SERVICES

I offer a broad array of specialty bodywork and energy healing

services. If you need help determining what you need, I'm here to help. No matter what you book, once you're in my care and you have a chance to express your concerns, I will offer up insight and suggestions to help you decide where to start.

MASSAGE THERAPY

 

ASHIATSU (BAREFOOT MASSAGE)

Ashiatsu ("ashi" means foot and "atsu" means pressure) is an ancient form of bodywork brought to us by Buddhist monks. It is an adaptation of an ancient form of barefoot massage using deep compression effleurage (gliding strokes) over the body.

 

In an Ashiatsu session, the treatment is administered with your therapist's expertly trained feet and gravitational force combined with centrifugal and centripetal movements to bring about a structural change, address chronic soft tissue damage, improve mobility, and relieve the stress, strain, pain, and discomforts associated with modern lifestyle choices.  

Correct application also provides deep relaxation and stimulates the lymphatic system of the body. The practitioner uses lotion/oil and gliding motions to achieve a modified 

myofascial release that results in structural alignment.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

While deep tissue massage uses a similar pattern as a Swedish massage, the work is slower, and stimulates the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia; stimulate blood flow, releases tension; and ultimately, helps the body heal and protect itself against future injuries. Deep tissue therapy can be slightly more uncomfortable than a Swedish massage, it should not be painful. It’s important to let your practitioner know how you're doing.

Additionally, you and your therapist should work together to soften the outer layer of muscles to access the deeper ones. You should still be able to breathe deeply into the pressure—it’s important to not hold your breath or contract your muscles to tolerate the deep work. A deep tissue massage also allows you to learn about pressure versus pain and your capacity to “handle” both, which translates into your capacity to “handle” life in general.

Now that we’ve discussed what a deep tissue massage is, here are some of the benefits you can look forward to reaping after beginning this type of massage therapy. 

HIGHVIBE MASSAGE

HighVibe Massage uses a focused underlying philosophy to address your expressed, assessed and discovered needs and care goals. Thus, your session may include one of the following techniques, or an integration of more than one technique: Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy (Trigger Point Therapy), Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki Therapy, Stretching, Thai Yoga Bodywork Techniques, Acupressure,  . . . 

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE CUPPING

Lymphatic Drainage is a bodywork technique designed to increase the immune system as a whole as well as detoxify and dispose of metabolic waste in the body. Using a gentle and specific pressure, lymphatic drainage stimulates the lymphatic system, improving the immune system and our overall health and well-being. HighVibe Living offers Lymphatic Drainage Cupping and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.

MODERN CUPPING THERAPY

Modern Cupping Therapy is a form of vacuum therapy wherein the practitioner utilizes various safe, therapeutic-grade cupping instruments to lift tissue with applied suction (aka negative pressure), offering the potential for relief from pain, inflammation, digestive challenges, circulation and stress relief. Note: Cupping massage may leave cupping marks.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

"Myo" is muscle and ‘fascial’ refers to the fascia or connective tissue that surrounds and attaches to all structures in the body. Fascia is one continuous structure that runs around the whole body like a spider web, where movement or lack of movement in one area affects the movement or lack of movement of the whole system. Trauma (physical, mental and/or emotional), surgery, inflammation, posture and repetitive stress or activity create restriction and decrease in pliability of the fascia which impacts the comfort and function of our bodies. Myofascial Release is the hands-on technique, performed without oils or creams, to optimize overall form and function.

NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY (NMT)

NMT is a more specific massage technique that focuses on the treatment of trigger points. Trigger points are painful points located within tight bands of muscle that may refer pain to other parts of the body. Pressure, which can vary from light to heavy, is applied to these specific locations to create a specific release. Through the softening of these trigger points, there can be a reduction in pain and an increase in range of motion. It is critical that there is open and honest communication between the patient and the practitioner, as ‘deep’ pressure should be therapeutic and not further damaging to the tissue.

SWEDISH MASSAGE
Swedish Massage is the foundation of traditional Western massage. The therapist applies firm pressure, using long, gliding strokes, kneading, friction and tapping to initiate relaxation, increase circulation and release connective tissue as well as muscle tension.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Depending on your expressed/assessed needs, this session may include one or more of the following techniques: Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy (Trigger Point Therapy), Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki Therapy, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation),  Acupressure, Reflexology, Pulse Balancing . . . Typically, when muscles are causing pain it’s due to one group of muscles being tight and contracted while an opposing group is weak and inhibited. When you need a massage for therapeutic reasons we take the time to find these muscle patterns and bring your body back into balance.

