Our style of oil massage integrates techniques from different styles of bodywork; Swedish/Esalen Massage, Shiatsu and Reflexology. Using long flowing strokes, that are inspired by the ocean, we lull the client into a profound state of relaxation. With the movement and stretches of Shiatsu we reduce chronic muscle tension and with our attention to the Acupressure Points of Chinese Medicine we balance and unblock the Qi (Chi).
Deep tissue massage is very similar to oil massage, with more attention being paid to specific muscles and using a bit more pressure within the client’s comfort level.
A session of Reflexology will nudge you into a state of profound relaxation. Reflexology includes firm but comfortable stress relieving pressure on the reflex zones of the feet. Reflexology feels great if you have Plantar Fasciitis. This is a great type of bodywork if you are a first timer. Reflexology is based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet which correspond to all glands, organs and systems of the body. Pressure is applied using thumb, finger and hand techniques to the reflex areas, resulting in reduction of stress and promoting physiological changes in the body. These techniques are not intended to replace conventional medical treatment, nor to treat or diagnose any specific medical disorder. Nothing stated here should be used to modify any existing medical treatment without first discussing it with your doctor.
JAPANESE HOT STONE
Smooth basalt stones, that were collected and hand picked from a beach in La Paz, Mexico, are heated in warm water, coated in oil, and then used to massage your body. Warm stones are placed in a pattern to warm and relax tight muscles, which reduces muscle tension with less pressure than a deep tissue massage. Special attention is paid to Chinese Acupressure Points.
A session of Shiatsu will relieve your tension and leave you profoundly relaxed. Shiatsu includes firm massage of the Chinese Acupressure points along with stretching and lengthening of the muscles and and meridians. Shiatsu is a great benefit for back pain, neck and shoulder tension, as well as sciatica.
Shiatsu is normally performed on a comfortable pad on the floor with the client wearing loose, comfortable clothing. Shiatsu is a form of bodywork that comes from Japan, but is based on principles of Chinese medicine developed over 5,000 years ago. A session of Shiatsu involves opening up the classic Chinese meridians that run through the body, rotation of the joints as well as finger and hand pressure to Acupressure points on the body. Our Japanese Shiatsu includes elements from both Namakoshi and Masunaga style, and incorporates the Philosophy of Aikido. It also includes techniques borrowed from Thai Yoga Massage.
Please advise us of any health conditions that might be affected by a massage. Please let us know if you experience any discomfort related to pressure, stretching, or temperature during the session. You will be given complete privacy to undress and dress if necessary, prior to and after the massage. You will be appropriately draped during the session to protect your privacy. It is customary to undress completely for a massage, but optionally undergarments may be left on to ensure comfort. Please advise us if you have any discomfort related to boundaries or modesty. Japanese Shiatsu and Reflexology are normally performed with the client wearing loose, comfortable clothing.
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Andy provides bodywork-based holistic health care to help people overcome joint pain and stress-related muscular stiffness and increase their flexibility and strength, so that their vitality and well being is restored.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE SERVICES
Japanese Hot Stone Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Japanese Shiatsu Massage
BASIC FEES FOR AN INDIVIDUAL SESSION
45 minutes $55
60 minutes $70
75 minutes $85
90 minutes $100
$63 per month - first session FREE!
75 OR 90 MINUTE SESSION
NEW CLIENTS ONLY
Andy Allen is a Certified Massage Therapist, a Reflexologist, and a Reiki Master. He is a CMT as designated by the California Massage Therapy Council.
Andy received his Massage Therapy training at the School of Shiatsu and Massage near Middletown, CA; The Esalen Institute in Big Sur; and The Acupressure Institute in Berkeley. After many years at a hectic spa in San Ramon, Andy has found a new home in the peace and serenity of Danville Yoga & Wellness Center.
Andy is very interested in maintaining optimum health in the human body, and takes a very holistic approach to health and wellbeing. He is also fascinated with the mechanical functioning of the human body and how a problem in one area can have a domino effect on other parts of the muscular/skeletal system. Andy has informally studied Neuromuscular Re-Education as popularized by Moshe Feldenkrais, PhD and Thomas Hanna, PhD.
Andy is also a Certified Yoga Instructor registered with The Yoga Alliance. His teaching integrates an eclectic blend of styles of yoga that he has practiced over the years.
Andy also teaches Meditative Movement (Hatha Blend Yoga) on Mondays, 2 - 3:15 pm
"Andy’s therapeutic bodywork helped me to get back on the golf course after reconstruction surgery for a massive tear of all four of my shoulder rotator cuff muscles. Not only am I able to play golf again, but with my increased range of motion, I am playing the best golf of my life. I even recently made my first “hole in one” after over 40 years of playing golf! I had been scheduled for a similar surgery on the other shoulder and now with Andy’s help it looks as if I am going be able to avoid it." -Winslow
"When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. I have been coming to Andy for just under five years now. Andy has truly changed my life. He created a customized yoga therapy plan for me so that I could do alternatives to medication. I have also been receiving regular Shiatsu massages. It seems to be the best plan so far. Meeting Andy was something that I needed to do, I was blessed. My doctors are not even able to help me as much as he does, so thank you Andy." - Amber
"Andy gives a fantastic massage! My favorite is his Shiatsu work. There have been many a time I have gone to him in pain and left feeling all put back together. He had an incredible way of working the body by combining his vast knowledge of Chinese energy, kinesiology, and somatic movement. Don't miss out friends, book an appointment with him NOW!" - Sandy