Chip has been a full-time practicing massage therapist since 2015. Starting in 2019, Chip has been on a journey of self-discovery and self-love, which has allowed them to get closer to their intuitive touch. Since childhood, Chip recognized an intrinsically deeper sense of others, including their loved ones and past lives, which often presented as a form of anxiety.
Over time, Chip unlocked years of their own suffering and pain from addiction, trauma, grief, cancer and more. Through this journey, Chip found freedom and was able to connect with the special gift of intuitive, therapeutic touch beyond the muscles. Chip helps clients navigate through parts of the body that are stuck; from neck pain to indigestion, and from shoulder pain to the Achilles tendon.
Chip is able to go beyond the muscles and deeper into a level that helps clients find patterns; from environmental to stuck grief, past life, trauma and beyond.
Chip firmly believes that if the client is able to come in with trust and an open heart then the root of the problem can be presented. Chip and the client can work through whatever surfaces, together, while honoring a safe space to heal. Sessions can be 45 minutes, or can be 90 minutes or more. Chip does not rush the process but is mindful of space and the amount of energy that is needed.
You will receive the massage and bodywork that is right for you.
Below are some of the therapeutic techniques.
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In Amma massage, we work down specific energy meridians throughout your body. This style of massage is done on a massage table, and oils are only sometimes used for therapeutic purposes. By using tissue manipulation, vibration, and acupressure techniques, Amma massage is great for stimulating the body’s circulatory systems, and promoting healing to the body’s tissues.
Fire cupping is an ancient form of treatment most commonly used to break up adhesions and scar tissue and to release tense muscles. In fire cupping, glass cups are suctioned onto your skin, causing blood to rush to the area. To create the suction, an alcohol swab lit on fire and held with forceps is briefly held inside the cup exhausting all the oxygen. The flame is removed and the cup is quickly put onto the skin to create the suction.
Moxa is the burning of mugwort (a medicinal herb of many uses) over the skin or directly on the skin. The heat from burning mugwort penetrates deep into the body. This heat brings qi (energy) into the body from the outside, which then draws fresh blood to that area to speed up healing of tissues, or to break up blood stagnation or clotting. Moxa can be used to remedy many different symptoms depending on how and where on the body it is used.
In Gua Sha, various-shaped tools are used to “scrape” the skin. By repeatedly scraping the skin, stagnant qi and blood towards the surface of the body is moved and scars and adhesions are broken up. When done on the upper back, this is a very effective technique for lessening the duration of a cold or flu and releasing the exterior to break a fever. Gua Sha helps to release toxins, and although it is painless, may cause temporary bruising depending on the amount of toxins released.