Your session will focus on Wellness, Relaxation, and Pain Relief and will draw from a variety of therapies depending on your needs.
Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor. I may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but I focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from injury.
Neuromuscular Therapy is a system of specific tissue manipulation that balances the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems. It addresses chronic pain patterns, stress and postural distortions that debilitate and greatly reduce the quality of our lives. Sessions include in-depth postural analysis in order to understand the underlying causes of pain and discomfort and development of a treatment plan tailored to the client’s specific needs.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
CranioSacral Therapy is a bodywork method that focuses on gently stimulating your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system. CST effectively complements your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including:
Therapeutic Movement Therapy
Therapeutic Movement Therapy draws on the work and principals of Feldenkrais and provides specific movement protocols that teach clients to consciously run neuro pathways that gently correct postural imbalances that result in pain patterns. This work is the missing piece in most massage and bodywork and can be very helpful in recovering from injury, frozen shoulder, repetitive motion strain and back, knee and shoulder surgeries.
Energy Dynamics of the Psyche works to gently release emotional and mental holding patterns and to balance the Energy System of the Body. Postural patterns stem not only from physical causes but are a reflection of our mental and emotional programming. By raising awareness of the mind-body connection through gentle touch this work can bring about an enhanced awareness of self and a greater sense of freedom and well-being.
“Healing of the physical without change in the mental and spiritual aspects
brings little real help to the individual in the end.” – Edgar Cayce
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.