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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
I've studied under the teachings of John Barnes and his MFR techniques.
Sessions can range anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes of treatment.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.
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Cupping is an ancient form of alternative therapy widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
There are a few different types and methods of cupping. I personally use the dry cupping technique. It involves adding small cups to the body using suction to adhere to the skin.
The main benefits of cupping include :
Increase localized blood flow
Removing dead blood cells,toxins within various tissues
Assist in breaking up adhesions within the various tissues, which can result in decreased pain and freer range of motion within the muscle, tissues and accompanying joint
Removing stagnation and blockage of Qi(vital life energy), fluid, lymph, and blood.
As with any type of therapy there are a few contraindications such as individuals on blood pressure medication, or open cuts, and pregnancy points. Otherwise, it is a safe and painless process that may leave marks on the applied areas. These marks are not broken tissue such as with a bruise,rather they are simply marks of stagnate blood that have been brought to the surface of the skin.
I've gotten great results personally and in my practice.
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IASTM stands for instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization.
In my treatments I find the use of tools to benefit both the client and practitioner.
This is also an ancient form of alternative therapy widely used in TCM. It involves the use of stainless steel tools to assist in the breaking up of adhesions throughout the tissue. Many PT's massage therapist, and chiropractors incorporate these tools into their practices.
This technique is referred to as Gua Sha in TCM and similar to Graston Technique that is used in many therapy practices today.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
You also do not have to be an athlete to experience this type of work. My sports massage usually involves range of motion and stretching of the joints and tissues to free up any restrictions. There may be deep tissue and myofascial techniques that are used during the session.
I recommend wearing what you might wear to workout in to the session.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
CBD cream may be added to specific body parts or used in a full body treatment.
Please feel free to contact me for more information and pricing.
Hot Stone Therapy
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Developed by physical therapist Bonnie Pruden in 1976, myotherapy involves applying focused pressure onto specific points of the body called "trigger points". Trigger points are places in the body that can cause pain to other areas of the body. For instance a trigger point on the hamstring might cause pain in the lower back. These trigger points are dissolved by applying direct pressure to the muscle for several seconds with either the hands, fingers, or elbows. Through several sessions of myotherapy, trigger points are eliminated, restoring full function and health to the body.