Choose to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness: it is a process of change and growth towards a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle.
In order to live a higher quality life, maintaining optimal wellness is key. Everything we feel and do relates to our well-being and directly affects our actions and emotions. In order to subdue stress, reduce illness, and ensure positive moments in your life, you must achieve optimal wellness.
To achieve optimal wellness, one must apply it towards every possible endeavor. You can apply a wellness approach towards your environment, community, career, belief systems, physical activities, self care, healthy eating, self esteem, and creative activities. Applying wellness in your everyday life will allow you to achieve your full potential and live with passion and purpose.
will give you the power and enlightenment to restore optimal health.
is a licensed & nationally certified massage therapist, she is also a certified AMTA member. As the founder of n-ovative healing, she is dedicated to creating a warm and compassionate atmosphere for those dealing with pain and high stress. She teaches clients ways to improve their mindset, posture, nutrition and lifestyle, and equips them with skills to lead a pain-free and more energized life.
Nicole has always had a passion for beauty and order. She was a professional art director and photographer before changing direction towards the healing arts. After becoming a licensed and certified massage therapist she expanded her knowledge to encompass aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, cupping and myofascial release techniques. As with everything Nicole does, she brings her full heart and vision of harmony to all that she undertakes. Her unwavering dedication to her clients' utmost wellbeing suffuses her entire treatment approach.
High quality massage and therapeutic techniques will provide you with short and long-term relief from stress and chronic discomfort. You will experience a holistic approach to pain relief in a warm and compassionate atmosphere.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a profound technique to help increase lymph flow. With an increase of lymph flow immune function is increased. Harmful substances are removed from the tissues and neutralized in the nodes. It has also been shown that an increase in lymph flow stimulates an increased production of lymphocytes- enhancing immune function.
Cupping therapy is a traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern practice that people use to treat a variety of conditions.
It involves placing cups at certain points on a person's skin. A practitioner creates suction in the cups, which pulls against a person's skin.
Cupping typically leaves round bruises on a person's skin, where their blood vessels burst after exposure to the procedure's suction effects.
Aromatherapy is the inhalation and application of plant oils, called essential oils, for improved physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Essential oils are the pure essence of the plant—often referred to as nature’s living energy—and can provide both psychological and physical benefits.
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Swedish Massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and stimulate other health benefits. Swedish massage is deeply relaxing.
Most commonly, vaginal steaming is used by midwives for postpartum care right after a woman has a baby. Vaginal steaming is also used as a hygenic post-period practice to get any left-over blood out of the vaginal tract once the period is over. Lastly, vaginal steaming is used to treat gynecological problems. Cramps, trouble conceiving, infections, fibroids, cysts, dryness...vaginal steaming helps to naturally get rid of the problem. From the first period to post-menopause, it is an important tool for self-care.
Individual intake to determine which blend on herbs to steam with total time 30-45 mins
Individual intake to determine which blend on herbs to steam with total time 30-45 mins per steam
Individual intake to determine which blend on herbs to steam a monthly check-in and overview to determine what if anything should be different going into the next month. Includes 3-5 steams with total time 30-45 mins per steam.
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Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that can eliminate pain and restore motion. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, blood vessels and nerves. It connects all of these parts of the body and binds them together like plastic wrap. Fascia can become restricted due to stress, trauma, inflamation or disease and this can lead to pain, muscle tension and loss of motion. These restrictions create a "straight-jacket" of pressure that won't show up on tests like x-rays or CAT scans.
Myofascial Release involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to elongate the fascia and relieve pressure. I use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. Outside of the one-on-one sessions, you can build strength and improve flexibility further with self treatment and postural and movement awareness.
Traditional physical, occupational and massage therapy treats the symptoms caused by the restrictions, but does nothing about the “straightjacket” of pressure that causes and perpetuates the symptoms. This is why so many people only have temporary results never seeming to get better with traditional therapy. Only Myofascial Release treats the entire Myofascial mind/body complex eliminating the pressure of the restricted Myofascial system that causes the symptoms.
Myofascial Release will safely and gently release the entire Myofascial complex for lasting and comprehensive results and authentic healing.
Lymphatic Drainage Massge. Within us all there is a silent system working to keep us healthy- the lymph system. Without it our bodies would swell up like balloons, swamping our cells with stagnant fluid. The lymph system's impact is so far reaching that many don't even realize that minor aches and pains, low energy or susceptibility to colds and flu may be due to a sluggish lymph system and a compromised immune system. In this article we’ll discuss the anatomy of the lymph system, what happens during edema and how lymph drainage massage can help, as well as contraindications to lymphatic massage.
