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Sophie Sheldon
Certified Medical Massage Therapist

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A little about me

Hi 馃檪聽 My name is Sophie Sheldon. 聽I was born in Southern France in the year of ’59. 聽I first came to Israel in ’71 as a teenager with my family during which we passed 6 great years. 聽I later moved to the US where I met my husband and together with our 2 kids we moved to Israel in ’00.

My family and friends always came to me for massages saying I had the ‘touch’. 聽In 2009 I decided to make a career of it, so I studied at Riedman College in Jerusalem various types of massages.

By studying, I turned my intuitive understanding of the body and its inner workings into firm knowledge of anatomy and deep knowledge of techniques required in the massages that I give.

What I believe

I believe in a Holistic approach of mind/body and through the experience I acquired in my field, I was able to develop a massage enriched by different techniques (Swedish, deep tissues, lomi-lomi, medical massage, lava shells) and the connection to the healing power of the mind and the inner self.聽

We all have that potential inner healing power, but we don’t easily find the right way to unleash and utilize it positively. I am here to channel and facilitate the process.
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Master Medical Massage Therapist

Treatments Offered

Swedish Massage

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The Swedish Massage originated in Sweden and involves various techniques to manipulate the superficial and deep tissues around the body. Five main techniques are commonly used:
-tapotement or repeated tapping with the edges or the hands or palms
-effleurage which is a stroking massage movement using both hands flowing continuously from one stroke to the next
-friction to produce heat, nerve stimulation and muscle relaxation
-vibration often using a vibro-massager
-petrissage the skin and muscle tissues are raised from their usual position and then squeezed, rolled or pinched in a firm, usually circular pressure.

Benefits: pain relief, improve joint mobility, improve lymph drainage and blood circulation, condition treatment for sportsmen.

Deep Muscle Therapy

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This technique utilizes deep cross-fiber strokes applied with the thumbs and fingers. This deep muscle therapeutic technique is inspired from The Pfrimmer technique.
The work enables free flow of lymph and blood, as well as improving joint movement and removal of waste products/toxins from the muscle tissue. Conditions that benefit from Deep Tissue Massage include arthritis, multiple sclerosis, headache, and fibrositis, among others.

Medical massage may be used as part of a physical therapy program to build strength and increase flexibility, and it can also be used to treat sports injuries, muscle pains, edema, muscle cramps, migraines, pregnancy-related aches and pains, and a wide variety of other physical problems. Medical massage may also be offered as a complement to a psychotherapeutic program.


