Dawn Decker Bodywork

Massage Therapy, Yoga & Qigong

Modalities

 

Techniques

SACRED LOMI, HawaiianTemple Bodywork is an ancient healing indigenous to the Islands - "Lomi" means to massage or to weave. There are many lineages of Lomi Lomi taught in various traditions, but there is one commonality in all the styles - a universal and unifying concept of what Hawaiian culture calls "Aloha".  Aloha means love, unification,  breath.   Lomi teaches us that our minds, our bodies, and our hearts are all interconnected, one. This deep practice can heal at generational levels and helps awaken us to our soul’s purpose. The fundamental physical movements are circles and figure eights with full body runs head to toe.  The client may simply breath, surrender and enjoy the beautiful, flowing forearm movements that replicate the wind and waves of the tropics.

4 HANDS SACRED LOMI TANDEM MASSAGE, the ultimate massage for transformation, pleasure & therapeutic value with Dawn Decker & Karla Henning. As seasoned therapists we easily guide our four hands in a seamless dance-like rhythmic flow in the unique Lomi Temple Style with full body runs, gentle stretching, and wave inspired motion.  It is a perfect, harmonic, synchronicity, as we mirror each other at times and in other segments Karla & I  work independently on different parts of the body in a complementary fashion, blending unique personal techniques while nurturing your individual needs together in the Hawaiian tradition.  This amazing ritual promotes deep relaxation, releases tension, restores balance, and is pure enjoyment with potential for profound healing.

SWEDISH traditional massage typically uses oil or lotion to enhance circulation and relaxation with long, gliding strokes, rhythmic kneading & milking, deep friction, and stimulating vibration and percussion.

CRANIOSACRAL therapy is a gentle, relaxing, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system – the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

MEDICAL/THERAPUETIC massage is the application of specific treatment protocols targeted to the specific problem(s) with a physician's evaluation and diagnosis then therapeutic work is administered by Dawn along with a medical receipt.

TRAGER is a non-intrusive nurturing with rocking movement to help release deep-seated physical and mental patterns while facilitating enhanced relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity.

DEEP TISSUE work includes MYOFACIAL release, NEUROMUSCULAR work, SPORTS massage, TRIGGER POINT therapy, and ACUPRESSURE.  Dawn addresses connective tissue, muscular tension and imbalance through specific points, stretches and slow penetrating strokes.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE combines a rhythmic, repetitive, wave-like motion excellent for edema, nerve damage, chronic pain and trauma.

THAI YOGA massage, ACTIVE & ASSISTED ISOLATED stretching and YOGIC breathing are effective and complementary on- the- table modalities for injury and tightness.

ORTHO-BIONOMY uses gentle touch to employ the body’s own self correcting reflexes to find balance and healing.

MAYA ABDOMINAL massage: The Arvigo Technique is centered around the ancient Mayan tradition, which help reposition organs that are out of place and restricting flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi energy.

TUI NA, Chinese massage is the oldest massage method based on the meridian system. The therapist uses strong penetrating techniques to move Qi and blood thus removing blockages and bringing balance.

PREGNANCY massage provides tranquil relaxation and support for the changing body and new mother. ~ Stress reduction ~ Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, myofacial pain, especially in the neck, lower back, hips and legs ~ Increase in blood and lymph circulation  ~ Reduction on weight-bearing joints ~ Improves outcome and ease of labor ~ Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues ~ Feels good!

REFLEXOLOGY is based on the system of zones and reflex areas that reflect the image of the body on the feet.  It is integrated into each appointment using pressure, massage and range of motion.

REIKI is a very centering, Japanese based healing, a “laying on of hands” that works with balancing universal life force, the energy that flows through us all.

COLOUR meditation and visualization can be part of vibrational work at the end of a session.

ON-SITE CHAIR massage is good for more productivity and wellness in the workplace. Dawn brings her portable massage chair to do 10 -15 minutes in your work setting. No change of attire is necessary as there is no oil needed. The recipient is seated and fully clothed while techniques that focus on the neck, head, shoulders, back, and arms are used to reduce daily stress and tension.

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