Sarah D. Baker, LMT
Intuitive Touch Massage
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Below is a list of massage modalities that are incorporated to create a customized
Intuitive Touch Massage. Each modality is linked to another website to give further
Swedish Massage - system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the
more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements
of the joints.
Cranio-Sacral – a technique for finding and correcting cerebral and spinal
imbalances or blockages that may cause sensory, motor or intellectual dysfunction.
This modality is practiced with the client fully dressed and laying on a massage table.
Trigger Point Therapy (also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy) –
applies concentrated finger pressure to "trigger points" (painful irritated areas in
muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain.
Deep Tissue – releases 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 grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue, because it also
focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
Reflexology – based around a system of points in the hands and feet thought to
correspond, or "reflex," to all areas of the body. Reflexology may be incorporated
into a full-body massage session or performed on its own.
Shiatsu – Asian-based system of finger-pressure which treats special points along
acupuncture "meridians" (the invisible channels of energy flow in the body). Loose
fitting, comfortable clothing should be worn; Shiatsu is generally practiced on a pad
on the floor.
Sports Massage – massage therapy focusing on muscle systems relevant to a
particular sport. Most Sports Massage is focused on pre-event and post-event
treatments. Athletes of all disciplines can benefit from massage to enhance
*Intuitive Touch Massage does not accept any responsibility for any misinformation that may
be in the linked sites. At the time the links were established, all information was accurate and