Somatic Massage Therapy Services provides a range of massage techniques including:

A smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension. This modality is a general overall well being massage.

Using creams or oils, Relaxation massage generally employs long gliding strokes as well as kneading  and compression of the soft tissues of the body.The benefits of Relaxation therapeutic massage are numerous. It is very effective in stress reduction and the relief of tension.

The use of the various Relaxation strokes push more blood into circulation, therefore aiding and improving the efficiency of the circulatory system. It also helps move lymph through the body thus boosting the immune system. It helps ligaments and tendons to soften and become more elastic, increasing joint mobility and flexibility.

Relaxation massage directly affects the muscle tissue, relaxing and reducing tension and soreness in the muscles.We generally recommend Relaxation massage to those who wish to take a break from the tensions and stresses of everyday life and want to do something healthy and wonderful for themselves. It is an excellent way to maintain an increased level of well-being.

Is a paramedical treatment that helps to restore function to injured “soft tissues” (muscles, tendons and ligaments).

Therapy may involve the use of various types of Massage, as well as a range of other physical treatments to assist your recovery.

In addition, you may be asked to perform some stretches at home to assist the process of recovery.

 

Combines different Massage techniques to enhance sports performance and recuperation. An effective component of any training program.

This modality is a blending of several different techniques used to address the various needs of the individual athlete. By targeting the various muscle groups that the athlete uses in his/her sport with stretching, deep tissue work and various Range of Motion Techniques, flexibility and circulation are increased and soreness and pain are decreased. By keeping the muscles lengthened and out of spasm (which shortens the muscle fibers), the muscles maintain maximum firing power to do their work.

Sports massage is wonderful as a pre-event conditioning adjunct as well as a post event soreness/pain reduction modality.  In our clinics we see a wide variety of athletes/performers including marathon runners, swimmers, soccer players, weight trainers, tennis players, golfers, hockey players, dancers, lacrosse players, skiers, and cyclists. Sports massage can be of benefit to the amateur weekend athlete as well as the professional.

Combining the therapeutic properties of essential oils with specific Massage techniques to promote health and well-being.

 

 

 

Post-surgical Intervention massage therapy is more than simply kneading the body. Massage may provide the necessary physical benefits to reduce keloid formation and to enhance healing after surgery, but may also have positive emotional affects.

 

Surgery may affect the psyche of the patient and massage administered by a professional, knowledgeable and caring therapist can be holistic therapy in helping with any psychological trauma associated with surgery. As a massage therapist I understand that massage is a touching relationship and my role is to respect and assist in the healing process with post-surgical patients.

Trigger point massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia.

These trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues, and organs. Janet Travell, MD, pioneered trigger point therapy in the United States.

 

 

This modality of massage addresses the restrictions of the muscle fascia of the body. The fascia is a connective tissue network that is found throughout the body. It surrounds all the muscle groups, the individual muscles, the muscle fibers and each muscle cell.

Since the fascia is a network, even very superficial work is beneficial on the deepest of levels. The fascia can become restricted, hindering movement and relaxation of the muscles. This technique identifies and releases restrictions in the fascia.  It can be used in combination with other massage modalities or it can be a session in and of itself.

Myofascial Stretching is a very slow, non-invasive technique that also produces a profound level of relaxation.

This massage is specially designed for this time of wonder, excitement and sometimes discomfort or stress in a woman’s life. Pregnancy massage is the massage of pregnant women (prenatal) and women after giving birth (postpartum). It address the special needs of pregnant women such as discomforts in the low back, feet, and legs.

This form of massage usually consists mainly of Swedish Massage techniques that are modified slightly to take into account the common aches and pains of pregnancy. Positioning of the client is also modified as the pregnancy progresses and the abdomen enlarges.

Pregnancy Massage is a wonderful way for the Mother-to-be to feel nurtured and to help her to stay comfortable and stress free!

Chair massage refers to massage given with the recipient seated in an ordinary or special massage chair. Techniques that provide fully-clothed seated massage, bodywork and somatic therapies to clients, generally in a corporate or business setting. Practitioners utilize Shiatsu, Deep tissue and/or Swedish techniques.

 

 

Chinese Cupping Therapy is an ancient folk medicine that forms part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The method behind cupping is to create a vacuum inside a vessel placed on the skin, thereby generating a suction within the cup. The effect of the suction is to create local congestion of blood and to release connective tissue adhesions. This stimulates blood and body fluid movement, muscular stimulation and internal organ function.

Most common conditions for usage include:

  • Back pain
  • Muscular tightness
  • Muscular spasm
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • ITB syndrome
  • Connective tissue release

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