BODYWORK

 

WHAT IS BODYWORK?

Bodywork is a broad term used to describe any therapeutic technique that involves manipulating the human body or subtle energy systems. Bodywork therapies may include touch-centered techniques as well as “no touch” (i.e. massage therapy, acupressure, yoga, Reiki energy healing, breath work and more).

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) involves using gentle, fluid movements of the bones and tissues of the head, thorax, and hips to enhance the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Imbalances are corrected in the central nervous system between the cranium and the sacrum, resetting the body’s natural healing potential, and encouraging the release of tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

NADA PROTOCOL

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol is rooted in the indigenous practices of Chinese Medicine's Five Elements Theory, and utilizes ear acu-points to spark deep relaxation, calmness, relief from stress and emotional trauma, improved sleep, and beyond. In a treatment session, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, the practitioner places 1-5 seeds on the appropriate points while the receiver lies on a massage table/Thai Yoga Bodywork mat, or sits in a chair. Thereafter, the recipient rests and allows the treatment to take effect. 

Point 1: Sympathetic

Related to disruption in both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. It has a strong analgesic and relaxant effect on internal organs as it dilates blood vessels.

 

Point 2: Shen Men

Regulates excitation and inhibition of the cerebral cortex and can produce sedation.

 

Point 3: Kidney

Strengthening point that can relieve mental weariness, fatigue, and headaches.

 

Point 4: Liver

Addresses symptoms associated with poor liver functioning and inflammation.

 

Point 5: Lung

Associated with analgesia, sweating, and various respiratory conditions.

At HighVibe Living, the NADA Protocol treatment can be administered as a singular 30-minute session, or as an add-on during massage, bodywork, or energy healing session.

REIKI

“Rei” means ‘universal energy’ and “ki” means ‘life force.’ Reiki is a technique that involves the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This includes the practitioner both touching the patient as well as having their hands hovering over the patient’s body. Specific techniques are used to restore and balance a person’s life force – physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally.

In addition to serving individuals, we offer Reiki for Two, which is a dynamic healing experience designed to support a pair of friends, family members, lovers . . .

Interested in becoming a practitioner? Learn more about our

Reiki I, II, & III Master Teacher Training Program.

RITUAL BODYWORK

A Ritual is simply action with intention. All ritual bodywork sessions have been crafted to integrate energetic and spiritual goals with the physical by way of blending massage therapy with ceremony and ritual. These sessions include an intake to explore intentions for releasing and cultivating, and may combine any of the following: 

Shamanic Journeying . Energy Medicine . Myofascial Release . Chord Cutting . Craniosacral . Therapy . Elemental balancing .  Cupping . Tuning forks .  Acupressure . Divination . Smudging . Customized Spellwork . Lymphatic drainage . Herbal . Chanting

SOUND BATH

During a sound bath, singing bowls, chimes, voice, and other musical instruments nurture us with powerful, positive vibrations. The harmonic resonance created has a profound effect on the cells, organs, tissues, as well as the circulatory, metabolic and endocrine systems. Sound bathing vitalizes these systems with medicinal nutrients.

 

 

THAI YOGA BODYWORK

This sacred form of bodywork utilizes vital energy (life force), rhythmic compression with gentle rocking, deep therapeutic stretching, breath work, prayer and meditation. The practitioner may use their hands, feet, knees, elbows and forearms, and operate in a state of mindful awareness. In addition to deeply relaxing, many people report feeling energetic and light after a session.This work relaxes tight muscles, improves posture and alignment, promotes circulation and restores harmony to mind, body, and spirit. All of the work is done on a mat on the floor.

TIBETAN ACUPRESSURE

Tibetan Acupressure-Compassionate Touch (Tact) is a dynamic three-dimensional healing system that incites the body's natural self-healing abilities. The framework for the treatment is an energetic partnership between us. As I stimulate reflex points in your body (from the soles of your feet to the crown of your head) with a special twisting motion of my hands and fingers, while simultaneously engaging in a state of mindful meditation and compassionate breathing that radiates loving kindness, you sit comfortably, eyes closed, and allow yourself to be fully present in the moment. Distance Healing is an option for this form of energy healing.

