Deep Tissue Massage
_Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. Our goal with Deep Tissue massage is to release the deeper muscle structures from the inside out, reducing the possibility of damaging intermediary muscles that lie in between superficial and deep muscle structures. People may feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.
Trigger Point Therapy
Dr. Janet Travell a brilliant woman and physician who served two Presidential Offices as the White House Physician is credited with several ground breaking techniques which revolutionized the field of bodywork. One of those specific techniques was the creation of Trigger Point Therapy. Today many Doctors, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Licensed Massage Therapists all use this effective modality to relieve the symptoms created by Trigger Points. Trigger Point therapy is a comprehensive and advanced system of soft tissue manipulation that specializes in working with chronic myofascial pain and pain syndromes. This therapy works toward bringing the body's central nervous system into homeostatic balance with the musculoskeletal system using various massage techniques, along with trigger point release. Specifically, Trigger Point Therapy is used to deactivate trigger points in muscle, tendon, and ligaments these are areas of hyper-irritability found within a taut band of skeletal muscle and - or its associated fascia. These areas of hyper-irritability create tiny bumps or "knots" within the muscle tissue itself. These contraction nodules, as they are sometimes, called can develop any where in the body. Often times they are created by repetitive stress, overstretching of the muscle tissue, or a direct injury to the muscle. A Trigger Point can cause loss in Range of Motion, create muscle weakness, or even numbness in the affected area.
Myofascial Release can be used to treat acute and chronic pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, movement restrictions, Fibromyalgia, TMJ Syndrome, and other conditions. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling. The goal of myofascial release is to balance the fascial system through release of fascial restrictions. This improves tissue pliability, range of motion, proprioception, and relieves pain. _
_Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. But you don't have to be a professional athlete to have one-it's also used by people who are active and work out often. The focus isn't on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance. A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.
During pregnancy the body is in constant change and flux we are here to support and encourage the body natural rhythms in celebration of this monumental rights of passage. We ask that you download our physician referral so we can develop a treatment plan that is right for you and your baby.