Lauren takes care to provide you with an individualized therapeutic massage to meet your unique needs. Your goals for your massage session (i.e., pain relief, relaxation, etc.) will dictate the type(s) of bodywork used. Lauren maintains a safe, professional, environment for your comfort and peace of mind.

In addition, Lauren works with you to develop an individualized plan (i.e., stretching, strengthening and functional exercises) to maximize your benefits between sessions.

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Therapeutic Bodywork:

Swedish Massage

The Swedish massage techniques rejuvenate both body and mind. A combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements are used with the application of cream, to reduce friction on the skin.

The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage

Many methods of massage are both effective and safe prenatally. Specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Your therapist will exercise all precautions and be aware of all contraindications during your massage. Check with your physicians prior to scheduling a massage therapy appointment.

Myofascial Release Techniques

These techniques consist of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial (connective tissue) restrictions. Restrictions are located through visual analysis and palpation of the tissue. Myofascial release techniques can be an effective therapeutic approach for many issues including: cervical pain, back pain, scoliosis, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy is a soft-tissue manipulation often used to: locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, restore postural alignment and proper biomechanics and flexibility to the tissues.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. The craniosacral therapist uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system. It assists with many issues including: chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system.