My many years of experience and education working in the physical therapy and chiropractic clinics has helped to shape the ways I can be of service to my clients.
My personal style, compassion, knowledge, ability to think outside the box and look at the root causes and effects makes give me an edge in massage therapy.
I’ll make sure that your massage experience will be warm and relaxing. Your comfort, safety and confidence are always of the upmost importance to me.
I have relationships with other practitioners in case I need to outsource a client who may need help in a other areas.
I offer the following types of massage therapies:
- deep tissue/sports,
- trigger point,
- reflexology and
- hot stone massage
Your sessions are customized to fit your individual needs and goals.
Our Massage Therapy Techniques
Relaxing massage using the basic massage strokes of effleurage, petrissage and tapotement. Swedish massage is restorative, increases blood flow and oxygen exchange, while the overall effect decreases blood pressure and affects a feeling of well being.
Deep Tissue or Sports Massage
Deep tissue/sports massage is aimed at deeper muscle layers and connective tissues. It is primarily used in the recovery of muscle fatigue and to release chronic muscle tension in the body. It treats soft tissue injury and enhances muscle performance in sports and in daily activities. It relaxes tightened and restricted movement, thereby improving flexibility and range of motion. It loosens muscle tissues, releases toxins from muscles and stimulates blood and oxygen exchanges.
Reflexology is a technique/method involving the practice of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet, or sometimes the hands and ears. This is done with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health. Reflexology is a wonderful pain reliever. It is said this is achieved because the body is stimulated to release endorphins that are produced in the brain.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger point technique is used in combination with classic massage techniques. It involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in either the immediate or other related parts of the body. The concentrated finger pressure or specialized tools to “trigger points” aides in breaking up cycles of spasm and pain.
Propreoceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF): is a series of diagonal patterning that facilitates reeducation of the muscles in order to relieve musculotendinous and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Resisted and active exercises in diagonal patterns simulate all the movements of that particular joint and muscular area to reeducate the tissues to perform the activities they are intended, reducing pain and restriction. These “exercises” are incorporated into your massage to facilitate increased ROM and functionality.
Orthopedic massage treatment involves an assessment of the area of pain/injury. By utilizing a combination of cross fiber friction, direct pressure, compression, and passive and active stretching techniques. The therapist aids the client in reducing pain and increasing ROM (range of motion) and returning the muscle tissue to a healthy state.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release.