Current research tells us that massage therapy can reduce anxiety, depression, pain and improve quality and duration of sleep. Improvements in sleep, mood and pain levels can create windows of opportunity where you feel better and can move and socialize more....
By Masumi Kaneko, RMT
Day to day, your body goes through a lot. It’s easy for us to get caught up in our everyday activities, and neglect the attention and care that our bodies need. I offer a style of gentle massage that helps you reconnect with each part of your body - all the way from your toes to your nose. This includes your back, legs, feet, arms, hands, abdomen, neck and face.
My style of massage involves a soothing, light touch that moves over your body, reminiscent of a mother’s touch, soft waves, or the kneading of a cat’s paws. I call this “Sazanami Massage.” In my language, sazanami means small waves or ripples.
A gentle massage is perfect for those who want to reconnect with their body, and take a moment to breathe and remember why it can be so enjoyable to feel physical touch. Connecting gently with your body provides a reminder that you are special and deserving of attention and care.
Have you ever had a massage that was too painful? In my practice, I choose to use a gentle approach because I understand what it feels like to have a sensitivity to touch. I personalize each experience through my intuition of you, your body, and your needs. I focus on cultivating the environment through sound, smell, and touch, such that all your senses can be relaxed and comfortably taken care of. If you like essential oils I can include lavender or bergamot.
Sazanami Gentle Massage can be helpful for:
- General self care
- Stress, anxiety, depression and grief
- Recovery from injury or surgery
- Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and chronic pain