Types of Massage
Massage Therapy used to be considered an indulgence, even a luxury. However, it’s now recognized as a legitimate therapy for some painful conditions.
Orthopedic massage may relieve pain by way of several specific mechanisms, including muscle relaxation which takes pressure off tendons and joints, possibly helping to “close the pan gate” by stimulating competing nerve fibers and impeding pain messages to and from the brain.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports massage therapy is focused and systematic, targeting muscles that are used in a specific sport. I utilize various techniques to decrease muscle pain and improve recovery, as well as improve overall range of motion and flexibility to support safe and effective movement.
As a sports massage therapist, I can assist with training, rehabilitation, and pre- or post-recovery and performance goals. While often sought by elite and amateur athletes, sports massage can also be beneficial for anyone who regularly exercises.
A post-surgical massage is a specialized therapeutic intervention designed specifically for those in the recovery phase following surgery. Unlike traditional massages, post-surgical massage focuses on the specific region of surgery and its surrounding areas, aiming to alleviate discomfort, reduce swelling, and facilitate healing.
One of the primary advantages of massage after surgery is the reduction of post-surgical swelling. The mobilization of tissues around the surgical site can alleviate pain and discomfort. Massage can help ensure that oxygen-rich blood reaches healing tissues, fostering quicker tissue repair and reducing the risk of complications.
Functional Movement Therapy
Functional Movement Therapy can help you to recover from injury, by improving spinal health through an active approach and training your movement patterns to optimize your efficiency in daily tasks. I specialize in resolving back pain, including sciatica, while getting my clients back to doing the things they love!
I integrate a variety of interventional tools and techniques (IASTM, kinesio tape, vibration, cupping, foam rolling and flossing) that are evidence-informed, brain-based approach to functional movement and mobility improvement.
I utilize safe, simple, and effective techniques and strategies to screen, assess and address performance of ‘subconscious’ movement, including the movements of breathing and gait.
The Functional Movement Therapy program is an extension of the Orthopedic Massage and Manual Therapy program. Functional Movement Therapy is a revolutionary way of thinking about how we move and how we injure.
We integrate innovative mobility, stability strategies and specific techniques, along with a movement-based, practical kinesiology taping framework – to deliver RESULTS.