Also know as Swedish Massage. Swedish uses a variety of long strokes, kneading and stretching of muscles as well as locating and releasing tension (or tender) points. Swedish massage can be performed on most parts of the body however most people focus on the back and legs, with pressure ranging from gentle to deep.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Also known as myofacial release. Very slow movement with sustained pressure allows the connective tissue in your skin to guide me. Once the connective tissue is "released" the goal is to restore motion and reduce pain. Myofascial massage is a great compliment to other therapies. There is no massage cream used with myofascial massage.
We will work together to develop a plan to address specific conditions. I am qualified to treat a variety of conditions including, but not limited to lower back pain, hip dysfunction, neck and shoulder pain.
How I Work
I practice client-centered massage. I give you the massage you need!
Typically I use what is know as a "Structural Specific Swedish Massage." This is a combination of a variety of techniques with Swedish Massage as the foundation.
Prior to the massage we will discuss your individual needs, including health history and a physical assessment. We will then develop a plan and once agreed will proceed with the massage.
I always use fresh linens for each massage. I maintain excellent hygiene and expect the same of my clients. A shower and mouthwash are available before or after your massage.
For best results I recommend a 75 to 90 minute massage for all of my clients.
Due to allergies, I operate in a fragrance free work space, please refrain from wearing colognes and essential oils. I typically use non greasy and fragrance free massage cream.