Massage Services

We use all-natural oils and lotions.

Relaxation Massage
With Relaxation Massage the pressure applied is usually relaxing and more general than therapeutic massage, and can be especially effective for stress and pain management. This type of massage may help to offset the effects of chronic stress by inducing a physiological relaxation response, which may include such benefits as reduced heart rate and respiration, decreased muscle tension, increased blood flow, overall improved immune system function and sleep quality.

Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massage with a Registered Massage Therapist is both an art and a science grounded in anatomy and physiology, and applied with a therapeutic purpose. I use a combination of Swedish techniques, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization techniques, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release and stretching combined for your specific needs. These treatments can be quite deep while also working within your comfort level, and will have a general relaxing effect on your whole being.
 

Scar Tissue Release Therapy
Scar tissue release therapy is a hands-on treatment to release an uncomfortable contracting scar that has been diminishing quality of life.  When we experience physical trauma, an injury, surgery, cancer treatment, muscle strain or inflammation, our body’s healing prompts an increase in connective tissue formation to reinforce the compromised area. This newly laid down tissue can lose its pliability.  It can become tight, restrict mobility, cause pain, or pull and itch.
No matter how long the scar has been there, these symptoms can be alleviated. Various hands-on techniques that focus on releasing the scar tissue can markedly reduce the restrictive behavior of scars.

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Women’s Health

Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
Massage can help to ease your transition into the physical changes that take place within your body during this time. It can aid you in maintaining health and prevent problems from occurring concerning posture and biomechanics that may lead to pain.

A specialized body pillow is used to comfort your belly, allowing you to be treated while laying face down.

Some of the conditions that are related to pregnancy that I treat are:

• Upper and lower back pain
• Sciatica or piriformis syndrome,
• Muscle cramps, edema (swelling)
• Breast congestion
• Sinus congestion
• Carpal tunnel treatments
• Headaches and fatigue

Breast Massage
A woman's breasts are a symbol of femininity, sexuality and motherhood. Sometimes women forget that breasts are made of body tissues and lymphatic glands. And sometime in each woman's life she may experience congestion or tenderness. Massage is an effective and gentle way to relieve these symptoms and to promote health within the breast tissue and to prevent disease.

A breast massage would be indicated for you under any of the following circumstances:

• Congestion and swelling
• Discomfort with pregnancy, breastfeeding or weaning
• Breast pain
• Breast injuries
• Post-surgical symptoms and/or scars
• Premenstrual or menopausal soreness
• Discomfort of breast cancer treatments

Breast massage uses gentle techniques and hydrotherapy to enhance drainage and circulation. I will explain everything that I will be doing, and will only continue with your full consent.