Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is a style of manual therapy that focuses on deactivating problematic trigger points in in skeletal muscle. Trigger points are hyperirritalble spots within a taught band in a muscle that give rise to reproducable and familiar pain and can interfere with proper function and muscle firing patterns.
During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release and deactivate trigger points. Although this process can be painful at times, it often "hurts so good".
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to maintain an effective yet safe level of pressure. Keep in mind that 24-48 hr of soreness is a normal post treatment response of the muscles.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Cupping is an ancient technique using negative pressure or suction on the skin. The vacuum in the cup brings blood and lymph to the area, promoting circulation and healing. This technique is particularly effective in releasing scar tissue and fascial adheasions. Although the marks sometimes left by the suction look painful, it is a very gentle technique that can produce a lot of change in the tissue without deep painful pressure.
This is an add-on technique to a massage appointment. 75min or longer session is recommended. Please request at the time of scheduling.