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Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy, FST™, is a neuromyofascial manual therapy that focuses on the connective tissue system rather than isolated muscle treatment. It is an assisted table-based stretching system where the fascia is the primary focus as it is the key element when achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief. When performed on a treatment table, stabilization straps are used to hold limbs in place, giving (the therapist) better control and leverage when performing the stretches. It has the capability to help open up restricted joint spaces, surrounding muscles and other tissues so you move with more ease and less tension. Fascia is integrated through all structures of the body (muscle, nerve, organs, bone). We are constantly training our fascia with the movements and postures we hold from daily living. Over time it will thicken and shorten when under stress (eustress/distress and physical/mental), lack of dynamic movement, injury, surgery, disease. Freedom of movement helps improve your training, maintainability and everyday life.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
Medical massage refers to the treatment of clients with a written referral for massage therapy from their physician which must include a diagnosis. I will work hand-in-hand with your medical team to ensure the best possible outcome of care.