OmFLOAT is pleased to welcome Alisa Idoni, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), to our space. With more than 30 years of experience, Alisa brings professionalism and passion for the art of massage. She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) and specializes in Integrative therapies, Medical Massage modalities and Chair Massage. She is also a member of the American Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Alisa graduated from the Pittsburgh Center for Massage Therapy in October 1989 and started her own business with on-site table massage in 1991. In 2001 she returned to school at the Advanced Fuller School of Massage Therapy in Virginia Beach where she studied Ayurveda and Cranio-Sacral therapy. She later taught anatomy, physiology and pathology at the Virginia Career Institute. She is certified in Chair Massage having been trained directly by the original founder, David Palmer.
Alisa practices a wide variety of styles, including but not limited to Shiatsu, Polarity, Sports and Pregnancy massage. She works with her clients to customize the session to their needs. Sessions can be tailored to include areas of chronic tension as well as exclude areas where one prefers not to be touched.
In addition to extensive massage training, Alisa has degrees in theology and business management. She pulls it all together to honor the body and soul through massage. Her desire is for everyone to appreciate, reconnect and resonate with themselves through bodywork. When she’s not working, Alisa enjoys reading, yoga, being outdoors and spending time with her twins.
Chair massage uses a specifically designed chair that fully supports the body to easily access specific pressure points. Your therapist will offer sessions that both relax and energize the neuromuscular system.
Table massage sessions, especially pre- or post-natal, are performed on an ergonomically designed body cushion designed by an orthopedist to support you on your bone structure rather than the soft tissue.
All bodywork is done with the intention to err on the side of caution. Pressure used will be appropriate for the therapist to contact and release tension, tightness and constriction. Deeper pressure is not advised. Inform your therapist if there is anywhere you prefer her not to work; or if you prefer not to use the body cushion.
Massage is a powerful way to take charge of your health and wellness. Massage therapy can shift the metabolism of the body in such a way that blood pressure can be raised or lowered purposefully. Circulation can increase considerably. Please advise your therapist if you have a medical condition for which you are being treated by a doctor, and inform your therapist if you have any of the following: