Erin Beeman, CMT, CST CranioSacral Therapy & Sports Massage

...because every body tells a story....

 

Serving the community through breakthrough bodywork, grounded flexibility, mindful movement, and dynamic awareness.

With over 25 years in the massage industry, I have worked with many acute and chronic ailments by blending a combination of traditional massage techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Trigger Point, Reflexology, etc. with CranioSacral Therapy (CST).

I focus on enhancing your mind-body awareness through stretching and neuromuscular techniques.

Sports Massage and CranioSacral Therapy sessions are done on a massage table with the clients comfortably clothed. Swedish Massage sessions are usually done with the client undressed and well draped in sheets and blankets.  This allows for the application of lotion to the body in long, flowing strokes.  Depending on your needs, we can adjust the temperature, length of session and music to get you back into balance.

 

The overall effect of a bodywork session varies with each client and ranges from relaxed, tired, sleepy and groggy to rejuventated, refreshed, realigned and invigorated.  

Chronic Issues:

Repetitive strain and diseases such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, knee injuries, tight hip flexors, TMJ, frozen shoulder etc.

Chronic problems take longer to get under control and some require ongoing, maintenance support to keep you moving.
Whether acute or chronic, I use a blend of techniques to encourage the body to self-correct and regain balance and homeostasis. We develop a plan that includes home care to deepen awareness of your body, decrease the urgent need for massage and increase confidence in self-care.

Acute Issues:

Injuries, stiff joints, sore muscles

Most acute problems can be addressed in one or two sessions to get you back to normal. Sometimes we find the underlying causes and I can help you target stretches at home to prevent re-injury.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is what most people think of when they think of massage. The client is usually without clothes, but well draped under a sheet and/or blankets. One body section at a time is undraped and massaged with oil or lotion in long, flowing strokes with light to deep kneading and percussion. The goal is to soothe tired muscles, increase blood flow and relax the client.

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases 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.

Deep Tissue Massage

In Deep Tissue massage, the therapist uses heavy pressure to get to deepest layers of muscles. It is usually accompanied by stretching and breathing techniques, as well as individual postural awareness training. Plan for a day of rest afterwards and drink plenty of water. It is not uncommon to be sore the next day.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage: Designed for athletes, Sports massage focuses on rubbing out cramped muscles from overuse and injury. Sports massage is usually accompanied by stretching and injury rehabilitation protocol. Sports massage also considers an athlete’s training and competition schedule so neuromuscular performance can be optimized.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage is a combination of acupressure and yoga movement techniques for muscle release. Sessions are approximately 90 minutes and take place on the floor or firm massage table. Thai massage consists mostly of gentle to deep stretching.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage: Mothers-to-be need special care during pregnancy. We use lots of pillows to properly support a hard-working body. Extra care and attention are given to the feet and low back, while avoiding certain trigger points that might induce contractions.

Massage Education for Home Care

Designed for friends and family to use on each other. Humans inherently know how to touch other people and make them feel better. I can help you learn how to listen to your hands and work on your loved ones without getting tired and sore yourself.

NOVATO LOCATION

  • Studio closed indefinitely in 2020.  Ask me about housecall options.

VALLEJO LOCATION

  • Carl Avenue

  • Vallejo, CA  94590

DIRECTIONS:

Home-Studio address provided upon booking

ABOUT ERIN

In 1996, I began my formal training in Massage Therapy and Holistic Health Education at the National Holistic Institute. The 720-hour comprehensive curriculum covered the main styles of massage techniques, as well as anatomy and physiology as they relate to massage therapy.

Courses included Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu/Acupressure, Chair Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage and Reflexology/Foot Massage, as well as stretching, stress reduction and meditation techniques with a view to educating clients about exercises they could use at home between massage visits.

In 2006, I completed a B.A in Biology at Sonoma State University, where I also studied Kinesiology, the study of physical movement.

I am a Reiki Master, and I continue to study CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute.  In 2021 I completed my Techniques Certification for CST.

CMT #70083