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Before we start your massage….


I conduct a short consultation which includes discussion of your medical and current physical condition. This is essential to effective massage. The consultation also includes discussion of: The type of treatment expected; the intention of the massage; areas to be massaged and to be avoided in full body massage; the amount of pressure that is comfortable as well as the preferred techniques and how they affect the body.

Massage improves circulation of blood and brings oxygen and nutrients to the bones. Joint stiffness and pain can be reduced. As the muscles become more flexible, joint movement increases. The muscular system: Some massage movements relax and stretch muscles, reducing muscular tension and cramp.


Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is designed for more focused massage work. Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, I work the deeper layers of the soft tissue.

By starting superficially and easing into the depth of the muscle slowly often allows more movement. This is the recommended approach as each person experiences pressure differently. If the pressure is applied too deeply or too quickly, the muscle may tighten to protect that area, and unnecessary damage or inflammation can be induced.

Very little lubricant is used during deep tissue massage and will consist of using reinforced fingers, a flat elbow, opposing thumbs, the heel of the hand and the forearm.

This is used mainly for Sports Injuries and deep muscle tension. 


Swedish massage is a style that utilizes long, flowing strokes, which are often but not necessarily in the direction of the heart. Swedish massage is designed to increase circulation and blood flow. 

Deep Muscle

During deep muscle therapy I use a massage technique that focuses on using a very specific set of movements applied to all muscles and concentrating on all layers of the muscle that have become depleted of their regular blood and lymphatic flow.

This technique aims to restore the circulation with its healing properties to the cellular level. Deep muscle therapy is widely used to treat the following problems neck and back pain, headaches, poor circulation, whiplash, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is it important to get a massage?
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is affective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for: Anxiety, myofascial pain syndrome.


What are the benefits of massage?

This form of therapy involves hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits. The body’s soft tissue areas include the muscles, tendons, connective-tissue etc.

Why should you drink water after a massage?

Drinking water at a massage is recommended. One reason is that water will help the kidneys and other organs processed various substances which move through the body on a regular basis and after massage treatment, a lot of toxins have been released, so you need to flush them out of your body.

What is the purpose of massage?

Purpose. Generally, massage delivered to improve the flow of blood and lymph (fluid in lymph glands, which is part of immune system), to reduce muscle tension or flaccidity, to affect the nervous system throughout the stimulation of sedation, and to enhance tissue healing.

Does massage actually help?

Massages reduce inflammation. Like relaxation, endorphins are good, but they can only do so much – at best, such an affect would mostly just explain the pleasant and mess of massage itself. Massage reduces cortisol. This is a much more specific idea than “massage reduces stress”

Is having a massage good for you?

Studies of benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found a massage may also be helpful for Myofascial pain syndrome. Soft tissue or injuries.


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