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THERAPEUTIC / REHABILITATIVE MASSAGE
Not getting the results you want from physical therapy? Life's too short and too busy to be side-lined by injury or sore muscles. Don't wait until you are forced to change your lifestyle due to pain and injury. Therapeutic massage works! I will work with you to understand your specific concerns and will devise a treatment plan specifically to target your trouble areas and encourage healing. If you have a specific area troubling you, I will release the tension in that area and in the muscle groups that refer pain to that area. For example thoracic outlet syndrome, which causes pain in the arm, wrist and hand is often caused by tight muscles in the neck. I will combine techniques and treatments to optimize therapeutic results for your specific condition. In addition, I will provide you with homework, stretches and other things you must do at home to enhance and continue the healing process.
Neck & Shoulder Relief
My specialty. I suffered myself with neck, shoulder and upper back issues for many years. I sought help from my primary care Dr., had MRI's, went to multiple physical therapists, chiropractors, and neurologists. Alas I found no relief. Don't get me wrong, I may just have been unlucky and not seen the "right" Dr. However, I did find relief and salvation from a massage therapist. This was the experience that inspired me to be a massage therapist myself. I have developed an intimate understanding of the assessment techniques, trigger points, and treatments that work best to release the tension, speed healing, and prevent further injury in this area. This treatment combines targeted massage, stretching, and a discussion of muscle actions and strengthening for maximum relief.
Deep Tissue Massage
The ultimate release of muscle tension! Ever have a muscle spasm? Repeatedly? Chronic tight muscles are a drag. After gently warming up the muscles, this treatment penetrates and targets the deeper underlying muscles, using a combination of hydrotherapy (heat), and trigger point and friction therapies to break up muscle adhesions and encourage muscular rehabilitation. Deep Tissue is an extremely effective means of releasing chronic pain or tension in the body. The connective tissue of the body whether through direct injury or chronic holding patterns can become shortened and thickened, causing pain in all directions and pulling underlying structures out of alignment. A Deep Tissue Massage uses slow, firm pressure directed at the deep layers of the muscle where tissue has been damaged. Deep Tissue massage helps to lengthen shortened muscle fibers, breaking up thickened areas and helping the tissue regain proper elasticity. Deep Tissue is also effective for breaking down scar tissue and muscle adhesions even on injuries that have occurred many years ago. Proper blood and oxygen flow is brought back to the tight muscles. The toxins that have been stored in those muscles are helped to release.
Incorporating therapeutic massage into your conditioning program helps you get in good shape faster, with less stiffness and soreness. It helps you recover faster from heavy workouts, and relieves conditions which may cause injury. Several techniques are combined in this treatment to increase blood flow, enhance elimination of metabolic by-products of exercise, improve range of motion and flexibility, and reduce the chances of injury.