Crystal D., Licensed Massage Therapist
- Works Primarily in Scottsdale Spa
- Thai Therapy & Thai Foot Specialist
- Reflexology Hand & Foot Specialist
- Temple Lomi, Myotherapy, and Deep Tissue Sculpting Specialist
- It would be an honor to facilitate healing and serve you
My Healthy Tip: If you wish to reach higher, stretch first.
About Me: Aloha! My name is Crystal. I was born in Arizona and have spent over 25 years of my life here. I love anything to do with the outdoors; camping, hiking, surfing, and going to the lake. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, crafting, cooking, learning, or trying new things, watching television or movies. I’m a fan of all thing’s horror.
What Massage Means To Me: I’m an Eastern Paradigm healer who is peculiarly meticulous in process and method; I truly believe that kinesiology, anatomy, various techniques and applied pressure, deep compressions, and stretching combined with the movement of energy blockages in the body is key to an elevated healing experience for the mind, body and soul. On a Shiatsu floor mat, I source my inspiration from Wat Po, Thailand in the form of Thai Therapy, Thai Foot, and Thai Traditional Medicine. When working with a massage table, I’m strongly influenced by the healing element of Water; this stems from my practice in Thai Foot [most notably the foot bath ceremony], Hydrotherapy, and Temple Hawaiian Lomi Lomi. I believe the body is like valleys and mountains [tissue & bone] and that our inner vitality, the very essence of life, what drives us from within — should flow vibrantly, freely, and openly like water. If you’re looking for something eccentric and uniquely different, then I’m the therapist for you. I look forward to sharing space with you and being of service.
My Education And Training:
- Certified in Shiatsu | April 9th, 2022 | by Lesi Maria Lorente NCBTMB Certified #1000542
- Acquired Massage License: From Southwest Institute of Healing Arts on 08/01/2023
- Thai General – Performed on a floor mat, deep compression massage, deep stretching, Thai cobras [aerial lifts],
- Shiatsu – Similar to Thai Therapy and also performed on a floor mat, Shiatsu is a more energetically targeted healing modality, often designed to target specific organs or known ailments in the body in Ancient Healing theory.
- Thai Foot – A Thai foot bath ceremony, foot, calf and knee massage.
- Temple Lomi Lomi – A Hawaiian glide modality focusing on long broad relaxing strokes, designed to disarm the nervous system and provide deep relaxation.
- Myotherapy – A deep therapy approach to incorporating assisted stretches and skeletal articulations. Identify, manipulate, and release holding patterns in the body using very specific steps to release hypertonic muscles.
- Deep Tissue Sculpting – A slow, deep approach to the deep muscle structures within the body.
- Swedish Sedona – Like a regular basic Swedish massage, but better. Based on the stepping placement and dance pace of the therapist to provide an energetically relaxing and gentle massage.
- Western Reflexology Hand/Foot – In Reflexology, the body systems, including organs, are reflected in the hands and feet. This is a reference guide tool stemmed in ancient healing theory; it is never used to diagnose medical concerns. Trigger Point – Trigger points occur in the body when group(s) of muscles become congested and overworked, this modality provides relief for deep layer muscle structures needing specific attention.
- Lymphatic – A gentle approach used to detox and stabilize primarily the nervous, endocrine, and digestive systems in the body. This is a feather-light and patient modality; lymphatic requires capillaries to not be crushed for adequate pressure and travel of lymph.
- Ginger Compress – An herbal poultrice placed directly on the skin.
- Hydrotherapy – Hot/cold water therapy for the body.
- Cancer Survivors – Specific protocols and guidelines are taken with clients who have battled/actively recovering from various medical ailments; these clients often need the utmost care and attention.
- Himalayan Hot Stones – A massage using hot Himalayan stones. Himalayan salt has over 80 trace minerals and is a great way to de-stress and relax the body.
- Cupping – A massage using cups. Great for detox, increased circulation, and a myriad of other benefits.
- Muscle Scraping – A massage using a muscle scraper. Great for moving hypertonic muscles from bony landmarks and aiding in slow, deep releases of muscle structures.
Specialties: I specialize in Thai Therapy, Thai Foot, and Thai Traditional Medicine.
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