Massage & Bodywork
Steve is a licensed massage therapist with many years of advanced training and skills and incorporates energy work and intuition. He offers many forms of Massage and Bodywork including the following:
- Integrative CranioSacral Therapy
- Oncology Massage
- Manual Lymph Drainage
- Sports Massage
- Medical Massage
- Injury and pain-relief massage
- Soft-tissue and Deep-tissue massage
- Trigger Point & Myokinesthetics
- Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT)
Please see below for descriptions and contact us for more information.
Celebrate Prana Integrative Therapeutic Massage: A combination of Integrative CranioSacral Therapy, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic Stretching, Acupressure, and Reflexology techniques are integrated using Steve‘s skills and intuition to best support the needs of your body. By combining all of these techniques assists in “unwinding” and re-educating muscles. This allows the benefits of the massage to last for a longer period of time as well as eliminate chronic or acute pain. Most people experience an increased range of motion and increased freedom from pain and stress.
Integrative CranioSacral Therapy: Cranial-Sacral therapy plus intuitive body and energy work to assist the body and spine in balancing, healing, and releasing any energy blocks or dis-ease. Read more.
Oncology Massage: provides holistic support and nurturing for individuals with Cancer – intended to assist with symptoms related to cancer and the treatment of cancer. Steve has studied with experts in Oncology massage and incorporates Chinese Medicine to assist individuals and their bodies in their healing process. This is available for anyone at any stage of Cancer. It’s critical to work with a massage therapist that has specialized training – especially if Lymph nodes have been removed. Read more.
Manual Lymph Drainage: a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Manual lymph drainage uses a very light pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow. This can be especially helpful for individuals with challenges with their lymph or immune systems, edema or Lymphedema. Read more.
Sports Massage: This massage is ideal for the serious athlete who trains continuously as well as the weekend warrior who may have had too much fun to fast. The therapy focuses on the muscles relevant to the particular athletic activity. It also includes specific movements designed to reduce injuries, alleviate inflammation, and warm up muscles before and after training or events. Promotes greater athletic endurance and performance, lessen chances of injury and reduce recovery time. Read more.
Polarity Therapy: balancing and rejuvenating the body and it’s energy system. A holistic approach including body, mind, emotions and Spirit. It incorporates nutrition, meridians, chakras and elements. Read more.
Sensory Repatterning: Nurturing body rocking and motion to assist muscles in letting go from the inside out. (Similar to Trager method.)
Compassionate Touch: It is a nurturing form of massage that is safe and appropriate for the elderly and chronically ill.
Deep Tissue Massage: Reaches the deeper tissues of the body and the structural imbalances that contribute to pain and dysfunction. A Deep Tissue massage does not have to be painful in order to be effective, and a skilled therapist will work within your comfort level. The therapist will use slow deep strokes to release chronic muscle tension, fatigue, reduce spasms, and increase flexibility. Some people feel sore the next day after a deep tissue massage, like they just worked out, which is normal and should be expected.
Trigger point and Myokinesthetics: Trigger points are commonly known as “knots” in the soft tissues of the body such as muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments. These trigger points cause muscle fibers to contract, decreasing blood flow and as a result there is an accumulation of local toxins. The contracted muscle fibers innervate local nerve fiber endings causing pain. When the brain interprets pain, it assumes the muscle is in danger and causes the muscle to contract to protect itself against further damage. Since the muscle is already in a contracted state, it causes further pain and a vicious cycle called the pain, spasm, pain cycle begins. Trigger point and Myotherapy focuses on your specific areas of pain. Repetitive overuse of muscles, poor body mechanics, prolonged immobilization of a muscle, chilling and trauma are just some of the causes of trigger points. Techniques are used to alleviate muscle spasms and cramping to locate and deactivate `trigger points’ (tender areas where muscles have been damaged). The therapist will work to reduce spasm and pain by inducing new blood flow into the affected area.
Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT): A new physical therapy treatment for treating pain conditions. Reflexes are hardwired into the nervous system initially for the purpose of survival and/or the preservation of life. Therefore, when someone is in pain or is encountering a painful or startling experience, these reflexes are called upon to protect the body, stimulating a “fight or flight” response. PRRT works with your nervous system to help release its “tied up” state.
Service Locations: include our offices in Thousand Oaks, or House-calls upon request including: Calabasas, Westlake Village, Agoura, Newbury Park, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Topanga, Encino, Tarzana, Reseda, and other locations near Los Angeles and Ventura.
Contact Steve for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Bodywork, Oncology Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage, Cranial Sacral, CranioSacral, Cranio Sacral, Aura Balancing, Polarity Therapy, Sports Massage, PRRT, Stress Relief Massage, Pain Relief Massage, Relaxing Massage, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Ventura County, Los Angeles, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, Steve Romey, Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Ojai, Moorpark, Newbury Park.