Massage Therapy - $95/60 minute
Massage is often thought of as a way to relax and release the tension in the muscles, but it does so much more. It can also relieve pain and enhance flexibility and range of motion. With a variety of techniques and styles an experienced massage therapist can restore balance to the whole body. For example, swedish massage increases circulation and breaks down knots (lactic acid) in the muscles; lymphatic massage relieves inflammation and drains those toxins; trigger point therapy allows muscle spasms to melt under gentle increasing pressure; neuromuscular therapy works with the muscles and nervous system to relieve specific tension and pain in the muscle fibers caused by an overactive nervous system, repetitive actions, or injuries; deep tissue massage addresses all levels and layers of muscles to break down knots and spasms deep within; myofascial therapy releases tension in the fascia and through fascial chains running the length of the body; craniosacral therapy works with the cranium, spinal column, and connective tissue (fascia) to relieve migraine headaches, TMJ dysfunction, and other constrictions in the body; sports massage can prepare a body for an athletic event as well as restore it to optimal functioning following the event; polarity therapy brings balance to the muscles in the body as well as addresses issues on other levels (nutritional, spiritual, emotional, etc.); reflexology can help with plantar fasciitis as well as support internal organs; prenatal massage relieves tension and flushes inflamed legs for the expectant mother.
My approach to a massage therapy session is to determine where the imbalances are, and offer a variety of corrective techniques to restore function and balance to the tissues and fluids. I use pressure appropriate for the area and the person (ranging from light - medium - firm - deep), and I educate the recipient with helpful information, regarding corrective posture, specific stretches, nutritional suggestions, and life coaching tools, if needed and desired. I have worked in doctor's offices, pain clinics, health and fitness centers, and spas as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1990. I love helping a body feel better and restoring a person's quality of life.
Investing in massage is an investment in your health.