Postural and gait assessments are observed, following a thorough intake process. A treatment plan is devised for one session, or several follow up sessions depending on client's goals. Services include the application of Sports, Swedish, Hot Stone, Cupping and Myofascial Release.
Treatment- Clinical application of massage therapy techniques that focus on a specific area or injury. Treatments can be 30-90 minutes depending on what is going on in the body. Time is spent with myofascial release, trigger point therapy and a mixture of heat and stretching. Heated Stones and cupping are sometimes used if necessary, during treatments.
Recovery- Swedish Massage application to muscles with the purpose of relaxation and recovery from workouts, competitive events or stress. Heated towels are used to warm muscles and aid in relaxation. Heated stones are often used to help warm the muscles and encourage lymphatic flow.
After a thorough posture and gait assessment muscle imbalances are observed. Short and tight muscle groups are rolled and stretched to improve overall movement. Weak muscles are activated with proprioceptive neuromuscular techniques (PNF) and contract-relax techniques. Mobility Guidance helps athletes, non-athletes and individuals with scoliosis.
Workshops for Teams
Restrictive patterns of use are inevitable for many sports. Repetitive use creates imbalances in the musculoskeletal system which turns into ankle sprain, shin splints, groin pulls, shoulder injuries, knee and Low back injuries. As a gymnastics coach I began looking at injuries or times my athletes came to me looking to ice this and that. I began looking more at the athlete's posture and thinking about the mechanics of why. I began teaching my students basic rolling techniques for different parts of the body and there was a shift in responsibility. Athletes began asking how to treat their own muscle tightness with rolling, stretching and muscle activation. Now instead of sitting out, they ask if they can try stretching or rolling first to see if that helps. When it does, they go back to their practice. Self-care in the form of rolling, stretching and muscle activation has been a great addition to the already stellar training program that exists.
I am available for sports teams locally to help teach their athletes the basics of foam rolling, stretching and muscle activation for corrective care. There is more to it than just rolling. I teach where and when to roll, how long and yes it depends on how much pressure you use. I am available for the following workshops
Rolling Pre and Post Workouts
Stability and Core for Improved Sports Performance
Mobility and Flexibility Gains
Post Workout Recovery