I offer a range of massage therapy services tailored to each client's unique needs:
- Deep Tissue - treats specific muscular-skeletal complaints and relieves severe tension in the muscle and connective tissue. This style of massage addresses both the surface and deep layers of muscle but is designed to focus on the muscles located underneath the superficial muscles. Athletes or those who are involved in heavy physical activity respond very well to deep tissue.
- Swedish/Relaxing - increases oxygen flow in the blood and releases toxins from the muscles. A more superficial massage, it also stimulates circulation and lymph flow while relaxing the muscles. This style of massage is great for those who are looking for a general "feel good" treatment or post event individuals wanting to shorten their recovery time.
- Myofascial - seeks to rebalance the body by relieving tension in the fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds each muscle and interconnects the internal structures of the body much like yarn in a sweater). Injuries, stress, trauma, and poor posture can cause
restriction to fascia and myofascial helps release these blockages with a combination of stretches and holds.
- Reflexology - relieves pain
by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet, hands and ears that connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. This
controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the
absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as
effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may
be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.
- Traditional Thai Massage - incorporates a combination of pressure points, energy meridian work, and
yoga-like stretching for an invigorating and balancing experience. Because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches,
it is also referred to as Thai Yoga Massage or Lazy Man's Yoga. Thai Massage differs from other massage
modalities in that there is no oil used, that the practitioner uses a
mat on the floor and that the client remains comfortably clothed
throughout the session. The benefits include: relaxation, stress
reduction, increased energy, improved circulation, increased
flexibility, improved range of motion and a centered body and mind.
- Cupping Therapy - pulls blood stagnation, lactic acid and other metabolic wastes from the deeper layers of tissue. Glass cups are applied to the skin and creates a vacuum which helps bring new blood to specific areas to help heal and repair tissue. This is a great treatment to use in conjunction with massage to help move stagnation in stubborn areas.
I specialize in helping people recover from sports related injuries and workplace injuries caused by repetitive motion and poor posture. A firm believer in everyday stretching, I can recommend specific stretches or exercises to assist in the recovery process.