TO STUDIO HARBOR ASHIATSU + MASSAGE
OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Ease Stress, Diminish Pain, Improve Flexibility + Enhance Your Well-Being
i invite you to look around and learn more about the practice and innovative therapies offered. I am passionate about my work in the healing arts, and enjoy building long-lasting client connections. My educational background is well-versed with extensive training in ashiatsu barefoot bodywork, eastern and western modalities such as: reiki, reflexology, Yomassage®, and neuromuscular therapy among additional massage and bodywork techniques. Each therapeutic approach is unique and individual... just like you. Scheduling your appointment is made easy with convenient online booking. If you may have questions, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out through the contact information provided. I look forward to seeing you on the table + mat!
"The most productive massage you'll experience, guaranteed. If you're looking for results, coupled with genuine relaxation, look no further, this is it. Carla is a superb bodyworker leading the local industry of bodywork. The Northern Michigan community is fortunate to have Studio Harbor in their neighborhood!" -S.D.
Ashi=Foot + Atsu=Pressure~ This deep tissue work utilizes barefoot massage techniques, gravity and consistent soothing strokes to provide a luxurious therapeutic massage. Bars are used to stabilize practitioners balance and help support body weight for appropriate pressure. You'll discover increased circulation, improved posture and range of motion while your body's lymphatic system is flushed and mood is restored.
Ashi~Thai is similar to Ashiatsu bodywork. The therapist uses the overhead bar system as the client receives all the amazing benefits. However, Ashi~Thai is a combination of stretching, compression work and movement with a gentle and rhythmic flow. Ashi~Thai massage is done fully clothed for a stand alone treatment or may be incorporated into an Ashiatsu fusion massage session.
Active + Passive
Simple and practical with significant results, well controlled Cupping Therapy is a healing art known as one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies. Creating a reverse massage with use of concentrated suction, cups are applied as tools to draw tissue away creating space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients needed for healing, By stimulating the tissue through cupping, stagnation of blood is unblocked. This modality offers both stationary and gliding (when appropriate) cupping for an effective treatment. Please note when discoloration appears on the skin, it is a result of increased blood circulation pulled up to the surface. These marks are harmless and will fade within a few days. Cupping may be added to your massage therapy service or provided as a stand alone treatment.
Active Cupping involves creating movement while cups are in place in order to actively engage and mobilize underlying muscles, fascia and joints.
Passive Cupping allows the client to lay stationary on a table or sit in a chair while cupping is performed.
An ancient healing technique from the East, Gua Sha is highly effective in gaining appropriate therapeutic response. Sha is the equilibrium in vital energy and blood flow. Sha marks (also known as petechiae) is indicative of location and severity of dis-ease. The practitioner applies firm pressure continuously through use of a tool with a scraping motion to unlock non-circulating blood and metabolic waste. Positive outcomes include: release of fascial restrictions, relief of adhesions due to muscle injury, improvement of range of motion, blood circulation quality, lymphatic drainage, and reduction in pain. Skin is intact and tissue discoloration will be present due to increased blood flow, marks will fade within a couple days up to a week, at the very most.
SARGA Floor Bodywork
Sarga bodywork is another barefoot massage that delivers an effective and therapeutic Ashiatsu floor massage treatment. The word Sarga is defined in Spanish, meaning a woven tapestry from many threads, and in Sanskrit, the word refers to action of energy. Sarga utilizes the use of a fabric strap fastened to a massage table to deliver therapeutic myofascial and deep tissue strokes + compressions. This fabric strap is used by practitioners for stability while adding tensional and gravitational force to provide an exceptional massage experience. Contact Carla of Studio Harbor Ashiatsu + Massage to learn more.
Warm Bamboo Massage
Bamboo massage is a practical way to provide Swedish or deep tissue massage using heated bamboo to roll and knead the tissue to create an extreme sensation of relaxation and well-being. Bamboo massage may also be used as a powerful trigger point + acupressure therapy experience. Tool sets are crafted of 100% eco-friendly Bamboo + are carefully warmed for an unforgettable therapeutic massage. Studio Harbor Ashiatsu + Massage welcomes questions you may have regarding any service offered.
Yomassage helps relieve chronic pain + muscle stiffness, promotes restful sleep and reduces anxiety as tension melts away. Clients receive therapeutic touch in an relaxing environment, fully clothed, resting in gentle stretching positions + restorative poses while practicing quiet mindfulness. Studio Harbor offers Yomassage in a 1:1 or duo (pair) setting, as well as group classes. This allows the therapist to offer their service at a more accessible price, and creates a safe and welcoming environment for clients. Reach out to Studio Harbor Ashiatsu + Massage for more information or to book your appointment.
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Bodywork + Energy Work
Neuromuscular | Trigger Point Therapy
Meridian Massage Therapy
For those with a preference for manual massage therapy or healing energy work, your ideal session is tailored to suit your specific needs. Studio Harbor Ashiatsu + Massage of Petoskey is here to help you heal and gain optimal, lasting results. Contact me to discuss treatment options or use the online booking to your customize your session.
"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
~Jean Shinoda Bolen