My therapeutic massage incorporates techniques from all of the classes that I've taken. (Classes include: Chinese Craniosacral, Pranic Healing, Swedish massage, Medical Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Medi-cupping, and Positional Therapy. When performing a massage I use techniques that are appropriate for the client’s issue. No two people are the same, neither are their conditions which means a massage is designed to provide the greatest benefit for each client. This, along with suggested stretches, help my clients to activate their own natural healing abilities; to de-stress; and to enjoy a sense of health and well-being.
Medical massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the patient presents with a diagnosis a treatment is administered after a thorough assessment by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment. It is also known as clinical massage or treatment massage.
Medi-cupping uses glass, plastic or soft silicone cups to create suction on the body’s surface. These cups are moved over the skin by using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup. The process promotes health and healing by loosening soft tissue and connective tissue, scarring, and adhesions, moving stagnation and increasing lymphatic flow and circulation.
Orthopedic Massage (OM) takes a multidisciplinary approach that looks to resolve the origin of the pain and dysfunction either from trauma-induced injuries or postural imbalances that exacerbate the pain through daily activities. Common orthopedic conditions can stem from sports injuries, postural imbalances due to poor work ergonomics, chronic pain and scar tissue from surgery or traumatic injury.
Positional Therapy employs a combination of strain-counter strain, muscle energy techniques, stretches, and home-care elements to eliminate the causes of most neuromuscular pain patterns, find and disable chronic pain mechanisms, search for and recognize trigger points, and address specific conditions and injuries.