SPECIALIZING IN CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF & MUSCLE INJURIES
Sarah's specialty is Myofascial Release/Myofascial Massage which focuses on matching the injury or cause of pain with the most effective treatment. In addition to using a variety of massage techniques to provide relief from pain, Sarah also provides education and exercises or stretches so the client can participate in their recovery. This combination of massage and client self-care can provide relief from pain or increase mobility and range of motion. You, the client, will set the goal for your treatment plan, be it:
- freedom from pain
- the ability to move the way you want
- return to activities you've been forced to restrict such as work or sports.
Massage therapy can be very beneficial treating the following ailments:
- Chronic lower back and hip pain
- Chronic neck and shoulder pain
- Old whiplash injuries
- Restore range of motion
- Frozen shoulder or frozen hip
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Sports injuries—old or new
- Carpal tunnel
- Knee pain
- Plantar fasciitis
Massage Therapy can be more than just feeling good. It helps tissues heal faster and releases the muscle knots that can cause pain and stiffness. It improves flexibility and increases circulation. Some clients report that it relieves headaches, pain from arthritis, improves sleep and alertness. Massage increases metabolism and promotes an awareness of potential problems before an injury and a host of other benefits!!!
What to expect...
Please check with your doctor if you have any pre-existing health conditions or medical concerns. The massage therapist will ask if there are any problems of which she should be aware. Together, you will discuss your goals for the session, such as simple relaxation or relief from a stiff neck. Many massage techniques can be employed during a single session to accomplish those goals so it is not always necessary to know the type of massage by name.
During the massage, you will always be draped with a sheet. Most clients leave their undergarments on, but that is not necessary. The therapist will leave the room until you are ready. She will use an oil or cream to glide over the muscles without tugging on the skin. Do not be afraid to ask for a firmer or lighter touch. Everyone is unique in the amount of pressure they can feel comfortable. Talking during a massage is fine, although you may want to just relax. When the massage if finished- you will not believe your time is up!!!
It is not uncommon to have tenderness after a massage, especially the next day. If you feel tenderness or bumps in the muscles, a follow up would be recommended. A session within the next couple of days will continue the progress. The benefits of massage are cumulative and preventive.
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