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Massage Services

I create an individual treatment plan for each of my clients.  Each massage session can be one technique or an integration of techniques depending on each client’s needs.

Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is a comfort-oriented massage that can safely be administered to people with cancer, or post-cancer, regardless of the severity of their condition.  Thoughtful care and training has gone into learning about metastasis, making adjustments for clients who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or have a history of cancer, surgical/medical procedures, and those who are at risk or have lymphedema.

Swedish

Swedish massage is the foundation of all massage therapy.  It is a relaxing treatment that also is very effective for increasing circulation, flexibility, and oxygen in the blood.  It decreases muscle toxins and the stress hormone cortisol.  These are just a few of the many benefits to massage.

Cupping

Is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique dating back over thousands of years.  Various sizes of soft silicone cups are used on the skin to create space within the tissue, increase blood flow, release tension, trigger points, etc.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue massage can be a firmer pressure going to a deeper level on the body or it can also be a sustained and gentle pressure targeting a deeper area of tissue and fascia.  It can assist in many benefits such as alleviating stiffness, pain, and restore range of motion to name a few.

Muscle Energy Technique (MET)

This is a specific and active technique with the client’s participation to help increase range of motion, stretch and lengthen the muscle, and decrease pain.

Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

Injuries and accidents can be traumatic on the body, the brain and the nervous system.  Massage can be therapeutic in reducing stress as well as to assist the body’s healing with injuries such as whiplash, headaches, back and limb pain.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Everything in the body is connected with a connective tissue called Fascia.  By using a hands-on technique with sustained pressure into the tissue you can decrease inflammation, hydrate tissue, eliminate pain, increase circulation, and range of motion.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Neuromuscular Therapy uses static pressure on points to relieve pain in the body.

Scar Tissue Mobilization

Scar tissue can be painful and limiting but it can be remodeled into healthy tissue.  There are many ways to address scar tissue for different kinds of injuries.  Depending on the area, a single type or a combination of varying techniques may be needed to include, Swedish, MFR, stretching, cross fiber, etc.

WHAT TO EXPECT

First Session Arrival and Following Sessions:

Please come 5 to 10 minutes early for your first appointment to complete the intake form and any other necessary paperwork.  This information will assist me in in creating an individual treatment plan for you that will help you reach your goals.  This will also assist in determining if you have any medical conditions that may rule out massage or specific modalities for you at this time.

For all subsequent sessions, please arrive at least 5 minutes early so the session can begin on time.

If you are going to be late, please call or text.

If you need to cancel, please give 24 hours notice so that the time space held for you may be filled.  If you cannot give 24 hours notice, please call or text as soon as possible.

Please reschedule your appointment if you are sick with a flu or cold.  Having a massage while you are not well can make the symptoms worse.

Each Session:

Communication is essential between you and your therapist during a massage.  Each individual may prefer a different modality, pressure, etc.  I will ask for your feedback on pressure to make sure I am reaching your needs as well as your comfort level.  If at any time you are uncomfortable or have questions, please speak up and let me know.  I will be happy to answer any questions for you and make you comfortable as well.

I’m a therapeutic massage therapist specializing in care for the following conditions (as well as others):

  • Lymphedema, edemas
  • Oncology support during and post-treatment
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents/Personal Injury – to include Whiplash
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Muscle and sports injuries
  • Scar tissue mobilization
  • Surgery recovery
  • Repetitive muscle injuries
  • Sciatic nerve pain and neck pain

What is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Manual Lymph Therapy?

MLD is a light and rhythmic touch treatment that is effectively used to increase the efficiency of the immune system, help reduce swelling, treating lymphedema, edema and assisting with many other conditions.

What is Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)?

It is a combination of MLD, Compression Therapy, Decongestive Exercises and Skin Care.

What can MLD Assist with?

  • Effective component in treatment and control for Lymphedema and many other edemas such as after a stroke, or more localized traumas.
  • Assists with many pre/post-surgical edemas and healing to include: post mastectomy, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, cosmetic surgery, joint replacement, amputation, etc.
  • Motor vehicle accidents – Personal Injury
  • Reduces pain and swelling with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, sinusitis, bursitis, etc. by bringing fresh lymph to the areas.
  • Helps the skin heal from burns and scars.
  • Assist with scleroderma, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Lyme’s disease, etc.
  • MLD can further aid in relieving chronic pain and reduce symptoms of chronic fatigue.
  • Can help support tension headaches, migraines, neuralgia, RSD, multiple sclerosis, toxic poisoning, stress reduction, etc.