"Soothing" Signature Massage is a customized session to address 1or 2 specific points of concern incorporated into a very relaxing and therapeutic bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion or fascia work 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.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the spine and joints of the body and it's surrounding soft tissues. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves various assessments by measuring joints and testing muscles, then working to release 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. This technique would be beneficial to consider pre-operative, Post operative total joint replacements and to increase range of motions and decrease scar tissue restrictions.
Oncology Massage is a specific light touch massage developed specifically for patients undergoing cancer care treatment. Cancer patients have unique needs as well as considerations of skin integrity which must be addressed to make sure that massage is beneficial. Sometimes the focus of massage is pure relaxation allowing for mind, body and spirit connection as well as allowing the body to "unwind" and repair the Central Nervous System. At other times, it is appropriate to work on tissue restrictions due to scarring and surgeries. This depends on the client's health condition and recovery, at which time specific manual techniques may be appropriate. I focus my attention on light or gentle touch, creating a nurturing environment for you to relax into. This is to avoid an chemical toxic overload to the organs. Often times, Lymphatic tecniques, Myofascial and Craniosacral techniques will be incorporated throughout this session.
*Specific health history is requested to be regularly updated.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful bodywork technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and physical, mental-emotional stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull which travels through the dural tube which houses the spinal cord down to the sacrum (tail-bone). This was Developed by physician William Sutherland. More recently Dr. John Upledger DO,OMM has advanced this work with modern research. This therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
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. PNMT - Precision NeuroMuscular Therapy is a specific treatment to isolated muscles at their attachments to improve muscle function restore joint motion and relieve pain.
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, nerve, joint and organ in the body, Imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your muscles, joints, posture and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, Myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, recovery following a surgery, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness. This service also compliments the work of MLD therapists (Manual Lymphatic Drainage). These specialized therapists work directly with people diagnosed with Lymphedema and have completed therapy sessions for managing the swelling known as "Edema" by using compression bandages or "sleeves" as part of their treatment to minimize the amount of swelling in a body part.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension without climbing on a massage table and you stay fully dressed. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic massage "chair". 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. These sessions tend to focus on head, neck, shoulders and back issues due to the nature which you will be positioned.