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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is not just a massage with deeper pressure. It is a type of therapeutic bodywork that addresses the deeper tissues in the body and targets specific problem areas. This could be an injury or a chronic postural pattern that is causing pain and discomfort, or reducing free movement. Focused attention is given to "knots" and "trigger points", that may also be referring pain elsewhere. Breathing cues, active movement, and passive stretches are used to facilitate the release of muscles and connective tissue. The result of this type of bodywork is reduced pain and increased range of motion. WIth regular treatment postural deviations can begin to resolve and the client will feel more comfortable in their daily movements.
Swedish Massage is also referred to as relaxation massage. It involves flowing strokes, compression and rythmic kneading of the muscle tissue. It is great for increasing circulation and jump-starting the immune system, making it an effective detoxifying treatment. Swedish massage also allows you to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, (the relaxation response), which is crucial for the health and function of every cell in the body.
Myofascial release addresses a system of the body known as fascia, a type of connective tissue. This tissue wraps around all of your muscle cells, muscle fibers, nerves, and bones, holding it all together and providing structural support. Long time postural patterns and repetative motions can cause restrictions in the fascia that are not released with regular massage. No oil is used with myofascial release. Longer, sustained pressure is used because the fascia is slower to react than muscle tissue. Range of motion and pain levels can be greatly imroved when the muscle and fascia have both been released.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it''s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Pregnancy massage is a combination of the above techniques done with an understanding of the common complications of pregnancy. There are specific things to be aware of depending on which trimester the mother is in. After a certain point in the pregnancy, usually at the beginning of the second trimester, the client will be lying on her side on the table. Pillows and bolsters will be provided for supporting the hips, belly and neck and arms. During pregnancy there is a huge increase in circulating fluids, widening of the hips, loosening of joints, strain on the low back and shoulders, numbness in the hands and "sciatica" pains. Getting regular massage during pregnancy alleviates the discomfort that comes with all of these changes occuring in the body.
Cupping and Gua Sha
Cupping and Gua Sha are techniques that come from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. As a massage therapist I am using these techniques with a different intention, as I am not applying them with meridians and acupoints in mind. From a soft tissue perspective these techniques are great for releasing fascia and breaking up scar tissue. Both techniques increase blood flow and flush out toxins stored in chronically tight tissue. A cupping treatment involves creating a vacuum effect during the application of cups to the skin. This creates a suction as the tissue is pulled up into the cup. The cups can be left in one place for an extended period of time or they can be moved around on lubricated skin. Cupping treatments can be used as part of a massage session or as a stand-alone treatment. Gua Sha is also called "scraping," which is essentially just that- a smooth flat tool is used to scrape the lubricated skin to break up scar tissue. Both techniques cause discoloration of the skin which looks similar to a hickey mark and usually last 3-7 days.
Medical Massage/Auto Injury
Medical massage is performed as part of a physician's treatment plan to address a specific disease or injury. This service requires a prescription from a doctor (MD, DO, DC, PT) for massage therapy or myofascial release.
60 minute massage $75
90 minute massage $105
120 minute massage $135
ABOUT AMANDA CORR
Mandy has always had a love for movement therapy whether it be in the active form like dance, yoga and running or the passive form of receiving bodywork. What started with pure intuition that drew her to finding activities that would build her body’s energy while calming her mind eventually placed her in an environment that allowed her to gain a functional understanding about why it felt so good to move. Since becoming a massage therapist in 2002 she has developed a style that is truly unique to her. Mandy incorporates slow deep tissue work with a nurturing overlay. Her clients leave their treatments with less tension in their muscles and in parasympathetic state. Though most of her work can fall under the umbrella of deep tissue, when the situation presents itself she’ll incorporate myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, cupping and/or gua sha. Mandy is currently completing course work to achieve her BSN.