I am trained in a variety of massage techniques and will integrate each into a massage session based on your individual needs and preferences. I specialized in the following:
Myofascial release is excellent for reducing pain and limited mobility. I am trained in John Barnes myofascial release techniques. Fascia is a strong, elastic and viscous web of connective tissue that surrounds, supports and connects every muscle, bone, vessel, and organ in the body. When fascia becomes inflexible, due to physical trauma, surgery, inflammation, and emotional bracing habits it restricts healthy joint movement and organ function, causing pain and other symptoms. Restricted fascia can pinch nerves and blood vessels causing chronic pain, and reducing healthy blood flow. Myofascial release helps restore fascia to its naturally flexible state through gentle, three dimensional stretches that are held for an extended period of time. Myofascial release addresses the whole body because this 3-dimensional "spider-web" is continuous from head to toe and front to back and restriction in one area may cause symptoms elsewhere. During treatment the tension or "pull" of a fascial restriction may be felt deep within the body or even in another area. As the client becomes aware of tension or long held bracing patterns in their body, the opportunity to soften and let go for long term change is created. As the tissue releases or "unwinds" the client may lie still or move if needed.
*Clients may wear shorts and a tank top or a two piece bathing suit for this treatment to allow for comfortable movement.
Swedish massage is the most commonly known type of massage. It involves long, fluid strokes and kneading of muscles to bring about a deep state of relaxation. Physical and emotional stress can build up in the body and result in pain, tension and dysfunction (i.e. headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and insomnia to name a few). Normal stress hormones also build up in muscles over time and Swedish massage strokes help mechanically flush these toxic chemicals out of the body. Swedish massage can create a healing opportunity for the body to release held tension and allow one to reclaim a healthy state of balance.
Integrative massage, sometimes called *Medical Massage, involves a combination of techniques which are used to address a specific area of concern, such as neck or shoulder pain. In addition to the techniques mentioned above, this can include Neuromuscular Therapy (focused pressure to release tender points), and Sports Massage (contracting and stretching of specific muscles). Techniques are chosen based on each client's individual situation and what the tissue requires for healing. Home care may be recommended to help maintain the benefits of the massage session.
*Client may wear exercise shorts and a tank top for medical massage assessment and bodywork integration.
Massage Sessions by Appointment:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
When calling, emailing, or texting to schedule and appointment, please give your preferred day and time of appointment along with your name and number and I will respond to your message quickly.
Session Rates: *Please allow an additional 15-20 minutes for personalized intake & assessment. Cash and checks accepted.
60 minute of massage - $90 (*75 min total)
90 minute of massage - $125 (*105 min total)
Please respect the 24 hour cancelation policy. If you need to cancel your appointment, kindly give 24 hours notice or you will be charged in full for the time reserved for you. Thank you.
Licensed Massage Therapist
4 Executive Park Dr., 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12203
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