Therapeutic massages are designed to solve problems. If you have chronic pain that is not due to a specific medical condition, there’s a great chance that the root lies in your muscles. Before your massage you’ll be asked about what you feel and when you feel it. During the course of the massage, I’ll look for possible causes of your pain and try to unwind them. You’ll leave equipped with an explanation of anything the session uncovered, as well as advice on how to address your specific pain(s) through stretches or exercises. Get relief and empowerment in one session!
Neuromuscular Therapy technique is used to restore balance to the nervous system and musculoskeletal systems. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress can influence nerve transmission and therefore overall function of the body. Based on symptoms, palpation and evaluation, I may apply this technique to address what are called Trigger Points, or very specific areas of irritation.
Applying very specific pressure, I am able to eliminate the irritation and restore normal nerve and muscular function. Studies have shown that most pain and discomfort in the body is caused by these Trigger Points located outside of the areas of sensation. For this reason, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy can be the answer for many people who have had longstanding pain that has otherwise been untreatable.
From Iron Man triathletes to weekend warriors, more people are incorporating Sports Massage into their athletic routines. The focus of this technique is to improve circulation, flexibility and range of motion, decrease recovery time from training, prevent injury, and improve muscular efficiency which will result in better performance.
I work closely with you to determine if stretching or strengthening exercises will compliment your routine or help you to meet your performance goals.
Sports Massage treatments are often used during training and before and after a particular event to prevent injury in improve performance and recovery.
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique used to address injury or issues occurring in the deeper soft tissue and fascial layers of the body. Scarring, adhesions, and muscular spasm are all treated with various forms of Deep Tissue Massage, all with the goal of restoring normal function and motion to the areas affected. Deep tissue does not necessarily mean deep pressure, but rather a concentrated, specific manner of working in the deeper layers of the body to allow for more permanent changes to occur.
Because this technique is very specific, some discomfort may be experienced for up to 24-36 hours following a session. We recommend that the client drink plenty of water following a session to expedite the elimination of metabolic wastes from the blood stream and therefore speed recovery
Myofascial Release technique addresses superficial to deep layers of connective tissue of the body known as fascia. This web of connective tissue surrounds and connects all of the muscles, organs, and other skeletal structures. Because of the interconnected nature of this tissue, restrictions in one area can eventually spread to other areas of the body, causing postural distortions that can lead to chronic pain patterns.
During the use of this technique, the fascia is directly manipulated with the goal of allowing the connective tissue fibers to reorganize and align themselves in a more flexible and functional manner. This technique will unwind deep holding patterns in the body, which will allow for greater movement and freedom in the body.
Orthopedic Massage incorporates a variety of techniques to treat various issues in the musculoskeletal system. This protocol includes; review of your physical history, evaluation of injury, range of motion measurement, muscle strength testing, and posture assessment. A specific treatment plan is then based on these results.
Active Isolated stretching
Active Isolated stretching is a technique that helps people maximize the effectiveness of stretching without causing the sort of discomfort that keeps a lot of us away from it.