Courtney is trained in therapeutic, sports, prenatal, relaxation, cupping, gua sha, and Thai massage. She uses these diverse modalities fluidly, picking and choosing what is needed for each session to best relieve pain and tension.
Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai massage, dubbed “lazy mans yoga”, is a form of massage performed on a mat on the floor. Practicing this art on the floor allows movements that are not practical or impossible on a table as well as the most effective use of the practitioner’s body weight for transmission of force, pressure or energy. Since soft tissue manipulation is a subordinate part of Thai Massage, the client remains fully clothed. Loose fitting, light clothing is most suitable as thick fabrics make the work more difficult. The work of Nuad Bo-Rarn consists of pressure on energy lines and points, and a variety of stretching movements. An effective treatment of Nuad Bo-Rarn can be done in one hour to an hour and a half, though the ideal length for a full program is from two and a half to three hours.
The energy lines of Nuad Bo-Rarn, called Sen are similar to the meridian lines of Chinese Acupuncture; however, the meridians follow energy flow with specific organs, where Sen follows the form of the body. Although there are 72,000 Sen in theory, only 10 serve as the foundation in practice, pressure is extended on these lines and points with palms of the hand, thumbs and feet. The stretching movements facilitated in Nuad Bo-Rarn effect the entire body to increase flexibility, to release deep and superficial tension and open the body to allow its energy to flow more freely. The client remains passive during the stretching movements resulting in an opening of the body which leaving one in a state of energized relaxation.
The benefits of Nuad Bo-Rarn Thai Massage are far reaching, and can be effective for many different people, from athletes to the elderly. It can induce deep relaxation, release points of tension, increase flexibility/range of motion, improve circulation, strengthen internal organs, relieve pain and promote inner peace.
Reiki is a natural energy system that promotes healing of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy that has become depleted or unbalanced due to stress, illness, injury, etc. What reiki typically accomplishes is a sense of relaxation, calm, rejuvenation, and peace. Although reiki is a subtle biofield energy, which exists in the universe, it was developed into a practice in the 1920’s by Mikao Usui. He created a system for how to work with the energy to help aid in various healing processes. In short, reiki is transmitted through a practitioner to a client by laying hands on different parts of the body.
- Relaxation, Stress, and Anxiety relief
- Can help to promote spiritual/ mental/ emotional growth
- Reiki energy goes to the source of an issue within the body, mind, or spirit and helps to move it out
- Diminishes pain and accelerates healing
- A tool for relaxation and rejuvenation
- Achieving life goals
- Increases ability to sleep
- Boosts immune system
- Releases toxins
- Relaxes the body
- Encourages circulation
- Improves digestion
- Calms the mind and emotions
- Bring one into harmony and balance
- Promotes recovery from surgery and longterm illness
- Prevents health issues from developing
Physical issues that Reiki can aid with:
- Muscular aches and sprains
- Back & neck pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive problems – IBS
- Post operative trauma
- Tension and stress
- Chronic fatigue
- Anxiety and phobias
- Menstrual pains and PMS
- Menopausal Symptoms
Distance Reiki is a just as powerful as an in person treatment. The process is virtually the same for me, with the exception that I connect to you through an energetic process that bonds us for the time of your treatment. For the client, you may lay down wherever you are or go about your day.