Do you have foot pain or numbness? You could have a condition known as Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Massage Therapy and Bodywork are very effective in treating conditions arising from muscular and connective tissue abnormalities. Like many painful conditions, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome responds quite well to treatment by massage therapy and bodywork.
Massage therapy can offer senior citizens a number of benefits that will greatly improve their sense of health and wellbeing. As the population continues to age, it is important to consider ways that we can work to improve the lives of those affected by the passing of time.
Deep tissue massage is not always a full body massage. Deep Tissue Massage is used to release chronic patterns of muscular tension using slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction on a focused problem area. The movements are directed across the grain of the muscles (cross-fiber) using the fingers, thumbs, or elbows. This is applied with greater pressure and at deeper layers of the muscle than Swedish massage. "Deep" doesn't necessarily mean "hard." With proper technique, muscles deep in the body can be reached with a minimum amount of pressure.
Pain is NOT gain. If you experience any pain or discomfort during your session, immediately inform me so that the pressure and/or strokes may be adjusted to your level of comfort.
Deep tissue massage is not recommended for anyone who is experiencing fever, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, jaundice, varicose veins, bleeding, acute phlebitis, or thrombosis. In the case of high blood pressure or heart problems, avoid massage to the abdomen. Anyone with fractures or bruises should not receive massage on areas of injury. Deep tissue massage is contraindicated during pregnancy.