I combine various treatment techniques to address your specific therapeutic needs in an approach called "Integrative Massage." The treatment techniques I use most frequently include,
Myofascial release is a gentle form of therapy that addresses restrictions in the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body. The fascia is an extremely tough tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, and organ. Fascial restrictions can result from accidents, injuries, repetitive stress, and surgical or traumatic scarring. Any of these traumas can cause the fascial tissue to bind, exerting abnormal pressure, tension, and pain. Myofascial release promotes the relaxation of bound fascia and the relief of the associated tension and pain.
A type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. With chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and cause inflammation. Deep-tissue massage breaks down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Lymph drainage therapy is a gentle, light-touch, and powerful technique that promotes natural lymph movement and circulation. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that carries toxins away from healthy cells and moves germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses. Lymph drainage therapy can provide relief from chronic inflammation, supports pre- and post-surgical recovery, scar and trauma management. For cancer patients, lymph drainage therapy provides pain relief and aids in detoxifying the body after chemotherapy.
A firm but gentle pressure to ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation. Swedish massage uses long, gliding strokes, kneading of individual muscles, and friction. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical.