Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
It can be effective for relaxation and rehabilitation.
After consulting with you, I will develop a plan to best help you. I will perform my massage using a combination of the below techniques.
Swedish Massage combines light to medium pressure with long strokes to calm the nervous system, promote relaxation, boost your mood, stimulate your blood circulation and lymphatic systems, and keep muscle tissues more supple. It is most effective when you receive it on a regular basis.
Deep Tissue Massage concentrates on the deeper layers of tissue to relieve tension and increase blood flow. It is performed on a specific area of the body and concentrates on getting down to the deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It is very slow but effective at breaking up adhesions and scar tissue. It should not be confused with a deep pressure Swedish massage.
Neuromuscular Therapy is also referred to as trigger point therapy. Trigger points are a component of muscle pain in 93% of muscle pains seen in pain clinics and 85% of the time, trigger points are the SOLE cause of such pain. Trigger points are small “knots” in your muscles that when compressed create referred pain locally or to other areas of your body.