The Herbal Poultice treatment utilizes warmed muslin poultices of Thai and Chinese herbs that are steamed and applied directly to the body in a kneading action. This ancient, heavenly health treatment focuses on the body's energy, and relaxes the muscles while stimulating blood circulation and energy flow. Read More
Neuromuscular massage is an intense form of bodywork that consists of focused, concentrated massage on one specific area of the body. It is designed to alleviate tension that extends from a "trigger point" into an entire muscle. Read More
Massage therapy is highly beneficial in every stage of the fight against cancer. Its benefits include relief from fatigue & nausea, improved blood circulation, equalized blood pressure, and much more. No matter how severe the cancer treatment's side effects, bodywork can always be administered that will provide the patient with lasting relief. Read More
Acupressure (a portmanteau of "acupuncture" and "pressure") is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique derived from acupuncture. With acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Read More
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top... Read More
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage". Read More
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling. Read More
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that relate to every organ, gland, and system of the body. Read More
Shiatsu (shi meaning finger and atsu meaning pressure) is an eastern (oriental) born therapy that uses pressure applied with thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy meridians as acupressure and incorporates stretching. It also uses techniques such as rolling, brushing, vibrating, grasping and in one particular technique developed by Suzuki Yamamoto, pressure is applied with the feet on the persons back, legs and feet (special set up is required for the "foot" shiatsu). Read More
Prenatal massage therapy can be a very instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given consideration. Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Read More
I have lived with Tinnitus for more than 30 years. The noise in my ears never went away - at night the sounds became louder. After several visits to doctors over the years, I pretty well had given up.
Ms. Liz Yerkes suggested I visit her for possible treatment. She used her fingers in my mouth to push on certain areas and massaged other areas on my neck and back. After a few treatments, I now have my life back!
- Delores, Florida
Your great massage technique cured my very stiff neck that hurt for so long. It did what the physical therapy could not do.
Now that my neck is better I continue to have your massages because with your expertise, there's always some spot needing attention.
My family insists on appointments with you when they visit. Thanks for your dedication.
- Esthero, Florida
We've been clients of Liz for over ten years now. Previously we'd used a series of massage therapists over the last 40 years. None have come close to the satisfaction provided by Liz. We think of her weekly visit as a "system reset" that is a vital part of our busy lives.
Liz's pursuit of both anatomical knowledge and therapeutic advancements place her WAY beyond the "masseuse" category.
- Richard, Florida