We specialize in massage therapy for the female athlete dealing with pain and dysfunction. Our styles combine a variety of techniques for relaxation, rehabilitation, and relief. Your massage may include components of Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy/trigger point release, myofascial release, sports massage, cupping, practitioner assisted stretching, positional release, pregnancy massage, hot stone massage, hydrotherapy, and aromatherapy.Book Now
Glossary of Terms
Gentle, flowing massage with the intention of relaxtion. Oils, lotions, and/or creams are used to provide glide for the therapist to make long flowing strokes. Great for people who want to relax, and de-stress.
Deep Tissue Massage
Just as it sounds, this term is used to describe a deeper pressure during a Swedish Massage and changes the intention a bit. This deeper pressure can help alleviate pain. In every massage, the depth of pressure should be adjusted to the clients liking per their request during treatment. Remember to give your therapist feed back about their level of pressure as often as necessary. We can feel where you are tight, but we can’t feel your level of pain, and the last thing we want to do is hurt you, so don’t be shy, we want your feedback!
Neuromuscular Therapy/Trigger Point Release
This modality is geared at discovering the existence of trigger points in the muscle tissue (or points of tension) that cause pain in other areas. Have you ever received a massage and thought to yourself, “I didn’t even know I was sore there!” Well, one of the most beneficial effects of Neuromusclar Therapy is that it increases the clients awareness of pain patterns in their own body, and helps identify the source of your pain, so we can eliminate it. Left untreated, these minor pains can become chronic issues that may lead to debilitating conditions. But through careful examination and proper application, these issues can be eliminated before they become a real problem.
This manual stretching technique is performed without the client’s help, and without the use of oils, lotions or creams. This modality is intended to lengthen tissue as well.
Sports Massage/Orthopedic Massage
Geared toward the athlete, both these “umbrella terms” encompass a variety of modalities aimed at increasing athletic function. Some types of massage (Swedish, “Deep Tissue,” Lymphatic Drainage) increase the circulation of blood and lymph which leads to elimination of waste products so you wont be sore, and an increase in the pace of the healing process. Friction techniques can be used to reduce scar tissue and Kinesio tape can be applied to aid the functioning of the musculature. Other types of bodywork included in this group could be the movement therapies (Active-Isolated Stretching/PNF/MET) which increase elasticity in the tissues to help with balance/function and reduce the risk muscular tears.
Movement therapies where the client is involved in the stretching process, whether they be lifting their limbs in the direction the therapist is pushing or against it, these different stretching techniques are all geared toward lengthening tissue.
The body is placed in a position of comfort to release muscular tension.
Massage therapy during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. As with any therapeutic approach to pregnancy wellness, women should discuss massage with their prenatal care provider.
Hot Stone Massage
The use of warmed river rocks provides a deep relaxation during a full body Swedish/Deep tissue massage. The stones warm the muscle tissue and serve as tools for the therapist to provide more pressure. It is advised to add a Hot Stone Upgrade to a 90 Minute Massage to allow the therapist time to complete a thorough routine and address problem areas.
Our forms of water therapy include moist heat packs, cold packs, and ice cups.
We have a large variety of high quality Essential Oils to custom blend during your treatments.
Jennifer Clarkson DPT, L/CNMT, RYT
Jennifer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Licensed Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist and Registered Yoga Instructor. She has a unique approach to bodywork as she blends her anatomical and kinesthetic knowledge from her Physical Therapy education with her soft tissue knowledge from her Massage Therapy background. Her style includes: Orthopedic & Deep tissue Massage, Myofascial release, Joint Mobilization, Neuromuscular Therapy & Trigger Point Release, Practitioner Assisted Stretching, and Cupping.Book Now
Alisha Sexton LMT, CLC, MUTU Pro™
Alisha’s approach is holistic as she utilizes a variety of techniques including Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Cupping, Shiatsu, Ayurvedic Massage, Breath work and Corrective Exercise to aide the body in relaxation, pain relief, and healing. After her amazing birth experience at Birthways Family Birth Center, she was inspired to work with pregnant and postpartum mothers. As a certified lactation counselor, certified pregnancy massage therapist, and certified MUTU Pro™ Alisha is able to offer a wealth of integrative knowledge and support to pregnant and postpartum mothers to enable them to experience a joyous childbirth and postpartum.Book Now