The Art of Therapeutic Bodywork
Linking the body to the mind and spirit. Call for your professional massage in San Luis Obispo today – (805) 801-6658.
* Decrease Stress
* Increase Circulation
* Release Muscle Tightness
* Improve Joint Range of Motion and Flexibility
* Diminish Aches and Pains
* Reduce Anxiety and Depression
It is designed to help athletes reach their peak performance, by assisting in their recovery, preventing injuries, and facilitating the healing processes after injuries. Utilizing techniques similar to Swedish and Therapeutic Massage, it adapts to the athlete’s current needs. Sports massage also restores the proper level of oxygen in the muscles. It can be very vigorous and deep, so proper communication between therapist and client is pertinent. I incorporate Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stones, and a variety of massage modalities.
Deep Tissue Massage
A firm-pressure therapeutic massage which helps alleviate pain, muscle spasms, stress, inflammation and tissue damage. This also restores proper range of motion and revives elasticity. I also use hot stones to help relax muscles and increase blood flow. I use increased pressure which is incorporated with Trigger Point therapy, to help relieve muscle tension, repetitive use injuries, stiffness, and stress.
Swedish Massage promotes relaxation by increasing the flow of oxygen in the blood and releasing toxins from the muscles. It includes a combination of long flowing strokes, friction, and light to deep pressure. Hot stones are also used to help relax muscles and increase blood flow. Swedish massage aids in the shortening of recovery time from muscle strain, stretches ligaments and tendons, and reduces both emotional and physical stress.
Hot Stone Massage
Heat from warmed stones are used to relieve tense muscles and sore joints. Combined with Swedish techniques, hot stones help the connective tissue to soften quickly, so the deeper muscles can be reached.
Prenatal Massage focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be. While providing emotional support and a nurturing touch, it allows relaxation by relieving stress on joints, easing neck and back pain, and promoting good posture. In addition, pediatric massage can help to provide flexibility to birthing muscles. Massage can also aid the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which can keep blood flowing to both mother and baby, and reduce fatigue. It stimulates different glands in the body, which help to stabilize hormone levels, and relieve nervous tension throughout the body. Clients can comfortably lie in a side-laying position, or face down in a safe prenatal pillow system which is placed upon the massage table.
* This is for prenatal, not laboring women.