Swedish massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oil or lotion with an array of strokes such as gliding, 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, and greater flexibility.
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. Note: no oil or lotion application is necessary for this modality.
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.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on releasing contraction knots in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension that are located in the belly of a muscle or near a musculotendinous junction. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress, and can cause referral pain and muscle weakness. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite uncomfortable at times, yet the effects are significant.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of connective 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. Deep tissue massage is not to be confused with deep pressure massage, and can often be achieved via gentle, sustained pressure techniques.
Pregnancy or prenatal 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 expectant mother, this form of massage helps relieve the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are significant, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body and the overall kinetic chain. Orthopedic massage involves lengthening tight muscles and tendons, decompressing rigid joints, and facilitating healthy muscular activity to support joints. The 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.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the senior population. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase joint range of motion. Geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been compromised due to the aging process.
Sports massage is a type of massage designed for people who engage in athletic activities. Engaging in sports 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 pain 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.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing muscle tension, especially in the neck, shoulders, back, and arms/hands. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I can either bring to your location or utilize in my studio. Employers: I offer corporate chair massage events directly at your business location. This is an excellent way to promote the well-being of your employees. Please contact me for more details.