Rasa’s Massage Therapy Services

Sports/Deep Tissue Massage

Sports Massage is a necessary ingredient for your complete workout that includes not just exercise, but caring for the wear-and-tear and minor injuries associated with such strenuous activities. Rehabilitative massage alleviates the stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Depending on your needs as an athlete, a variety of techniques are used, including traditional Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage.

Auto Accident Injury

Doctors often recommend massage therapy as an integral part of a patient’s treatment plan following an automobile accident. Massage Therapy can alleviate the body stress that accompanies a traumatic event. Therapy is focused on identifying points of tension, muscle spasms and scar tissue, and relieving these conditions. The easing of body stress and tissue knots can trigger an improvement throughout the whole body by relieving the connected tissues and structures from compensating for the injury.

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy provides you with “the deepest most luxurious massage on the planet.” This ancient form of bodywork was used by Buddhist monks. The root word “Ashi” means “foot” and “Atsu” means “pressure.” Rasa uses foot pressure to provide this gentle, pain-free therapy.  As the therapist’s feet glide effortlessly over the contours of the body with constant, even pressure, they increase circulation which brings about faster healing.

Strain/Counter Strain Therapy

You may benefit from this technique being used more frequently by Physical Therapist.  A gentle, comfortable, and non-invasive massage therapy utilizing palpation and passive positional procedures to reset the muscles. The positional release of this technique allows your body to reset its muscles and sets the stage for your muscles to heal. Dr. Lawrence Jones, an osteopathic physician, developed Strain/Counter Strain Therapy in 1954 as an effective treatment for patients who suffering from severe back pain.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage can be integrated into your session with the other forms of healing bodywork. It involves a lighter touch and focuses on improving your circulation and relaxation. Swedish Massage is ideal for the client who prefers a lighter touch.

Energy Alignment Therapy

Energy Alignment Therapy may also be integrated with the various forms of bodywork. Alignment of your energy can assist your natural capabilities to unblock, support and balance your emotional, physical and spiritual well being.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. Cupping has been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe.

Essential Oils Therapy 

Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications.

Due to their natural molecular composition, essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically. Application of essential oils can have immediate, localized benefit to the target area of application. They have restorative and calming properties and can be used effectively with massage and beauty therapy. They are also natural disinfectants. The chemical structure of essential oils also allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body.

 

Virtual Healing Therapy

I’ve been working as massage therapist for 14 years. I have know that our muscles keep emotional memories. By removing emotional baggage, tension in the muscles gets realest . This helps us, we feel lighter and happier! Sometimes we are not even aware of this until someone tells us. If you feel heaviness or unease in your body, maybe strees or worries, I can help you to unwind the tension by phone or via Skype. If you would like to try a distance healing, please schedule with me a Virtual Healing appointment.

Acupressure Points Therapy

Acupressure is a massage therapy technique based on the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that uses finger pressure to mobilize chi — or life force energy — at specific spots on the body called acupressure points. There are hundreds of acupressure points on the body, corresponding to other parts of the body. (For example, there’s a point on your hand for your kidney.) So, naturally, the practice has many associated benefits. As with any form of massage, a huge perk of acupressure is relaxation, one that you can get behind even if you doubt the existence of meridians. Acupressure is often used for pain relief, and studies have suggested it may help fight back pain, headaches… The practice is used for many other purposes that have been studied less, including immune system and digestion support.

 

Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy involves applying gentle pressure and manipulation to the joints in the skull, spine, and parts of the pelvis. … This light touch is said to affect the pressure and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, which is the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. The focuses is on establishing harmony, via the vital force and the cerebrospinal fluid, with all parts of the organism, including the physical and the etheric bodies. This is the most relaxing therapy. 

Rasa Willis, LMT, 917 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 97205
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Downtown Portland, one block from Powell's Books