My massage therapy is a combination of the following modalities:
Myofascial Release/ Connective Tissue Therapy: All the structures in the body are surrounded, protected and supported by superficial and middle layers of connective tissue, otherwise known as fascia. Fascia forms the elastic sheaths that connect muscles in continuous chains throughout the body. In addition to muscles, it provides the structural support for the skeleton and soft tissues such as tendons and organs. Connective tissue therapy manipulates the fascia, effectively promoting relaxation, vitality and increased awareness of where our body is in space. Under pressure and heat from the practitioner’s hands, the fascia holds the ability to be melted and molded into its optimal state if out of alignment. This form of massage therapy can be of benefit to almost anyone and has been effective in relieving chronic tension, improving posture and relieving painful symptoms of cuff injuries, scoliosis, low back pain, arthritis, tendonitis, TMJ, sciatica and more. This particular technique is the foundation of all of my work, including the 10 series of Structural Integration. It is incorporated into all the deep tissue and relaxation massages I offer as well as my therapeutic work.
Craniosacral Therapy: is a form of bodywork therapy focused primarily on the concept of "primary respiration" and regulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by using therapeutic touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium, spine and pelvis. To do this, the practitioner applies light touch and uses unwinding techniques to gently communicate with the body's bones, soft tissue, and nervous system. Craniosacral therapy was developed by John Upledger, D.O. in the 1970's and is a branch of osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF) which was developed in the 1930's by William Garner Sutherland. This technique is an excellent form of light touch therapy to address nervous system disorders, mental traumas, car accidents, chronic pain, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, back pain and more.
Neuromuscular Therapy/ Trigger Point Therapy: is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial points in order to relieve pain. By stimulating nerve bundles in a specific location on the muscle, the whole muscle is stimulated to release tension and pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to help balance the central nervous system.