Natalie Oakley, Massage Therapist
Natalie is from Vancouver, BC and after participating in a three-year program studying anatomy and physiology, she holds a diploma in Massage Therapy. She is also a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist and has 20 years of experience in clinic and spa settings. In her sessions, Natalie incorporates a variety of modalities, tailored to the individual needs of her clients. She believes alternative therapies, with a focus on stimulating the parasympathetic relaxation response, are effective in decreasing stress or tension, and facilitate the healing process.
Natalie’s background includes teaching anatomy and physiology, working with pro athletes, and developing body treatments at high-end spas. She most recently worked for both the Fairmont and Sanctuary Spas in Scottsdale before relocating to Sedona.
In Natalie’s words, “There is great reward in seeing a decrease in pain or edema, and an increase in functional movement with chronic conditions or acute injuries.”
Services Offered by Natalie:
Massage Therapy—Deep Tissue or swedish
Research and clinical studies prove that massage therapy’s advantages include much more than just relaxation. The medicinal benefits of therapeutic massage can have a positive, lasting impact on your overall health and lifestyle. It can rid your body of every day stress, reduce muscle pain and tension, help alleviate the discomfort of certain ailments, and help restore balance to your body and mind. The Deep Tissue massage uses varying degrees of pressure to release chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscles, tendons and fascia. Swedish massage is a technique using light strokes to calm the nervous system, reducing anxiety and tension in the body. Deep Tissue or Swedish massages can be done as an individual session or combined in one session if needed or requested.
Massage w/cold, Himalayan salt, and/or hot stones
Cold Stone massage with marble can be effective for reducing excess heat or inflammation. Quartz crystals can also be used in a Cold Stone massage which are thought to be balancing and energizing. Warm Himalayan Salt Stones can be beneficial for minimizing muscle soreness and increasing circulation, while gently exfoliating the skin. Hot Stone massage relaxes muscles, as the warmth of the stones allows deeper access to the muscle layers. A massage can include one of these types of stone massages or can incorporate all three.
Lymphatic drainage massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage involves light and rhythmic techniques for a gentle massage that increases movement of lymphatic fluid, and increases the relaxation response. The results can include decreased pain, edema, and stress, and can improve sleep quality. This massage can be effective post surgery or trauma, such as inflammation, sprains or whiplash, and is becoming increasingly more prevalent in the oncology setting.
Cupping is a dermal vacuum technique that works at a deep level to release stagnant blood and chi. This therapy dramatically increases the microcirculation within the tissue, and is wonderful for treating stagnant energy, chronic pain, muscle tightness and spasms, trigger points, and inflammation.
Himalayan Singing Bowl Therapy
This ancient therapy provides vibration and motion though to the deepest level of the body. Audible sounds have a calming effect on the central nervous system inducing the relaxation response. Vibrations cause cells to contract and expand. These vibrations travel throughout the body progressing to where they are needed most. During this session, Himalayan Singing Bowls containing warm water are placed on the body, to create a therapeutic effect using sound and vibration. Being able to feel the vibration and hear the harmonious sound results in profound relaxation. The 60-minute session is conducted with bowls only and the 90-minute session is conducted with the bowls as well as a pressure point face and scalp massage.
Benefits of Himalayan Singing Bowl Therapy:
Meditative, rebalancing, rejuvenating
Balances Chakras and energy body
Enhances the body’s self-healing response
Provides relief from headaches, pain, fatigue, insomnia, digestive, immune and menstrual disorders, hypertension, fibromyalgia, and arthritis
Harmonizes the aura
Eases blockages and stagnant energy
Contraindications: Pregnancy, Epilepsy, Those with a pacemaker or other metals in the body
Neuro-Muscular Therapy is a form of advanced deep tissue work, which releases holding patterns that keep us in discomfort within muscles, fascia, and connective tissue. It increases range of motion and restores the body to it’s loose and natural state. Neuromuscular Release involves long, myofascial strokes and techniques like trigger point release.
A warm cocooning body wrap will melt away tension while nourishing the skin. It begins with a dry skin brushing for exfoliation, followed by a lasting hydrating application and wrap. This restorative body treatment involves a soothing scalp and foot massage for deep relaxation.
An energizing body polish will gently exfoliate, soften, and restore the skin. Hot towels are used to remove the product and a light moisture application massage will hydrate the skin. This rejuvenating body treatment is complete with lymphatic drainage massage to the neck, face, and scalp.
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