My goal is to focus and treat specific areas to reduce pain and inflammation and increase mobility, range of motion and circulation. My passion is to work with athletes and working professionals live life the fullest with the help of massage!
I’ve seen massage proven time and time again. I look forward to walking alongside you to improve your quality of life and enhance physical performance.
I don’t take a big-box approach to massage. Instead, you get a customized, integrative approach to work with you. I love to incorporate multiple massage styles together to give you a massage session that works well for you and your body.
There are many different techniques of massage that I can incorporate into your massage. I don’t charge extra for any of these specialties, but if you have a specific request, please let me know before we start your session!
This is a perfect choice for those who are not sure what they want or need. If you have an area that is in need of special intense attention yet also want a relaxing whole body approach, this is your massage.
Massage Therapy and Pure Essential Oil = Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy can boost your mood, relieve stress, energize and encourage better health. Just relax and breathe in and out and the essential oils will go to work as I work on your muscles.
Hot Stone Massage
Warm, smooth rocks are placed on various parts of the body the muscles to promote relaxation. After your muscles relax, I can then apply deeper, more precise pressure if desired or necessary.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage includes a combination of trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Together, these two techniques take tension and release it in areas like the lower back and shoulders. This is a good massage for the physically active. You might be sore for a few days after this type of massage, so make time to soak in some bath salts. Drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep can help, too.
This artful, agile and apt massage strives to promote increased flexibility, decreases/removes fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries, and prepares athletes to compete at their absolute best.
On-Site Sports Massage:
I work on-site at many athletic events providing massage to athletes to help them perform their best.
- Pre-Event: helps establish blood flow and warm up the muscles. The pre-event massage can be useful in reducing the possibility of injury.
- Post-Event: calms the nervous system and begins the process of flushing the toxins and waste products out of the body. It can reduce recovery time, which enables athletes to begin training and preparing sooner for the next event.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger Points may develop over time from stress and strain of everyday life or by sudden trauma, like falling or taking a hit from a paintball. These areas may be sore at the muscle or tendon locations creating decreased flexibility and pain. I apply gradual pressure, maintain it for 10-20 seconds and reapply two more times. This allows the area to receive oxygen, breaking down the knot and allowing the muscle fibers to move freely.
The Swedish massage uses long, genteel, gliding strokes all flowing toward the heart.
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. As in any Manual therapy treatment ,supplementation with exercises and additional modalities e.g. joint mobilization designed to correct biomechanical deficiencies by addressing musculoskeletal strength and muscle imbalances throughout the entire kinetic chain should be used in conjunction with IASTM.
Kinesiology Taping (Rock Tape)
Made popular with the recent Olympic games, Kinesiology Taping is a technique that works to facilitate natural healing processes in the body while providing support and stability to joints and muscles.