Antonina Bodywork

Modalities Incorporated

Antonina integrates multiple modalities into a session. Each session is unique, and tailored to work within the willingness your muscle tissue offers that day to release tension. The willingness of muscle tissue to accept deep work varies session by session. It is dependent upon many things--the level of physical pain you are feeling (in the case of injury), your stress level, your energy level, your body's hydration level are just a few. Wherever your body is that day, we work with what it is willing to do. Each session builds upon the next to ensure your goal is achieved, and that the change is long-lasting.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue technique releases restrictions in underlying connective tissue, as well as working with the superficial muscle layer. The intent of Deep Tissue work is therapeutic and focuses on specific affected areas that are impacting posture or the body's ability to function pain-free. It is often used in rehabilitation from injuries, to address chronic pain or postural issues.    (click for more info)

Sports Massage

Many elite athletes consider sports massage an essential part of their training and recovery routine. These athletes report that a sports massage helps them train more effectively, improve performance, prevent injury, and recovery quickly.   (click for more info)

Assisted Stretching

Assisted Stretching is very effective when combined with deep tissue bodywork. It helps to lengthen muscles, squeeze lactic acid and toxins from muscle tissue, increase flexibility, circulation and range of motion.   (click for more info)

Pelvic Floor Work

The pelvic floor can be influenced by misalignment of the skeletal structure and imbalances in surrounding muscle strength in the same way as the rest of the body. The pain and problems that accompany pelvic floor musculoskeletal imbalances often reduce one's ability to enjoy the pleasures of life, and can bring chronic pain that impacts a person as they move through their daily activities--even more so when trying to exert oneself with exercise! The work that I do is not enough on its own to permanently fix pelvic floor issues--the best results will come if the bodywork I do is complemented by your work with a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy.

Swedish

Swedish massage is a general relaxation massage where light to medium-deep pressure is applied in gliding, rubbing, kneading or tapping motions. It is usually applied to the entire body and in the same direction as blood return to the heart.   (click for more info)

Reiki

Reiki treats the whole—body, emotion, mind and spirit—creating beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. The focus of a treatment is to balance and open the energy channels inherent in the body.   (click for more info)

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a time of change for women physically, socially, and emotionally. Massage is a way to relax, relieve discomfort, and potentially help ease delivery of the baby. A few weeks after pregnancy, it can be especially helpful as the mother recovers from the birthing experience.   (click for more info)