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Jesse offers sessions that range from 30 minutes to 120 minutes. He is available for sessions seven days a week by appointment. In-home sessions are arranged on a case by case basis.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Sound Bath Meditation
Sound bath is an ancient practice dating back more than 2,000 years with roots in Tibet. It has recently gained popularity in the West as a relaxation technique in conjunction with yoga and meditation. In the West, the sound bath is most associated with singing bowls. In addition to relaxing the body and mind, a sound bath can balance the chakras by utilizing specific sound vibrations.
A sound bath is also believed to have these benefits: Calms the nervous system, Balances the subtle body, Eases depression and anxiety, Boosts creativity, Is therapeutic for chronic pain, Eases insomnia, and Deepens meditation.
Physical acts of touch increases oxytocin levels, which is a “bonding”' hormone—this chemical reaction can help reduce blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease, but it can also help to reduce stress and anxiety.
Massage is a form of bodywork that dates back more than 3000 years. It involves the manipulation of soft tissue through touch to promote a client's well-being and health. Jesse may utilize a number of different techniques including effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body. The use of oils and lotions will be used to reduce friction on the skin. The benefits of massage therapy include improved circulation, digestion, immunity, flexibility, breathing, posture, and general health; reduction of stress and anxiety; increased clarity; increased energy; and a greater sense of the mind-body connection.
Please note: Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies specifically exclude diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.
Under certain medical conditions, massage & bodywork may not be advised, for example, when a fever is present, indicating an infection. If a massage could be potentially harmful to the client or therapist, the massage therapist has the right to decline to do the treatment.
Training and Credentials
Jesse graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute, (PMTI) accredited massage therapy school in 2018 with 622 hours of training in Swedish and deep tissue massage. His education also includes basic training in Japanese Shiatsu, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cranial sacral technique, Reiki, energy balancing, pre-natal massage, hydrotherapy, and manual lymph drainage techniques. He is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist in the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C., and an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association --the nation's largest massage membership association, representing more than 72,000 professionals and students.
Live Awake offers massage in sessions that range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Jesse is available for sessions seven days a week by appointment. Out-call sessions are arranged on a case by case basis.
Cancellations and Late Arrivals
If you should need to cancel your appointment, please do so with 24 hours notice, or you will be charged for your session. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, and I am able to fill your slot, you will not be charged.
In fairness to the next client, please arrive on time. Sessions begin and end at scheduled times. Sessions begun late due to the client arriving late, end at the appointed time and are full price. If you are running just a few minutes late, we will continue with your appointment, but please understand that you will only receive massage for the time remaining in your appointment.
If you are over 20 minutes late for an appointment, your appointment will be canceled and you will be charged full price. The ONLY exception to these rules will be for medical emergencies, death in the family, or severe weather.
Everything discussed during the session and upcoming ones will be kept confidential except when subpoenaed by a court of law. Client details would not be revealed, unless the client has given written permission to do so. Jesse will not confirm nor disclose the fact that a specific person is his client, unless he have permission and the written consent of the client to do so.
Payment is due at time of service. Live Awake accepts cash, local checks, all major credit cards and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards. Live awake does not provide billing for insurance, but Jesse will gladly provide you with a receipt if you would like one.