My Services and Modalities
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving lymphatic drainage.
- Reducing muscular tension
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. The Therapist works with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients.
Active Release Techniques
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
It prevents muscle and tendon injuries.
It reduces the strain and discomfort of training and chronic strain patterns. allowing a quicker return to maximum training levels. It enables the athlete to recover more quickly from myofascial injury with less chance of chronic problems returning. It enhances a preventive approach to athletic training whereby soft tissues are free of trigger points and adhesions, thus contributing toward the improvement of peak neuromuscular functioning.
Preventative massage stimulates circulation, calms nervous tension, and prepares the athlete for optimal performance while reducing the chances of injury.
Preventative massage relieves soreness and assists in the removal of lactic acid and other waste products.
Training massage focuses on the prevention of developing chronic injuries and aids in the healing process of current ones.
The focus of the work is to release restrictions within the fascia, or
connective tissue, which envelops the muscles, bones, ligaments, and organs. Rather than focusing on specific muscles and their origins and insertions. MFR requires no oil and is very slow. The actual strokes are quite different because you are molding into the tissue to grab and move fascia, rather than working only muscle.