Julie's Signature Massage

My therapeutic style has developed as a result integrating the training I've had over the years. Each session is individualized for your needs, taking your pressure preferences into account. I believe the most beneficial pressure zone in which to work is up to your personal tolerance level but not over, so it feels thorough and deep but never painful.

 

Swedish Massage: Flowing strokes that increase circulation, warm muscles, and soothe the nervous system

 

Deep Tissue: Firm muscle manipulation that milks out soreness increases flexibility

 

Neuromuscular Therapy: NMT addresses five sources of pain:

  • Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch

  • Trigger Points: Highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body

  • Nerve Compression or Entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone

  • Postural Distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from repetitive poor posture

  • Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, poor form in sports, computer work)

 

Clinical Orthopedic Massage Therapy: Another approach to connective tissue, focused on movement of the joints that releases tension in the musculature. 

 

Thai Massage: Rhythmic rocking, compression and stretching, usually done on a floor mat, but many techniques can be integrated into a regular massage for added benefit.