Martina works with several massage styles to best fit your needs. Her main focus in her work is to listen deeply and connect to the tension in your body, knowing that relaxation cannot be forced and rushed but occurs when we slow down and when we allow it by giving it time and space to manifest.
Swedish / Esalen massage is a whole body massage using therapeutic oils to release muscle tension, while increasing the circulation of blood and lymph, resulting in the cleaning and nourishing of soft tissues, the skin and muscles.
Through the integration of long flowing strokes, gentle rocking motion, rolling, deep friction, compression, and / or kneading movements, each stroke lengthens and relaxes the superficial muscles and stimulates peristalsis in the intestines increasing circulation and flexibility and promotes deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and a greater sense of well being.
The massage can be customized to a lighter or stronger/deeper style depending on your individual preference.
Elder Massage Massage of the elderly requires great sensitivity and presence to the particular needs of the older client. It can be of significant benefit in managing the effects of aging.
Massages increase vitality, restore and maintain emotional and physical wellbeing. Martina attends to the specific challenges of the aging process by combining different styles of massage, tailoring the massage to your individual needs and preferences.
Reflexology is the holistic alternative healing technique of massaging the reflex points in the feet and hands, which corresponds to a particular organ in the body. By stimulating these points thousands of nerves and the 26 bones in the feet help release blockages and re-balance the energy flow in the body. This encourages the person's own healing systems to maintain well being.
Polarity Massage is a deep pressure massage using a rocking, holding and massaging technique, designed to balance the body’s electromagnetic energy through touch. Polarity therapy was founded by Dr. Randolph Stone a practicing physician of Osteopathy, chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine and is the result of working with patients over a period of 60 years.
Rosen Bodywork The Rosen touch seeks to listen rather than to manipulate - seeks to allow and invite relaxation rather than to force it. It provides gentle, yet deep and powerful touch that discovers and connects to tension in the body and invites the muscle to regain its natural state of relaxation.
The Rosen Method addresses the mind and body connection and helps us to unravel beliefs about ourselves that lead to stress, anxiety, depression and physical ailments.
Rosen Method Bodywork has been effective in reliving headaches, back pain, muscle tension, joint pain, insomnia, and chronic conditions like asthma and chronic fatigue.