Thai Massage is unique from other types of bodywork and massage, Thai Bodywork is also a form of therapy that combines rhythmic massage, assisted stretches, acupressure, and breath work. The client is fully clothed in comfortable, flexible clothing. Most recipients experience a sense of lightness and renewed energy after sessions. Pressure touch varies from deep to gentle according to your body's needs.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the muscle and connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. These techniques are mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues such as strain and injury. The client is on a massage table and fully draped.
Swedish Relaxation incorporates the use of oil to glide over the skin continuously flowing with the bodies needs. There may be some deeper pressure applied to stuck areas or "knots". This is a nurturing, restful and restorative style of bodywork.
Restorative Exercise: Alignment and movement matter! We have a biological need for lots of varied movement, however, many of us try to squish a whole day's worth of movement into 30 minutes, sit at a desk all day, drive many hours a week or stand too long. I get it! We have to work and take care of children and parents and cook and…... There is a way to live our lives and take care of our bodies and mind too. In your RE sessions you’ll learn how to recognize movement opportunities throughout your whole day and ways to stack your life nutritiously. You’ll also learn what parts of you are working well and what’s not and how to wake up sleepy spots in the body so that when you move, more of you is moving. We’ll start with an alignment assessment then practice an exercise program that’s just for you. Group classes available upon request.
“Your mind is your body on display” -Katy Bowman
Pranayama(Breath work), Meditation are techniques used to begin the process of de-stressing, resetting and discovering our true selves. In your session you'll be led through a guided meditation and breath exercise that best suits your needs.
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"I always feel so much better after my sessions with Amber, whether it is Thai massage or functional movement. Amber has a vast amount of experience and knowledge and it shows! " SM, yoga teacher
"It is with great experience that I can recommend Amber's services. She has a wealth of knowledge in many fields of self help. I have had great improvement in mobility and self awareness due to her insight of the body." TW, artist
"I've been coming to Amber for bodywork and Restorative Exercise for over a year now. I experience improved physical alignment and feel much more grounded after our sessions. I've learned so much about my body and how it works and how to move better. I was able to go on an extended hike the other day for the first time in a long time." CM, business owner
What do I wear for a Thai massage?
Comfy clothing that you would wear to a yoga class or to lounge around the house
What's the difference between table and Thai massage?
Table is lotion on skin massage while the client is fully covered with drapes, Swedish and deep tissue massage are examples. During Thai the client is fully dressed and will be stretched, compressed and massaged either on the floor or table.
Does Thai massage hurt?
My goal is to not hurt you but to bring you to your edge so that you can gain more range of motion and so that energy lines are cleared to allow for maximum healing
Do I have to be able to get on the floor to receive a Thai massage?
No. Table Thai is just as effective, just request table when you make an appointment
How often should I get bodywork?
I recommend 1 to 2 times a month but I do have a few clients who come weekly
What are the benefits of Thai massage?
Increases flexibility, reduces back pain and headaches, eases anxiety and re-energizes
Can Thai massage help me recover from a knee replacement?
Knee replacements can be painful and cause tension and pain in other areas of the body other than the surgery site. Thai massage can gently help increase the range of motion of the knee and sooth the areas of the body that are overworking during the healing process
Hi I’m Amber. I’m an alignment nerd, a hiker, yogi, a sweet friend and sister and a foodie. One of the things I enjoy more than my job is being on a trail in the woods which is where I find my peace. I began my holistic health journey 15 years ago when I decided to seek aid in the relief of sciatic pain. After only one session of Restorative Exercise™ (RE) with Katy Bowman, my sciatic pain was noticeably better and after a few weeks of practicing specific exercises it was a faint memory. RE changed not only my body, mind and spirit but my whole life’s path.
Shortly after that first session I decided to study massage, certified in RE and made bodywork my career. For the past 15 years I’ve filled my wellness toolbox with alignment, anatomy, myofascial release, Thai yoga, AromaTouch™, massage therapy ball techniques, meditation, and breath work. Bodywork is my heart and I love leading others through their healing journey and teaching them the ABC’s of movement.
Every body has the ability to heal, I am just here to help facilitate that for you. I’m happy to be on this path and excited to see where it leads.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Thai Yoga Therapist
200 HR Yoga Teacher
Nutritious Movement RES-CPT