A remedial massage is the recommended treatment when you are experiencing long-lasting pain. It involves the assessment of muscles, tissues and such in order to relieve the pain. The aim of this massage is to address muscle tension using a treatment plan to reposition any misaligned bones or joints, and improve the blood flow to the affected areas. This type of massage is usually applied in cases of pain caused by injury but it also relieves muscles aches and pain.
Dry needling is a technique of inactivating trigger points through insertion of a needle into a tight band of muscle until a twitch response occurs. Trigger points are a common symptom of myofascial pain and are defined as a point within a taut/tight band of muscle that is tender/sore to touch. A trigger point can cause pain, weakness, range restriction and/or other symptoms at both its location and can refer pain to other regions within the body. Dry needling allows a therapist to be more specific with their treatment of trigger points and also allows easier access to trigger points which are located in deep muscles.
A relaxation massage is essentially involves helping you feel relaxed and calm. The aim of a relaxation massage is to give you the chance for your body to catch up from the daily stresses of life.
Sports massage is designed to help athletes before, during and after training. It is useful for anyone who exercises to increase flexibility, prevent injuries and help with healing after a sports injury. Sports massage is specifically tailored to different sports and sporting injuries. It is not a relaxing form of massage and can often be quite strenuous. It works by stretching tight muscles, stimulating inactive muscles and improving the condition of the soft tissue The aim of sports massage is to reduce the stress and tension that can build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise.
Pregnancy massage can help you cope with the changes to your body that occur while you are pregnant. It can be especially useful to ease discomfort at a time when you cannot use some medicines or some other medical options. Pregnancy or prenatal massage is used to reduce stress, reduce swelling in the arms and legs and relieve muscle and joint pain in pregnant women. Massage in pregnancy can involve many different massage techniques. It is usually a gentle massage.
You will reap the benefits of massage if it becomes a regular part of your life. My goal is for us to work together to take better care of your health, long-term.
Communication is key. I need to know what you're feeling, experiencing and what you're looking to gain in order to best help you. In turn, I will explain the treatment and what you can expect to gain from it.
Massage is a tool to help heal. Whether it's stress, illness or simply to pamper yourself, the benefits of massage can be life changing. I would be honored to take that journey with you.