Jesse studied reflexology and foot massage at the Wat Po School of Massage in Thailand and offers a foot and leg as both a separate treatment, and integrated into a full body massage.
Reflexology uses accupressure to stimulate the energy lines in the body, many of which end in the feet, hands, and head.
It's pretty awesome;)
I use essential oils to set the mood and affect your nervous system, with organic coconut oil as the massage oil. It is light on your skin and absorbs well, leaving no oily residue.
Trapezius release (computer/phone posture stress)
Many clients love work on the trapezius. Most of us carry emotional and postural strain in this region.
Deep Tissue Detox [Indian Abhyanga Massage]
After two week and about 35 hours of training and testing, Dr. Shishakha gave me her certificate/blessing/seal of approval in a Deep Tissue Detox massage technique.
The technique, called Abhyanga, is used to treat metabolic disease (not muscular pain).
This massage is part of the cleansing protocols of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic medicine is the traditional, natural medicine in India, with over 2000 years of development.
The technique is fast and vigorous, covering the entire body in an hour, uses special oils appropriate for your body dosha. It is followed by a steam or infrared heat sweating session. Blood and lymph circulation are elevated.
This is a nice compliment to the more deeper, slower, more muscle oriented work most of my clients like.
New clients ask what technique I use to resolve pain and deep muscle knots, so I want to explain deep tissue massage as I practice it.
For most pain problems, I use a form a deep tissue. (If you are more interested in relaxation, see this blog: http://bit.ly/relax_style ) In a future note I will describe orthopedic massage training with Whitney Lowe, which guides my entire massage thinking.
Deep tissue is a technique designed to reach tissues that are deeper in the skin, so it is better suited for muscle knots and deeper fascia. With deeper pressure, the nervous system receives different information compared to a lighter, relaxation only massage. This information helps the body release the tension, and can bring some new circulation to the area.
I recommend this for clients with chronic stress that is not easily relieved, and for clients with high levels of anxiety.
Compared to other techniques that target only the surface skin, deep tissue is a slower massage stroke. It includes many of swedish movements, but with greater pressure and different 'tools' or parts of my body. Deep tissue is particularly great for pain coming from a trigger point or muscle knot and sports soreness.
Technique # 1: The most common is simply using greater pressure on an broad area at a slower speed. This is useful for broad areas like the shoulders that carry stress.
Technique # 2: A deeper form is to use elbows and knuckles directly on the tight muscles or knots. This deep pressure resolves many knots and gives the nervous system a diferent sensory input, allowing the body freedom to change routine use of that muscle.
Technique #3: The deepest form is to use a tool such as the one in the picture which I use. This form allows very deep and precise pressure. I use this tool very carefully because it is sooo intense. I also use it to lighten the pressure on my thumbs and body.
Of course, I only use these techniques after a full discussion of your body and its needs. And, I don't believe pain is healing, just momentary discomfort. Many clients tell me other massage therapists have hurt them, so I am very careful always.
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Appointments Tues to Sat 8 to 7. 646 128 5160
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Oceanfront Massage and Facial Combo
Can you hear the waves and smell the ocean yet?
Oceanfront Massage and Facial combos for couples and groups! Massage with Jesse and facial with Shawn on this amazing patio. You can see the massage table to the left, and the facial equipment behind curtains to the right. It is offsite from our main location, so advanced notice needed to arrange for this special treatment.
Truly this is an 'only in Baja' experience.
Pricing is $95 per person for 1 hr massage and 1 hr facial, or $135 per person 90 min facial and 90 min massage.
I guide many clients in deep breathing to begin the massage therapy.
Great location on Ruiz
Conveniently located in professional building on main street in Centro, Ensenada. We are above a great cafe, my friends in Azzi Cocina. Our clients get a free tea or coffee in the cafe same day.
Private pick up available for cruise boat clients at ship exit or Starbucks.
Facial and Massage
Facials are offered as an upgrade during the massage, or as a full facial.
Private Pick up from Cruise Boat and Outcalls
We provide personal pick up and drop off for cruise boat guests, and can transport therapists and equipment to your rental in baja norte area.
Edith Facials and Massage
Edith handles the facials and helps out with couples and group massage. Individual sessions available upon request.
Ship Exit Pick Up Point
Foot of Black Pedestrian Bridge, before crossing. You will see security guard and other tour operators. Jesse will walk to greet you wearing blue shirt and has Silver Hyundai Santa Fe with super cool car magnet sign!
Just added a fountain with the sound of water drops. Next best thing to being outside by a river or ocean;)
Edith and Sandra Massage and Facials
These two are great!! Each has been getting 5 star reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor.