At Sage Wellness, massage therapists use a variety of techniques and approaches to best address your individual needs, including Swedish, Prenatal, Postnatal, Sports Massage, Myofascial and Jaw Dysfunction Massage.
Sports massage is an essential part of any athletes’ training regimen, whether recreational athletes or those working towards a specific training goal. Therapists offer training, pre-event and post-event treatments to help maximize the enjoyment of your activity while improving performance and minimizing the risks of injury.
Myofascial release is a manual technique used to manipulate the fascia that surrounds all of the organs, muscles, and bones in the body and can influence the positioning of the skeleton. Without any oil, therapists use their hands to apply various pressures to the fascia and follow its path in the body. In response to the pressure, the body releases the pull that the fascia has on surrounding structures, helping relieve pain and improve postural alignment and range of motion. Myofascial work can also improve mobility and strength when working towards reaching fitness goals.
This treatment helps to decrease pain and restore proper joint mechanics, which in turn can prevent long-term effects such as arthritis and fibrosis. The massage can release consistently shortened muscles and reduce trigger points, resulting in a decrease of clenching, pain and headaches and improved tracking of the jaw.
Treatment sessions can include massage and fascial techniques to the face, scalp, upper back, pectorals and neck, as well as intra-oral massage, depending on the individual’s comfort level.
Pregnancy is a time when a person experiences their body in a brand new way. Changes in the way it moves, the way it looks and the way it feels. Receiving massage during this precious time can help to move through these transitions in the most comfortable way. Massage during pregnancy can help to alleviate discomfort, improve circulation, improve sleep, and support the physical transitions. Massage can be done up until, or past the due date with the exception of any underlying conditions that may make massage unsafe (please consult your health care provider if you are unsure). Massage following the birth can offer comfort, relieve aches and pains related to breastfeeding, baby wearing and/or co-sleeping adjustments. It is the perfect time for someone expecting to rest and nourish their body.