As a Remedial Massage Therapist
I use skilled manipulation combined with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to bring about pain relief, correcting and normalizing the body’s muscles and soft tissues.
What to expect
Before treatment begins I will complete a ‘client assessment’: this includes asking you about your current physical condition (there are some conditions for which massage is not appropriate), stress levels, and whether or not any part of your body is particularly sensitive.
How often should I come for treatments?
This is one of the most common questions I get asked, and honestly every person and situation is different but the general rule of thumb is as follows:
At the beginning, two to three session’s one week apart is best to give maximum benefit, as every massage session builds on the gains from previous sessions. After that about once a month seems to be the most beneficial for massage to keep its positive effects.
Massage Techniques I offer
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of therapy. This effective, non invasive, all natural form of treatment helps decrease pain and stress, while enhancing one’s ability to return to their optimal level of heath. Massage Therapy has been shown to be quite helpful in decreasing the discomfort of, as well as preventing the occurrence of:
Neck and shoulder discomfort
Repetitive strain injuries
Muscle spasms or strains
It is a great compliment to a healthier lifestyle.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibre’s of the muscles, tendons and fascia. Also helps to break up scar tissue.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage, but when it’s done right the client should feel better than ever within a day or two.
The technique is often used in combination with other massage techniques such as remedial massage.
It has been stated that Massage Therapy during pregnancy is one of the most wonderful, restorative and relaxing things you can do for yourself. During this time of tremendous physical, mental, and emotional change Massage Therapy has been shown to:
Release joint pressure in wrists ankles and hips
Ease jaw pain
Soothe breast tenderness
Lower blood pressure
Promote the elimination of waste
Alleviate sciatic pain
This all natural, drug free form of health care can support and nourish you and your body during this very exciting yet unpredictable time of life.
My Goal as your Therapist
My goal is to provide you, my client, with your own individual treatment that will help you achieve pain free movement which is essential for living an active and healthy lifestyle.