Approaches to Massage
A good massage practitioner will be proficient in many techniques, and tailor the session to each individual.
Swedish massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, and friction techniques used on the more superficial layers of muscle. Used with passive joint movements, Swedish massage promotes relaxation, improves circulation. and increases range of motion.
Acupressure is an Oriental technique of finger pressure applied to acupuncture points along the 14 major meridians of the body. The aim of acupressure is to unblock and re-balance energy flow throughout the body. Western thought has it that this energy is nerve related, the Chinese call it “Chi.”
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is used for chronic deep seated patterns of tension in structures far below the surface of the body. Techniques may include cross-fiber and trigger point therapy.
Sports massage is a combination of the above techniques applied either pre-event, to increase performance and lessen the chance of injury, or post event, to speed the elimination of metabolic waste from the muscles, reduce soreness, and speed recovery.
Benefits of a Massage
- Better Sleep
- Headache Relief
- Improved Posture
- Improved Concentration
- Improved Joint Flexibility
- Increased Range of Motion
- Increased Stamina
- Increased Productivity
- Reduced Muscle Soreness
- Reduced Stiffness
- Reduced Blood Pressure
- Reduced Anxiety
- Strengthened Immune System
- Stimulates the Release of Endorphins
- Cumulative Effect – These benefits increase with regular repeated massage.
Appointments are booked in advance. To book your appointment please contact Heather 559-906-0081 or email Benkosky11@gmail.com. The massage practitioner may not be on the premises if you have not booked in advance.
To avoid being charged for a cancellation you must call twenty four hours before your scheduled appointment. This allows time to give your appointment to someone who may be waiting for a cancellation.
All massage times are by appointment only. Please call our front desk to book your appointment. Sierra welcomes members and nonmembers.
Massage interrupts our pre-programmed stress causing response – the “fight or flight syndrome” – a leftover piece of evolutionary baggage that was once quite useful, but now often produces unwanted anxiety in our modern lives.
1 Hour – $65 6 – 1 Hour Apts. – $350 12 – 1 Hour Appts. – $660
*When buying three at a time, appointments must be pre-booked no more than two weeks apart.
What to Wear
The massage practitioner should be sensitive to your level of modesty. Proper draping will only expose the area being massaged, while keeping the rest of the body covered and warm. If you have further concerns about this, feel free to bring shorts, bathing suit top, or whatever will allow you to relax and get the most from your massage experience.
Introducing Heather Benkosky, CMT
Heather has an outstanding 14+ years of experience in massage and body work. She provides soft tissue massages as well as muscular rehabilitation of chronic and pre-existing injuries. Heather provides a variety of massage techniques and an immense variety of modalities.
Treatments and Modalities include:
-Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports, Medical Massage, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reiki, Reflexology, Hot/Cold Therapy, Hydro/Whirlpool Therapy, Micro Current/Electric Stimulation, Cold Laser, Light Therapy, Sound/Vibration Therapy, Body Scrubs, and Detoxify Wraps.
In addition, Heather offers individualized treatments to relieve discomfort, and sore muscles. With her Professional and positive attitude Heather’s main objective is to uphold the overall well being for each of her clients.
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To book your appointment please contact Heather 559-906-0081 or email Benkosky11@gmail.com