Integrated Structural Bodywork

Integrated Structural Bodywork

What makes some massage and bodywork truly extraordinary and amazing?

When the work is deeply engaging and the pressure and speed are perfect, then profound release can happen. Releasing of tension and pain in your muscles, increasing range of motion and normalizing functional movement is transformation.  When this transformation is powerful and long lasting - this is true healing. Is this what you’re looking for? You found it!

I am fluent in many massage and bodywork modalities. This bodywork compliments treatments by physical therapists; chiropractors; acupuncturists; osteopaths and MDs. Utilizing an extensive collection of skills and techniques to best support you in extraordinary, long lasting, transformational healing, every session is unique and based upon whatever will create the greatest support and benefit for you.  Here’s a look inside my toolbox of transformational release-oriented massage and bodywork therapies.

Deep Tissue

This is integrative structural deep tissue bodywork that is aimed at accessing your myofascial (muscle, fascia and soft tissue) systems on more than the superficial layers to induce profound lasting change.  It’s all about full engagement.  Strong – yet compassionate – deep specific work with attention to detail is a signature style of my work.  Whether we are working on your chronic pain or an acute issue, firm strong pressure is used that feels ‘perfect’ to deeply engage ‘the spot’ and then slowly and patiently let your tissue and any tension release – no forcing.   The result for you is long-lasting pain relief and issue-resolution without suffering in the process.  This is not the ‘no pain=no gain’ theory.  The beneficial outcome for you is pain-free graceful movement and increased range of motion which enhances your physical performance and overall ease of mobility.

Trigger Point Release

One of my favorite specialties is Trigger Point Release Therapy.  Trigger points (‘knots’) are specific tight spots in muscles or soft tissue that are exquisitely tender, produce pain and restrict movement and circulation.  There is definitely an intuitive art to finding the exact right spot and skillfully deactivating your trigger point.  Many specialized advanced release techniques help aleviate these myofascial trigger points and return your body to its natural state of ease and graceful movement.

Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT)

Your body’s myofascial and skeletal systems are inseparable - what affects one, always affects the other. Accordingly, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques focus on pain management and resolution by creating postural muscle-balancing and optimal pain-free mobility of your joints through muscle and soft tissue manipulation.  These advanced bodywork techniques including deep tissue, joint stretching, and myofascial mobilization to help you resolve many kinds of somatic dysfunction, pain and limitations - helping you to return to optimal physical performance.

Myofascial Release Therapy

Specific Myofascial Release (MFR) techniques elongate and relax your fascia in all of your soft tissue layers.  This results in release of tension, increased pain-free range of motion, more ease of movement and increased circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Neuromuscular Therapy 

These integrative myofascial manipulation techniques are designed to balance and stabilize your body’s relationship between your nervous system and musculoskeletal system.  This allows you and your body to return to being the miraculous self-healing being you truly are.

Orthopedic Injury Rehab and Sports Performance Clinical Bodywork 

Whether your goal is to fully recover from a recent or old injury; enhance post-surgical healing; address overuse or repetitive stress injury or to optimize a particular aspect of your sports performance - my extensive clinical technical bodywork skills, knowledge and experience can help you.

Muscle Energy Technique

By working with your neuromuscular connection and your breath, you are guided and supported in resisted stretching to relax and lengthen your muscles and fascial tissue.  This is a powerful way for you to release acute or chronic pain and tension, increase range of motion and restore ease of movement.

Thai Massage

These deep engaging stretches support you to fully release pain and tension, maximize pain-free range of motion and open the flow of your energetic channels.

Some common conditions and symptoms addressed:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck pain and whiplash
  • Shoulder Pain, limitations and rotator cuff injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Back pain, low back pain and sciatica
  • Plantar Fasciitis

The only thing more amazing than the human body is the human being.  What you are offered is beyond bodywork, engaging your entire being – physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual.  Come experience deep well being through transformational massage and spirit-centered bodywork.