Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is fairly common after the treatment, and that you should drink plenty of water to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique)
Manual Lymph Drainage (Vodder Technique) is a gentle manual treatment that improves the activity of the lymph vessels with mild mechanical stretches on the wall of the lymph collectors. This technique can increase lymph production and lymph movement as well as venous return. MLD can have a soothing effect on the nervous system, an analgesic effect in areas of trauma and can help break up fibrotic tissue.
I am certified to use Manual Lymph Drainage to address issues related to:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Migraine headaches
- Cellulite / Lipedema
- Post-traumatic swelling
- Post-surgical swelling
Massage Cupping may be included with any Therapeutic Massage service. By creating suction and negative pressure, Massage Cupping therapy is used to relax tight muscles, loosen adhesions, lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids by opening lymphatic pathways. This versatile therapy can be easily modified to accomplish a range of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue and fascial release.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Foot Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right at your home, workplace or event. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. Seated massage eliminates the discomfort and awkwardness that may accompany disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making them convenient to fit into your busy schedule.