Sessions with Dawn are customized to meet the clients wellness goals, utilizing the following Therapeutic Modalities:
Soft Tissue Mobilization – Use of a whole range of massage depths, pressures and durations to break up inelastic or fibrous muscle tissue called “myofascial adhesions” (such as scar tissue from a back injury), move tissue fluids, and relax muscle tension.
Swedish Massage – Use of movements such as: effleurage, or sliding movements; petrissage, or kneading movements; friction, or rubbing; passive stretching and movement of joints improving circulation of blood and lymph and relaxing superficial muscles.
Deep Pressure – Encourages the muscles to release, eases general aches and pains, and stimulates the circulatory system. Deeper pressure is also needed simply to access the deeper layers of muscle and tissue beyond the superficial muscles, like the flexor muscles (the ones that move your ankle and toes) under your calf muscles.
(While this is not a Deep Tissue session, some deep tissue application may be incorporated into the session).
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Deep Tissue – Focused pressure to directly manipulate tissue fibers. This can include stripping or tissue rolling to separate muscles, cross-fiber friction to realign tissue fibers, and concentrated compression to release chronic holding and tension.
Cold Stone Therapy for Headaches- A three-pronged approach that includes aromatherapy, massage therapy and cold therapy can be effective in helping relieve the pain of headaches.
Aromatherapy- The inhalation of aromatherapy oils affects the nervous system: slowing heart rate, induces relaxed breathing and decreases stress levels.
Moist Heat- Increases circulation, helps relieve muscle soreness, further warms tissues asnd aids in muscles being better able to receive massage.
Ice Massage- Soothing cold penetrates into muscles relieving the aches and pains of muscle strains, sprains and tendinitis. muscle spasms, pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis and other musculo-skeletal conditions.
Prenatal Massage- Prenatal massage helps to relieve common muscle aches, joint and nerve pains (sciatic pain occurs often in pregnancy), decrease swelling in the extremities and improve labor outcomes. Prenatal massage can reduce anxiety and stress and depression by decreasing the presence of norepinephrine and cortisol, both of which are stress-producing hormones, and increasing the presence of serotonin and dopamine, the “feel-good” hormones.
Postpartum Massage- Postpartum massage helps restore muscle tone in the abdomen and reposition the pelvis as your body must undergo quite a bit of structural realignment after delivery.
Draping: Only the areas that I am working on will be exposed such as an arm, leg or one side of the gluteal region (with verbal consent).
Draping laws are strictly enforced in accordance with Floridat 64B7-30.001 . As used in this rule, draping means towels, gowns, sheets or clothing. Appropriate draping of a client shall include draping of the buttocks and genitalia of all clients, and breasts of female clients.
Draping techniques: I will step out of the room while you disrobe to your comfort level and you will lay face down or face up on the table and cover yourself with the top sheet (and blanket if applicable) so that you are covered from under your shoulders and down to your feet. I will ask if you are covered before re-entering the room.
The genital areas of men and women are covered at all times and NEVER massaged.While “breast massage” for breast health and postpartum clients will be demonstrated, proper draping and protocol will be implemented.
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