Sports Massage

 Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.

Benefits of Sports Massage Include:

  • Increased joint range of motion (ROM)

  • Increased flexibility.

  • Increased sense of well-being.

  • Decreased muscle tension.

  • Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)

  • Decreased muscle spasms.

  • Better sleep.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Therapeutic massage can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body.​

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Include:

  • Reduces Anxiety.

  • Eases Muscle Tension.

  • Improves Overall Sleep Quality.

  • Promotes Greater Relaxation.

  • Provides Muscle and Joint Pain Relief.

  • Strengthens the Lower Back.

  • Helps Fight Depression.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. I uses long gliding strokes to promote circulation of blood and relaxation. It's sometimes called a relaxation massage.  Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. 

Benefits of Swedish Massage Include:

  • Pain management.

  • Decreased Stress & Increased Relaxation.

  • Increases Flexibility & Range of Motion.

  • Increases Overall Energy.

  • Improve Posture.

  • Increase Blood Flow.

  • Endorphin Release to Improve Mood.

  • Support Healthy Immunity.

Medical Massage

Medical massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the client presents with. Treatment is administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the massage therapist and a plan of treatment is created.

Each client must present a referral with a medical diagnosis code from their provider to receive medical massage.

Other Massage Styles Available

Although my focus is primarily on Therapeutic massage, I am also certified in the following styles:

  • Prenatal

  • Traditional Hawaiian (Lomilomi)

  • Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage (Pohaku)

  • Myofascial Cupping

Additional modalities added for free

I generally use the following tools in each massage

  • Cupping

  • Hot Stones

  • Gua Sha (light muscle scraping with a "blade")