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Types of Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage

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.

Sports Massage

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.

Pregnancy Massage

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.

Fascial Release

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.

Joint Mobility

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

(included, but not exclusive to)

Asthma
Athletic Injuries
Arthritis
Bronchitis
Buergers' Disease
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Constipation
Contractures
Contusions
Cramps
Degenerative Disc Disease
Digestive Disorders
Dislocations
Dupuytrens' Contracture
Dysmennorhea
Edema
Emphysema
Entrapments & Compression Syndromes

Facet Lock
Fibromyalgia
Fibrositis and Fibrosis
Fractures
Frozen Shoulder
Gout
Headaches
Hemiplegia
Herniated back (disc)
Iliotibial Band Contracture
Impingement Syndrome
Insomnia
Knee injury
Low Back Pain
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Tension/Spasm
Muscular Dystrophy
Neuralgia/Neuritis
Osteoporosis
Osteoarthritis
Paralysis

Parkinson's Disease
Pes Planus
Plantar Fasciitis
Poliomyelitis & Post Polio Syndrome
Postural Deformities
Raynaud's Disease
Scars
Sciatica
Scoliosis
Spastic Paralysis
Sports Injuries
Sprains
Strains
Stress-related disorders
Synovitis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Tendinitis
Tenosynovitis
TMJ Dysfunction
Varicose Veins
Whiplash

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