Sports Massage Therapy
Generally, when people think of massage, they think of relaxation massage. Sports massage is geared to athletes and active individuals and focuses on the groups of muscles and tendons used for a specific sport. Massage therapy can help you prepare for an event, recover from an event, promote flexibility to prevent injury or aid in the healing of muscle strains and sport related injuries.
Catherine has worked with professional, student and recreational athletes that participate in soccer, football, basketball, baseball, field hockey, tennis, running and gymnastics just to name a few. Regular massage therapy can play a key role during training to help maintain the muscles so that they can perform optimally. During a session, several techniques may be used, including deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, and myofascial release. Each session is planned around your needs and goals.
A special note to
Breast Cancer Patients
Breast cancer patients who
undergo a lumpectomy, mastectomy
or removal of lymph nodes often have serious issues from the resulting scar tissue. The scar tissue is painful, can limit the mobility of neck, shoulders and/or arms, and can restrict the lymph system from functioning correctly, resulting in uncomfortable swelling.
Scar tissue release is very effective in breaking down the scar tissue, reducing or eliminating pain and swelling. Catherine is skilled in applying this type of massage.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy
Also known as trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a technique in which deeper pressure and friction are used to release areas of constriction in a muscle. These constricted areas are called tender or trigger points and they tend to be the cause of ongoing muscular pain symptoms.
Frequently, pain is not felt in the same place in the body where it is initiated. When a nerve is entrapped or compressed by a muscle, it can create pain along its pathway elsewhere in the body. As a knowledgeable massage therapist, Catherine understands these nerve pathways and through massage, can release the entrapment and relieve the associated discomfort.
Fascia is a connective tissue that surrounds muscles and lays in between the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. When this tissue is altered due to trauma, poor posture, or muscle imbalances, restrictions and tightness can be felt in the body resulting in recurring or chronic pain.
Catherine applies myofascial release with gentle and sustained pressure, which helps to break up these restrictions, restore range of motion, eliminate tightness, and reduce or eliminate discomfort.
While newly popular among athletes in recent years, cupping is an ancient therapy dating back to 1500 BC. Cups are placed on the skin and suction is applied to increase blood flow. It is used to help with sore muscles, inflammation and blood flow. It is considered a type of deep tissue massage and is used in combination with other massage techniques and treatments.
60-minutes / $100
45-minutes / $85
30-minutes / $70
All prices are pre-tax
"Catherine is a licensed "Medical Massage Therapist" extraordinaire. I had serious shoulder surgery done on August 8, 2019 at the age of 71. I was told my rehab could take 6 months, perhaps longer.
I started seeing Catherine 2 weeks into my PT at the recommendation of a friend. I was released back to normal activity, biking, golf, etc, without restrictions, 2 months and 18 days later. I highly recommend Catherine to anyone looking to shorten their time in rehab and get back to normal fast. She was a godsend for my recovery."