Spring is a time of
Upward & Outward movement.
So here we go!
In the meantime,
here's what's moving "Upward and Outward"
for Carib Therapies.
Buzzing around town, lots to do, pulling it all together to create a space truly reflective of the work.
Re-Opening May 1st.
If that's not enough going on...
2) New Modality
Meridian Massage: Hands-On Workshop and Certification wraps up this month.
My intent as a Massage Therapist is to offer my clients a seamless blend of therapeutic modalities to meet
their healing needs.
The 800 hours of training I bring to my table includes study and practice in Pain-Free Deep Tissue, Orthopedic Muscle Balancing, Myofacial Release, Slide Cupping, Trigger Point Techniques, Active Isolated Stretching, Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Acupressure, Reiki, Hot Stone, Cellulite Elimination Massage, Palliative Hospice Massage and last but not least, the powerful tools within Aromatherapy.
This variety of therapeutic techniques allows me to approach your healing needs from a range of starting points, from acute issues to long term maintenance, from emotional to physical balance.
*In my 8 years of practice, I have had the privilege to work with clients from ages 11 to 101. From teaching an 11 year old gymnast how to massage her own forearms, to assisting Hospice Patients at life's end find an hour of peaceful, healing touch, I learn from each of you and share with all of you. You may think that my 101 year old client would have been such a Hospice patient, but no, she climbed on to my healing table herself; what an inspiration she proved to be!
Our skin is our largest organ and is one of several starting points of health. This is why I use only Certified Organic Massage Oil and Vegan Massage Cream in your treatment. If you wish, I then add Pure GC/MS tested Essential Oils to these bases to enhance your healing, through inhalation and skin absorption. (more information).
Aromatherapy is the use of Essential Oils via inhalation and topical application. Essential Oils are the purest derivatives of plants and can be extremely powerful and need only be used in very small quantities .
Our olfactory, our sense of smell, is a powerful mood adjustor, from calming/sedating to up-lifting/mental stimulating. Well known scents such as lavender and chamomile to lesser known oils such as Palmarosa and Ylang Ylang, are calming to the mind while also nourishing and healing to the skin. On the other end of the scale, well known scents like Peppermint and Rosemary to lesser known oils of Marjoram and Lemongrass, are uplifting to the mind and pain relieving to the body.
With over 40 plant oils to choose from, together, my clients and I choose which oils to use to balance mind and body.
Since becoming a Certified Massage Therapist I have had the fortune to share my work wherever I went: from the Sierra Nevada Foothills outside Yosemite National Park to the Caribbean Island of Montserrat, and now back to my hometown of Laguna Beach, California.
Montserrat, where I spent 25 years visiting family and making friends over those years, has a special place in my heart. And it is from there that the name of my business derives: Carib Therapies. Bringing to mind the power of nature, from destructive hurricanes and volcanos to the restorative and regenerative ability of nature to heal itself and ourselves.
January 2015 brought me back to my home town of Laguna Beach offering In-Home-Treatments.
Starting May 2017, I will be opening my very own office space enabling my clients the option of 'stepping away from it all', and the synergy that our modalities offer our clients.
1100 South Coast Highway, #315
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and provide you with a unique healing experience.
Margaret Holmes, BS, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Aromatherapist (in progress)
Laguna Beach Business Lic #248698
CA State Lic # 52018