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Although both Stephen and I are certified massage therapists, Stephen does the massage here at Every Body Cleansing Studio. (And boy are you in for a treat!) Whether you are interested in bodywork for a specific issue or therapeutic need, or you just want to pamper yourself, you’ve come to the right place, and the right guy!

As a professional dancer, dance instructor, personal trainer and martial artist as well as a certified massage therapist, Stephen has a great deal of experience in intense, focused observation of the human body. This has translated into the ability to understand what is going on at a deeper level, and to find areas that are in need of attention.

Stephen's incredible intuition, coupled with his ability to skillfully draw on his experience with numerous bodywork styles, allows him to be able to tailor a session, or series of sessions, to address your needs and wants, leaving you deeply satisfied.

Massage & Bodywork

Massage Intake Form

Prior to your initial massage session, please download and fill out the Massage Intake (located on the right side of this page, under 'quick links'). You will need to review this complete list of contraindications, sign the form and bring it with you to your initial appointment.

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Individual Sessions:

At the Studio

Out Call

Series options:

At the Studio

Out Call

*Series Sessions are booked all together at a rate of once to three times a week, and are pre-paid.
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Styles of Massage

Shiatsu is a Japanese word. It means ‘finger pressure’. A Shiatsu treatment does however incorporate the use not only of finger pressure, but also thumbs, palms, knees, forearms, elbows and feet. Pressure is applied to the areas of energy lines (meridians) to promote good health by ’stimulating the body’s energy flow (Ki)’.

Kiatsu is a system of treating physical illness by pressing with the fingers and extending the Ki into the subject’s body, essentially “priming the pump” in areas of energy stagnation. Much like shiatsu in application, it is more focused on restoring the natural flow of energy to allow the body’s natural healing ability a chance to do what it was designed for.

Swedish massage is a relaxing style which primarily uses five types of long, flowing strokes to massage. Light touch, kneading, rhythmic tapping, compression and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness and stress, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis.

Sports Massage is the application of Massage and Stretch techniques to the muscle and connective tissues of the body to enhance athletic performance and maximize the performance of the athlete. Sports Massage increases range of movement, increases flexibility and relieves muscle soreness. It assists in injury prevention and promotes faster recovery from both training and injury. It is applied to advantage Pre-Event, Inter Event, Post Event and during Rehabilitation.

Deep Tissue Massage is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber’s of the muscles, tendons and fascia. Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

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Medical and Site Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Shea Lynn Baird, Stephen Barlow, and Every Body Cleansing Studio.
We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. 2009 Every Body Cleansing Studio.

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