YOGA

Yoga is a system, not of beliefs, but of techniques and guidance for enriched living. Hatha Yoga is a well-known system of postures and breathing techniques known to improve strength, flexibility, balance and agility; relieve stress and anxiety; elevate stress resiliency; promote relaxation; reduce inflammation; improve heart health; cultivate communion with the higher dimensional aspect of self and the universe, . . .  and so much more. 

ENERGY HEALING

 

WHAT IS IT?

Your vibration is unique to you. It is the internal hum that attracts and repels all of your Life Path experiences. Your vibration can rise or drop depending on your thoughts, emotions, actions, reactions, and interactions with yourself and the world. Energy Healing is the process of tapping into the unseen aspects of our being, and can occur in modalities that address the most subtle of energy mechanisms to the highest levels of cosmic consciousness.

BEYOND QUANTUM HEALING

BQH involves working in the Quantum field, where we journey beyond the traditional limitations of time and space and engage in interactions that have the power affect the current life of the seeker--physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual. During a session, we connect to the Higher Self to visit past, parallel, or other relevant lifetimes that are affecting your current life. We also channel Spirit Guides, the Angelic Realm, Ascended Masters and Higher Dimensional Beings (aka Wisdom Team) of both seeker and practitioner. These beings ultimately work together to offer assistance, healing, guidance and answers.

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REIKI

“Rei” means ‘universal energy’ and “ki” means ‘life force.’ Reiki is a technique that involves the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This includes the practitioner both touching the patient as well as having their hands hovering over the patient’s body. Specific techniques are used to restore and balance a person’s life force – physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally.

In addition to serving individuals, we offer Reiki for Two, which is a dynamic healing experience designed to support a pair of friends, family members, lovers . . .

Interested in becoming a practitioner? Learn more about our

Reiki I, II, & III Master Teacher Training Program.

RITUAL MANIFESTING

Ritual Manifesting that is 100% customized and personalized to serve your highest good. It is important that you are clear about what you seek to manifest, and that your soul is free and unencumbered by mindsets that in any way negate your magic. Also, I can only be used as a channel to encourage the manifestation of that which is alignment with your Spirit's Life Path. You may be required to supply Adriena with certain information and/or "ingredients"(i.e. photo, personal items . . .) to bring completeness to the ritual.

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SHAMANIC JOURNEYING

Shamanic journeying is a kind of meditation, combined with focused intention, to enter an expanded state of consciousness. In journeying, a Shamanic practitioner enters a kind of “trance state," which are common in meditation, prayer, or intense life transitions—including birth, orgasm, and death. Trance states can be as light as a heightened feeling of awareness or as deep as the seemingly comatose/unconscious.  

During a Shamanic journey, part of the consciousness of the the practitioner is able to detach itself from the body and explore realms that the physical body cannot perceive or move through. The object is not to escape reality, but to venture deeper into it. As the practitioner works on connecting to expanded states of consciousness, a range of "odd, unexplainable, or peculiarly striking" occurrences may transpire, and are catalogued as bits of evidence or data that can be evaluated later. Surprise is an integral part of the shamanic experience. Consciousness often speaks in metaphor and we are continually learning how to be better readers.

SHAMANIC MEDICINE WHEEL

The medicine wheel is one of the most well-known symbols in Shamanism. The wheel itself is a circle with no beginning and no end, and can help facilitate healing and impart guidance using the energy of the four elements (wind, fire, water & earth), directions (North, East, South & West), color, seasons, life stages, and aspects of self (minds, spirit, emotion, and body). During this session, seekers are guided through a deeply meditative ritual, which involves activating a multi-sensory exploration of higher consciousness. 

The four elements are representations of life-force/universal/divine energy. The idea that everything--All That Is, breaks down into one or more of four elements comes from the belief that all things are connected. When the four elements are touched by the fifth element of Spirit, we have life! Thus, without the elements, life cannot exist. 

SOUND BATHING

During a sound bath, singing bowls, chimes, voice, and other musical instruments nurture us with powerful, positive vibrations. The harmonic resonance created has a profound effect on the cells, organs, tissues, as well as the circulatory, metabolic and endocrine systems. Sound bathing vitalizes these systems with medicinal nutrients.

 

 

loka samastha sukhino bhavanthu

“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”

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HighVibe Living

4169 Westport Road #120 

Louisville, KY 40207

By appointment only.

502-878-7565 (text only)

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