mobile Massage therapy and Reiki healing in Los Angeles
Aria Vesper, owner and therapist at Elevate Touch, is dedicated to excellence in bodywork. She combines natural intuition and superior touch sensitivity in order to pinpoint specific trouble areas and apply optimal pressure consistently.
Her motto is "firm, but gentle," and you'll see why. She takes care to tune in to the body at hand, listening to the breath and monitoring the subtle guarding and relaxing of tissue in response to her touch. In this way, she dances on the border of therapeutic sensation--never overstepping the boundary into pain or discomfort. Even with the firmest of pressure, her approach is gentle and compassionate. She believes that trust is necessary between client and therapist in order to achieve deep relaxation on the table, which is essential to healing. She begins to build that trust the moment her hands meet you.
Massage should always take place in a "safe space," and it just so happens in our case, that space is your home. It's the massage therapist's responsibility to provide a sense of security to his/her client. That means holding space for you to feel what you feel, without any judgement. It means always holding a compassionate stance. Emotional release during a robust healing session is not uncommon, and should be embraced as the profound healing experience that it is. In those times, it's important that nothing extra is holding you back from your tears, your laughter, even your frustration-- because it's hard enough to get past the part of ourselves that have been holding those emotions at bay.
Aria's vast well of compassion is what drove her to seek out a career in holistic healing. More than just relief of physical tensions, she finds that many people today just flat out need a dose of healthy, platonic affection--and touch. In today's society, though physical closeness can be easy to come by, it seems that true love, connection, and meaningful closeness is harder to find. Aria is blessed with the ability to make others feel valued and loved. She genuinely desires to bring about the most robust healing experience possible for each person she works with, and that intention is tangible in the quality of her touch. She gains great fulfillment through aiding others on their journey to healing, and is grateful for the opportunity to help others by doing what she was made to do.
So go ahead, elevate your expectations.
Gentle, relaxing spa-style massage
Long, gliding strokes with oil gently ease both the mind and muscles into a relaxed state, while promoting circulation and release of feel-good hormones such as epinephrine and dopamine. Pressure levels in the Swedish range from light to medium. Deep pressure may be added.
Therapeutic Fusion Massage
A relaxing spa massage fused with the targeted, therapeutic techniques found in Clinical Massage
Aria's signature Therapeutic Fusion massage folds techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, soft tissue mobilization, and deep transverse friction, as well as elements of traditional Thai massage into a Swedish-inspired, soothing, full body oil massage. Every session is tailored to your unique needs.
The "just fix me" massage
Sometimes called medical massage, orthopedic massage, or therapeutic massage, the clinical massage gets right to the point. The therapist's goal is to find out what is ailing you, and alleviate it. Your clinical massage therapist will use the same trained sensitivity and sophisticated manipulation techniques that go into Aria's signature Therapeutic Fusion, but without the "fluff". Clothes may remain on, lights at a normal level, no music, but alllll the sweet release of that tension that's been bugging you.
Traditional Thai Massage
You will be moved, stretched, and compressed methodically by hands, feet, forearms, knees.
Performed on the floor, utop a cushioned mat, Traditional Thai is both relaxing and energizing. The therapist moves in time with your breathing (encouraged to be slow and deep), compressing along the energy lines, or meridians, of the body. The massage therapist uses their body weight and various appendages to move and stretch the client passively. This modality has been called "lazy man's yoga," since it's like someone else doing yoga for you (to you?).
We begin with a foot soak to cleanse and relax.
Japanese energy healing modality similar to "laying on hands"
A Reiki healer acts as a vessel, and channels Universal Life Force Energy or "bioenergy" from the Source into the receiver. It is based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine ideology that energy runs throughout the entire body in channels, providing vitality. All illness can be found as a variance or blockage in the flow of energy. Reiki practitioners have trained their sensitivity to this subtle life force energy, in order to feel the energetic body. Energy healing excels in the area of emotional trauma and chakra imbalance, but is also beneficial for treating pain. Benefits include clarity of mind, relief of stress and tension, and feelings of lightness or euphoria.
Reiki is not affiliated with any specific religious practice.
You guessed it-- Reiki and Massage in one session!
In a Reiki Massage session, energy healing will be applied before, after, and during the massage. Massage technique is customizable to the preferences of the receiver (Therapeutic Fusion recommended). This modality is especially beneficial for those recovering from physical or emotional trauma.