to any areas she discovers during our sessions." Amy C.

"These last few months have been traumatic in my life. Angela's work has assisted me to feel so much better each week!" Lisa G.