Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation. Most recently, massage during pregnancy has been shown to "jumpstart" the prenatal bonding experience between the baby and mother-to-be.
Miley holds group courses for parents and their children to learn a few basic massage techniques they can use at home with each other.
This is a cost-effective way of learning how to help increase a child's wellbeing in multiple ways through the use of infant and pediatric massage and touch therapy, including some tactile stimulation techniques for those children with aversion to touch or sensory integration difficulties. Contact Miley to find out when the next course is being held.
Family massage is a series of 3 sessions designed to help meet the needs of the whole family. The first session consists of a thorough intake evaluation (approximately 60 minutes), where Miley will assess what the primary needs for your particular family are and design a treatment plan that best suits those needs. The following two sessions and any further sessions will focus primarily on educating parents and their children on specific massage techniques that can be used daily at home to provide for the maximum benefit that massage has to offer. Hands on massage will also be a critical aspect of these second two sessions. Because Miley specializes in meeting the specific needs of families with children with special needs, these families are especially encouraged to participate in these sessions. Sessions may be done at Miley's office in Downtown Vancouver or in-home, if preferred.