What do we do when something hurts? If I walked over to you and punched you in the arm what is the first thing you would do? Other than punch me back, you would TOUCH your arm where you got punched. Touch and massage is a primal response in mammals. Think about bears rubbing their backs on trees, or your partner always asking you to rub your their or that spot on their back that always hurts. Skilled massage therapy can be a great way to alleviate the symptoms of injuries, relieve muscle and back pain, ease headaches, and improve general functionality and mobility. Here are some of the modalities that I offer.
Long connecting strokes using light to medium pressure are used to allow muscles to relax and activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Slow sustained deep pressure is used to address inner layers of muscle and connective tissue.