ALL SESSIONS ARE INTEGRATED THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
20 years experience and education help Teri design a treatment just for you. Integrating Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, orthopedic, cupping, and movement therapies such as those listed below to help you feel your best. All sessions are integrated.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session. Use this massage to address issues before they become chronic! Its our most popular.
Neuromuscular therapy is a massage modality that uses specific massage techniques in an effort to release trigger points. A trigger point is a small contraction knot found in a muscle fiber. It affects the muscle by keeping it tight and creating tension on the muscle attachment. This constant tension makes movement restricted and painful. Over time this constant tension will decrease the circulation in the area resulting in a depletion of oxygen to the tissue and a build up of metabolic waste. When a tissue doesn't receive the proper nutrients and oxygen needed for metabolism it starts to break down and a self sustaining cycle of pain begins. This cycle can be interrupted with various massage techniques that target trigger points and help restore the tissue to it's proper balanced health.
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.
Orthopedic Sports Massage- Heavily exercised muscles may lose their ability to relax causing chronic tightness and loss of flexibility. Lack of flexibility is often linked to muscle soreness ,strains and pulls, and predisposes you to further injury. This sports treatment focuses on your sport specific muscles and activity levels helping you achieve greater results.
Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
AIS- assisted isolated stretching
PNF- proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
MFR- myo-fascial release
CRS- contract, relax, stretch