What does massage do?
Promotes healing of injuries and a relaxation response in the nervous system.
Massage may help these conditions:
- Whiplash Injuries
- Chronic Muscle Tension
- Sports Injuries
- Plantar Faciitis
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Minor Ligament tears and tendonitis
- Relief from Cancer treatments and surgeries
Types of Massage:
Mary will integrate all massage types to fit your needs, or you may choose only one type for your session. CranioSacral Therapy is very relaxing and effective as a one hour session but can be added into a 60 or 90 minute integrated session.
- Deep Tissue/Myofascial Release Massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues (tendons, ligaments and fascia) helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas. This massage will require dialogue between you and the therapist to locate the specific area of concern.
- Oncology Massage reduces the side effects from treatments eg. nausea, pain, neuropathy, and anxiety. This is gentle massage adjusted to fit the clients needs.
- CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and may improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research. Using a soft touch, which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. CST is preformed over clothing on a massage table and is very relaxing, many clients fall asleep during the session.
- Trigger Point / Neuromuscular Therapy This technique uses the “holding” of a point in a muscle or other tissue which has an adhesion. Adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles and tendons, this can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
- Swedish/Relaxation Massage uses long, smooth strokes and other techniques focus on
the superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion. This massage is
very relaxing and promotes a sense of well being.