Synergy offers massage therapy with an emphasis on health & wellness, stress reduction, chronic pain management, and structural & postural support. The human body is fascinating, yet at times mysterious — the fluids and pumps, lines of nerves, organs, bones, and muscles, all with their own individual job to perform with precision.
However, it is the Chi energy that keeps us alive. When owner Desiree touches the body, her awareness of the energy allows her to read stories within each muscle that holds onto stress, fear, and worry. The build-up of emotions creates thick rooted trigger points that leave the muscle without its necessary nutrients. The body loses mobility and becomes stiff, and sometimes muscles spasm. We combine a relaxing deep tissue massage with penetrating energy work to achieve the fullest healing available.
Therapeutic and Deep Tissue Massage
Therapeutic massage is similar to Swedish massage, but is used to release knots and target chronic muscle tension. Other benefits include reducing inflammation and reducing scar tissue. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints).
Deep tissue massage uses strokes across the grain of the muscles, not with the grain as in Swedish massage. The more intense movements and techniques such as deep finger pressure may be slightly uncomfortable and cause soreness that lasts a couple of days before resulting in the desired relaxation and pain relief.
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) comes from the Japanese words “Rei” meaning Universal, and “Ki” meaning life energy. It is usually translated as “universal life energy”. Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using “universal life energy” channeled through the practitioner to the recipient.
You relax, fully clothed, on a table or a chair while the healer places his hands on or above you. A treatment can last an hour or longer, depending on the treatment required. Commonly a full treatment is given covering all the important organs of the body. There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions, and sometimes hands are even held away from the body. The energy flows wherever it is required (spiritually guided).