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Structural Relief Therapy (also known as Positional Release Therapy) is an advanced, non-invasive massage technique that stops involuntary muscle contraction, restores joint function, instantly changes posture and dramatically reduces pain in the first treatment.
SRT and PRT reprogram the jammed neurological signals of the muscles to and from the brain. It is an effective technique that quickly and gently reduces pain.
This is one of the many techniques I employee for medically necessary muscular rehabilitation due to auto or work injuries as well as repetitive use injuries.
This is an excellant technique for all ages and conditions.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
This is basic relaxation massage and not what I use for medically necessary massage.
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 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. I refer to the Myofascial release technique I use as "body surfing". I apply very light pressure and let my touch flow with the direction of the fascia; this allows the fascia to gently release, freeing restrictions in the body. This technique is invaluable for post-surgery fascial tightening as the body heals. It is gentle and very effective in realeasing that sensation of banding around surgical areas.
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that was developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach toward healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness. LD is an excellent application for recent sprains/strains, where there is excessive swelling. It can reduce the inflammation, creating better blood flow to the area, thus eccellerating the healing process.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.