ZION'S EDGE MASSAGE
I'm here to promote the life changing idea that pain isn't permanent, inevitable, or necessary. The bodywork and methods that I use have the potential to end chronic pain, fix injuries, fix muscle spasms and tightness, and promote health and healing in an individual. As an athlete, I have suffered through a never-ending lineup of injuries and as a mom of 4, I've felt the impact of pregnancy and stress on my body. I've been able to experience how these problems in the body can be healed through massage therapy. As a practitioner, I integrate alternative and conventional therapies to treat pain that comes on as a result of lifestyle choices, athletic training, or unhealthy body patterns. I work with you to help your body to heal, and give you tools to keep your body in that optimal state.
Why wait to end your pain?
ZION'S EDGE MASSAGE
I'm here to promote the life changing idea that pain isn't permanent, inevitable, or necessary. The bodywork and methods that I use have the potential to end chronic pain, fix injuries, fix muscle spasms and tightness, and promote health and healing in an individual. As an athlete, I have suffered through a never ending line up of injuries and as a mom of 4, Ive felt the impact of pregnancy and stress on my body. I've been able to experience how these problems in the body can be healed through massage therapy. As a practitioner, I integrate alternative and conventional therapies to treat pain that comes on as a result of lifestyle choices, athletic training, or unhealthy body patterns. I work with you to help your body to heal, and give you tools to keep your body in that optimal state. Why wait to end your pain?
I offer a variety of services, as I work with different modalities to eliminate chronic pain. This gives your body the best chance to realign and heal. Your session will be tailored to your specific needs and can involve one or many of the modalities listed.
Sports Injury Massage
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
I specialize in sports injuries, and pre and post event massage to help get you back to your event as quickly as possible. I use a variety of techniques, such as gua sha and cupping to speed up muscle recovery,
Deep Tissue Massage
This modality focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, and releasing muscle spasms, and fascial adhesions. Pressure is applied deep and slow and requires more time spent on each muscle group. This therapy is ideal for those who have chronic pain or injury, need postural realignment, have a sedimentary lifestyle or job that requires a lot of sitting, or for those who enjoy deeper pressure. This treatment will generally be applied to specific areas of pain and other muscles that may be contributing. Because of the slower nature of Deep Tissue, full body treatment requires longer sessions.
Gua-sha is an ancient Asian bodywork treatment for healing of chronic pain. It is especially effective in releasing tight, painful areas that inhibit movement, allowing for greater range of motion. A smooth tool made of stone, steel, or bone is used to release tight fascia, and breaks down scar tissue and adhesions. It is extremely effective and
I use it in almost every massage, but it is important to know that it can leave reddening in areas of greater tension that can last up to 4-6 days.
This treatment uses special suction cups to lift the skin and muscles to release fascial adhesions that cause the body to hold on to chronic pain. It also relieves tight muscles, restores skin and muscle tone, and boosts the immune system. This treatment is highly recommended for those who have multiple areas of injury and pain, those who have high training loads, or those who have experienced high levels of stress throughout your life. It is important to note Cupping can leave redness that can stay around for 4-6 days.
Thai Yoga Massage
This modality works to realign postural imbalances by addressing the whole body. By using myofascial release techniques, it effectively eliminates pain by fixing the origin of the problem, while enhancing flexibility and whole body awareness. It is highly recommended for those who have a sedentary lifestyle or a job that requires a lot of sitting to those who prefer bodywork done fully clothed. Those who have high athletic training loads, multiple injuries, chronic lower back pain or muscle inflexibility. This treatment is performed fully clothed, so please wear movement oriented clothing (yoga clothing).
A'shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage that is ideal for those who enjoy deeper pressure. An overhead bar is used in this massage to allow for deep restructuring massage techniques, which balance, relax, and align your body. Although deep, the pressure is broad, and tends to be less specific and sometimes slightly less intense than a deep tissue massage. This format is amazing for those who enjoy deep pressure, for athletes that need a full body flush and recovery, for those of who have tight lower back and glutes, and for those who would like a deep full body massage in an hour. (Deep tissue addresses specific areas.)
Swedish massage is a gentle, rhythmic massage which replaces soft body tissue, alleviates stress and tension, and contributes to a sense of overall well-being. It is generally lighter in touch and often includes long flowing strokes to assist with deep relaxation.
This modality is ideal for those who need a stress-lowering activity, have trouble sleeping, have poor circulation, or just need some positive, meditative times to relax.
"What we think, we become"
Structural Assessment - First Visit
This is essential to be able to assess what causes certain problems to reappear. When areas of our body are out of alignment, our bodies continue to feel pain and reinjure, even after getting treatment. When we treat the body system as a whole, we can eliminate and manage pain.
This is a free service that is included in your first session - You will be gifted an extra 30 minutes on top of a 60 minute massage!