Sessions offered in Deep Tissue/Myofascial Release or Swedish. Sessions are typically a blend unless otherwise specified.
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent discomfort/tension/pain, are involved in heavy physical activity or chronic inactivity and clients who have sustained injury (by breaking down scar tissue and adhesions*).
Please note: The term “Deep Tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained, deep pressure. This would more accurately be called Deep Swedish. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat specific muscle groups and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief such as cross fiber friction and myofascial release. It should not be confused with “deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained, strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session and not performed to address a specific area.
*An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds two parts of tissue or organs together. Adhesions may appear as thin sheets of tissue or as thick fibrous bands. The adhered tissue develops when the body’s repair mechanisms respond to any tissue disturbance, such as surgery, infection, trauma (injury or chronic overuse/under-use).
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques and the foundation of Western massage, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. The strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The Swedish massage I offer uses a combination of kneading, rolling and long continuous strokes with the application of oil/lotion to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include overall relaxation, improved circulation/oxygenation of blood which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury, detoxing and increased joy and ease.
Integrated Deep Tissue/Myofascial Release
90 minutes feels exponentially more than just 30 extra minutes. It allows time to thoroughly focus on the areas you request as well as address the source of the discomfort-often not where we feel the sensations…
Cancellation/Missed Appointment Policy
Please provide at least 48 hours notice for appointment cancellations. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, you may have to pay for the missed session if I am unable to reschedule you within the same week. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed for full amount.