Tongen Touch is massage therapy lead by intuition and skill, intended to invite personal empowerment through body awareness.
Imagine being carried in an ocean of gentle but strong energy… your inner experience is nurtured. As you listen within, your intuition is fostered, and you return home to your body. From here, so much is possible.
Built on years of my own embodiment journey, I offer massage that listens to both the physical and the energetic to reconnect your whole body and relieve pain. Using a variety of specific treatment techniques and following my intuition, I invite you to move fluidly like water, and to deeply rest within.
Phenomenal Touch Massage
Phenomenal Touch integrates Thai Massage stretches, movement, and undulation of the spine, and uses gravity and body weight rather than strength to acquire depth and pressure. It is a magnificent dance of reverence.
Deep-tissue Massage and Assisted Stretching!
Releasing adhesions that can limit range-of-motion. Specific techniques include Neuromuscular Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Stripping, Myofascial Release work. I apply deep-tissue techniques with awareness, sensitivity around the specific work. Muscle Energy Techniques reset contracted muscles. I love offering Assisted stretching, it can increase your pain-free range of motion substantially.
Orthopedic and Medical Massage
Treating TMJ, Whiplash/Car Accident cases, and other conditions, Passive Positional Release techniques are used to calm spasming muscles. Basic Manual Lymph Drainage (a non-invasive, light-touch therapy) gently flushes out swelling. Deep-tissue and Muscle Energy Techniques release chronic muscle tension, stretch shortened muscles and tendons, and decompress joints, normalizing your musculoskeletal system to restore pain-free movement.
Sense yourself in a fresh way. Combining a depth of training in Therapeutic Massage Therapy with my abundant soul of nurturing touch, I may guide you to follow your breath, notice different parts of your body, and trust your intuition to allow your body to stretch or move as you wish. We journey together to release old holding patterns and renew your mind-body-spirit connection!
My Massages are informed by my experience with:
- Swedish Massage
- Phenomenal Touch Massage
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Myofascial Massage
- Thai Yoga Massage
- Integrative Massage
- Sports Massage
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Medical Massage
- Neuromuscular and
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Prenatal & Postpartum Massage
- Hydrotherapy & Hot Stone
- Trauma in the Body
- Zen Shiatsu
- Spa Viche & Wraps
- 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification
- 6 years of Inquiry practice with Diamond Heart / The Diamond Approach
- Avatar Masters training
- Meditation and stillness
- Dance and movement
- Joy with seeing people happy, energized & peaceful!
“Experience your body at it’s best – healthy, free-moving, feeling fit!”
~Tina Tongen, Boulder massage therapist and yoga teacher