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Customized Massage Session
Each session will be customized to your unique needs depending on your treatment goals. Whether you just want to relax, are seeking pain relief, or have a chronic condition you would like to address, we'll discuss your needs at the beginning of each session. It's always rewarding to discover a technique that your specific body responds well to, and we'll work together during your session to find the right pressure, speed, and technique that feels best to you! Some of the modalities I may incorporate are described below.
• Swedish Massage
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.
• Neuromuscular Therapy
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
• Myofascial Release
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Bowen is a unique form of bodywork that uses small, gentle movements in the belly of the muscles to realign the body's nervous system and reduce pain. These precise, choreographed muscle challenges stimulate specific neuromuscular receptors that enable the body to correct long-standing dysfunction and restore homeostasis (balance) on a holistic level. Bowen technique is excellent for relief of migraines, neuropathy, nerve pain, TMJ pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and a host of other neurological and muscular conditions. Due to its gentle and non-invasive nature, it is not necessary to get undressed for a Bowen treatment, but please dress comfortably in light cotton clothing (no Lycra, Spandex, or "slippery" fabrics, please.)