Medical Massage Therapy Modalities

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion and re-balance the entire body through massage techniques that stretch the fascia and release the bonds between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Some forms of  Myofascial release is known as deep tissue work or Rolfing.  Successful Myofascial Release is the application of light pressure that releases the fascia structure, this increases movement, increases blood circulation and ultimately relief from pain.

Sessions recommendation depends on the symptoms and diagnosis. Requirements differ depending on goal setting. ranging 1-12 sessions. No set limit, based on individual needs. 

Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.

Pre and post treatments to orthopedic surgeries or simple compliment to physical therapy. Doctor diagnosis is helpful in goal setting, documented RX/referrals are appreciated. Post surgical procedure, a doctors referral required.

Common Orthopedic Surgeries:

Laminotomy

Laminectomy

Foraminotomy

Microdisectomy 

Percutaneous

Laser-discectomy 

Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty

Fusion

Please consult you Orthopedic physician as to when you may receive manual care therapies after surgery procedures. 

Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage can: 

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness. Kineso- Taping techniques are applied after Lymph drainage sessions in efforts to continue circulation of fluids. Compression stocking are recommended while under going LD therapy. 

Since Lymphedma cases are only taken upon a doctors referral. Please "Contact Me" by phone or email to set your first appointment.   It is important to me that all the records and health information be received before treating Lymphedema

(CDPT) "Vodder Technique" MLD (Manual Lymphantic Drain). The Academy of Lymphedic Studies 135-hr program to completed August 15, 2017. I will be taking patients with all stages of  Lymphedema. By definition is associated by trauma, surgery, burns, radiation post lymph node removal,  untreated chronic venous disease.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.

Movement Education

Movement education uses a custom-tailored approach to improving your body awareness and movement skills. Combining problem-solving, guided-discovery, and exploratory methods, this practice inevitably leads to a stronger connection between the mind and body, creating a more natural and graceful experience of movement and interaction with other people.

Active Isolated Stretching

Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.