How I Can Help You
Massage is the therapeutic manipulation of the body’s soft tissues. This entails the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and their associated joints. The goal of Massage Therapy is to normalize dysfunctional soft tissue through science-based, clinically-orientated methods. Through healing these tissues, massage can have a vast positive impact on posture, pain, mobility, and stress.
These positive effects can be achieved within chronic and acute conditions, making day-to-day life and activities easier to complete and more enjoyable. In addition to the immediate and visible benefits massage provides there are many benefits that occur on a cellular level, impacting organ health and the overall efficiency of almost every system within the human body.
Depending on your needs and preferences we will utilize the appropriate aspects of the following massage styles. (Modalities)
· Myofascial Release
· Trigger Point Therapy
· Deep Tissue
· Cupping (coming soon)
· Hot Stone (coming soon)
Your health progression will dictate the appropriate mix of techniques we will utilize.
You can expect every massage to be a bit different as we work towards your goals. I will always identify new techniques we use so that you understand what it is designed to accomplish.
Here is a sampling of the specific techniques we may utilize.
Deep muscle stripping
Fascial finger rolling
Golgi Tendon Organ stimulation
Cross Fiber Friction
Joint Mobilization (low velocity)
Adhesion “knot” release
Sweeping Cross Fiber
Slow & Deep Longitudinal Stripping
Deep Transverse Friction
Longitudinal Lengthening Strokes
Facilitated Shortening (for overstretched and weak antagonist muscles)
Muscle Compartments Separation
Progressive muscle relaxation
Manual lymph drainage
Depending on the pressure required or desired, I will utilize any of the following delivery methods:
Relaxing and lengthening your muscle fibres are important aspects of flexibility, range of motion and joint mobility. To assist with your mobility goals we may utilize any of the following stretching techniques:
· Active stretching
· Passive stretching
· Fascial stretching
· PNF stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)
· Pin (anchor) and Stretch
Your massage will be customized to your specific needs. You will be asked what your treatment goals are prior to beginning your massage.
You may request specific techniques or allow me to chose the appropriate style and techniques to achieve your desired outcome.