Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial Massage Therapy is  "the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management."

As a Registered Remedial Massage Therapist, I offer the following services:

  • Remedial Massage Therapy (Therapeutic)

  • Wellness Massage

  • RAPID NeuroFascial Reset

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Remedial Massage Therapy

The initial appointment for a therapeutic massage treatment will be a total of 60 minutes.  It will include an orthopedic physical assessment for the condition or the area of major complaint.  Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing as it may include, but not limited to:

  • Postural Assessment

  • Gait Assessment

  • Orthopedic Physical Test:  Can include a wide array of test for flexibility and/or strength tests to help better understand the source of the condition and/or major complaint.  Example:  Range of Motion (Passive, Active and/or Resisted).

 

Once the assessment is complete, I will be able to create a tailored treatment plan for your needs.   It will include progressive remedial exercises (stretches and strengthening techniques) to help meet your goals.

A few of many conditions I can assist you with:

  • Headaches (Tension & Migraine)

  • Postural Dysfunction  Ex:  Pes Planus, Patellofemoral Syndrome, Scoliosis-Functional and Structural

  • Joint Dysfunction  Ex:  Hypermobility/Hypomobility, TMJD

  • Back/Neck Pain

  • Sprain/Strain

  • Fracture

  • Dislocation Rehabiliation

  • Overuse injuries Ex:  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, Bursitis, Frozen Shoulder

  • Assist in the rehabilitation process pre/post surgery  Ex:  Hip/Shoulder/Knee replacement

  • Conditions related to Central Nervous System  Ex:  Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons

It is important to be aware that some conditions may be resolved with therapeutic massage while for others, it can be a useful tool to help manage symptoms to maintain a quality of life.  All of which will be discussed during the initial assessment.

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Wellness Massage

The goal of a Wellness Massage is to decrease the overall cumulative effects of stress on the mind and body.  The movements are slower, and lighter pressure is used compared to therapeutic massages.  Depending on client needs, I may combine Swedish massage, CranioSacral and Lymphatic techniques during a treatment.

The Swedish massage techniques used will help to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system which is called the rest and digest system.  The benefits of a Wellness Massage are to help improve circulation, stimulate lymphatic flow and lower heart rate which will naturally assist the body in reducing stress hormones.  It will help create an overall sense of ease and well-being, including uplifting ones mood.

​This is a great option if this is your first time trying massage or if you need to take a moment in the day to relax and disconnect from the busy-ness around you.  Many clients fall asleep and for me, that is a compliment!

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RAPID NeuroFascial Reset

RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, is a neurologically based, active, therapeutic technique that addresses the central nervous systems role in alleviating tension and restrictions within the body.

 

It utilizes a biopsychosocial perspective which addresses the body’s perception of threat and danger by bringing the brain to safety so most painful conditions and ROM restrictions disappear. 

This is a great approach for older injuries which are problematic even if years have past since the rehabilitation or mechanism of injury.  ​Though many painful conditions appear to have an insidious onset, very often they are a by-product of an old, possibly minor injury and due to unforeseen factors, full healing was restricted.  Biopsies on these areas have shown the tissue to contain concentrations of neuroimmunological factors, or the “chronic artifacts of inflammation”, these once healing cells are now known to be highly sensitizing to the nervous system often causing pain and dysfunction.

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