Based on your therapeutic needs, each individually tailored massage may contain some or all of the
Blissfully relaxing and therapeutic, this is the most common style of Western massage. Oil or lotion is applied to the body with firm, soothing pressure. Long, gliding strokes and muscle kneading are applied to increase circulation, release tight muscles, relieve pain and banish stress.
Swedish massage is highly adaptable. It can be slow and relaxing, or deep and vigorous, depending on the needs and preferences of the client. It is used as a base for most of my treatments, often bookending deeper, more intense work.
Deep Tissue Massage
This treatment involves firm, direct pressure, friction. and stretching to release adhesions in the deeper muscle layers and connective tissue. More relaxing techniques are interspersed with the deeper work.
A vigorous combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, with a focus on the needs of the athlete. Deep and rhythmic massage reduces trigger points and adhesions in the soft tissue, preventing injury and enhancing peak neuromuscular function.
Pre-event massage stimulates circulation, calms nervous tension and warms up the tissues for optimal performance with a reduced chance of injury.
Post-event massage assists recovery from hard training and competition.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a hyper-irritable, tender spot located in a tight band of muscle fiber. It is so named because it "triggers" a painful response, affecting not only the muscle where it is located, but also causing referred pain to other areas. The most common example is when a trigger point in the neck or shoulder refers pain upwards, causing a headache.
Trigger points are treated by applying deep, static pressure and repetitive stroking along the muscle fiber, followed by heat and stretching.
Long standing trigger points may require more than one session to treat.
As trigger point therapy can be uncomfortable, only a few body parts are treated at a time, incorporated into a more relaxing treatment.