Lymph vessels make an intimate meshwork that covers every inch of your skin, and surrounds each organ in great detail. The lymph vessels start very small in what are called the initial lymphatic. Over 70% of the initial lymphatics are in and just under the skin. The initial lymphatic is a very delicate structure, one cell thick. Those cells are supported within the connective tissue by collagen and elastin fibers that help to anchor them in place. When the pressure within the interstitial space increases due to a buildup of fluid, or when the skin is slightly stretched, the filaments deform the wall of the initial lymphatic, opening it up. Then the interstitial fluid flows in and starts to move along the channel. At this point we start calling it lymph. Although only 2-3 liters of lymph is filtered through the lymph system per day, it is vital because it helps to remove proteins that that are too large to get back through the capillary wall. The spaces that open in the initial lymphatic are 4 to 6 times bigger than the spaces in the capillaries. Removal of protein is essential because they draw water to themselves, so excess protein in the interstitial spaces causes swelling or edema. The lymph vessels also collect dead cells, waste products, bacteria, viruses, inorganic substances, water and fats.
By performing lymphatic drainage massage correctly, we can stimulate the opening of the initial lymphatic and increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times. But if we push too hard, we collapse the initial lymphatic, diminishing the lymph flow. Excessive pressure can even break the filaments that hold the initial lymphatic in place. This is one reason that deep styles of massage are contraindicated in areas of edema. Luckily if deep pressure has broken any filaments, they usually reform within 24 hours.
Lymphatic drainage a great and effective treatment for those who are suffering from a lack of energy, or a sluggish immune system.
Lymphatic drainage massage is also useful for those who have sports injuries. After the initial inflammatory stage has passed, lymphatic work can be applied after Sports or Neuromuscular massage has been completed. This will help to clear the tissue of debris, and help to reduce the minor edema that sometimes occurs after deep massage. Continued applications of lymphatic drainage while you are healing will help to enhance the tissue regeneration process by keep the tissue as healthy as possible.
Not only is lymphatic drainage useful for sports injuries, but it can also help scars. Lymph work has been shown to help the scarring process by enhancing circulation and immunity. As the lymph flow around the scar is increased, lymph vessels that have been damaged are stimulated to heal, and the increased lymph flow also draws away toxins, improving the health of the tissues.
Myofascial Release will safely and gently release the entire Myofascial complex for lasting and comprehensive results and authentic healing.
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When cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged full price for their “missed” appointment.
If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
"Nicole is the most naturally-gifted massage therapist I have ever experienced. Even before completing her certification, she knew exactly how to identify issues with my body and apply the right treatment to relieve my physical and emotional stress. She really listens to what my concerns/needs are, and then uses her knowledge to explain how she will proceed. I feel as though she is personally invested in figuring out what treatment is most appropriate to each individual client's situation and committed to providing a holistic approach to their well-being. She is truly a caring and talented massage therapist, totally committed to making a difference in the lives of her clients and the world in which we live". S.H.
"What I like most about n-ovative healing is their holistic approach to bodywork and healing. Its nice to go somewhere that is concerned about your entire well being, providing treaments personally designed with your needs in mind." T.G.
"Nicole has magical warm hands that have helped repair and improve my nerve damage, Bells Palsy, numbness, sinus issues, bloating, and especially stress…incredible and I can’t wait for her to start on my muscles. I feel I can count on her to relieve any body ailment I have or will have in the future". D.G.
"No matter the problem I present her with, Nicole has been able to help time and time again. Whether it's the perfect amount of pressure on my neck when the tension sets in after a long day at the office, or the perfect treatment to relieve my head ache or cold. One time, she helped with a had a sore throat that would not go away. I went to the doctor for my throat and they said everything looked fine, but I wasn't able to get any relief. Nicole gave me a variety of oils and within 24 hours, I have relief for the first time in weeks. She always knows what can help or will do the research to find the perfect remedy." P.N.
"I discovered the difference between perpetual temporary relief from pain (tylenol, chiropractic care, and other temporary therapies) and relief from pain. The difference is healing in the form of myofascial release. I found process with Nicole to be educational and healing. If you want something you've never had (relief from pain) then you will have to do something you've never done (myofascial release). Call Nicole today and begin the process of healing and relief from the pain." B.N.
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