Erica is trained in two different types of bodywork: Acupressure and Pranassage. She is not currently offering bodywork sessions but hopes to begin again soon.

Acupressure

Acupressure has been used for thousands of years to help resolve imbalances in the body and mind and to release any blockages that exist on the energetic pathways of the body.  Through gentle touch, the specific points along these energetic pathways, or meridians, are stimulated to promote healing and balance.  They are the same meridians and points that are targeted in an acupuncture session, however acupressure does not involve needles and often incorporates gentle stretching and massaging of the tissues on and around these acupoints.

Acupressure can help alleviate imbalances such as:

  • Digestive issues including nausea, heartburn and constipation
  • Insomnia and sleep problems
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Physical aches or restlessness in the body, including back, hips, etc.
  • Fatigue and depression
  • Hormone and milk supply imbalances
  • Allergies and sinus problems

What to Expect

Acupressure sessions typically last between 60-75 minutes.  At the beginning of the session, there will be a short assessment where Erica will ask some questions to learn more specifics about what is bothering you, and she will also read your traditional chinese medicine pulses and have a peek at your tongue.  During the session, you will remain fully clothed on a massage table.  Erica does a light massage / rubdown of the back and whole body, and will then spend the remainder of the session holding combinations of acupoints that she feels will help you the most. The majority of people find the session very relaxing, and many people fall asleep.

If you are interested in learning more but unsure if acupressure can help, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Pranassage

Pranassage is a powerful synthesis of yoga and bodywork that produces deep mental and physical relaxation. In this relaxed state, the practitioner physically moves the receiver’s body into a flow of positions, allowing each position to be felt in an effortless way.

Pranassage works to release the flow of blocked energy, and allows the receiver to fully experience what it means to let go, to “let gravity do all the work”. Your only role in your Pranassage session is to let go and allow yourself to relax deeply.

It creates mobility around the joints, releases muscle tension, and calms the nervous system. Truly working on a multi-dimensional level, it restores the body, mind and spirit.

What to Expect

Pranassage is offered one-on-one and can be scheduled as either a 60 or 90 minute session.  It can also be incorporated as part of any private yoga or acupressure session.

During a Pranassage session, the receiver wears comfortable clothing while lying on a floor mat.  Many people find it restores their being more deeply than any massage they have ever received.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to  contact me for more information.

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