Alyssa has been a professional massage therapist since starting Thai Massage study in 2010. She has studied Thai Yoga Bodywork at Devanadi School at the 360 hour level. She also has studied Clinical Thai Massage at the Thai School of Bodywork in Evanston, Il. She trained at Centerpoint Massage school in 2015 and graduated at the 800 hour level. She believes that we all contain the power to heal ourselves and others, through learning, listening, asking, and touch.
Alyssa Hill is skilled in several modalities of bodywork and healing. She is able to integrate these into her practice to create a massage specific to your needs at the time of your massage. She will often use multiple modalities to facilitate body awareness, pain and stress relief, injury repair, positive body image and empowerment over one’s own health.
Therapeutic massage is the best to treat injuries and areas of chronic pain. Using Trigger Point release, deep tissue techniques and mobilization the client will experience significant change in the muscle tissue thereby improving the circulation, mobility and overall health of the area. Generally this modality will focus on specific pain areas and affected tissues to efficiently create change. Techniques may be uncomfortable while applied, however area will feel more mobile within 24hrs (though perhaps a little sore from the deep work). Often more than one session is needed to create lasting change, though you will likely notice improvement after the first session. Client will also leave with stretches and/or exercises to aid in maintaining and encouraging change in pain areas.
Thai Yoga Bodywork:
Thai Yoga Bodywork is a healing treatment that integrates Yoga, Trigger Point Massage techniques, and Energy Healing. The session takes place on a mat on the floor and the client wears loose, comfortable clothing that is suitable for movement and stretching. The practitioner uses rhythmic massage, assisted Yoga poses, and acupressure to stimulate the healing energies, open blocked areas, and bring the body, mind and spirit back into balance and harmony.
Whether you have a yoga practice or not, this healing therapy will leave you feeling refreshed, rested, and alive. Joints are loosened and opened through mobilization and peripheral stimulation, muscles are stretched, internal organs are toned, vitality is increased and a deep state of relaxation is achieved. In addition to unblocking and regulating the flow of energy in the body, Thai Yoga Bodywork has therapeutic results in virtually all of the systems of the body.
Cupping and Gua Sha:
Cupping, or ventosas, is an ancient art, practiced by virtually every culture in the world at one time. Every family used to be able to treat a variety of simple ailments and injuries with just a few basic tools. Asian, Ancient European and Central American styles of cupping may be used separately or combined for a very elegant treatment. Cupping treatments can be used to treat the uterus, urinary, digestive, kidney issues, musculoskeletal issues and injuries, or simply to alleviate pain. Cupping relieves symptoms by moving old deoxygenated blood and metabolic waste out of the tissues, allowing for fresh, nutritious, oxygenated blood to move into the tissue. It also stretches the muscle fibers, and separates the facial/connective tissues from the muscle so they are moving independently, allowing them to be more flexible and strong as a result.
Gua Sha, or scraping, is an ancient technique which can be used to support cupping treatments, or on its own, depending on a client's specific needs. Gua Sha stimulates blood flow and promotes healing.
Chi Nei Tsang:
Chi Nei Tsang is a Chinese style of internal organ massage. The therapist works mostly on the abdomen to access the internal organs. The digestive system is often the key that unlocks pain and dis-ease throughout the body. Unprocessed emotional charges are addressed, as well as all of the body systems: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, muscular-skeletal, and the acupuncture meridian system (Chi). Chi Nei Tsang is an excellent addition to any massage or can be done as a stand alone massage. Clients will leave with self massage exercises to aid digestion and self maintenance.
Cupping and Gua Sha or Chi Nei Tsang are both offered as stand alone 30 min sessions but can be part of a Therapeutic or Thai Massage upon request at no additional charge.
Alyssa is also trained in Reiki, Craineosacral, and Ayurvedic Healing. These modalities are often integrated and can be added onto a session but are not available as a stand alone practice.