Therapeutic Massage Characteristics:
Are you experiencing a physical challenge? Are you in need of relief from a recent injury?
Therapeutic massage is designed for weekend warriors and those that have developed a physical challenge.
It involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and, to promote health and wellness of the effected area.
Therapeutic massage is a scientific art and system of assessing physical challenges. Once the physical challenge is thoroughly accessed, manual application will be applied to the superficial soft tissue of skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and the structures that lie within the superficial tissue by using the hand, foot, knee, arm, elbow, and forearm through the systematic external application of touch, stroking (effleurage), friction, vibration, percussion, kneading (petrissage), stretching, compression, or passive and active joint movements within the normal physiologic range of motion.
If needed, adjunctive external applications of water, heat, and cold will be applied for the purposes of establishing and stimulating circulation, and producing therapeutic effects on the respiratory and nervous systems to promote healing.
Recommending a session length is problematical until I am able to access the specific challenge that you are currently experiencing. Please note that, in some cases, substantial time may be required to properly access your injury or physical challenge before the application of any manual manipulation of the affected area.