Types of Massage Therapy
The type of movements typically thought of as massage; long sweeping strokes, wringing, kneading and tapotement or percussion, designed to increase circulation, decrease muscle tension and interrupt the pain/tension cycle. Depth of pressure may vary from light to deeper, depending on tissues requirements.
A variety of techniques used not only to encourage the healing process post injury, but also to optimize training by decreasing muscle recovery time. Together we can help identify problem areas to prevent further injury and maintain healthy muscle tissue.
Pre- or post-natal massage can help balance the compensatory changes occurring in your body during pregnancy. You will have the option of being treated face down (using a pregnancy pillow) or side-lying, depending which you find more comfortable.
Fascia or connective tissue makes up the framework of our bodies structure. Damage to this tissue can result in adhesions and scar tissue limiting range of movement, affecting function. Treatment is targeted to mobilizing the fascia.
Trigger Point Release
A hyperirritable spot in a tight muscle band that may refer pain outside of the immediate area. An example would be neck tension leading to headaches.
Gentle repetitive movement within a joint normal pattern. This helps to increase circulation of joint’s fluid resulting in better function and decreased pain.
Craniosacral Therapy (Colleen)
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a connective tissue technique that utilizes the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid as an indicator of restriction in the tissues of the cranium (head), spinal cord, sacrum (tailbone), as well as the rest of the body. This method of treatment is subtle, very relaxing, and can be very effective in treating headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, low back/tailbone pain, and joint dysfunction.
The client remains clothed, normally lying on their back in a comfortable position, often falling asleep.
Conditions We Treat
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