Restorative Massage Forms and Techniques

Olivia is trained in a variety of massage techniques that focus on restoring functionality to your body and relaxation to your mind.  She is experienced in Orthopedic, Sports, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Trigger Point Massage Therapy.  Below you will find more information about each of these techniques and in which circumstances that they will best promote healing. 

 
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Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic massage uses clinical assessments and treatment protocols to restore homeostatsis within the muscle-skeletal system. Orthopedic massage is a modality for a whole wellness approach to treatment to effect long term change within the body to live pain free and increase muscle performance. For people ready to commit to a wellness plan to recover from chronic pain or injury this is highly recommended. Orthopedic is an interactive treatment protocol that both the therapist and client must work together to effect the change.  

Some of the treatments include:

  • Frozen Shoulder/Rotator Cuff

  • Neck Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Tendonitis

  • Carpal Tunnel - Wrist pain from repetitive stress

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Numbness in fingers/hands/arm

Orthopedics combined with Sports Massage can be seen as an elite sports therapy as well. Orthopedic protocols can increase muscle function and performance. 

For  more information, read Olivia’s blog on “What is Orthopedic Massage.”

Even Darth Maul needs a sports massage once in a while.

Even Darth Maul needs a sports massage once in a while.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is designed to treat minor sports related injuries and ailments in order to improve the effectiveness of an athlete’s training.  It’s common knowledge that sports training incorporates the building of muscle through tearing and growth. Sports massage is a powerful means for accelerating muscle restoration by increasing blood flow and nutrients to targeted muscle groups and assisting the body’s natural healing process.

Sports massage is often an extension of a training regimen and is best incorporated into a weekly routine in order to promote consistent muscle restoration.  

Sports massage is effective for:

  • Preventing Injury and Injury Recovery

  • Increasing Flexibility

  • Reducing Fatigue and Inflammation

  • Improving Endurance

  • Preventing Injuries

  • Maximizing the performance of the body and mind

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Swedish Massage

When you are itching for a massage to relax and ease your mind, Swedish massage is exactly what you want.  Swedish massage focuses on relaxing the body by improving blood circulation to the heart and increasing the oxygen levels throughout your body.  A Swedish massage incorporates massage oil or cream and smooth, gliding strokes to warm up your muscle tissue, release tension, and break up muscle knots and other adhesions.

Some of the benefits of Swedish Massage include:

  • Decreased stress and pain in the body

  • Improved immune system

  • Increased blood circulation

  • Increased Flexibility