Bodywork by Uma Kahn
...about Thai Massage
Thai massage is sometimes called Thai Yoga Massage because it integrates techniques similar to acupressure and shiatsu with passive stretching, moving clients in and out of various yoga poses. The compression, stretching, and joint manipulations are exhilarating and serve to relax and invigorate the body both physically and energetically.
Thai massage works to release blockages in the major meridians (also known as energy lines, Sen lines, or Nadis) which run throughout the human body. In this way, it can help prevent illness by helping to dissolve blockages before they manifest psychologically or physically. Thai techniques can also impact flexibility. Injured athletes, yogis, and dancers, as well as those suffering from handicaps or stress (essentially, most everyone!) can benefit greatly from this form of massage.
Oils and massage creams can be integrated into the bodywork with some Swedish and deep tissue techniques.
Thai massage is traditionally practiced on a firm floor mat. Clients should wear comfortable lightweight clothing. (75-90 minutes recommended)
...about Pregnancy Massage
A woman's body goes through enormous, sometimes overwhelming changes during pregnancy. As the tiny fetus grows inside its mother's womb, excitement often mixes with anxiety, causing unwanted stress in the body. This form of prenatal massage integrates massage techniques such as stretching, pressing, lifting, extending and rotating muscles, skin and joints to create space in the body for the baby to grow with ease. Women who receive periodic prenatal massage during pregnancy often have increased body awareness, a release of tension, and more joy for the duration of the pregnancy. Clients rest on their sides, and in a semi-reclining position using blankets, pillow and bolsters for support. (75-90 minutes recommended)
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is an ancient Japanese Healing Art which means "Spiritual Universal Life Energy." Reiki is a form of laying-on of hands (clients remain clothed) to balance and heal the body, mind, emotions and spirit. The Usui System of Reiki is channeled through the practitioner's hands into his or her own body or into another body (person, animal, or plant). Reiki clears, straightens and brings energy pathways into balance, allowing one's life force to flow in a natural, healthy way. Clients often report feeling very peaceful during and after this gentle hands on experience.