Deep Tissue Massage

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Deep tissue massage effectively releases hyper-irritable spots in muscles (knots). The focused pressure resolves tension in painful areas, increasing the blood flow to tissues that have become adhered and stagnant. When a muscle is chronically tight it begins to calcify, becoming more like a bone than a muscle. This often happens on top of the shoulders where many of us carry our stress. Deep tissue massage and focused pressure can help stop this process and introduce oxygen-rich blood to the tissues resulting in healthier, more relaxed muscles that are able to carry out their jobs without pain and fatigue.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage:

  • Releases painful muscle spasms.

  • Deeply stretches muscles.

  • Very effective for chronic pain.

  • Oxygenates stagnant tissue.

  • Increases range of movement.

Swedish Massage

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Gentle Swedish massage techniques melt away stress and release tension from muscles. These techniques are deeply soothing to the central nervous system and actually switch the brain from “fight or flight” to “rest and digest.” This produces a change in the brain’s chemistry – stopping the release of damaging stress hormones and helping to detox the cells of those already present. This reduces the damage these chemicals cause in the body and creates a sense of well being and calm. In this way, Swedish massage reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as part of a regular program for stress management.In addition, this technique also promote circulation, increasing oxygenation and hydration to the cells. This helps shorten recovery time from workouts and muscular strain. It stretches muscles, keeping them healthy and pliable and taking the strain off tendons which reduces tendonitis. These techniques can be used exclusively, but are often used in combination with deep tissue and other types of massage.

Benefits of Swedish Massage:

  • Stretches and hydrates muscles

  • Relieves aches and pains.

  • Detoxes the body by flushing out toxins.

  • Provides a sense of well being

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Hot Stones Massage

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Smooth river rocks are heated and used to create deliciously warm, moist heat, enhancing deep relaxation as they soften the muscles for deeper work. They are incorporated with other techniques during a full massage treatment. A hot stone is used as a massage tool during a full body massage to provide another dimension to the massage.

Benefits of Hot Stones:

  • Deeply relaxes and comforts.

  • Warms the muscles for deeper techniques.

  • Reduces chronic stress and tension.

  • Relieves pain created by strained and contracted muscles.

  • Increases range of movement

scar massage

Scar Massage

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This innovative treatment effectively softens the rigidity and changes the appearance of scar tissue. Applying light pressure, then progressively working more deeply, this technique opens up, loosens, and reintegrates scars into surrounding tissue. Improvement is seen immediately and changes are permanent.What is Scar Massage?

Scar Massage naturally reintegrates scars into the matrix of healthy tissue that surrounds them.Scarring is part of the healthy inflammatory response to tissue damage from a number of sources including: surgery, trauma, infection and radiation.When subjected to trauma, the body hastily lays down collagen fibers to form a patch of scar tissue. These fibers can overgrow and create adhesions that bind muscles, nerves, and even organs together. As part of the healing process, these fibers are meant to break down, but when they fail to the aftermath can be a lifetime of unresolved pain and dysfunction.

Benefits of Scar Massage:

  • Minimizes the appearance of scars

  • Addresses internal adhesions and overgrowth of scar tissue

  • Evens out color and surface appearance

  • Increases sensation to a numb area

  • Reduces pulling and itching at the site of the scar

When tissues are bound together, they may pull on structures near or far from the site of the trauma, causing pain, numbness, decreased range of motion, and, in some cases, even life-threatening consequences. It’s estimated that 93% of surgical patients develop postoperative adhesions. Retracting an incision and exposing the internal structures to the air dries out tissues that are meant to slide past one another and sets them up to clump together when the incision is closed. While some of these adhesions are harmless, others can cause serious problems by strangling and blocking the bowels, or plugging the fallopian tubes, binding tissue together with bridges of overgrown collagen.

Fortunately, scar tissue is composed of strands of collagen with weak chemical bonds that can be dissolved with gentle guided pressure. For this reason, scar tissue and internal adhesions are ideally suited for hands-on treatment. After examining and creating a treatment plan for each scar, I employ a number of specialized massage techniques to soften scar tissue, make it more pliable, and to re-integrate it into the healthy tissue surrounding it.

Scar tissue therapy is appropriate for anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of a scar or is troubled by pain, numbness, diminished function or range of motion. It does not matter if a scar is recent or if you have had it for years, the tissue responds to treatment in both cases.

Scar Massage is effective in many situations including:

  • Joint replacement

  • C-Section

  • Breast reduction

  • Lumpectomy

  • Trauma

  • Reconstructive Surgery

  • Skin Cancer Removal

  • Mastectomy

  • Mommy/Tummy tuck

  • Abdominal surgery

Rossiter workout

Rossiter Workout

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​In a treatment similar to Rolfing, the practitioner leads the client through a sequence of dynamic stretches. Through this intensive process, fascia, a type of connective tissue, is released, immediately increasing range of motion and reducing pain for the long term. The Rossiter system consists of two-person stretching techniques for motivated people who want to take charge of their body’s recovery and well being. You and your Rossiter Coach stretch together to double the pain-relieving results. You know where your pain is, and your Coach uses knowledge of anatomy and connective tissue to help you get the best, most powerful stretch to get to the core of the problem.

Benefits of Rossiter:

  • Immediate increase in range of motion

  • Serious progress in a short period of time

  • Addresses chronic issues resistent to other therapies

  • Relieves pain created by strained and contracted muscles.

  • Can be used as a standalone treatment or combined with massage in a single session

The Rossiter System targets your body’s connective tissue, which tightens and shortens from age, overuse and injury. Rossiter workouts loosen tissue and give it back the “space” it needs to work freely, without symptoms, pain or tightness.

What’s a workout like? The client lies on the floor on a mat, fully clothed. The Rossiter Coach adds weight with her foot to anchor your tissue in place while you hunt for the pain and stretch the congested tissue in three dimensions to achieve true freedom of movement. It’s your body and you’re in charge!

The Results: Two people achieve pain relief quicker and more powerfully than one person stretching alone. -Richard Rossiter, creator of Rossiter Workout.


Lymphatic Drainage  Massage

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The lymphatic system is a network of tiny capillaries and nodes that remove toxins from our bodies.

Lymphatic drainage massage encourages this cleansing process, helping remove toxins more quickly and completely. It can be used to reduce inflammation in a specific area or as a full body treatment. It is a very gentle and relaxing treatment.

Beyond aiding the body’s natural healing process, it can also be used as a way to detox the skin. The results of lymphatic facial massage are reduced inflammation and puffiness and a clearer, more glowing complexion.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage:

  • Removes toxins

  • Encourages cleansing process

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Aids body’s natural healing process

  • Reduces puffiness

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