My sessions are completely unique to the individual and sometimes even different from session to session. I use a variety of modalities depending on what I think the client needs that day.
I have almost 10 years of experience as a massage therapist and over the years I've discovered that less is more. The body is an extremely intelligent machine that knows how to heal itself if you give it a gentle nudge and a relaxing environment. A typical session with me might incorporate a mix of Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Somato Emotional Release (SER), Stretching, Light Touch Trigger Point Therapy, and MyoFascial Release.
Go ahead and look over the list of modalities to make sure we are a good fit for each other! Keep in mind that you will be fully clothed during the session.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician Dr. John Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University.
The word myofascial means muscle tissue (myo) and the connective tissue in and around it (fascia). Myofascial pain often results from muscle injury or repetitive strain. When stressed or injured, muscles often form trigger points, like contracted knots, that cause pain and tightness. Myofascial trigger points are an extremely common cause of pain. Trigger points cause a shortening of the muscle fibers, and have a special property called referred pain. Referred pain means that a trigger point in one muscle can create pain in another area. When the therapist presses on or runs energy to/through these points they soften and release. Sometimes there will be minimal pain or discomfort as the release is happening.