Smoketree Massage and Apothecary came to life when owners Kristen Shelburg and Melissa Soltero decided to combine their individual healing efforts to offer natural remedies and healing treatments to our community. They offer their clients natural remedies to go home with, beyond the massage, so their clients can continue their treatment themselves. "Our clients need to feel empowered to take their health into their own hands and know that there are tinctures, tonics, salves, oils, and teas out there that don’t offer a laundry list of dangerous side effects." So, born was the Apothecary.
A soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. The method engages the myofascial tissue and loads it with constant force until release occurs. To achieve this, practitioners can use knuckles, elbows, or other tools to slowly stretch the restricted fascia. This type of massage can also incorporate stretching if desired.
Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation.
Aromatherapy assists the body’s natural ability to balance regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils. We use 100 percent essential oil from Sensible Life. *Aromatherapy can be added to any massage.
Thai massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, deep stretching, and assisted yoga postures.
Silicone cups are used to relieve muscle tension, improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It can also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. People use cupping to complement their care for a host of ailments and conditions.
Pilates is a system of exercises aimed at promoting balance, control, and integrity within the body. Mainly focused on lengthening the tissue for increased range of motion and strengthening the ‘core’ muscles of each joint to help lessen injury. Equipment and non-equipment-based exercises will be utilized during a 55 min session depending on the needs of the individual.
Natural Remedies are any plant-based compounds that aim to treat and provide relief from a variety of ailments. Examples would be: Tinctures, Tonics, Salves, Essential Oils and teas.
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Stretch, strengthen, and tone your body using the pilates method and equipment in a guided session.
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Kristen attended massage school at San Francisco School of massage in 2009 and studied Thai massage in Chang Mai, Thailand. She Specializes in Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Sports Injury Massage, Accelerated Soft Tissue Release, Swedish, Reiki. She really enjoys combining different modality’s to create a unique massage for each individual. She loves a challenge and enjoys working on chronic pain issues. She has always interested in the benefits herbs/plants have to offer in the healing process and in everyday life.
Melissa attended the Hands on Healing Institute in Tujunga, CA in 2014. Melissa practices Swedish, Deep Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal, Cupping and Sports massage with some training and experience in Myo-fascial Release and Structural Integration techniques. Being an active person has definitely made her realize the importance of regular bodywork and she is always excited to share her love of that with everyone she works with.
Melissa received her certification in comprehensive pilates method training in 2007 under Rael Isacowitz of BASI pilates and trained under Carolynne Anothony to receive her certificate in Pre-Natal pilates.
94 Laurel Mountain Road, Mammoth Lakes, California 93546, Suite 203
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