There are many modalities that can be incorporated into your massage depending on what your goals are. I will suggest, and you may request certain modalities depending on what you are are looking to achieve out of your massage.
- Facial release
- Scar therapy
Contact me to discuss your specific needs and to learn how I can customize a treatment plan for you.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is typically used for those experiencing chronic muscle tension. It is comparable to Swedish massage but performed in deeper layers of the tissue.
For some people, this therapy can be uncomfortable during the treatment but the results are highly effective.
This method of massage helps to realign tight muscle fibers and connective tissues to decrease muscle tension, decrease pain and increase range of motion.
Trigger point therapy
Trigger points, or what is referred to as “knots” are small muscle contractions that present as palpable nodules within a tight band of muscle.
These nodules can create local pain or refer pain to another area of the body. For example, many people develop trigger points in the lower neck and shoulders that present as neck pain and tension headaches. These points restrict the muscle from moving through its full range of motion, resulting in pain and discomfort.
Trigger point therapy is an application of pressure to a nodule for up to two minutes or until pain has subsided to release the muscle restrictions.
Joint mobilization is used to increase the joint’s range of motion.
Joints that are restricted can lead to:
common conditions such as
This form of therapy is not meant to be painful and the therapist will work to your tolerance.
PNF stands for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. This is known as one of the most effective forms of muscle stretching.
PNF is performed passively by a trainer or therapist to increase range of motion of a specific muscle group or joint.
Cupping originated in ancient Chinese medicine with use of glass or silicone cups that create a suction of the fascia inward. This brings blood flow to a specific area to aid the healing process, relieve muscle tension and reduce inflammation.
Cupping is not intended to be a painful treatment, but can sometimes be uncomfortable especially when working with tight and tender muscles.
Cupping can leave circular “bruise like” marks on the skin that may last a few days to a couple weeks. However, unlike a bruise, these cupping marks are due to a release of unwanted toxins from the tissue not from tissue injury.
Sports massage is used for athletes looking to improve performance, recover from an injury or improve muscular imbalances.
This form of massage therapy tends to be deeper in nature and can be used for rehab or preventative purposes.
Relaxation massage is a gentle Swedish technique used to decrease activity of the sympathetic nervous system. This can help with:
muscle soreness and even
It is common for patients to fall asleep during this treatment which is a great way for the body to completely relax, unwind and de-stres
Myofascial release applies sustained pressure on targeted areas of connective tissue (fascia) that surround your muscles and bones. This pressure releases the restriction in the connective tissue so that you have greater range of motion and less pain.
Hydrotherapy is the use of heat and cold for therapeutic effects. Hydrotherapy has been used throughout history in the form of healing baths and hot springs, and is still commonly applied in the form of heat and ice packs. The effects of hydrotherapy vary depending on the temperature, how it is applied, and length of application.