I employ an integrative style of massage & specialize in treatment-focused muscle work using trigger point/deep tissue/neuromuscular techniques. I also have training in many other modalities including Swedish, sports massage, reflexology, lymphatic, & prenatal. Whether you are an athlete training for a major event or someone who needs quiet relaxation & relief from everyday stressors, there is a place for you on my massage table. Before each session, we will assess your issues/pain/treatment goals in order to create a unique treatment for your individual needs. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding technique, contraindications, pressure preferences, session structure etc.
60 minute massage.....................$65
90 minute massage.....................$99
30 minute massage.....................$35
Descriptions of Common Services/Techniques:
Great for newcomers. This is the most common and best known form of massage. Promotes relaxation, increases circulation and range of motion, and eases stress/muscle tension. The therapist will use draping techniques and various massage strokes with an emollient to work and warm up muscle tissue. Techniques, pressure, and areas to be worked will depend on client's comfort level.
A lot of people ask for "deep tissue" without truly realizing what "deep tissue" means. This type of massage will be more focused towards chronic muscle tension and will work deeper layers of muscle tissue in specific problem areas. Deep tissue does not necessarily mean deeper pressure. It requires an understanding of the body's layers. This deep work does generally require more intense pressure that can be more uncomfortable than techniques of Swedish massage. However, deep tissue is NOT meant to be beyond painful, so always speak up if the pressure is too much to handle. The therapist will check in with the client regularly to assess pressure. Soreness may occur the day after due to this type of work, so be sure to drink plenty of water before and after your session.
Neuromuscular and/or Trigger Point
This type of massage focuses more on specific areas of tension. Muscles develop trigger points that can refer pain to another part of the muscle/body. This is due to lack of blood flow to that point in the muscle. Neuromuscular work will locate these areas and apply concentrated pressure to help release the muscle and ultimately increase blood flow. The result is reduced pain and increase function in these muscles. This can be used to treat repetitive motion injuries, referred pain, headaches, etc.
Are you an athlete? Do you exercise on a regular basis? Sports massage will focus on certain areas that are overused or stressed depending on the sport. This type of massage generally uses faster techniques and focuses on specific muscle groups. The therapist will help to increase range of motion, reduce recovery time, and help reduce soreness before or after exercise. Sports massage is great for athletes participating in regular physical activity.
For expecting mothers in their 2nd or 3rd trimester with consent from their doctor. Benefits from prenatal massage include relief of back pain, headaches, leg cramps, and swelling during pregnancy. It can also reduce fatigue, improve sleep patterns, and alleviate other discomfort experienced during pregnancy. The client will be positioned to lie on her side and the therapist will make sure she is comfortable throughout the whole session. Prenatal massage is encouraged for pregnant women, but depending on what point you are in your pregnancy and whether or not you have a high-risk or low-risk pregnancy will determine what techniques the therapist will use.
Very relaxing! Heated stones will be strategically placed on the body in order to relax the muscles. The heat from the stones will increase blood flow by expanding the blood vessels. With muscles relaxed from the heat, the therapist will be able to access deeper muscle layers. The therapist will combine the hot stone placement with a full body massage (using stones) in order to provide deep relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation, and reduced chronic tension cause by stress.