Customized Orthopedic Massage

Using a variety of approaches, orthopedic massage can help reduce pain and help clients suffering from several types of soft-tissue problems. Within that framework, several techniques can be incorperated, including;

  • Myofascial release
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Trigger point release
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Acupressure
Typically each session is taylored to meet the client's needs by spending a majority of or the entire session focusing on the area or areas of concern. With this approach I am given more time to slowly, but surely affect the areas in a possitive manner.

A map of various areas that Trigger Points hide in the back and can cause pain througout the body

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”)

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.