Treatments

 

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.



Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics.  Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term.  Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates.  Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.


Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor.  I may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but I focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis.  This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from injury.


Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy is a physical medicine modality developed by Dr. Janet Travell (JFK's personal physician) and Dr. David Simons in the 1960's.  Neuromuscular Trigger Point spasms, also known as Nerve Entrapments, are specific spasms that irritate specific nerves which create specific pain patterns.  Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapists precisely locate these spasms, apply very moderate and comfortable pressure along with stretching until the spasm completely releases, thus ending the cycle of irritation to the nerve and the accompanying pain.  I have very detailed Trigger Point charts right in my treatment room as a reference and demonstrative tool.  Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy was included in my basic massage therapy school training in 1986. I have advanced Neuromuscular training and I have helped countless people resolve their acute and chronic pain.


Lypossage is a concentrated combination of existing therapeutic massage techniques which can reduce inches and cellulite while lifting and toning the musculature or the thighs, hips and abdomen.  The lymphatic massage aspects of this treatment effectively eliminates built up wastes and toxins in the tissues.


Shiatsu Chair Massage also known as On-site Stress Reduction, or Chair Massage, was first introduced in the late 80's as an effective stress break for overworked office workers.  The treatment concentrates on the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands, the person sits in a specially designed "massage chair" which allows them to remain in an upright, forward leaning fully supported position that enables them to fully relax to the point of falling asleep.  The massage chair allows easy ergonomic access to the back for the provider, and the person receiving the massage remains fully clothed, there are no lotions or oil used, and the treatment takes a minimum of 15 minutes. Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit.