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,
Kinesio Taping is a revolutionary method for the treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and chronic pain syndromes. The therapeutic benefits of Kinesio Taping are due to its muscular stabilization and support, as well as its stimulation of subcutaneous blood flow and lymphatic drainage. It relieves pain by alleviating pressure and irritation on nerve fibers and pain receptors. The method promotes healing by its direct beneficial action on muscle and circulatory physiology.
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.
Techniques designed to create space, increase range of motion and ease of movement, reduce scar tissue build up, reduce pain, and increase circulation for healing skin, fascia and muscles. This approach can be applied to all scars, including those created from cancer treatment.
Cell Regeneration is a process of mobilizing and directing energy to stimulate your body's natural healing. In this modality the body will accept only the correction that is needed to create a perfect balance throughout the total being. This balance may be achieved during the session or later as the energy continues to work long after the session is over. Learn more at regeneration.info/.
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.
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.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord, and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of conditions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.