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Jessica

 

graduated as a Massage Practitioner in 2003 and took a year studying the Eastern aspect of Shiatsu. Striving for constant knowledge and excellence in new modalities she believes in lifelong learning. Shortly after moving she attended the California Holistic Institute where she graduated from the Massage Therapy Program. This is where she learned her favorite massage, Lomilomi.

Having a myriad of techniques at her disposal makes it easy to assess and integrate each massage to benefit your total experience.

First time clients

 

Receive a free travel sized bottle of organic bath and body oil.  The oil has either lavender or grapefruit essential oil. For those sensitive to these essential oils the oil can be left unscented.

 

*Free gift while supplies last

Ingredient Highlights:

  • Natural European Grapeseed Oil
  • Natural Canola Oil
  • Organic Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Organic Flax Seed Oil
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Aloe Vera
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Borage Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • No Nut Oils
  • Fragrance Free
  • Naturally Preserved
Organic Massage

Going Organic

 

With our skin being the largest organ of our body it plays a vital role in all aspects of our health. When we massage oils into our skin they are absorbed into our body . Everything we allow to be absorbed into the tissue is then moved through the capillaries into the blood stream. When insecticides, herbicides, fungicides are used in farming to grow seed, nut and vegetable oil crops, molecules of those chemicals show up in the extracted oil. This is why it is so important to choose oils that are pure and beneficial for us. Many of us know the importance and benefits of eating organic food, the same principles apply to what we put on our skin. Organic Massage oils are made with only pure Certified Organic Oils.

 

Massage offers so many benefits, from improving circulation, increasing lymphatic drainage and reducing blood pressure, to easing stress, causing oxytocin and endorphins to be released into the system, and relieving pain, mental and emotional tension and giving us a feeling of being nurtured. It makes sense to ensure that all aspects of the massage you are offering or receiving are of the highest quality, including the oils you are applying to the body! The nutritive qualities of organic massage oil feed the skin as the touch of massage feeds the entire being of the person receiving it.

Massage Types & Services

CHAIR MASSAGE
Known as seated massage, chair massage, or on-site massage, this technique involves the use of a specially designed massage chair in which the client sits comfortably. The modern chair massage was originally developed by David Palmer, but the technique is centuries-old, with some Japanese block prints illustrating people having just emerged from a nearby bath, receiving massage while seated on a low stool. Seated massage includes bodywork and somatic techniques, such as shiatsu, amma, and Swedish massage, provided to the fully clothed client in a variety of settings, including businesses, airports, and street fairs.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system.The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth–which make up the cranium–down to the sacrum or tailbone. Since this system influences the development and function of the brain and spinal cord, any imbalance or dysfunction in the craniosacral system could cause sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities. These problems may include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system. Craniosacral therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system. Therapists generally use only five grams of pressure, roughly the weight of a nickel, to test for restrictions in various parts of the craniosacral system. It’s often possible for the evaluation alone to remove the restriction and allow the system to correct itself.
LOMILOMI

This system of massage utilizes very large, broad movements. Two-handed, forearm, and elbow application of strokes, which cover a broad area, are characteristic of lomilomi. Similar to Swedish massage in many aspects, this system uses prayer and the acknowledgment of the existence of a higher power as an integral part of the technique. Lomilomi–Hawaiian for rub rub–is described by teacher Aunty Margaret Machado as “the loving touch–a connection between heart, hand, and soul with the source of all life.” Aunty Margaret was the first to teach lomilomi in a formal, classroom situation; previously the training was passed on within the family by Kahunas or shamans. Oils are used in the application of cross-fiber friction techniques. The practitioner often uses the forearm and elbow in the application of pressure.

Hawaii pule, or prayer, of the type used to open a lomilomi session. Used by permission of Serge Kahili King, Ph.D

“The Hawaiian Pocket Dictionary defines lomilomi as a method “to rub, press, crush, massage, rub out; to work in and out, as claws of a contented cat.” Another translation is, “to break up into small pieces.: In the early 1900s lomilomi was coined “Hawaiian massage” by the legal system.

The lomilomi technique focuses on finding congested areas in the body and dispersing them, by moving the palms, thumbs, knuckles and forearms in rhythmic, dance-like motions. The intention is for healing utilizing prayer (pule), breath (ha) and energy (mana).

“The depth of true lomilomi was virtually limitless in terms of its ability to offer potential for healing to each patient; however, the government of the time had to label it and put it in a category, which is not the Hawaiian way, it is correct to say that lomilomi encompasses a massage, but is not limited to it. Native

Hawaiians say the true definition of lomilomi is “reconnecting with spirit”

While Lomilomi is often referred to as a spiritual massage, the technique is also practical and specific.  It is for example, effective in breaking up calcium deposits and lactic acid build-up. This is accomplished by a variety of movements, such as circular thumb strokes that are done in a one-two-three rhythm directly over the area. Knuckle strokes are used on larger, denser muscles in the same rhythm, followed by soothing forearm strokes and hacking.

SWEDISH MASSAGE
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
STRETCH AND RELEASE

This technique is based on the traditions of European Osteopathy.  There are others who call it Soft Tissue Release and Active Release Therapy.

A great deal of pain comes from our muscles..lack of oxygen and blood to the area.  Over time our muscles will become shortened if utilized too much.  Injury can be one means of a shortened muscle. An example is Scar Tissue forms at the site of an injury and that can naturally pull at any location.

For this modality to work the person needs to be completely relaxed to do the work.  We affect scar tissue through massage by stretching the tissue out to increase the length of individual muscle fibers.  In order to change the contraction (shortening) of a muscle and scar tissue, we need to apply pressure to the area to disrupt it.  Using pressure and glide on the line of muscle fibers in the oppostie direction from its action, with the combination of the release and stretch brings about a chemical release.

THAI MASSAGE
Also called Nuad Bo Rarn, Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately twenty-five hundred years. Although the origins are somewhat vague, credit for Thai massage is given to a famous Indian doctor, Shivago Komarpaj, who was the personal physician of the Buddha and Magadha king. Historically, manipulation was one of four major branches composing traditional Thai ceremonies or magical practices. This is based on the theory the body is made up of seventy-two thousand sen, or energy lines, of which ten hold top priority. Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight. Except for the feet, the client remains fully clothed, so draping is not necessary.
AROMATHERAPY & FRICTION BODY POLISH

Calm the mind and initiate well-being with this wonderful, aromatic, body scrub. It is applied with a body base oil and vigorously polishes the body from head to toe stimulating all of your senses. Rejuvenate the body with a gentle, yet effective scrub.

Using a body scrub sloughs off dead skin, allowing a moisturizer to fully do it’s job of nourishing and moisturizing the good skin below. If we allow our skin to build up  dead skin cells it suffocates the cells below and initiates the body to layer the cells on top creating the appearance of dull, dry skin. It also inhibits new cell growth. Increasing circulation helps to remove dirt that is clogging pores, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Next, a restoring PH balancing spray is added to the body before removing the scrub with warm or hot towels. Then an aromabody spray is added followed by an H2o body gel that is massaged over the body. Includes a hand and foot massage. When it’s over, you will have a glowing body ready for the beach or even better- prep your body for a St. Tropez Sunless Tanning Massage! With the Aromatherapy & Friction Body Polish you are bound to end up looking your best and feeling great.

  • LAVENDAR & SAGE
  • VANILLA & NEROLI
  • GINGER & MANGO
AROMATHERAPY
The use of essential oils (extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing technique for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, essential oils aid in relaxation, improve circulation, and help the healing of wounds. Aromatherapy diffusers are utilized to fill the massage room with the scent of the oils. Specific essential oils are blended by the aromatherapist and added to a carrier oil, such as almond oil, to be used during the massage. Each oil has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Use of this technique declined as the modern pharmaceutical industry developed. However, the French chemist Gattefossé revived the art by coining the term aromatherapy and by publishing a book on the subject in 1928.
PARAFFIN WAX FOR HANDS/FEET

As a skin therapy, paraffin is an oil based wax preparation that is used widely to treat dry skin. Warm paraffin works to smooth and soften rough scaly feet while improving blood flow and strengthening the nails. If you are plagued with sore joints and muscles, here’s a real bonus:  Paraffin also works to soothe arthritis aches and pains, and muscular stiffness.

