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Types of Massage I Offer

I customize each massage based on the needs of my clients.

Deep Tissue Massage
Myofascial Release
Medicupping (vacuum therapy)
Trigger Point Therapy
Lymphatic Drainage
Oncology Massage



Deep Tissue Massage


Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.[2]

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and accompanying pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, increasing venous and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.[2]

Medicupping /Vacuum Therapy

I adapt an ancient technique in a more modern form using a vacuum machine or silicone cups. The technique helps release soft tissue, lifts connective tissue and restricted fascia as well as improves circulation and increases blood flow. One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the "separation" that the vacuum produces in the tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue as well as the elimination of old waste and congestion. (ACE medicupping)

Trigger Point Therapy


Trigger points or trigger sites are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point practitioners believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots[ambiguous] and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle entirely contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction. The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Practitioners claim to have identified reliable referred pain patterns, allowing practitioners to associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere.[2]

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphedema, is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the body due to the removal of lymph nodes, or damage of lymph nodes from various reasons like radiation, infection, trauma, or surgery. Sometimes lymphedema is heredity and the lymph vessels or nodes are either damaged or abnormal from birth. Swelling of fluid occurs at the extremity where the lymph node has been compromised. Swelling can also happen in the abdomen or face or head. This specialized technique of manual lymphatic drainage helps to reroute this fluid to other areas of the body and bring the swelling down. It's very light and relaxing treatment.. Lymphatic drainage therapy can also be used for post operative care after liposuction, fibromyalgia, mastectomy with the removal of lymph nodes can bring on the onset of lymphedema in the affected side of the arm.An abnormal fat/fluid condition called Lipedema, is also treated with manual lymphatic drainage.

Oncology Massage


Specialized training to help support those living with cancer or who have had cancer. A more broad health history is taken along with full disclosure of treatments. Certain precautions and modifications have to be considered in order to not stress the body and insure a safe and comfortable massage.



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[2] Content Obtained from Wikipedia.com.