A licensed massage therapist, degreed kinesiologist and certified personal trainer.
Types of massage
Specializes in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release (MFR) technique. Swedish (relaxation), Deep-Tissue, and Sports Massages.
This massage therapist approaches body wellness from a holistic perspective. Specifically within massage therapy.
Myofascial Release – moderate sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions, which is typically held for periods of 5 minutes or longer. This has been scientifically proven to release the body’s natural anti-inflammatory abilities.
*Before, during and after each session, she evaluates the client’s response and adjust accordingly. At the end of each session, she also provides recommendations for exercises at home and work, based on the client’s needs.
Other techniques incorporated based on client need:
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching
– advanced form of flexibility training, which involves both stretch and contraction of the targeted muscle group, improves muscle elasticity.
Trigger Point Release (TPR)
– improves blood circulation by releasing a tight area within the muscle tissue, thereby enhancing muscle strength and accelerating muscle tissue recovery.
Body Mobilization Technique (BMT)
– joint mobilization method that increases the range of motion in a particular joint capsule decreases pain and increases mobility.
- Structural release -involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into areas of tightness, restrictions, or pain, and waiting for your body to release.
- Unwinding – self-corrective mechanism, akin to the urge to yawn and stretch after sleeping; it can produce emotional release, which leads to healing.
- Rebounding – rocking, fluid, motion which reaches and affects the solidified areasof our bodies. This can provide the relaxing sensation of floating on a raft in water.
What is Myofascial Release?
A gentle way to elongate connective tissue, called fascia. Essentially, fascia is a three-dimensional, web-like tissue that connects everything in our bodies from head to toe. This tissue can become inflamed from trauma or poor posture, resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones and organs.