Massage Therapy for Pain & Stress Management
A world of good for your body….
We all need touch to thrive, and massage therapy can be the answer to managing achy muscles, pain, injuries and countless other maladies.
Whether you are considering massage to address an injury, chronic pain, reduce stress, or to augment your current wellness program, each session is designed to meet your short and long term goals.
Below are various types of modalities I provide to create the perfect session for you. You can request specific modalities or tell me what you want to get out of your session and your session will be tailored to your needs.
A unique combination of techniques that address acute and chronic pain as a result of injury, accidents, muscle/postural imbalances and overuse. Myofascial release, trigger point therapy and muscle-energy techniques are integrated into a session to relieve pain, restore range of motion and to improve circulation.
Medical and Orthopedic Massage
Massage to address injuries resulting from auto-accidents, such as whiplash and back pain as prescribed by a medical doctor. Orthopedic massage addresses pain and discomfort associated with conditions such as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD), scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis and other musculoskeletal disorders.
General full body massage using effleurage, petrissage, kneading, vibration and tapotement to encourage circulation and muscle relaxation. Great for stress relief, relaxation and sore muscles.
A holistic approach to healing in the body, Integrative Massage addresses your entire Being. The use of rhythm, sound, breath work, imagery and verbal contact allow for a deeper body awareness, and gently emphasizes the interconnectedness of all aspects of You. Great when combined with Reiki.
Soothing and relaxing massage for expecting mothers, prenatal massage can help alleviate common complaints, such as sciatic pain, low back pain, insomnia, anxiety, and neck/shoulder tension. Considered safe during any stage of a healthy pregnancy, prenatal massage gently supports with nourishing touch.
- Improves circulation
- Reduces spasms
- Promotes relaxation
- Boosts immune system function
- Reduces pain
- Encourages lymph function
- Improves joint mobility
- Reduces swelling from strains/sprains
- Enhances sports performance
- Decreases inflammation
- and more!
Contraindications for Massage
Due to the therapeutic nature of massage, certain types of conditions are not recommended for bodywork. Please check with your doctor first to make sure massage will not result in unnecessary complications or risks to your health if you have, or suspect you have any of the following conditions:
- Recent surgery (need doctor’s note)
- Infection (viral, bacterial, respiratory, skin, etc.)
- Communicable illness (common cold, flu, chicken pox, etc.)
- Broken or fractured bones
- Open gashes or wounds
- Cancer (need Oncology doctor’s note)
- High risk pregnancy