I have been trained in many different massage modalities that, based on your specific needs, I will integrate into your individual, personalized treatment plan. Here is a description of some of the modalities that I will be utilizing to create YOUR treatment plan.
Is mostly a relaxation massage with the goal to relax the body. This modality combines various hands-on techniques. It can be slow and gentle or vigorous and revitalizing.
This type of massage is focused on a specific problem. It involves the manipulation of soft tissue structures to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress. It promotes health and wellness.
Deep Tissue Massage
Similar to Swedish Massage, it is directed toward the deepest tissue structures of the muscles and fascia (which is a protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). This is a more focused massage with generally more intense pressure. This modality is good for chronic muscle tension and knots.
The Society for oncology massage defines this modality as: The adaptation of massage to safely nurture body, mind and spirit of anyone dealing with cancer. The focus of this massage is to help a client manage the long term side effects of treatment, like anxiety, fatigue, pain and nausea.
This is a manipulative treatment that focuses on releasing tension in the fascia that is caused by trauma, posture, or inflammation. This is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
This is the application of specific treatment targeted to the problem a patient presents (with a diagnosis via a prescription from a doctor). The treatment is administered after a thorough assessment / evaluation by the medical massage therapist. The medical massage is a combination of styles and techniques the the practitioner mixes and matches to specific conditions to bring about desired outcomes.