Irena Hnatjuk-Zahirovic

Massage with Positive energy

Specialization in:

Swedish Relaxation Massage

Deep Tissue Therapeutic

Hot Stone Massage

Warm Bamboo Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Cupping Massage Therapy

Reiki

MyoFascial Release

My clients tell me I give an excellent massage and I'm great at paying attention to their specific needs. I am proficient at Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Pregnancy massage, Cupping Therapeutic Massage, Myofacial Release, Reiki, Lymphatic Drainage and Warm Bamboo Massage. I specialize in mix...

Specialization in:

Swedish Relaxation Massage

Deep Tissue Therapeutic

Hot Stone Massage

Warm Bamboo Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Cupping Massage Therapy

Reiki

MyoFascial Release

My clients tell me I give an excellent massage and I'm great at paying attention to their specific needs. I am proficient at Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Pregnancy massage, Cupping Therapeutic Massage, Myofacial Release, Reiki, Lymphatic Drainage and Warm Bamboo Massage. I specialize in mixing different modalities to accommodate my client’s needs. My clients also tell me they feel a sense of positive energy through my hands. I have been known to relax my clients to a point of sleep during a therapy session. Lastly I have heard from my clients 

"This is not a massage this is a whole new experience". 

Book a Bodywork service with me today

Licenses
Massage

CA # 30677

Education
2012

California College of Physical Arts

Massage therapist 600

Experience
Bodywork

Deep Tissue

Releases tension in the deeper layers of the muscles, it also relieves tenderness and fatigue associated with stress, and promotes healthy muscles. Healthy muscles can prevent injuries. Different techniques will be customized to suit your individual needs.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stones are placed at key points around your body, and used as massage tools with essential oils to help promote deep relaxation and balance. You can choose soft or deep tissue work. Truly a great experience...

Sports Massage

A Sports massage is ideal to treat injuries and as well as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture. I further define my role as ‘the manipulation of soft tissue to release tension, reduce pain, restore range of movement and promote good condition'. This is achieved through a range of techniques I possess and carry around in my ‘tool bag', some of which are effective on some people, some of which are not. It is then down to me to work with my clients to find the right tools to unravel their current injury situation or assist them with their training program. Essentially the ‘manipulation of soft tissue' in my books means moving muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue around in a range of ways to achieve the desired effect.

Swedish

Passive, long and rhythmic strokes are used to stimulate circulation, calming the mind and soothing the nerves. Choose light or firm touch.

Pregnancy

A special massage created exclusively to relieve those particular aches and pains associated with weight-bearing tension and fatigue. It also noticeably reduces swelling.

Other

+++Cupping Therapy --- Cupping therapy is used in traditional Chinese medicine to release congestion. Cups are placed on the skin and a suction gun is used to create vacuum inside the cups. Leaving the cups on the skin for a few minutes will turn the skin red. This is an indication that circulation has been brought to the surface. The suction will increase blood flow and will release rigid soft tissues and muscles.

Massage modalities

- Swedish Relaxation Massage - Deep Tissue Therapeutic - Pregnancy Massage - Lymphatic Drainage Massage - Cupping Massage Therapy - Hot Stone Massage - Warm Bamboo Massage - MyoFascial Release - Reiki - Acupressure - PNF Stretching - Cranial-sacral hold

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage activates the lymph flow so your body is cleansed of its toxins. Additional detoxifying benefits include a strengthened immune system, reduced swelling, and combating cellulite. The best results are reached if therapy is performed in a series. Also, discounts are given for purchasing a series.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Carrie on Apr 14
I love the whole experience!
by Anonymous on Apr 14
Everything was amazing!!
by Anonymous on Apr 12
Very relaxing ambiance/music/smells. It was my first time getting a massage that included hot stones, so that was a very interesting experience that I enjoyed. I loved that she incorporated aromatherapy, cupping therapy, reiki, etc in the massage. I got to experience so many things in one massage session. I should have gone for the longer session as 60 minutes is not enough. It was also very thoughtful she gave you water as you came in, and tea when you are done with the massage. It is so important not to be dehydrated during/after a massage.
by Sara on Apr 09
Experience like no other. Ive never left a massage with such a "woah" feeling. Amazing
by Salome on Apr 06
Amazing , just give it a try once , you wont go anywhere else after that .
by Ashley on Mar 22
Irena is amazing! She does so much in such a short time.
by Anonymous on Mar 21
One of the lessons I seem destined to work on in life is recognizing how energy flows through us and around us, how we are energy, and how being attuned to our energy helps us reach our potential. Irena has numerous qualities that elevate the massage experience, and my appointments with her have gone way above and beyond what I would consider just a good massage. She has a holistic approach. She has an awesome touch, and seems intuitively to know just where to go, sometimes generously running past the clock to persist with deep knots and areas that need extra attention. Irena's work is as much about maximizing health and potential as it is about feeling good. Her studio is professional and warm, she is very attentive to creating a safe space to relax and let go, and she always sends you on your way with thoughts or suggestions to help extend the quiet space of the session out into the world (as well as making sure you stay well-hydrated!). I leave my appointments with Irena feeling light, centered, renewed, and empowered. I highly recommend checking out Irena and Lymphatic Massage.
by patricia on Mar 21
My session was about 90- minutes and it NEVER seems long enough!! It was perfect and left me feeling GREAT for my birthday weekend!! Thanks, Irena
by Bonnie on Mar 19
Hands down, she’s the best out there!!
by Irma on Mar 19
Irena is the strongest and most grounded massage therapist I have ever had the good fortune to experience. She is extremely caring and professional, and her knowledge of the human body coupled with her innate sense of where one needs work is unparalleled. She found a few old injuries that needed work without me even having mentioned them. Between the healing aroma therapeutic oils and her strong healing hands, I left her office floating, feeling more relaxed than I have in years (literally). Her office is clean and soothing. I have had many massages in my life, and I speak from experience that she is the best massage therapist around. Now that I have found Irena, I will use no other. I know a few other people that have gotten massages from Healing with Bamboo and Stones, and when we get together, we cannot stop talking about how great she is. Honestly, she's THAT good. Her positive and holistic approach to mind/body interconnection is a wisdom that I will draw from all the years that I know and use Irena's excellent skill. An appointment with Irena is the best investment you can make for your overall health.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Massage modalities
  • Essential oil therapy