A movement based therapy that uses a combination of manual
muscle testing, traditional massage, neuromuscular, and energy work to root out the cause, and correct for dysfunctional movement patterns that cause pain.
A more clinical style of bodywork that differs from traditional massage, yet
leaves you feeling centered, grounded, and keeps you doing what you love!
Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice where the air is removed from a cup, and then place on a client's skin. Dynamic cupping, also known as cupping with movement, is used to treat certain types of fascial distortions causing muscle pain. Once the cups are in place, the underlying muscles are contracted and taken through a range of motion. This technique relieves pain and tension in the tissues.
John F. Barnes Myofascial Release is a gentle method of bodywork used to release the body’s restrictions created by trauma (physical and emotional), inflammatory responses, poor posture, and/or surgical procedures. Myofascial Release uses specific techniques to stretch and repair the connective issue between your muscles (fascia). It helps your body heal properly from injuries and can restore range of motion.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a highly specialized type of soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain, and return injured tissues to normal function. It can provide long term relief where other approaches have failed in the past, NMT balances the nervous system with the muscular and skeletal systems, and naturally brings the body back into alignment. It addresses postural and muscular imbalances, nerve entrapment, ischemia, and muscular trigger points.
Sports Massage is designed to help active people prevent and address injuries while engaging in their favorite sport. It is an ideal therapy for athletes to prepare their bodies for an upcoming event or competition, and it can also enhance their performance during an event.
Deep tissue massage focuses on lengthening the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas that need some extra TLC to relieve pain, increase mobility, and loosen scar tissue.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams - about the weight of a nickel - practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues, and some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massage can benefit patients with lymphedema, active fibromyalgia, and other conditions and procedures that cause fluid retention.
Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received proper training in oncology massage. We put the "can" back in cancer!