The primary treatment goal is to promote a healthy pregnancy by including relaxation techniques, proper positioning depending on the trimester and providing a supportive environment. Massage techniques and pressure are directly dependent on the request of the client and is similar to a regular massage therapy session. Main goals are to decrease pain and postural discomforts as well as to decrease trigger points, swelling in the ankles and any muscle tension that may occur.BOOK NOW
Breast massage is particularly important for clients who have received a lumpectomy, mastectomy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or any other surgical procedure. Post treatment/surgical complications can lead to severe swelling in the armpit and chest due to removed lymph nodes, as well as scarring. It is important to receive treatment in order to relieve the pain from the swelling and to increase the mobility of the soft tissues around the scar and surgical site.BOOK NOW
Treatment of TMJ
TMJ can be treated extra-orally, which targets 2 out of the 4 TMJ muscles or it can be treated intra-orally, which targets the other 2 TMJ muscles. Proper treatment of a TMJ dysfunction can help to decrease muscle spasms, decrease pain experienced on movement and can help to prevent the recurrence of symptoms.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
TMJ dysfunction can include but is not limited to headaches, ear pain, face pain, clicking sounds, and limited movement of the joint (lock jaw). As many as 33% of the population are diagnosed with TMJ dysfunction, up to 75% of the population may actually experience some of the symptoms. Women are more likely to be affected than men and individuals most often affected range from 30-50 years of age.
Causes of TMJ
- Teeth Grinding
- High Stress Level
- Habitual Gum Chewing
- Nail Biting
- Misalignment of Teeth (Malocclusion), chewing only on one side of the mouth
- Trauma, either a broken jaw bone or fractured facial bones
- Occupational Tasks (such as holding the phone between the shoulder and head)
After sustaining a whiplash injury, the main goal is to decrease swelling, hypertonicity and spasming in the neck and shoulder muscles, also to slowly increase range of motion of the cervical spine. Recovering from a whiplash injury is a long and difficult journey, but with the help of massage therapy and home care exercises your recovery time can be reduced significantly.BOOK NOW
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Hot Stone Massage Therapy is widely recognized as a holistic modality with therapeutic benefits. Stone Therapy is classified as geothermal-hydro-therapy, which means it involves the therapeutic use of stones that are heated or cooled in water.
The benefits of Hot Stone Massage Therapy include:
- Improved Back/Shoulder/Neck Pain
- Improved Lymphatic Circulation
- Increased Overall Circulation
- Decreased Menstrual Pain, Joint Pain, Tension Headaches, Sciatic Pain
- Promotes Increased Well-Being and Vitality
- Reduced Overall Stress
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist places cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Clients receive cupping for a number of purposes including: pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, well-being and as a form of deep tissue massage. Cupping therapy can be used on it’s own as a treatment or it can be included in your massage therapy treatment.
Pre/Postnatal Fitness and Core Confidence Programs
The prenatal programs are designed to help expecting mom’s embrace the changes to their bodies during pregnancy, learn how to use their new shape in safe ways to help minimize damage to the core and to prepare their bodies for birth and recovery.
The postnatal programs are designed to aid in recovery, focus on properly retraining the deep core and pelvic floor muscles, and to embrace the true strength that your body has after the miraculous growth and birth of your baby.
I often hear, “I pee when I cough, sneeze or laugh or I can not workout, jump or run because I will pee my pants”. This is NOT normal- common, yes- but NOT normal. If you are shaking your head yes while reading this, please book a Core Confidence Assessment today- I can help!