Victoriaspecializes in therapeutic massage to relieve chronic pain, musculoskeletal disorders, headaches, and stress related issues as well as Swedish Massage to allow your body to relax. Her treatments combine modalities such as neuromuscular/trigger point release, myofascial release and soft tissue manipulation. Andrea always provides a safe, healing environment for her clients.
Her style of therapeutic massage is unique and focuses on all the body’s tissues as a single integrated system. Slight adjustments in ligaments, fascia and muscle length encourage better alignment while increased blood circulation flushes toxins out so muscles receive more nutrients and oxygen. The physical benefits of massage include better posture, greater mobility, faster recovery after injury or surgery and management of pain, chronic issues and nerve compression.
Myofascial Release: Fascia is the connective tissue that wraps around the muscle cells, fascicles, and the muscles themselves. Due to the inability to separate this connective tissue from the muscle, massage focusing on the fascia is optimal for muscle health. Fascial work brings stretch and movement back to the muscle by lessening restrictions and adhesions.
Sports: Most sports massage techniques employ a muscle’s own energy to create release, Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) to help reset the sensory receptor cells. Stretching for longer periods of time as well as holding a trigger point while stretching a limb are also frequently utilized in sports massage.
Orthopedic: Orthopedic techniques involve encouraging bones to move in order to create more space in the joints, which can affect muscles. Ligaments are vascularized and massage helps create space in the joints allowing bones to function with less muscular origin compression on joint surfaces.