Clients often come to me because pain has limited their movement, or caused them to stop their activity all together. I understand that every approach must be tailored to the individual, their sport, and their level of pain at the present moment. My goal is to identify the areas of the body that is contributing to pain, by addressing underlying imbalances and restricted holding patterns; using innovative soft tissue release techniques, with body conditioning and movement education.
Various modalities and tools are used during each session to meet your specific needs. This can include orthopedic bodywork, sports massage, facilitated stretching, cupping, IASTM, and kinesiology taping. See the list below for a description of each technique.
Daily activities can have an impact on the strength, balance and function of your muscles. This can affect your sport performance and physical well-being. Movement education and body conditioning not only supplements the work achieved from a bodywork session, but it can prevent future injuries from occurring as well.
Timing is everything. Studies have shown that sports massage administered two to six hours after exercise reduced delayed muscle soreness, providing significant reduction in muscle pain that typically comes 2-days later. This can impact mental preparedness and sport performance before or during competition.
Myofascial Decompression also known as Cupping, is a soft tissue therapy that encourages healing by creating a negative pressure or suction on the skin using plastic or silicone cups that pull up underlying tissues, blood, and other fluids close to the surface of the skin. This improves tissue health and improves mobility.
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a manual therapy treatment technique that utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to assist in detecting and treating areas with scar tissue, soft tissue restriction, adhesions or chronic inflammation.
Kinesiology taping (or kinesio taping) is the application of a thin, stretchy, cotton-based therapeutic tape that can benefit a wide variety of injuries and inflammatory conditions. Kinesiology taping provides a negative pressure under the tape, which: