Massage treatments increase flexibility and mobility, ease pain, and give you an overall sense of well being.
Arthritis, injury, and surgery all contribute to decreased mobility that over time affects our flexibility and creates pain and discomfort in other parts of the body. Just getting up from a seated position can be difficult or painful, or getting out of bed. Massage treatments can be tailored to specific medical conditions. I have been working alongside doctors, physical therapist, and chiropractors for more than 10 years providing massage therapy treatments to those who have had knee, hip, back, and shoulder surgery. My experience also includes working with clients who have Rheumatoid arthritis and require special attention to the joints, Diabetics requiring foot and leg care, amputees for structural therapy to help realign the body, and lymphatic massage for those who have had lymph node removal. Treatments may include light tissue manipulation, firm pressure to release tight muscles, and stretching.
Over time with age we slowly lose muscle strength and flexibility. The simple things like tying our shoes become difficult. Massage and stretching techniques can help you regain that flexibility making those simple tasks easier and more manageable.
Many treatments can be performed clothed or in under garments. In all treatments the client is draped in a sheet and blanket to insure privacy.
I offer manageable treatment options, including 30-minute targeted massages.
I have found that patients who come in 3 to 4 times a week for 30-minute sessions have far better results when it comes to alleviating chronic pain.
These are the most common symptoms I see.
- Poor posture puts pressure on the lower back muscles, joints and discs causing discomfort. When our jobs require repetitive work such as sitting at a desk hunched over a computer and perhaps with our legs crossed, it creates an unnatural body position.
- Shoulder impingement syndrome. People who work with their arms raised outward or upward may find they have shoulder pain when reaching up or behind their back. Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain. Overhead activity of the shoulder, especially repeated activity, is a risk factor for shoulder impingement syndrome. Dental hygienist, hairdressers, painters, and those who work with their arms up and forward are prone to shoulder impingement.
- Lower-limb muscle fatigue Standing most of the work day contributes to significant and prolonged lower-limb muscle fatigue. This may raise your risk for long-term back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Bank tellers, retail assistants, cashiers, and hairdressers/ barbers are especially prone to lower back pain.
- Rheumatoid arthritis. Many people suffer from arthritis of the hand and fingers. This painful condition makes it difficult to complete simple daily task. Massage increases blood flow to the affected area helping reduce the discomfort. According to research published in May 2013 in Complementary Therapy in Clinical Practice, study participants reported relief from pain and stiffness after four once-a-week moderate-pressure massages on arms affected by rheumatoid arthritis, Research has shown that massage can lower the body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol, and boost production of serotonin, which, in turn, can improve mood. Additionally, massage can lower production of the neurotransmitter substance P, often linked to pain, and improve sleep as a result.
I recommend 3 to 4, 30-minute treatments within a week every other day adding more pressure with each visit. After the 1st week of treatment you should gain noticeable movement in the affected muscles. Follow-up one week later with a 60-minute massage so we can work on other areas that may be affected as a result of muscle strain. It is common for muscles that are not directly affected by an injury to overcompensate and also become fatigued. Most people then can schedule regular 60-minute massages every 1 or 2 weeks or continue with 2 to 3- 30-minute massages a week.
3- 30 minute sessions $120
4- 30-minute sessions $160
60 Minute massage $70