Deep Tissue massage is one of the most effective techniques to decrease chronic pain, muscular fatigue and to assist with injury recovery. I use a number of ‘tool’s to help facilitate muscular and fascial (the connective tissue of the body) loosening. I will happily work with any referring doctors or healthcare providers regarding your treatments to make them as affective as possible. My goal is to aid you in recovering movement, health and ease in your body.
Gua Sha involves use of rounded edged instruments to palpate and massage the skin and deeper muscle layers. It is helpful in injury recovery, relieving soreness, increasing range of motion and circulation of blood and the body’s own reparative materials. Some clients will notice a discoloration post treatment which is the ‘sha’. It will look like tiny pinpoint red dots (called petechiae) or perhaps look like a bruise. This discoloration will disappear in 2-4 days in most cases. The technique has many similarities to Astym or Graston.
This treatment helps to keep an athlete in top form, increase stamina, prevent injury and/or aid the body to recover more quickly from strenuous physical exertion. I use a variety of techniques including deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, and stretching.
Hot stone massage can increase the effectiveness of the therapeutic aspects of massage. Heated smooth river stones are used to lay upon the body which helps to deeply relax the underlying muscles. The stones themselves are then used as a tool to massage even deeper into the tissues. The heat can help decrease pain and increase circulation within the body to a greater extent than solely with soft tissue massage. The warmth and weight of the stones calms the nervous system. Please be aware that hot stone massage is not recommended for anyone with high-blood pressure, neurological disorders, are currently pregnant or in acute pain.
Cupping massage is another tool use massage practice. Usually when utilized, suction cups are applied to areas of tension, pain, joints that have reduced range of motion. Whether stationary or moved along a muscle/joint, the suction cup can reduce swelling, decrease pain, release fascia and muscular tension. The cups can be applied to anywhere on the body, even the face and jaw. Like Gua Sha, Cupping can leave temporary marks that look similar to a bruise that will disappear in 2-4 days.
Insurance Coverage for Massage
Currently I am only able to bill for motor vehicular accidents for massage.
- Please contact us with the following information: Patient name, date of birth, insurance ID#, group #, insurance phone #, so we can verify your insurance benefits.
- Download and and print both the New Client Forms and the Insurance Packet and bring the completed paperwork to your appointment.
- Follow the step-by-step Guide to Checking your Insurance Benefits in the Insurance Packet. If your insurance does not cover massage we offer a wellness time-of-service rate so that you can get the care you need. Please be aware that you are responsible for paying if the insurance does not.