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Lomi Lomi

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This massage is one of the oldest and most powerful forms of healing. Lomi Lomi is one of the most profound forms of massage. So, what makes it so special, what is it, how does it differ from other massage, how does it “work”?聽
I”m often asked what Lomi Lomi means. The word Lomi Lomi simply means massage. What it is, is a unique healing massage derived from the ancient Polynesians and more specifically the master healers of Hawaii.聽
This flowing with total energy, using the long continuous, flowing strokes, combined with the very loving touch, relaxes the entire being, assisting in a letting go of old beliefs, patterns and behaviours that cause limitations and which are stored in the cells of our body. People generally think of memory, beliefs, our “programming”, as being stored in our head, in our brain. This is not the case, this memory and other programming is in fact stored in all the cells of our body.聽
The Hawaiians look at things in terms of energy flow, following the idea that an idea or belief can block energy flow as much as muscle tension can. Lomi Lomi helps release the blockages, whilst at the same time giving the energy new direction. Thus Lomi Lomi is not just a physical experience; it also facilitates healing on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well. The Hawaiians view all aspects of the body as one and believe that the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual are all part of the “whole” self – when healing is effected on one level, all levels are affected.聽
When harmony is lacking the effect is pain physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Illness is a state of tension, which leads to resistance which blocks energy movement. Lomi Lomi helps release this and therefore facilitates the road to healing. On the physical level, through Lomi Lomi stress and tension are relieved, blood and lymph flow assisted and the elimination of wastes and toxins stimulated.聽
The massage is given in fluid, rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands. Some people have described this as feeling like gentle waves moving over the body. Another feature is that different parts of the body may be massaged at the same time, for example one arm or hand may be working on a shoulder and the other hand may be working on the opposite hip. This assists the recipient in totally relaxing as it is impossible or at least extremely difficult for the brain to focus on the two different areas at once. By not working on areas in isolation a deep sense of balance and harmony is achieved. As I said earlier, whilst technique is important, the priority is loving the body, using intuition so the massage is “right” for the client. The client on the table is not viewed as someone to be fixed, but a being to be returned to harmony and balance. It is important to remember that the practitioner does not heal but is the facilitator for the healing.聽
Under body and full body strokes also help to free the energy, make the body soft, promoting free and abundant flow of life energy in the recipient. According to Huna philosophy, energy also gets blocked in the joints. Gentle stretches of the body and gentle rotations of the joints are therefore also incorporated to assist the release of tensions and assist the flow of energy, once again not forcing, but feeling the level of the clients resistance or comfort. The masseuse may also hum at various points during the Lomi Lomi as the vibrating and amplified energy that results also aids the release of blockages.聽
Dance work or hula movements, combined with the breath work of the practitioner are also important and integral aspects of Lomi Lomi. The reason for the hula type dance around the table whilst massaging is not just because it looks cute! The movements are all important to assisting the energy flow both within the practitioner and recipient and helps keep the energy at a high level. This combined with breathing techniques by the masseuse are also important in assisting the energy flow. The sharing of the breath, the essence of the Creator or universal energy, whatever name you like to give it, is an old Hawaiian custom and greatly enhances the energy flow once again.聽
Because the practitioner works intuitively, a massage may be slow and very relaxing or at times it may be a little faster and therefore more invigorating and enlivening to the body. Sometimes the recipient may experience an emotional release as the massage can release and shift negative emotions, negative beliefs and other “stuff” that has been stored in the cells of the body, with the healing effects of the massage continuing long after the massage is over.

Lava Shell Massage

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Lava shell massage is similar to hot stone massage. Instead of stones, the therapist will use between one and four heated tiger striped clam shells from the Philippines to massage your body. The therapist can use different parts of these pretty shells to complement various massage strokes. The knob on the back of the shell can be used to work away at tight knots. The smooth surface of the shell is ideal for applying gentle pressure to calves and arms, and you might feel the therapist using the narrow edge of the lava shell to work around tense shoulder blades or between your toes.


How are the shells heated?
Each lava shell has a rubber cap on the bottom. The therapist inserts a sachet of algae, minerals and dried sea kelp into the shell, and adds an activator liquid. The chemical reaction between the activator and the “lava gel” sachet creates heat that can last up to a couple of hours.


Who would enjoy a lava shell massage?
Anyone with tense muscles — the heat from the lava shells will gently relax and smooth away those knots. The shells naturally give off calcium ions when heated, which transfer to your skin during the massage. Calcium can help to firm and regenerate the skin — a nice bonus.


Where do all those shells come from? Is this treatment bad for the environment?
Lava shell massage is being billed its creators Spa Revolutions as an “eco-friendly” treatment. Tiger striped clams have been harvested for food in the Philippines for hundreds of years. The shells used to be thrown away but are now being recycled as a massage tool.聽
Lava Shell Massage is a relaxing massage that uses heat, like hot stone massage and La Stone Therapy. During a Lava Shell Massage, the therapist uses real shells from the Philippines to gently massage your body.聽
The heat comes from inside the Lava Shells due to a mixture of a minerals and algae with salt water and essential oils. When they are combined inside the shell, it creates a chemical reaction that causes heat for one or two hours.聽

B-Cure Laser

For the rapid, non-invasive and efficient treatment of pain, wounds, burns, sports injuries, inflammation, acne, and skin rejuvenation, I offer to use the first portable soft laser device in the world with the healing power equal to that of a full-sized, stationary, expensive soft-laser machines used only in hospitals and prestigious care facilities.

Soft Laser is a low level laser beam in the range of 1-1000mW. It moves in one phase and in one direction with one defined wavelength.The soft laser penetrates the skin without heating or hurting the skin while affecting the skin’s surface. Soft laser treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms on a cellular and systemic level. The result: every kind of cell receives the energy required for activation of its optimal functioning in the body, thus allowing it to “self-heal” and naturally overcome specific problems, whether it be back pain, inflammation, wounds, or needed skin renewal and rejuvenation.

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