Linda Thompson is a graduate of the CNW School of Massage Therapy in Colonie, N.Y. and is a New York State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She has a BS in Medical Technology from Union University, is a Reiki Master, Intuitive Counselor and Spiritual Minister. As well as offering Swedish and Therapeutic Massage, she offers an integrative approach using a variety of modalities such as heated stones, Reiki, sound healing, Aromatherapy and intuitive bodywork.
Therapeutic Massage relieves stress, relaxes painful or tight muscles, increases circulation, assists in promoting correct posture and relieves joint pain. Massage flushes the lymphatic fluid through the body and thereby strengthens the immune system.
Hot Stone Therapy is a massage done with satin smooth oiled and heated stones. Basalt stones (which are high in iron content) are heated in a water bath and are also placed on areas that hold tension such as the neck, back and shoulders. The heat is very comforting and therapeutic as it dilates blood vessels and allows new blood to enter areas of restriction.
Shiro-Abhyanga or Indian Head Massage is a seated, non-invasive clothed therapy. The head, neck, shoulders and upper back are massaged. Marma points (similar to acupressure points) are stimulated. A chakra balancing and holistic wellness assessment are included. This method brings mental clarity and a sense of well being as well as addressing a number of stress related issues. If you love to have your head massaged, you'll love this modality.
Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) is a gentle hands on method of healing that relaxes the body and brings it into balance to facilitate the flow of Ki, our Vital Life Force. When our Ki is blocked dis-comfort and dis-ease result. Reiki promotes the normal regenerative processes of the body/mind and is a gentle but powerful method which addresses both chronic and acute conditions.
Craniosacral Therapy is a method of assessing and balancing the Craniosacral rhythm (the rhythm of the spinal fluid as it is pumped through the body). Tissue restrictions are also released through light touch. Tension, headaches, depression, back pain and numerous other conditions can be alleviated by Craniosacral Therapy.