This unscented warm hand/foot paraffin treatment includes a relaxing, therapeutic hand/foot massage using aromatic oils and organic extracts from your choice of armotherpay. Essential oils such as tea tree, peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus may be used to add an aromatherapeutic element to paraffin treatments. At the same time, the heat from the paraffin opens pores and increases circulation in the skin. This is why paraffin is so beneficial to skin, leaving skin softened and more radiant. See more information on paraffin treatment hygiene. Detox your feet and remove dead skin cells to make your feet look sandal-sexy and radiant for those special year-round occasions.

Therabath warm paraffin wax treatments are fast-acting, drug-free, and versatile, providing heat therapy for many different applications from arthritis joint pain relief to salon hand, foot, and facial services.

I use plastic liners and fill the bag with paraffin rather than cross-contaminate clients by dipping the extremities into the paraffin units themselves.  Then the paraffin turns into a solid and is disposed of when it becomes cold.

Paraffin may be used

  • to soothe chronic arthritis joint pain
  • to relax stiff muscles
  • in therapeutic massage for clients and for practioners’ self-care
  • prior to therapeutic exercise
  • during physical and occupational therapy
  • to increase range of motion
  • to relieve dryness from repeated hand-washing
  • for tired, overworked hands
  • for very dry skin
  • to warm cold hands, especially in winter
  • and more!
LYMPH DRAINAGE THERAPY
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is unique in that healthcare professionals learn how to palpate the lymphatic flow. As they develop their skills, they can then identify the rhythm, direction, and quality of the lymphatic flow. Advanced practitioners will be able to precisely map the lymphatic flow to find alternate pathways for drainage. Developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, Lymph Drainage Therapy evolved from years of training in traditional medicine, Asian medical practices, and manual therapies.
SHIATSU
Developed in Japan, shiatsu is a finger-pressure technique utilizing traditional acupuncture points. Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. With the client reclining, the practitioner applies pressure with the finger, thumb, palm, elbow, or knee to specific zones on the skin located along the energy meridians. The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and disorder.
PRENATAL/PREGNANCY MASSAGE
Performed by a trained perinatal specialist, many methods of massage and somatic therapies are both effective and safe prenatally and during labor and postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies. Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized, advanced training in the anatomy, physiology, complications, precautions, and contraindications are used in this method.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
REFLEXOLOGY
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas of the feet, hands, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders. Reflexology is also convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate.
SPORTS MASSAGE
Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles. During the massage, the athlete generally focuses on visualizing the upcoming event. Post-event massage is also delivered on site, through the clothes. The intent here is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.
TRIGGER POINT
Trigger point myotherapy is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. The goal of treatment is the client’s recovery from or a significant reduction in myofascial pain. The treatment goal is achieved through a systematized approach. Treatment consists of trigger point compression, myomassage, passive stretching, and a regime of corrective exercises. Success may be measured subjectively by the level of pain reduction experienced by the client and objectively through increased range of motion, strength, endurance, and other measures of improved function. Trigger point myotherapy relies heavily on client-therapist interaction, including verbal and nonverbal elements. The myotherapist encourages the client to be personally responsible for their improvement, with attention to such factors as nutritional intake, stress, proper exercises, mechanical abnormalities, and other physical components. These elements protect the client from delayed diagnosis, delayed treatment, or contraindicated treatment, which are the concerns of first order. Trigger point myotherapy is an integrating approach to myofascial pain and dysfunction.
SPA FACIAL THERAPY
Spa Facial Therapy nourishes the skin and all its structures, by stimulation blood circulation.  Blood brings oxygen, which is essential to cell growth, carrying away waste products and carbon dioxide, therebgy helping to cleanse the skin of impurities. This in turn can promote warmth by increasing the blood suppply and circulation.  It increases the secretion of sebum (oil) and perspiration, which in turn opens the pores.  Waste procducts, dirt, grease and other impurities are then easier to remove.  Massage manipulations can help deplete excess fluids in the tissues and reduce puffy or sagging areas.  An indulgent, relaxing, and completely wonderful facial therapy using organic warmed essential oils and other natural elements. Several aroma essences are layered to calm the face, neck and shoulders. Includes an unforgettable pampering hand and foot spa therapy. The ultimate in luxury and aromatics.
HOT TOWELS
Hot Towels are a delight to anyone looking to be pampered and have that spa-like feeling whenever recieving a massage.  The hot towels are kept at a constant temperature throughout the entire massage and whenever needed a hot towel is at your service. I use the towels mostly on the hands and feet before massaging the extremities and sometimes on the back.
REIKI HEALING - USUI SYSTEM
Reiki healing is a hands-on energy healing art. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, who had a life-changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as reiki–sacred life force–and that awakened his innate healing abilities. He developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective healers. In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (ki or chi), places her hands on or just above the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioner’s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each position for three to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance.
EAR CANDLING

