I welcome clients of all gender identities, sizes, shapes, or physical abilities. I provide a space and time completely dedicated to your needs. Before each session we will discuss what is going on with your body and what your goals are. I custom tailor each treatment, and depending on the session, I incorporate elements of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, relaxation massage and facilitated stretching to release pain, tension and stress from the body. No two session are the same. Clients leave sessions more relaxed, with better alignment and flexibility, and with more ease of movement.
I help clients seeking relief from-
- Stress induced pain, tension or anxiety
- Injuries from repetitive motion
- Frozen shoulder syndrome
- Carpal Tunel issues
- Sciatic pain
- TMJ disorders
- Sports related injuries
- Tension Headaches
Myofascial Release- Fascia is a web of connective tissues, made up of collagen fibers. Fascia resides under the deepest layer of our skin, it also covers our bones, wraps our individual muscles, encloses and separates muscles into groups, and encases our organs. Fascia is naturally thicker in certain areas of the body and thinner in others. It can become stiff, sticky, bunched up, or twisted which in turn can exert a force of tension and pull on the the entire structure of the body. I work to release these facial pulls by gently rocking the body, by applying direct pressure to one area while stretching tissue in other direction, by moving, stretching or applying traction to individual limbs, or by rolling or gently twisting the skin. All of this work is done without oils or lotions so that all the layers of connective tissue can be addressed.
Deep tissue- Deep tissue work does not mean painful work. Pain is counter productive to healing the body and I do not want any technique I use to cause pain to a client. From the superficial layers of the body I apply firm, steady pressure in order to sink slowly down into deeper layers of muscle tissue. Once at the deeper layer, I apply a steady, direct pressure to break up adhesion and soften the muscle. Sometimes stretching accompanies the direct pressure to assist in separating muscles that may have become stuck to one another. Sometimes grasping and kneading individual muscles is utilized to soften tissues. This work is also usually performed without oils or lotions
Trigger point therapy- At any time during our session a trigger point may be encountered. A trigger point is a hyper sensitive area within a muscles which cause intense, localized pain and may also refer pain to other parts of the body. I apply, direct, firm, exact pressure until it diminishes and disappears.
Relaxation Massage- The body does its best healing when in a state of relaxation. After myofascial or deep tissue work, oil is applied to the skin and muscles are glided over and smoothed out. The face and scalp are massaged to encourage deep relaxation and to allow the body to adjust to the work. Depending on the needs of the client, more or less time is spent in relaxation techniques.