When you’re suffering from muscle pain you want results : a massage therapy treatment plan that helps you alleviate the pain, restore mobility, teaches self-care, and gets you on the move again. Before your first session you’ll spend a few minutes discussing your massage expectations and any influences, injuries, or conditions that may have caused the problem. With this knowledge and an assessment of your tissues, a massage tailored specifically to your needs will be developed and discussed with you.
There are many different types of massage. My focus to massage is to help in the healing of the tissues that are causing the pain by additionally addressing the supporting structures, and the body as a whole. I integrate techniques from western and eastern modalities to create a soothing and rejuvenating therapeutic treatment tailored to your health and wellness needs.
Occasionally a single session may not be enough to achieve your particular massage goals. In such cases, if a follow up treatment is required, I will advise you of this and a new appointment can be made after your treatment.
Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. The goal of treatment is to help relieve pain and other symptoms. It often involve stress-relief methods including myomassology and relaxation techniques. A treatment plan is developed for each individual based on their symptoms. Clients with Fibromyalgia have reported great relief, help in sleeping, and mobility with regular myomassology.
Deep Tissue Massage - Gently done with fire cupping
A wonderful addition to the myomassology treatment, Fire cupping is a type of acupressure therapy that applies pressure to acupuncture points on the body. In its simplest form, fire cupping is a type of deep tissue massage that promotes stress relief and relaxation.
Chronic Headaches & Migraines: Cranial Base Release
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has been used successfully to relieve a variety of dysfunctions including headaches, neck and back pain, jaw dysfunction, and migraines. With migraines, of course, there can be multiple causes. Virtually anything that interferes with the autonomic nervous control of the blood vessels in the head can result in migraine. In general, CST does a very good job of normalizing autonomic nervous activity. Cranial Base Release, a part of CST, can be integrated into the myomassology treatment plan to compliment therapy on the shoulders, neck and cranial muscles.
Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome
Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome is a disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or otherwise irritated by the piriformis muscle causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the path of the sciatic nerve descending down the lower thigh and into the leg. These conditions closely resemble each other.
A series of muscle-targeted manipulations, releases, and leg balancing is integrated into the myomassology treatment plan for clients that are experiencing this pain.
Rotator Cuff Issues
The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that help move and stabilize the shoulder joint. Damage to any one of the four muscles or their ligaments that attach the muscle to bone can occur because of acute injury, chronic overuse, or gradual aging. This can cause significant pain and disability with range of motion or use of the shoulder joint. Regular myomassology treatment specifically targeting this muscle group through manipulation and muscle release, along with regular physiotherapy and exercise, dramatically improve the range of motion and use of the shoulder joint. This therapy can be integrated into your myomassology treatment plan.
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. This can be painful and make walking more difficult. The most common complaint is dull or sharp pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel and the foot may ache or burn. Fascia and muscle-targeted muscle therapy on the leg, Achilles, foot and plantar fascia is used in a myomassology treatment to address this syndrome.
Mouse Arm (immitates carpal tunnel syndrome)
Are you experiencing wrist, elbow and neck pain? You're not alone. An increasing number of people today are reporting incidences of muscle, tendon, and nerve pain—particularly in their hands, wrists, arms, and back. For many people in the workplace today, it's common practice to sit for prolonged periods at a desk and work on a computer. Without frequent breaks and other forms of exercise, this general lack of physical movement can lead to any one of a number of related conditions, including “Mouse Arm”. Specific muscle-targeted therapy can be integrated into your myomassology treatment to address the affected muscles by this syndrome.