A Lewiston Native, Jolene Ross is a 2004 Graduate of the American Institute of Clinical Massage in Post Falls, Idaho and has been doing massage since her graduation. She is trained in the following styles of massage therapy: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, La Stone, Pre/Post Sports Massage and Pregnancy Massage.
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest healthcare practices known. Massage affects the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. Jolene knows and uses several techniques in order to ascertain each person's needs and then uses the techniques that will best meet those needs.
Swedish massage, the most common form of massage. It uses a system of long gliding strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of tissue, generally in the direction of blood flow, and is combined with the active and passive movements of the joints. It is used to promote general relaxation, improve circulation, range of motion, and relieve muscle tension.
Lomi Lomi massage is a Hawaiian style of massage using long gliding strokes that are rhythmic, like ocean waves flowing over the body. It is a very deep noninvasive massage.
Deep tissue massage is to release chronic patterns of muscular tension using slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction directed across the fiber of the muscles. It is applied with a deeper pressure to affect the deeper layers of muscle. It is most effective for chronic muscular tension.
La Stone therapy, also known as contrast therapy, is a style of massage that uses both hot and cold stones to massage the body to flush tissue by dilating and constricting the vascular system and cleaning waste products out of the muscles and lymphatic system. It is a very deep massage because of the way the heat penetrates deep in the body. It is the equivalent to receiving 3 massages in 1 in the effects it has on the body. Don't let the cold stones deter you from trying this massage. It is truly a joyous experience.
Pregnancy massage, is a very beneficial to mother and child. It not only relaxes the mother and fetus, but it stretches the muscles within the body as it grows to accommodate for the child. Periodic massages throughout the entire pregnancy is beneficial as the body changes and with the growing baby.