Massage Therapy

Meet Gabriella! Gabriella was born and raised in Italy. In 2015 she and her husband moved to Williamsburg, VA where they lived for three years. In Virginia, she started her Yoga Teacher Training and became an RYT-200 Yoga Teacher in May 2017.

In July 2018 she and her husband moved to Fresno, CA where she became an RYT-500 Yoga Teacher in May 2020. She graduated from Sierra Massage School in Clovis, CA on November 18th, 2020, and became a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) shortly thereafter. She also graduated as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor at Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Milpitas, CA in October 2020.

Gabriella is a strong believer and advocate of a holistic approach to life and health. She believes that the integration of body work such as Massage Therapy, Ayurveda (ancient discipline that focuses on lifestyle and nutrition), and Yoga can have huge impacts on people’s life. Her professional and personal goal is to help people and their physical and mental balance in an integrated way.

SERVICES OFFERED:

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE:

Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of the muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

SWEDISH MASSAGE:

The Swedish massage is a massage treatment that works the soft tissues and muscles using long, smooth, and gliding strokes. The Swedish massage is designed to improve circulation, soothe the muscles, and feel more relaxed. It is more gentle than Deep Tissue Massage.

!!!NEW!!! – MFR (MYOFASCIAL REALEASE):

Myofascial release (MFR) is a hands-on, therapeutic treatment that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the myofascial tissue of the body to release the restrictions that are present in the system and that are causing pain, tension, and restricted motion.

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds and attaches to all structures of the body from the largest structures (such as muscles, bones, nerves, organs, and blood vessels) down to the cellular level. Fascia spreads throughout the body from head to foot without interruption. 

In the normal, healthy state, fascia is relaxed and supple: it can stretch and move without restriction.

Since the fascia spreads without interruption, a restriction in one part of the body can create pain or dysfunction in another, even seemingly unrelated, part of the body. Fascial restrictions can create a tensile strength of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain-sensitive structures that do not show up on x-rays or other diagnostic tests.

Restrictions in the fascia occur when physical end/or emotional trauma, inflammation, surgery, posture, scar tissue, even stress cause the system to solidify, tighten and adhere.

MFR is safe and effective; it treats the entire mind/body system looking for the causes of the problem. MFR can help with these conditions: migraines, headaches, TMJ, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow pain, hip, knee, ankle and foot problems, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders, emotional imbalances, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, repetitive strain injuries, post-surgical pain.

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