Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve 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.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Prenatal Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. This massage can be performed side lying or on our unique pregnancy table that allows our clients to safely lay face down. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
**We cannot massage during the first trimester of pregnancy**
**All women can receive massage after 12 weeks, most women can comfortably use the pregnancy table beginning around 24-27 weeks**
There are a lot of injuries that can be treated with proper assessment and massage. Some injuries can be treated in one session, but most injuries will take at least 3 sessions within a 2 week period to show major improvement.
Injuries that may be treated with massage are:
Headaches, Shoulder Pain, Low Back Pain, Hip Pain, Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, Whiplash, Ankle Sprain/Strain, Plantar Fasciitis, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff, Sciatica, Hamstring Pull, Patella Tendonitis, TMJ, Scoliosis and much more...
***Modalities that may be used may include but are not limited to Massage, Myofascial Cupping, IASTM and Kinesiology Taping
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) detects and treat fascial dysfunction by reducing adhesions and increasing healing rates of the targeted area. This is a great option to help resolve pain and tightness in the body.
IASTM instruments make it easier to detect and treat fascial dysfunction created by scars, restriction and adhesions.
BENEFITS OF IASTM
**Our therapists, Karen Matti and Sandra Johnson-Harrell have be certified in IASTM through RockTape since 2019
Kinesiology Taping is used to support injured muscles and joints without restricting full range of motion. It helps to aid in faster muscle recovery, prevents cramps or spasm, prevents over-stretching or over-contraction of muscles and also enhances muscle tone and strength.
*Karen & Krista are both certified in kinesiology taping
Myofascial Cupping is a technique used to release fascial restrictions surrounding muscles and is great for general pain relief and increase of circulation
Benefits of Myofascial Cupping
** "Why am I bruised and marked after a treatment?"
A strong suction can leave red markings with the back and forth movement over the same area of treatment. A lot of times this may look like bruising, but is not. Bruising is damage to the muscle, but this technique brings toxins to the surface (red and purple markings) and gets removed through the lymphatic system. Markings can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
**Our therapists Karen Matti and Sandra Johnson-Harrell have been certified through RockTape since 2018