Integrative Therapeutic Massage
Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage techniques are used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue below the surface. Combined with Orthopedic, Myofascial, and Thai modalities, integrative massage helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface. The goal is to penetrate deep layers of connective tissue, flush the area of fibrotic buildup and soften overly-toned muscles to help restore some flexibility and balance to the body by bringing it closer to a neutral body posture. This modality better addresses chronic pain problems, specific injuries, acute injuries, and repetitive strain issues.
Integrative Thai Massage
Taking place on a pad on the floor, the client remains fully clothed and passive while the therapist manipulates their body positions into "lazy man's yoga" poses and applies compression, and gentle stretching to promote flexibility, circulation, joint health, etc. The therapist applies leverage with feet, knees, shins, elbows and combining traditional Thai techniques with western Myofascial and Orthopedic concepts. This massage is best when used to relax and restore the body's equilibrium, increase range of motion, acupressure, and full body treatments.
Pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting women. Specially-supportive side-lying and supine postures are used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen. Massage will be more relaxing than therapeutic, aimed at alleviating the pressure of the low back and hips.
Massage for Musicians
I have worked with many types of musicians over the course of my career, first massaging performing musical artists at music festivals and now with classical musicians at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Many musicians end up with nerve impingement and pain, repetitive strain injuries, and postural misalignments from years of molding their body to their instruments. I offer pre-show “tune-ups” for musicians before they perform, regularly scheduled maintenance to prevent repetitive stress injuries, and therapeutic massage for the treatment of injuries that come with the life of traveling and performing.