Lymphatic Massage- The lymphatic system is part of the body’s waste disposal. It moves fluids through the body and returns it to the circulatory system. It clears away bacteria, cell debris, excess water, proteins and wastes from the connective tissue and returns it to the blood stream. The lymph system does not have it’s own pump, so it solely depends on the fascia and muscle movement for movement. This helps clients who have had: elective cosmetic surgeries such as face lifts, liposuction on the abdomen/sides/back/thighs/knee/glutes and those who have had medically necessary surgeries: lymph node removal, mastectomy, cancer, and other diseases.
Arthrossage- (Arthritis massage) Clothing on treatment that focuses on increasing flexibility, lubricating joints and lengthening muscles. Effects of massage on Arthritis: relaxation, stress reduction, increases blood flow, waste removal, relief of pain and discomfort, decreases tension within the joint, loosens fascia and release of fascial adhesions.
Kinesio Taping Method- Invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1979. Made of 100 percent cotton, zero medication, latex free, as thin as skin, and its’ stretch allows for movement. It lifts the skin to allow blood and lymph to flow more easily in constricted areas which decreases stiffness and pain. It helps the function of an athletes injuries by getting back to baseline. It helps with healing and reducing edema, especially by clearing out waste products from those who had elective and non elective surgeries.
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- This service is provided at the event location and ideally administered 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
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. Prices are shown at the time of booking.
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.
For Doctors and other Healthcare Providers
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. Prices are shown at the time of booking
Upper Body Only
45 or 60 minutes: Neck, shoulder, arms, hands, and back Prices are shown at the time of booking