Energy is the foundation of the work I do.
Over the years, I've trained in Shiatsu, Acupressure, Myofascial Release, and Reiki — all forms of energy work.
I've recently studied with Jill Leigh of the Energy Healing Institute, completing the Advanced Practitioners Healing Protocols in July 2019. These studies have greatly increased my understanding of energy work and helped me understand the work I've been doing the last 40 years.
I now understand that while all the massage techniques I use are infused with energy work, there’s also a discreet aspect to energy work not necessarily involved with massage.
This is why I offer three distinct session types — Massage, Massage with Energy Balancing, and Grounded Awareness Energy Work.
Depending on your needs, I employ any combination of the techniques I have studied over the years:
- Medical massage
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point work
- Table Shiatsu
- Swedish massage
I always work to integrate the whole body even if we need to focus on one particular problem area.
Massage with Energy Balancing
Sometimes people sense they need energy work; they sense something is off energetically, but they also want a massage, hands on body work.
In this case, I use an opening protocol to check and balance the chakras and auric fields before engaging in the actual massage. Before closing the session, I also perform protocols that ensure the chakras are in balance and the fields infused with fresh energy.
Grounded Awareness Energy Work
This is an off- body technique that minimally employs massage. It works well for people who are willing to do some homework in order to become more autonomous.
What you will experience with this approach
During the session on the table, I will unload the stuck “stuff” in your chakras and auric fields and teach you about your own energy system and chakras.
You will learn:
- how to be more grounded
- how to run and refresh your energy
- and how to process stress and emotions that feel “stuck” in your system.
I will support you in this learning and send you PDFs that illustrate the techniques.
The idea is for you to become more autonomous and self-regulating, and these techniques will help you do that. This energetic cleansing will bring you a sense of lightness and freedom.
The knowledge you bring to energy healing is significant. You’ve tuned into what’s happening with me and taught me tools for grounding and creating boundaries.
— Jane S.
This kind of energetic work is ideal for those who understand that energy is a component in their issues. If you are stressed, exhausted, burned out, or feel stuck in a recurring pattern that does not serve you, energy work can help you resolve long standing issues.
It is important to point out that this is not a replacement for other therapies you may be engaged in. In fact, the more self aware you are the farther the work can proceed.
How I do this work
You will be clothed and resting comfortably on my massage table that has a far-infrared mat* that can be gently heated. I will use some gentle touch on the major joints in your body. I may weave some massage into a session as needed. Overall, it will be very relaxing.
This is a very exciting direction for my practice and I look forward to working with you!
*Studies have demonstrated the far-infrared mat's effectiveness in pain reduction, especially for Fibromyalia.
She is oh so gentle, and yet, also amazingly strong - the best combination one could ask for, in a professional LMT. I thank God for gifted providers like you, Satu, every day - and recommend your services without any hesitation whatsoever.
— Tuula K
60 minutes: $150
90 minutes: $215
3 60 minute sessions: $425
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch, or 'melt', the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Sometimes trigger point work is useful, allowing concentrated points of tightness that are found, to let go. Profound change can happen with the right application of touch.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
I have certification in Medical Massage from the Swedish Institute in New York City. A medical massage session addresses a specific area of the body only, though I work to integrate the treatment with the rest of the body as well. The massage incorporates many modalities, from Swedish to myofascial release. The anatomy of an area is explored with a view to relieving pain, increasing bloodflow/lymph return, and increasing normal range of motion to the related joints.
Conditions that may be helped include: pain and stiffness resulting from whiplash, headaches , thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatica and more.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage therapy. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Chi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit. While traditional Shiatsu is done on the floor, I work on a table. Please wear loose clothing of natural fiber, if possible.
Acupressure is based on one of the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. These points are on the same energy channels that are used in Shiatsu. Pressure will be firm or very light, depending on what is needed at the time.
This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia. It can also help to break up pain patterns, when heavier pressure cannot be tolerated. I often use Acupressure during a regular session to help energy flow through a limb or across a joint.