An Ebb massage is more than a massage. It is a tall drink of water in a desert marathon.
Gentle, then deep.
Relaxing, restorative, refreshing.
Graceful, therapeutic, indulgent.
Long enough to let go of the time, intense enough to last, slow enough to feel like a vacation.
The technique is called Integrative Bodywork, which is taught by The Green Mountain Institute in Vermont. It combines Swedish, Ayurvedic, sports, and deep tissue massage, as well as polarity techniques, some other energy work, and coordination with the breath.
A full session is 75-90 minutes long and can focus on any areas of concern, but generally will include your full body for best effect. I use unscented oils and work on bare skin; wherever I’m not working is draped with a sheet for your comfort.
And there’s bodywork, but then there are other, subtle shifts. You may cry, or laugh; you may choose to talk, or be silent. You may have a breakthrough. You may fall asleep. Stuff shifts. Things change. If you relax into the process and let it happen, you will be different.
Tips for a good massage:
Wear loose, comfortable clothing so when you get dressed afterward you feel at ease.
Wear as little makeup and lotion as possible. Anything on your skin will mix with the massage oil.
Leave yourself a few extra minutes at the beginning and end of your session.
Take care of payment beforehand so you don’t have to try to be coherent afterwards.
Be sure and tell me if anything is sore or bruised, or if you’ve had any major changes in your health since we last spoke. If you have range of motion or other issues don’t hesitate to mention them again.
Your emotional health is part of the picture, too.
If you want something specific: temperature, depth of pressure, or focus in a particular area, for example–let me know.
Blood sugar can drop slightly during a massage; if you notice you’re feeling “off”, try a piece of fruit or a small glass of juice.
After your session drink lots of water; if possible take an Epsom salt bath, too, and get to bed early.
Ready? I’m in Portland, Maine. Call 612-209-6611 or email email@example.com to book.
217 Commercial St. Suite 405 Portland, Maine