Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. We provided specific massage and muscular therapy that the massage therapist tailor to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
Deep Tissue Massage
Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue below the surface. It helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface.
Swedish (Relaxation) Massage
Massage oil or cream is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation.
Therapy is designed to assist the healing process and to target muscle imbalance and dysfunction. Treatments can help relieve pain, recover from sports injuries, rehabilitate from orthopedic injuries and surgery, stimulate the immune system and reduce fatigue and stress.
Pre/Post Natal Massage
Prenatal massage is a wonderful compliment to your prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Prenatal massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and loss of sleep. In addition, pre-natal massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints and encourages blood and lymph circulation.
Sports massage uses a variety of massage techniques designed to help your body feel freer and stronger and it includes full body stretching session. It is particularly great for those with active lifestyles.
In the Japenese language “Ashi” translates to foot and “Atsu” into pressure. Ashiatsu Therapy, is a barefoot massage technique in which the therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while utilizing their feet and body weight. Working with gravity instead of against it, our Ashiatsu therapist are able to provide an effective therapeutic massage without causing pain or discomfort to themselves or the receiving client.
Silicone Cupping Therapy
Cupping brings fresh blood to cupping area and improves blood and fluent circulation. Blood is therefore releasing more oxygen into the tissues and contributing to the reduction of tissue inflammation.Cupping therapy is widely used treatment for various ailments. Cupping is used to relieve pain, relieve symptoms, reduce appearance of cellulite, release toxins, relaxation and much more.
Gua Sha "Scraping"
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’. Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body.
A massage already comes with its own set of health benefits. The application of firm touch in the right places has been shown to have positive effects on muscle and joint pain, stress, anxiety, headaches, digestive disorders and even sleep disorders. But adding CBD oil into the mix can enhance such benefits when applied appropriately. Next time you pencil in a massage appointment, make it a CBD massage.
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When you get a massage regularly you will experience the most health benefits. Massage calms the nervous system, improves blood circulation and lymphatic circulation, relieves muscle pain, and helps with pain management.
How often should you get a massage?
If you get a massage once a year, it will be relaxing, but it can’t undo a lifetime of muscle tension. Typically, once every week or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue in good shape. If you are in chronic pain or have a special issue to address, you might need to come weekly (or even twice a week) until you feel better.
Once you’re feeling good, once a month is the recommended minimum for maintaining the health of your tissue. If you start stretching the massages out too far apart, then your muscles can revert to their old patterns, especially if you come under stress. If you wait too long, you’ll have to start all over again to restore their suppleness and pliancy. Listen to your body.
DISCLAIMER (REQUIRED BY OR LAW) OUR LMTS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT ANY PHYSICAL, MENTAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS, TREAT OR PRESCRIBE FOR ANY HEALTH CONDITION OR INJURED PART OF THE BODY. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR FOR ALL HEALTH CONDITIONS.
Kendel Bratcher, LMT Lic# 13596
For the last 14 years I’ve worked full-time as a Licensed Massage Therapist, refining and perfecting my craft, and deepening my understanding of structural bodywork. I am deeply devoted to the treatment from athletes to the everyday working person. It is my mission to help you get out of pain and help you live a functionally sound life.
The human body craves and needs movement to survive and when we develop pain as a symptom, the body is asking for change. It is my ultimate goal to help bring your body back into alignment and to create an environment that promotes positive change. In my practice I use a variety of modalities including sports, deep tissue, trigger point, pre/post natal, cupping, injury/surgery recovery as well as Manual Lymph Drainage
I am looking forward to meeting you!
Kelsey Johnson, LMT Lic# 19706
I have been a massage therapist for about 5 years and absolutely love helping you feel healthy, happier and regain your life.
Ernie Martinez LMT Lic # 25729
My name is Ernie Martinez. I'm a new massage therapist looking to start a long career in the field of massage therapy. My background has always been healing as I worked as a nurse assistant and currently as a Special Education Assistant in Clackamas County. I graduated from East West at the top of my class and have taken that same passion into my career. Since then I have honed my skills working with other therapists using a variety of techniques from Swedish, Sports, Myofascial, Trigger point and until recently Ashiatsu Foot Massage for clients needing deeper work.
My focus is on helping you with your self-care!