Modalities

 

The following list is ment to give you an idea about the different techniques that I work with, but it´s not ment to confuse you, because you don´t know, what to choose. I´ll do that for you, as I mix and integrate techniques when working with clients as needed in order to help the body to recover.  

 

New: Baby and Me Massage

Mom and/ or Dad are finally able to enjoy a massage, while their baby is being watched by my lovely nanny - for no additional costs for the first kid! Available on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. You can bring up to two kids (0 - 5 years). You only pay for the second kid (plus $10).

 

Swedish Massage

Long, smooth and slow strokes with some deeper detail work where it is needed. A great way to create relaxation, increase circulation and remove toxins from the muscles.

 

Deep Tissue and Myofacial Release

Specific work aiming to the deeper or connective tissue structures of the muscle, also called Myofascia. Myofascia connects the whole body in a web and can cause severe tension. Deep tissue Massage works with slow strokes, allowing the body time to release through the different layers of tissue. It Is very effective in the treatment of pain, tension, restricted range of motion and chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.").

The client and practitioner work together to find the right amount of pressure that brings relief.  It can be intense, but should never be painful (making you wince), since the goal is to aid in release rather than to cause hardening or bracing.  Hence, the masters say that Deep Tissue work is "deep, not hard."  This work can be very effective with long-term issues, and greatly supports rehab after an injury!

 

Active Myofascial Therapy

The Diamond Method was developed by Hawaiian Rehabilitation Therapist, Irene Diamond. It incorporates myofascial therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, trigger point release, bio-mechanics, postural education, and their therapeutic movements, called “Actions”. AMT is used to reduce pain and restrictions, and increase mobility and stability.  

 

Ortho Bionomy

Ortho-Bionomy is a very gentle approach to long-held pain or injury in the muscles or joints. It uses neuromuscular reprogramming and the bodies own reflex - the Spindle and Golgi reflex - to achieve a deep release of patterns of holding.

It´s a great technique to approach tissue, that is too tender for Deep Tissue or Trigger Point work and therefore one of the best remedies for stubborn injuries, including frozen shoulder, whiplash, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, hip pain or repetitive movement injuries.  

Read more: Ortho-Bionomy


Trigger Point release for the TMJ

Over 10 million Americans experience temporomandibular joint dysfunction - commonly referred to as the TMJ. The TMJ or jaw joint is one of the most active joints in our body. Symptoms can range from mild  to totally disabling. Every time we bite down, chew food, talk, or swallow we activate the TMJ, making this one of the most active joints in the body. Common symptoms for TMJ disorders are: headaches, jaw clicking and popping, ear pain, dizziness, tinnitus) and teeth grinding among others.

Trigger points are areas of extreme tenderness within muscles that are often involved in chronic pain and dysfunction. They are the bodys response to stress or injury as a way to protect itself from more damage by restricting movement and circulation through impeded nerve channels.  Once formed, they can remain for weeks, or even years and cause muscle weakness, pain, and restricted range of motion or joint mobility.  Trigger Point work, which is always guided by the client's comfort level, is very powerful and can bring many unanticipated rewards to surrounding muscles and joints.

 

PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Fascilitation) 

originally developed in the late 1940’s in Vallejo, CA as a motor learning approach for the rehabilitation of neurological disorders. It is also a very effective functional stretching technique to lengthen tight tissue or regain full range of motion after an injury.


Prenatal Massage

Massage during pregnancy is done mostly in side-lying position. Incorporating any and all modalities described above, it not only to relieves discomfort in pregnancy but also nurtures the well-being of both mother and in-utero child during a time of amazing and challenging changes. The benefits of prenatal Massage Therapy are numerous and range frompromoting faster labor, reducing labor complications to contributing to the newborn's calmness and well-being! 

In addition, bodywork in the postpartum period promotes healthy recovery from childbirth and helps relieve and prevent postpartum depression. 

 

Spine-Release©

Passive, rhythmic movements in addition with therapeutic actions like traction, stretching and pressure in order to solve blockades of vertebrae, sacrum, pelvis- and rib joints. Spine-Release© is gentle, relaxing and not painful.


The Breuss Massage

The Breuss Massage is a very gentle Spinal Massage that safely stretches, nourishes, aligns, energizes and heals our back! It was developed by the late Austrian Healer Rudolf Breuss and it is a perfect combination with the Dorn Method.

 

The Dorn Method

The Gentle Relative to Osteopathy and Chiropractic

A wholistic, gentle, non-manipulative way to correct misalignments of the Spinal Column and other joints. It is a safe Manual Therapy and helps with: Backpain,  Sciatica,  Scoliosis,  Neck and Joint Pains,  Migraine, Hip-Problems. 

 

Kinesio Taping -Therapeutic Taping

Relaxes overused muscles, facilitate underused muscles, helps reducing swelling, inflammation and pain by taking pressure off pain receptors.