What is it?

Candling is a natural ear healing technique that began centuries ago.  It dates back to biblical times passed down many generations.  Many cultures have used this method for thousands of years.  The ancient Egyptians employed reeds in this technique. Basically lost to common knowledge and has come back into practice again.  It is widely used for ear healing.

This is an alternative aide for ear health.  It involves the use of a hollow candle.  The small end is placed on the edge of the ear; the large end is lit.

Why use it?

This a a remedy to improve your health!  Candling has been known to improve any of the following conditions: sinus problems, sore throat, ear ache, swimmer’s ear, some chronic headaches, allergies, and hearing difficulty.

The Ear and Crani- Sacral Therapy

In the ear we have several vibrating tympanic membranes all linked by a series of canals.  The ear canal itself forms and helps support the brain, a pivot point for the skull. Our cranial bones become misaligned in a myriad of ways; for instance, through colds, birth trauma, environmental toxicity, and the hats we wear. The bones need only move a paper’s thickness to make a correction. When the bones are properly aligned, the osmotic pressure on the nerves that relate to your senses are shifted as well. The gentle reverse osmotic pressure created by candling as well as Craniosacral Therapy can help alleviate the pressure. Craniosacral Therapy is useful in many other areas of healing as well.

How Does It Work?

The only mechanical way we influence our pressure is when we swallow or hold our breath to alter pressure in our ears to clear out our eustachian tubes.  If the tubes are irritated, they will not drain.  The pressure will continue to build because it cannot be released.

A fluid filled structure, the cochlea, is responsible for sound production.  The tiny hairs covering this structure get filled with debris and will not move freely when stimulated as they should. The gentle vacuum of the smoke cleans within this structure and the tiny hairs, improving their function.
Ear Candling clears out debris accumulated on nerve endings, thus creating a clear vibration of flow to the corresponding mind, body and spirit.

Ear Candling clears out debris accumulated on nerve endings thus creating a clear vibration of flow to the corresponding mind, body and spirit.

What People Have To Say

I carry my stress in my shoulders, but after a massage I feel like a new person and I’m ready for another day with a pair of shoulders that can hold a little more. I always look forward to my next massage… My shoulders are thankful and so am I!!! Marianne Svendsen

RN

My wife got me a massage for my birthday and although it was my first massage, I was a little nervous. But Jessica Yvette made me feel at ease with her professionalism, kindness and smile. She gave me a very good high quality massage. I tell you every little ounce of stress in my life was put at ease. Thank you, Jessica Yvette. You are awesome! Ray Smith

Veteran

Jessica Yvette is an excellent massage therapist and I will continue to return to her. She is professional and very knowledgeable. She will tailor your massage to what your needs are on that day. She is highly recommended! Andrea Story

Teacher

Excellent massage therapist that knows many techniques to get in where others have failed. My back has given me problems for over ten years now and just recently with physical therapy and massage by Jessica Yvette I’m finally feeling little to no pain. She is very engaging and professional with her approach. Definitely knows what she’s doing Jermeiah Schoenfeldt

Contact, Address & Directions

THE THERAPEUTIC BODY CENTER

THE THERAPEUTIC BODY CENTER

THE THERAPEUTIC BODY CENTER

129 N. HALCYON #B

ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420