Swedish Balance

A balanced approach to pain relief and injury prevention

Welcome to Experience Natural

Pain Relief!  



I am Kicki Hjortmarker; a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor with a holistic integrative approach.

I provide bodywork and massage therapy for  sports related, medical- and emotional conditions, as well as for relaxation and stress relief.

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Why integrating different techniques?

While NMT is a very effective healing method, the body often needs more than one type of treatment to heal, especially if your injury is chronic and you have been in pain for a long time. Maybe you tried Trigger Point Therapy before, and it helped for a while, and then you stopped benefiting from the treatments for unknown reasons. I therefore integrate other healing methods.

I often integrate Craniosacral Therapy; a method to work with the Central Nervous System, Myofascial Release; a form of Deep Tissue work to release muscle and fascia, and Somato Emotional Release; a true full body/mind method to release emotional, spiritual, and physical trauma stored in body tissues.

I also may use techniques such as Cupping, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage,, Reflexology, and Acupressure for increased blood-, energy-, and lymph flow.

I am further a Reiki master and may, with your permission, use Reiki energy as a healing aid. 

Free flow heals!

When you are out of pain enough to exercise, Pilates training is a very effective and safe exercise method to strengthen and stretch your whole body to make it balanced again. 

Any of the following conditions can be treated with Neuromuscular Therapy alone, or integrated with the above mentioned methods:

Low back pain

Headaches

Neck pain

TMJd

Disc degeneration discomfort

Hip pain

Piriformis syndrome

Carpal Tunnel syndrome

Plantar fasciitis

Sciatica

Nerve pain, such as tingling in arms, fingers, legs.

Pain between the shoulder blades.

Knee pain

Anxiety

Stomach and bowel issues

And more.....

Acute injury If you don't have a chronic injury, and you just injured yourself, you might wonder if you can have a massage or other bodywork right away.

I'd say, it depends on the severity of the injury and if you have any visible or internal wounds. If you just "threw" your back out, or you just happened to tweak your neck, a session right away is usually fine and beneficial, unless your doctor advice you to wait.

It can be a good idea to rest for a couple of days and ice the painful and injured area, and then come in for a treatment.

If you don't experience chronic pain, and you don't have an acute injury; all you need is to loosen up your muscles after an intense work-out...

You might wonder if I can give you a Deep Tissue or Sports Massage. Absolutely! I work with many sportsmen- and women, and very active people who work out at high intensity. 

In addition, I offer pregnancy-, and Swedish massage.

All sessions are done with draping in the comfort of your home or in my studio. I use high quality, non-allergen products only.

Phone: (323) 404-6613

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Note: This is an offer of professional and legit services only.