Medical Massage differs from other forms of Massage Therapy in that treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions related to an injury. I implement a variety of modalities and techniques during the treatment, including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, facilitated stretching, as well as techniques that utilize your central nervous system to release muscle tissue restrictions. I focus the treatment on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis.
I accept most Workers Compensation and No-Fault Auto claims. If you were injured at work or in an auto accident, you must be referred by a medical doctor or chiropractor. If you were not injured in an accident covered by insurance, you may also pay out-of pocket. Because an injury is rarely resolved in one or two sessions, I offer pre-paid package discounts .
Sports Massage is a type of massage therapy designed for people who engage in athletics, as well all those who want to improve and maintain range of motion, flexibility and endurance. Engaging in sports as well as having intense demands in life can be harsh on the body and will often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances life performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injuries, reduce pain and swelling in the body, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery from an injury by reducing myofascial dysfunction and encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness, which in turn promotes the body’s natural immune functioning. In addition to hands on techniques, I work with each individual in developing stretching routines that will assist them in reaching and maintaining their therapeutic goals.
Deep Tissue Massage is a modality that relieves 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.
Trigger Point Therapy focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points, often referred to as "knots" in our muscles, are areas of myofascial tension within the multiple layers of muscle tissue. Trigger points are typically identified as being hard and tender to the touch and frequently refer pain and dysfunction to other areas of the body, e.g. head-aches, numbness and tingling in the upper or lower extremities, etc. Trigger points either set in when the body experiences a physical trauma such as an accident, or build up over time due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, trigger points are eliminated through varying degrees of direct pressure to the trigger points themselves, as well as through stretching and activating other muscle groups which in turn balance and naturally realign the affected muscle tissues. The process may be painful at times, but most people describe it as "good sore". Once trigger points are released the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.