You’ve spent a whole day working in the yard, or sitting in front of a computer at work, or on your feet in poor shoes for hours.  The causes are endless.  And the effects of these tasks:  a sore body, a tired mind, and a short fuse.  Everyone knows that none of these symptoms result in any sort of positive experience or condition for yourself, your body or those around you.  So what can you do?

How about a massage!  It’s a start anyway.  I mean, as the saying goes “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Back to about the massage…

Bath saltMassage therapy, by definition, is the manipulating of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.   In my terms, it’s an opportunity to give some love back to the body that carries you around and lets you abuse it daily.  Be good to your body!  It’s the only one you’ve got!

As a massage therapist with years of experience, I have a keen sense of common over-use issues of the human body.  And because I have worked with literally thousands of clients, I know a few tricks to help alleviate pain and stiffness.   With a mix of stretching, neuromuscular massage and positional release I can effectively relieve pain symptoms.  Or, if you’re looking for a nice relaxing massage, I can accommodate that as well.

The following modalities are available:

  • Therapeutic Massage – If you are wanting a relaxing, not-too-deep massage to help alleviate stress and slight discomforts of the body, then a Therapeutic Massage in the right choice for you.  It incorporates a gentler pressure and stretching to help relax the major muscle groups.  With complete relaxation a goal, don’t worry if you fall asleep and snore.  In my line of work, it’s a compliment!
  • Deep Tissue Massage – Do you have a nagging stiff neck or have pain in the low back?  How about you athletes out there?  After those tough workouts you could definitely use a massage to ensure the over worked muscles get a chance to reset.  Deeper work, usually incorporating Trigger Point Therapy and stretching, allows me to get into the belly of the muscle and release the trigger points.  By doing this, it will allow your muscle to function unrestricted again.
  • Prenatal Massage – Alright, ladies.  There is no doubt that other than in the first years of life, pregnancy is a time that our bodies change most rapidly.  With all of the shifting and growing going on, it takes a toll on our body.  Pregnancy Massage can help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with being a host to that little bambino that’s growing in your belly.  Utilizing a sideline position during the massage, we can focus on reducing the low back pain, sciatica and overall swelling and stiffness.
  • Lymphatic Drainage – Just the slightest touch is used in Lymphatic Drainage Massage.  The Lymph system does not have a pump (like the circulatory system has the heart) therefore, sometimes a little boost to the system is needed to clear clogged lymph nodes to help the body fight off an illness.  It can also help fluid move more freely and relieve edema symptoms.
  • Positional Release – This is another modality that uses lighter pressure.  Positional release is essentially locating the insertion and origin of the muscle that is causing pain and maneuvering them to allow the muscle to release without having to work directly on the trigger point.  It is so effective that I often incorporate this in to other types of massages.
  • Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy – Similar to Deep Tissue, a Trigger Point Massage usually requires deeper pressure.  Specifically, it requires more time on a specific area of concern.  Because of this, the massage session usually consists of a specific area of concern instead of covering a larger area during the allotted time.
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