Massage / Bodywork Modalities:
Orthopedic/Therapeutic/ Medical /Integrated Manual Massage:
An integrated approach done for those with chronic pain, repetitive motion issues, sports injuries and structural imbalances. This modality uses a protocol that opens up and balances out tight, constricted muscles with those that are weak and inhibited. Affected muscles are warmed, stretched, and prepared with myofascial release, cross fiber gliding, and compression techniques. Then depending on issues present; therapist will utilize joint capsule release, multidirectional friction, trigger point therapy, and eccentric contraction. Sessions end with appropriate Homecare /Active Isolated Stretching discussion and demonstration to ensure continuation of therapeutic benefits.
POST EVENT THERAPY enhances one's recovery process from their workout/training regiment by flushing waste products from the body at a quicker pace. PRE EVENT WORK helps balance out muscles, increases flexibility / range of motion and circulation. It can also assist in injury prevention and enhance one's athletic performance.
Rock Tape: A special type of kinesiology tape that has 180 % elongation and stretches in both directions unlike any other kinesiology tape. ROCK TAPE decompresses inflamed nerves, compressed muscle and blood vessels. It helps those who are experiencing pain, inflammation, poor posture, and can also help in scar reduction. When taped, the skin is lifted away from soft tissue below so there is less compression, resulting in better blood flow, circulation and faster recovery. The brain interprets that there is less pain and that it is safe to create movement. Movement is KEY in recovery. Being taped can help create this movement. It is believed that ROCK TAPE can reduce swelling by 50% in 12 hours time. Rock Tape is LATEX FREE and can be worn 24/7 up to 5 days. For more information, visit www.rocktape.com.
Swedish / Relaxation Massage:
Massage is applied to superficial muscles using long, gentle strokes, effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction, and vibration/shaking. This type of massage enhances relaxation, improves blood / lymph circulation, eases muscle tension and improves flexibility / range of motion.
Mother/ Pregnancy Massage:
This massage work is helpful with stress reduction, relaxation, muscle tension and preparation for child birth. It reduces low back pain, swelling of extremities, headaches, sinus congestion, muscle cramps, and insomnia. Mother massage can be done safely providing your pregnancy is not at "high risk". Be sure to discuss these circumstances with your therapist prior to session.
Appointments scheduled on Mondays & Thursdays
*(other appointment days may be considered)
For an appointment or questions...
please email me at Colleen@OpenHandsTherapy4U.com
Call me at (607) 967- 5777
Kindly provide 24 hours notice when unable to keep your appointment.
Please be prompt in arriving for your session to allow time for discussion of any issues / concerns regarding your treatment.
Having intake form completed prior to your appointment will give you more time for your massage therapy.