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  • Do you experience chronic pain?

  • Do you feel like a regular massage is not enough?

  • Do you need help to take charge of your health?

Then Swedish Balance is for you!

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Kicki Hjortmarker

Experienced holistic integrative Massage Therapist for Body/Mind healing.

Kicki provides a combination of bodywork modalities- and techniques such as

Neuromuscular massage therapy,

Craniosacral Therapy and

Hypnotherapy for both physical- and emotional trauma.

Physical pain and emotional trauma often come together, and to resolve chronic  pain, we often have to involve the mind: Who hasn't had grueling thoughts and feelings regarding their pain and agony? The mind and body is simply inseparable.

However, when you first make a decision to get help and do something about your discomfort, whether you're dealing with back pain, neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, headaches, or just general tension and stress, we start where you're at; if you're just looking for some quick relief and you're not ready to dive deeper into a healing process, that is absolutely fine too.

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Why integrate different techniques?

While NMT, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a very effective healing method, the body often needs more than one type of treatment to heal, especially if your injury is chronic and you have been in pain for a long time.


Maybe you tried Trigger Point Therapy before, and it helped for a while, and then you stopped benefiting from the treatments for unknown reasons. I therefore integrate other healing methods.


I often integrate Craniosacral Therapy; a method to work with the Central Nervous System, Myofascial Release; a form of Deep Tissu​e work to release muscle and fascia, and Somato Emotional Release; a true full body/mind method to release emotional, spiritual, and physical trauma stored in body tissues.

I also may use techniq​ues such as Cupping, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage,, Reflexology, and Acupressure for increased blood-, energy-, and lymph flow.


I am further a Reiki master and may, with your permission, use Reiki energy as a healing aid.

What does Swedish Balance bodywork treat?
  • Low back pain

  • Headaches

  • Neck pain

  • TMJd

  • Disc degeneration discomfort

  • Hip pain

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Sciatica

  • Nerve pain, such as tingling in arms, fingers, legs.

  • Pain between the shoulder blades. 

  • Knee pain

  • Anxiety

  • Stomach and bowel issues

  • And more.....


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