Here is a brief overview of the massage modalities I make available to my clients. If you are interested in a particular type of treatment, please ask. All treatment plans are custom designed to address your unique needs and help you achieve your goals.
One of the most
commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, swedish massage is a
system of treatment designed to relax the body and stimulate
circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used
to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapists use a
combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping
movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin.
The many benefits of swedish massage may include generalized
relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved
circulation, which can speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
deep tissue massage
massage affects the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. This technique
requires advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and
physiology. Deep tissue can help with chronic muscular pain, injury
rehabilitation and can reduce inflammation-related pain. This type of
massage is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s
central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Neuromuscular
therapy can help individuals who experience chronic pain due to muscular
imbalance. It is also used to locate and release muscle tension and
spasms, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the
strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, improve
postural alignment and restore flexibility to the tissues.
release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and
movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial
restrictions. First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing your
posture and body symmetry, followed by the palpation of the tissue
texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial
tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the
restriction. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in
the relief of neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis,
neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and