Our bodies heal best when we're relaxed.
Because of this, I strongly believe that massage should not hurt! Instead, I have found that slow, repetitive techniques combined with gentle movements create the most beneficial, lasting change in the muscles, fascia, and nervous system. They also help to bring about greater body awareness so that you can start to recognize and change the habits that created tension in the first place.
Some massage techniques I use include...
- Gentle massage inside the mouth that accesses some of the deep muscles at the base of the skull. Intraoral massage is extremely effective for many issues such as TMJ disorders, headaches, migraine, sinus problems, and neck pain.
- Targets the connective tissue that surrounds and permeates every structure in our bodies, and allows for freer movement throughout the body.
- A bodywork philosophy based on the idea that nerves and fascia co-exist - by working directly with the nerves, you can create ease in the surrounding tissues.
- Soothing to the nervous system and effective at treating pain and improving range of motion.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
- Focuses on tight areas in muscles and fascia to decrease local and referred pain.
- Increases the movement of lymph fluid throughout the body, and may reduce excessive swelling and aid in injury recovery.
- A very gentle and effective style of bodywork that promotes wellbeing throughout the entire body.