If you are looking for pain relief, you’ve come to the right place! I will customize your treatment based on your goals. All of the modalities that I use have different purposes that can be interchangeable to focus on your condition. Your goal is my goal, and that’s to get you back to feeling your best, so you can return on the field/court/pool/job/life. With a medical background and continuing education classes in medical massage and stretching, you will witness for yourself how different a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) is compared to an ordinary massage given by a Registered Massage Practitioner (RMP).
Sport Stretch- is a floor mat routine, focusing on improving flexibility, recovery, and getting you back on the field. Being more flexible improves athletic performance, which decreases the risk of injury to muscles and tissues. Techniques include: Thai Yoga massage, compressions, Ashiatsu, Active Isolated stretching (AIS), Myofascial techniques, Traction, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Post Isometic Relaxation (PIR), Myoskeletal techniques. It's important to get the joints and Synovial fluid moving, so you have full range of motion. Clients are to wear athletic stretchy clothing.
Sports Massage For Performance: Restorative maintenance massage is the recovery period for the athlete’s body. Ideally to be done on the athletes’ off day or on a day of light training that has a rest day following. Also recommended 48-72 hours before an event to increase ROM. Posture deviations and subjective information is gathered from the athlete for assessment. This massage uses deep, firm pressure, to reach deeper levels of muscles and fascia. It focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles, breaks down gluing between fascial sheaths, breaks down scar tissue and adhesions, and increases circulation and range of motion. The goal is to make more oxygen and nutrients necessary for growth and repair available.
Pre Event Sport Massage (At the event location): Ideally given 45-60 minutes prior to an event.
Goal: Preparing the body for intense activity, by increasing circulation, flexibility, and mental preparation. It is short in duration (10-15 mins), stimulating, but does not replace your regular warm up. No lotions are used, and athletes are asked to be in athletic stretchy clothing.
Sports Massage for Recovery:
Post Event Sport Massage (At the event location): Ideally given 1 to 2 hours after the event.
Goal: Increase circulation, reduce muscle tension, and quiet the nervous system. PNF/MET stretching is also involved. This is the time for the athlete to relax, unwind both physically and emotionally. Research indicates that massage is 3 to 5 times more effective than rest in the recovery from muscle fatigue.
Sports Massage for Rehabilitation:
Performed when the athlete has experienced an injury. (See Medical Massage)
Swedish Massage- The primary goal is to relax the entire body. It improves circulation, decreases pain, rehabilitates muscular injuries and reduces stress and anxiety
Lymphatic drainage- Drains inflammation and moves waste from a damaged area through the circulatory system. Damage can be caused by disease or injury.
Deep Tissue Massage- This massage uses firm pressure, to reach deeper levels of muscles and fascia. It focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles, breaking up scar tissue and adhesions
All massage/stretch sessions listed above are based on the time spent. Every session is customized to that injury, joint, adhesion, or trigger point and may take longer than expected to release. Your goals and treatment plan will be discussed before your session. Listed below are the rates for adults. Please call and inquire for youth ages 8-17.
45 min- $50
60 mins- $75
90 mins $105
Medical Massage- The use of multiple modalities that target specific ailments that are diagnosed by your Health Care Provider. A referral/prescription is needed, along with any x-ray/MRI results (written report only). Your doctor will be informed on your progress.
I am insured and have an NPI Number. You may refer your patients to me for the following diagnoses:
Intraoral TMD, Migraines, Whiplash, Torticollis, Back pain, Hip pain, Muscle strains, Post operative conditions, Pain from Lyme disease & Fibromyalgia, Tennis elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Scar tissue, Rotator cuff pain/stiffness, Carpel Tunnel, Shin Splints, Achilles strain, Planter Fasciitis, Arthritis, Hypertention, PTSD, Stress/anxiety, Insomnia, Postpartum depression, Poor focus
I do not have a billing office to submit claims, but I will give you everything that you need to submit it to your insurance company. (Side note- if you have a HSA or a Flex spending account, I can process those, as I am considered a Medical expense). If not, please call your health insurance company to see if you have Massage Therapy coverage, CPT code 97124. If yes, ask them what they need- SOAP notes? Referral? Or just a simple receipt? Medical Massage Therapy gets billed in units, every 15 mins for insurance companies.
First initial consult with postural assessment –$20 with fee listed below
40 - 60 min. - $60.00 (Kids 8-17)
60 min. - $80.00 (18 years and older)