Swedish Balance - A balanced approach to pain relief and injury prevention
                 I love hiking pain free!
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I am Kicki Hjortmarker, a Holistic Integrative Massage Therapist and Pilates Instructor, specializing in pain relief and Injury Prevention.
By every day living, such as working in front of the computer for hours, driving in rush hour traffic, inactivity, poor dietary choices, dealing with difficult relationships, illness, pushing it too far at the gym etc, we weigh our bodies and minds with stress, which may result in both physical and mental trauma: Stress hormones, toxins, and other waste-products accumulate in our tissues and put us out of muscular- and/or emotional balance. Your body gets out of alignment,  scar tissue builds up, and fascia may thicken which leads to less mobility. Nerves may get trapped and compromised, which in turn can lead to an endless number of problems. 
                                    "Ouch!!" 
                          Now we're in pain!
That is where Swedish Balance comes in!
                                         
It is my mission to restore balance, health and well being. With my work I encourage the body to go into healing mode and find balance. 

I have treated clients who have been plagued with tension headaches since they were a child, and already after a few treatments they have felt a tremendous improvment and relief. Similarily, I have treated clients with a frozen shoulder who have been adviced that the only thing they can do to heal is surgery. We have proven the doctors wrong!


If you suffer from discomfort such as:
 
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Lower back pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Stress
  • tension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Shoulders pain
  • Carpar Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tingling in arms, hands, legs, or fingers
  • Knee pain
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • IBS
  • After surgery pain/tension.....and more
 
                                    .......Then Swedish Balance is the treatment for you.


 
To become pain free is a team work!

Many people who have been in pain for a long time are determined to end their pain, and they are on a mission to "Just find the right guy or gal who can fix me!". This used to be myself!
 However, to heal a chronic injury is not like taking a pill that makes the pain go away in a snap.
I am not saying that it can never happen- it does happen! But in most cases, the longer you have been in pain, the longer it takes to heal.  It is about being determined to make changes in your life,  to strengthen your body and release trauma.
I have experienced this first hand when dealing with lower back pain for about 30 years. I no longer have lower back pain!

When a client first come to me, they usually come in for some form of hands on bodywork. Some crave a regular massage, and if that is so, that is where we start. As we go on, and according to your needs, my work will be precise and specialized. 
I treat my clients through hands on bodywork with Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy (including trigger point release), Craniosacral Therapy, Myofacial Release, and Visceral Manipulation.
Somewhere along the healing process we often get started with Pilates instruction. 
There are times when my clients start with Pilates training to strengthen, stretch, and lengthen their body, to look great, to promote a healthy lifestyle, and to prevent injuries.
In addition; if you haven't already, you will need to awaken your awareness of how you move around and how you go about doing things in your every day life. You also need to make sure that your body gets an adequate amount of water, rest, and good nutrition, in order to heal.
                                
Most of my clients feel a change for the better already after their first session of bodywork

And, there are cases where the pain is gone after one treatment only, however the longer you have been in pain, the longer time you will take to heal.  Your muscles and other involved tissues have had plenty of time to pull you out of balance (or out of alignment) and now it will take us some time to put you back in alignment. There might be muscles that have been on "vacation"  and we need them to get back to work,  so that other muscles that have done all the work can take a break, or at least lighten up on the work load. When that is done, they can focus on what they are specifically designed to do.

If you don't experience chronic pain, and your injury just happened, then it is acute!

You might ask yourself at this point if I can treat an acute injury. Yes! I can treat an acute injury. If it just happened, you might want to rest for a couple of days and ice the painful and injured area, and then come in for a treatment. A treatment the day of an accident can be beneficial, but at this time we will have to be very careful and a CranioSacral treatment would be appropriate at this time. 

If you don't experience chronic pain, and you don't have an acute injury; all you need is to loosen up your muscles after an intense work-out

Or, you need to maintain your already healthy body, you might wonder if I can give you a deep tissue sports massage. Yes absolutely! I work with many athletes and people who just want to improve their overall health and prevent injuries. 
 

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In addition, I offer Pregnancy- and Sports massage, as well as Chair Massage for special events.
For those of you who are not in pain at the moment but just want a relaxing and rejuvenating massage, I also offer a Swedish massage that is Esalen inspired with its' flowy and caring touch.
This massage will recharge your batteries and leave you relaxed and energized.
 
All sessions are done with draping in the comfort of your home or in my tranquil studio. Please advice me of any allergies you might have. However, I use high quality, non-allergen products only.
 
 
Massage & treatment room
                                                                                         
                                                                                                   

 
WHAT IS...?..
 
Below you will find the explanation of some massage terms and modalities you might have heard of and you are curious to find out more about.  These are also modalities that I may integrate in a session with you.























 
For more information and to schedule an appointment, Please call or email  me at:
 
Phone
323-404-6613
 
Email
 
 

Note: This is an offer of professional and legit services only.


 















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