Gentle Myofascial Release combined with traditional Swedish and any technique that encourages your body to respond and shift
All Sessions Tailored to Your Specific Needs
Treatment Based and Site Specific
Appropriate Pressure for the Area of the Body Being Massaged
Ideal for Clients with Chronic or Acute Issues
Occasionally with this work there will be discomfort, but the ultimate goal is to help alleviate symptoms, not add to them.
What to expect
Each session starts with a 5-7 minute intake where we discuss issues to be addressed and determine your goals for the session. From there we may do some fully clothed stretching or palpation on or off the table. I then leave the room and allow you to disrobe to your comfort level, get under the sheets, and on to the table.
While I work, I am happy for you to participate as much or as little as you’d like. I may ask questions about pressure, or what an area of your body feels like while being manipulated, but I mitigate my talking based on cues from you. The work I do is a combination of gentle myofascial and Swedish techniques. At no point should you feel pain during your massage.
Each session ends with 5-7 minutes of outtake, where we discuss what you are noticing in your body and any observations that were made during the session. At this point, I may suggest stretches or exercises for you to do in between sessions.
As per Washington State law, I keep a SOAP chart for each massage. These charts are confidential and HIPPA compliant.
What is myofascial massage?
Myofascial massage is a form of massage that targets connective tissue and treats the whole body.
If you envision a steak on a tray wrapped in cellophane, the steak is your muscle and the cellophane is your connective tissue. Traditional Swedish massage is concerned with manipulating the steak (or your muscle) directly. Myofascial massage targets not only the steak, but also the cellophane covering (muscle sheath, fascia or surrounding connective tissue.) Myofascial massage impacts change not only on the muscle but the whole structure.
This makes myofascial work great at addressing the whole body. Sometimes if there is restriction or pain in one area of the body, it actually originates from somewhere else. It is important to work on the site that is in pain or inhibition, but nothing in the body works in isolation. Very often the area of pain or discomfort is a symptom of dysfunction that is occurring somewhere else in the body.
Myofascial can be extremely deep and extremely relaxing.
I require 24 hours advance notice of any changes or cancellations to your appointment.
To avoid a full session charge, appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled with more than 24 hours notice by directly contacting your massage therapist or calling (206) 705-3015.
If you do not cancel within this time frame, or do not show up for your appointment, you will be responsible for the full payment of the session. Repeated or chronic cancellations may result in the forfeiture of a particular time slot.
Occasional illness and emergencies are not subject to this policy.