Massage by Paris-CMT

Massages are held in our tranquil wellness center. To schedule, please call our front desk at 619-582-2582 or email bryan@plsportsclub.com

Services and Specialties

-Swedish/Circulatory massage: Gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and percussion to help relax and revitalize the body.

-Deep Tissue: This massage technique uses slower, more focused strokes with deeper pressure to target the layers of muscle and connective tissue to aid in rebuilding fibers from muscle tears and injuries.

-Hot Stone: Melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. 90 minutes promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth water-heater stones at key points in your body.

-Reflexology: This is a separate practice that applies pressure to Chinese reflex zones of body organs on your feet, hands and outer ears to affect the whole body and helps specialize in metabolic, mental and gastrointestinal health. Great for pregnancy and people on their feet all day. This includes head, neck, and shoulders.

-Shiatsu/Thai/Tui Na mixed modality massage: This is an alternative technique taking Tui Na and Korean, Japanese, and Chinese massage modalities that involve manual pressure applied to specific acu-points on the body. Common techniques include rolling, grasping, pressing, shaking, and stretching. This is usually done with moveable clothes on.

-Sports Massage: Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Great for fitness, training, and keeping loose flexible muscles. Additional modalities to add to your massage for a unique and more beneficial experience:

-Acupressure: Many of the main massages include brushing over some of the acupressure and trigger points, however if you want to receive a more extensive acupressure therapy this would be a great add on to spend more time boosting Qi and blood flow.

-Hot and cold soft tissue therapy: There are up to 4 different liniments used to open the pores and reach deeper into the muscle layer to restore function again and relax the meridians. These liniments include Chinese herbs, and essential oils as well as other activators to warm and cool the skin for inflammation and recovery. (Best paired with deep tissue massage)

-Gua Sha: A technique that is literally translated to “scraping” of the skin. This is a Chinese modality used for over 2,000 years. The repetition of using a ceramic spot or gua sha tool helps open the pores and relieves muscle tension and stagnation. It produces transitory therapeutic petechiae that represent extravasation of blood in the subcutis. It promotes healthy blood flow and circulation and has immune stimulation properties. Gua sha’s anti-inflammatory effect have been proven to help in an array of clinical conditions such as migraines, headaches, acute conditions including fever, flu, cough, asthma, ear aches, bronchitis, as well as emphysema, mastitis, and gastritis. It is great for musculoskeletal and other painful conditions that can present as pain in the neck, back, knees, joints, and aids in neuralgia symptoms and others.

-Cupping: An ancient form of therapy in which local suction is created on the skin; it helps mobilize blood flow and promote healing. This is best for deep rooted stagnation and local lymph tissue build up under the surface. The warming pulling sensation aids in prolonging the benefits of massage. This therapy can help with: Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia Fertility and gynecological disorders Skin problems such as eczema and acne High blood pressure (hypertension) Migraine Anxiety and depression Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma Varicose veins

-Cranial Sacral: This therapy is a gentle no invasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum. It releases compression and alleviates stress and pain. It restores natural position of bones and reduces inflammation. It can improve quality of sleep and science proves that it helps reduce migraines, headaches and tension. This can be strictly cranial sacral energy work as listed above or a combination of deep neck, jaw, and shoulder protocol with a grounding cranial sacral close.

-Auriculotherapy with ear seeds: Use of all natural vaccaria ear seeds with long lasting adhesive tape. Also known as non-invasive acupuncture seeds. This therapy is often described as reflexology for the ear as there are hundreds of points on the ear that are believed to represent a microsystem of the whole body. There are points for so many problem areas both physical and emotional. This is commonly used to aid in addictions and weight loss as well. The stimulation of these points is known as Auriculotherapy. Ear seeds stimulate those points naturally and non-invasively. Customized Aromatherapy Blends also available.

About Paris Tobin

Paris is a passionate licensed massage therapist who wants to help her clients reach optimal health and wellness. It is important for her to constantly learn and practice aspects of integrated medicine and to continually broaden her knowledge in order to give unique massage and treatment plans for each client. This dedication and drive is for lifelong professional and personal growth. She works everyday with compassion and genuine connection for her clients. She is committed to honoring and respecting her clients needs and spreading awareness of Traditional Chinese medicine and other massage modalities. She believes in the principle of balancing qi and blood in the body in order to maintain health and overall well-being. Paris' area of focus is in psychosomatic mental and spiritual health as well as orthopedics. She has completed her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM): A four year, 3600 hour professional health care and medical program. This includes over 200 hours of clinical experience as an assistant and over 650 hours of clinical experience as an intern providing treatments for conditions including: simple everyday muscular-skeletal issues, orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, anxiety, depression and other mental disorders. Paris has also just recently completed the continuing Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as well. She will be receiving her California acupuncture license by June 2019. She has spent quite some time learning how to manifest balance in her life through many hobbies. She finds meditation, yoga, exercise, mindfulness practice, and staying in touch with nature are the most vital doctors for clarity. She has the desire to help encourage others in achieving self awakening and awareness in order to reach a clear and happy mindset. Outside of her school and work career Paris enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, horseback riding, learning instruments, hiking with her dogs, yoga, meditation, boxing, arts and crafts, photography, snowboarding and reading novels. Paris’ massage modalities offered: Swedish, deep tissue, sports and stretching, reflexology, shiatsu, Tui Na, hot stone, acupressure, hot and cold soft tissue therapy, cupping, gua sha, cranial sacral, and auriculotherapy with ear seeds.

To book your first session with Paris, call the club at 619-582-2582 or email bryan@plsportsclub.com