"Redefining the power of massage therapy and healing the mind through the power of touch"
As a registered massage therapist, I integrate a variety of techniques to address your individual concerns. I have experience working with a variety of conditions including chronic pain, whiplash, headaches and migraines, sciatic pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, joint pain, arthritis, venous insufficiencies and circulatory issues, neurological disorders, (nerve pain) scoliosis, stress/anxiety/depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, strained/sprained rotators, and more.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique used to address issues in deeper soft tissue and fascial layers of the body. Muscle spasms, adhesions, and accumulated tension, are all treated with deep tissue massage with a common goal of restoring full function and pain-free motion to the affected areas. Deep tissue does not necessarily mean deep pressure, but rather a gradual, concentrated, specific manner of working in the tissue that allows for more permanent changes to occur.
Neuromuscular Therapy is a technique used to restore balance in the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Injury, trauma, postural habits, stress, and poor circulation are some of the factors that influence our body’s function. In response to an injury or trauma event, the body involuntarily reacts to protect the area, to prevent the injury from reoccurring. It does this through activating the sympathetic nervous system: the part of our nervous system that is responsible for the “fight-or-flight” state. As this neurological programming takes hold, the mind-body moves into a state of coping, and gradually the body adopts a habitual, unconscious pattern. Trigger-Point Release is an example of a neuromuscular technique that releases tension, and restores neuromuscular balance and communication between the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic Massage is not itself a technique, but an approach that follows a protocol of evaluation and treatment for several musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. This includes a thorough orthopedic assessment similarly used by physicians, applying specific treatment based on orthopedic testing results, and determining a course of treatment suited to the specific information gathered in the session. This clinical approach gives me as a therapist leverage in being able to properly assess an injury and therefore treat it as efficiently as possible, as well as make appropriate referrals to speed recovery or simply improve an overall level of health. The basic goal is always to help the patient get back to their normal function and desired activity, and my goal, is to restore health and function to an even higher state then before the injury. I always take the time to give remedial exercises and take-home self-care practices that can help each patient maintain and integrate what we’ve accomplished during treatment sessions.