What is Therapeutic Bodywork?

Therapeutic Bodywork is the application of a variety of massage and bodywork modalities desgined to alleviate pain, stress and tension, and prevent them from returning.  By blending modalities such as trigger point therpay, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, fascial stretch therapy and swedish massage, I can tailor a service to fit your unique needs.  Using musculoskeletal assessment techniques, I can often pinpoint the tissues or structures that need focused work.  I also offer instruction on stretches and exercises that can help to support the bodywork and create a longer lasting benefit.

 

Can massage therapy help with Tension Headaches?

Tension headches are the most common type of headache and are caused by muscle tension in the neck, shoulders and upper back.  When these muscles are chronically tense, they put strain on the head and neck, compressing the joints and affecting nerves and blood vessels.  Massage and CranioSacral Therapy can relax the tense muscles, decompress the bones, vessels, nerves and fascia thus addressing the cause of the headache.  Research has proven that with regular massage and an increased awareness of when muscles are tensing, these headaches can often be reduced in frequency and intensity. For more on this topic click here.

Can massage therapy help with Migraine Headaches?

Migraine headaches are complex and not fully understood; symptoms are wide ranging among individuals, as are the treatments for them.  In some cases, vascular changes in the head are thought to be responsbile for migraine symptoms.  Studies indicate that massage and CranioSacral therapy does reduce the frequency, intensity and sleep disturbances associated with migraine heaches.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Find answers to some of the most asked questions about Therapeutic Bodywork.  

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What should I wear for my service?

This depends on what type of service you booked.  In most cases you will be disrobing and you will be fully draped during the service thus you can wear whatever you want.  If you are booking just "craniosacral therapy" or "dynamic stretching" you will remain fully clothed so I recommend wearing comfortable clothes such as sweat pants or yoga pants and a t-shirt (no skirts, dresses, or restrictive clothes).