Why Visit a Massage Therapist?
Massage therapists help clients by using touch to understand your muscle tension and manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Utilizing various techniques, massage therapists help to relieve pain, heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.
Your massage therapist will work with you to decide the best way to address your muscle tension causing pain. For some injuries, it may take 2-3 sessions before your massage therapist can safely address some deeper soft tissue structures causing pain. When receiving your massage, always communicate your preference for dept of massage.
Common Conditions Massage Can Help With
- Physical pain such as muscle tension, back pain, neck, shoulders, elbows & knees
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Sports injuries
- Headaches & Migraines
- Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Carpal Tunnel
Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massage/deep tissue does not need to cause a high level of pain or discomfort to get results. This type of massage is for deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. The pressure a client will experience will be more intense than a relaxation massage.
Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage
- Reduced muscle tension.
- Improved circulation.
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system.
- Reduction of stress hormones.
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility.
- Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries.
What Conditions Can Be Treated?
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle spasms
- Sprains and strains
- Sport, work, and motor vehicle injuries
- Repetitive strain injury
- Back and neck pain
- Upper and lower extremity complaints
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Pregnancy discomfort
- Stress relief
- Wellness and prevention
Sports massage is manual manipulation of the muscles focused toward helping people who have physically demanding sports, training schedules or hobbies. This kind of therapeutic massage considers the impact of certain activities on specific joints, muscle groups, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue groups.
Sports Massage vs. Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage
Sports massage, is a targeted massage approach that focuses on specific areas of the body that are in need of healing or relief.Deep tissue/Therapeutic massage is often address the entire upper to lower body vs. focusing on a specific area of the body.
How Often Should You Get a Sports Massage?
It really depends on the intensity and frequency of your sport or training activities. Consider that elite athletes receive about one massage per wee and serious amateur athletes receive a massage every 1-2 weeks. For most of us once every 4-6 weeks is usually sufficient.
Benefits of Sports Massage
- Reduction in muscle tension, muscular pain and discomfort
- Increased range of motion, leading to enhanced performance.
- Decreased muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise or physical activity
- Reduced recovery time post injury
- Increased levels of relaxation and reduction in physical and psychological stress levels
- Aids sleep quantity and quality.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
How can you benefit from Cranio Sacral Therapy?
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system, which has been shown to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, as well as many other systems of the body, such as digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, circulatory, and more.
Why Consider Cranio Sacral Therapy?
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
Massage And Sound Wellness
Sound Wellness is a holistic modality that uses techniques based on sound and music to bring your body, mind, emotions and spirit back into harmony. Sound Wellness incorporates the use of specific techniques – techniques that involve the use of sound healing and sound therapy, techniques that support the creation of health, harmony, wholeness and balance in peoples’ lives. The methods used by Sound Wellness Practitioners connect with the body’s innate ability to respond to sound and to heal.
Sound Wellness was created to support this vision of holistic health. Sound Wellness is a safe, effective way for people to create health, wholeness, balance and harmony in their life. Your massage therapist will work with you to decide the best way to address your muscle tension causing pain. When receiving your massage, always communicate your preferences to your therapist.
How Are Sounds Created?
Sound Wellness uses an array of sound tools including the voice, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, and engineered music. Sessions incorporating Sound Wellness offer extraordinary experiences.
Why Are Turning Forks Used?
Tuning forks are vibrational tools that introduces specific healing frequencies to the body in a gentle and non invasive way. The client benefits by experiencing a deeper relaxation response and less pain as I am able to massage deeper into their muscles with less pain.
How long will the treatment be?
To give adequate time to integrate the experience, an minimum of 60 minutes is recommended.
Massage therapy sessions specifically tailored to expectant mothers. Prenatal massages are adapted for the anatomical changes you go through during pregnancy. Prenatal massage is safe with a wide range of benefits.
Their are many benefits to prenatal/pregnancy massage. Getting good quality sleep becomes harder and harder as your pregnancy progresses. Prenatal massage relaxes the nervous system and releases feel good hormones.
When Should I Get a Prenatal Massage?
In our office, expectant mothers can begin receiving prenatal massages after their first trimester. Your massage therapist will make appropriate modifications to your treatment to accommodate your needs. During a prenatal massage, the therapist will avoid using deep pressure on your abdomen and legs.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
- Improves insomnia.
- Improves joint pain.
- Improves neck and back pain.
- Improves leg cramping.
- Improves sciatica.
- Improves swelling in your hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn’t a result of preeclampsia).
- Improves carpal tunnel pain.
- Improves headaches and sinus congestion.