I have been trained in a variety of different massage methods which are listed below. The massage session is designed to meet the goals and needs of the client. This is the type of massage most of my clients like to receive.
Swedish Massage is what most people think about when they think of massage. Generally, the basic massage strokes such as gliding, kneading, compression, rocking and friction are used for a relaxing massage. Joint movement and stretching techniques may be included.
Lymph Drainage Therapy
This form of bodywork deals directly with the lymphatic system and increasing the flow of lymphatic fluid either in a specific area or throughout the whole body. This approach is applied with very light pressure to stimulate the body’s natural lymphatic drainage. Lymph drainage therapy can help with conditions such as lymphedema or general edema.
Oncology massage is a type of massage tailored to the specific needs of someone who is receiving treatments for cancer or for people who are finished with their treatments. This type of massage tends to be lighter, taking into account all of the treatments the client is or has gone through to provide a safe and effective massage treatment.
Fascia or connective tissue is the most abundant tissue in the body and it supports, separates and provides structure for the human body. Myofascial release or connective tissue massage addresses this tissue when it gets tight or bound up. The pressure of this type of bodywork is generally light, but there are times when the pressure is increased to reach deeper connective tissue structures.
This is a gentle form of bodywork focused on releasing the deeper connective tissue structures that envelop the central nervous system. The goal of Craniosacral Therapy is to aid the body’s natural healing process. The amount of pressure is generally very light and performed for a long time. A few of the ailments that can be helped with Craniosacral Therapy are TMJ syndrome, migraine or other types of headaches, inner ear problems and releasing some of the underlying causes of some chronic disorders.
Deep Tissue or Rehabilitative Massage
This type of massage tends to be more focused on a specific area or problem. The pressure may be increased to release some of the deeper muscles or connective tissue structures. Ice applications may be recommended when this type of massage is done.
The goal is to help the client improve performance, aid recovery, and to help rehabilitate from an injury. This therapy uses a combination of techniques such as stretching techniques or compression focused on a particular muscle group of the body to increase freedom of movement.