Massage Therapy

If you could ease your pain, relieve stiffness, and achieve total relaxation...all through massage therapy, wouldn't you try it? Colleen Avedisian of Natural by Design uses her 30 years of experience and her extensive nursing background to bring better health to her clients. Many people are wary of medications, and they don't always offer the necessary relief they seek. Colleen uses the best of both Western and Eastern practices in her therapy, concentrating on each individual's needs.

Colleen work's intutively and utilize the modality that will assist the body on it's own healing journey. I have been trained in many modalities ie. swedish, polarity therapy, reflexology, Shaitsu, sports massage, infant, pregnancy etc... 

Swedish Massage

Is the foundation for Colleen's massage practice, these strokes are designed to return lymph and blood flow to the heart. Which will naturally assist the body with detoxification.

Shiatsu/Acupressure

different trigger points are activated and assist the body in letting go of muscle tension

Reflexology

Also known as reflex zone therapy, is a holistic healing method that involves pressure and massage of the reflex points found on the hands and feet. The points act like small 'mirrors' which reflect the whole body. Vital energy, or life force circulates between organs in the body, permeating every cell and tissue. If this energy becomes blocked, the part of the body relating to the blockage is affected. By using specific techniques the reflexologist can detect gritty areas or the person recieving reflexology may experience tenderness, or discomfort. The pressure and techniques used by the therapist will assist the body to dissipate these energy blocks. Through stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, and by encouraging the release of toxins, reflexology promotes the body to heal itself.

Reflexology is an extremely effective therapy in cases of stress, tension and tiredness.

Boost Your Immune System with Raindrop Therapy

Essential oils are the theraputic properties of plants extracted into oil.  Essential oils raise the overall vitality of the body, support the immune system, oxegenate the body, regenerate cells and tissue and also have anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties.  As we enter the cooler months, strengthen your bodies resistance to sickness by getting a massage with essential oils! The Raindrop Technique is a form of massage therapy using essential oils with massage strokes taken from Ancient Lakota wisdom. This combination of oils and technique is meant to balance energy, boost immunity, release toxins, relieve stress and facilitate the flow of energy throughout the body.