Neuromuscular therapy focuses on combining health history, visual assessments, palpation of soft tissues, range of motion exercises, and testing of painful areas to assist in isolating the location of pain and where it is originating from.
Together, we find the areas that hurt the most and create a plan to treat them, whether you're in to see me for a single session or multiple sessions. The focus is on making the biggest difference possible in the shortest amount of time, while never crossing the line into causing you extra pain. Much of the work focuses on finding and treating trigger points, which are hypersensitive, hyper-irritable knots that often send referral pain to other areas of the body than where they are located.
I have devoted hundreds of hours to studying and treating numerous causes of pain in your soft tissues and will work with you on developing a plan to help you get a better handle on your pain.
Clinical studies suggest that massage can aid in the reduction of pain from muscular causes, pain from osteoarthritis, assist in relieving the pain of cancer patients as well as boosting their mood and promoting relaxation, may diminish depression and anxiety, temporarily lessen fatigue and pain in those with fibromyalgia, and alleviate general stress.
I offer a wide range of massage services to suit your needs, including Swedish, deep tissue, clinical sports massage, pre- and post-event sports massages, and prenatal massage.
I am also versed in myofascial release, which focuses on encouraging the fascia which connects and holds things throughout your body to release and relax into more malleable and thus comfortable positions, as well as lymphatic drainage, which focuses on using very light work to engage the lymphatic vessels and nodes without crushing them to speed along one of the body's naturally slower systems.
Spa services such as salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, and aromatherapy can offer a range of benefits from the removal of dead skin cells and leaving behind smoother skin to allowing essential oils to help your body heal itself. Salt and sugar scrubs can be used along all areas body that a Swedish massage would work on, but are especially nice to remove built up layers of dead cells along stubborn or rougher areas, such as hands, feet, elbows, and knees. Lying back while someone massages a scrub into your skin can be a very soothing experience. Aiding the body in relaxation often results in aiding the mind to relax as well.
These spa services are available as a 25 minute stand alone service, or as an add on during an existing 50 minute session. Aromatherapy can be added on to any service at any time, though I ask for advance notice if you would like a particular scent used.
Shiatsu and Thai Modalities
In addition to Western techniques, I am versed in multiple Eastern modalities. These services are offered on a cushioned mat on the ground, so being mobile enough to get on the floor and get back up is required. They are clothed modalities, most comfortably received when in clothing you might work out in.
About my services
At Health & Hope, the focus is on helping you to feel better in your body. In order to reach that goal, I believe that what you are paying for is my time. I have flat fees in place for every session, and will not try to upsell you. I believe that not worrying about how much "extra" a service will cost helps me to help you. And that is the goal.
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