The benefits of massage are limitless.
Massage has been an effective form of healing for hundreds of years. I am very proud to offer my services to Southeastern Montana. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, I am trained in many modalities and can tailor my services to what works best for your individual needs. I offer friendly, professional service to those who have had hundreds of massages, and to those who have never felt the peaceful relaxation that follows a session with an experienced and focused massage therapist.
Swedish Massage uses soothing, tapping and kneading strokes to work the entire body, relieving muscle tension and loosening sore joints. Therapists use five basic strokes which are effleurage (stroking), petrissage (muscles are lightly grabbed and lifted); friction (thumbs and fingertips work in deep circles into the thickest part of the muscles); tapotement (chopping, beating and tapping strokes); and vibration (fingers are pressed or flattened firmly on a muscle, then the area is shaken rapidly for a few seconds).
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage targets chronic tension in muscles that lie far below the surface of your body. Deep muscle techniques usually involve slow strokes, direct pressure or friction movements that go across the grain of the muscles. Therapists will use their fingers, thumbs or occasionally even elbows to apply needed pressure.
Sports Massage is designed to help you train better, whether you’re a world champion or a weekend warrior. Pre-event massage can help warm up muscles and improve circulation before competition, but it can also energize or relax an athlete and help him focus on the competition. Post-event massage can push waste products out of the body and improve recovery.
Neuromuscular Massage is a form of deep tissue massage that is applied to individual muscles. It is used to increase blood flow, reduce pain and release pressure on nerves caused by injuries to muscles and other soft tissue. It helps release trigger points.
Migraine Therapy focuses on the skull and spinal column. Therapists use very gentle pressure no more than the weight of a nickel to massage bones, membranes and fluids that support and bathe your skull and spinal column. The theory is that these manipulations will reduce tension.