SERVICES

MEDICAL MASSAGE
  Oncology Massage Therapy
  Breast Cancer Mastectomy Massage
  Abdominal Adhesions Massage Therapy
Session Pricing
  • 30 minute massage $50

  • 60 minute massage $80

  • 90 minute massage $115

Medical Massage

Massage Therapy and Myofascial Release focused on reduction of pain, stiffness and swelling from surgeries, injuries and chronic day-to-day pain. Sessions are individualized to meet the client's specific needs. Because my work is focused on pain relief and restoring range of motion, I accept Worker's Comp referrals. Medical Massage sessions include therapeutic massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage techniques. 

Oncology Massage Therapy

Massage therapy based on working knowledge of cancer and its effects on the body. The aim is to reduce symptoms of pain, anxiety, stiffness, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, relaxation and comfort. However, the majority of the clients I serve are more interested in cancer oncology rehab as it relates to scar tissue and mild lymphedema.

Breast Cancer Mastectomy Massage Therapy

Gentle massage therapy rehab to help decrease the effects of breast cancer treatment. Decrease scar tissue, shoulder pain, tightness across the chest, back and neck. Decrease numbness, axillary web syndrome and swelling.

Abdominal Adhesions Massage Therapy

The inside of the body can affect the outside. Scar tissue and adhesions in the abdomen and pelvis due to C-sections, surgeries, infections and injuries can create tesnsion in the the body and muscular system. This is light touch myofascial release and anatomy based manual therapy to restore mobility on the inside. This work may fill in the missing piece of the puzzle with stubborn and persistent pain issues.

 
SCAR TISSUE THERAPY

Gentle myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage techniques to facilitate the healing process and minimize the impact of scars and adhesions. The effects are not just superficial and limited to the outer appearance of the scar. The effects can extend from surface skin to the deep layers of fascia, muscles, internal organs and bones disrupting the natural movement of our bodies. Mature scars can also benefit from treatment. Abdominal and pelvic surgery scar tissue and adhesions; orthopedic surgeries including shoulder, back, neck, hand scar tissue; cosmetic surgeries including breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tucks; oncology or cancer scar tissue, radiation and burn scars.

Scar tissue massage therapy is typically accepted by Worker's Comp insurance.

 

Session Pricing
  • 30 minute massage $50

  • 60 minute massage $80

  • 90 minute massage $115

Scar Tissue symptoms:
  • Reoccurring muscular problems temporarily relieved through standard deep tissue massage

  • Restrictions of movement

  • Compromised nerve function

  • Hindrance of lymph flow

Caesarian (C-section), Cosmetic, Pelvic and Abdominal Scars

Though it may appear as a simple line along the belly, the scar can reach deep into the pelvis through many layers of tissue. Scars and adhesions can interfere with the function of the muscles, nerves, and connective tissue supporting the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum.

 

Symptoms may include perineal pain, referred pain to other areas from trapped nerves, urgency or frequency to urinate and painful intercourse. Scar tissue can also pull on areas distant from the scar and restricting movement into the neck, shoulder, spine and/or hips, causing seemingly unrelated symptoms and dysfunction. And if the abdominal muscles don’t feel the same since the surgery or procedure, it may be because the body is relying on the scar tissue to create the stability for the abdominals.

Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Biopsy, Radiation, Drain and Breast Reconstruction Scars

Problems that may develop from these treatments include:

  • Shoulder pain, muscle spasms and limited upper arm range of motion due to scarring, adhesions and tightness across the chest. Radiation can also make soft tissue tighter and harder.

  • Nerve entrapment and/or myofascial pain referral causing chest wall pain.

  • Axillary Web Syndrome - a tight, painful, pulling sensation (often with a visible rope-like structure) that develops from the armpit and down the arm.

  • Lymphedema or arm swelling resulting from removal of lymph nodes.  

 

To reduce these symptoms, techniques center around scar reduction and manual lymphatic drainage.

Benefits include:
  • Changes the quality of tissue and speeds the healing process

  • Lumps, gaps, ridges, holes, bumps, knots, and strings in the tissue become smoother

  • Helps prevent adhesions forming after injury or surgery

  • Contributes significantly to relieve stress on the body from fascial tension

  • Relieves nerve impingement, pain and numbness issues

  • Helps regain and maintain a full range of joint movement

  • Reduces the risk of soft tissue injury

  • Lessens the appearance of scars

  • Emotional attitudes about scars ease

  • A symptomatic scar may be the cause of otherwise unexplained symptoms and may only be revealed by palpatory diagnosis

 

Scar Tissue Release:
  • It is never too late to improve a scar

  • The techniques are gentle and used with minimal pressure to achieve release of the tissue.

  • Scar work is rarely painful, even for very new scars

  • For new scars, work can begin when your doctor prescribes regular massage

  • Typically, work on new scars can begin 5-6 weeks after surgery, depending upon your doctors advice

  • The scar should not be open, infected, inflamed, weeping or painful.

  • There should not be redness or swelling around the scar due to inflammation or radiation therapy

 

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MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE—Vodder Technique

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a specific gentle manual technique designed to increase the absorption and movement of lymph and interstitial fluid to reduce swelling, pain and the buildup of scar tissue. Surgeries, radiation and soft tissue injuries disrupt the architecture of the lymphatic vessels and nodes. Scar tissue and fascial restrictions can also interrupt or restrict the superficial lymphatic flow. Swelling hinders the healing process and recovery after injuries or surgeries.

May be used for:
  • Post-surgical edema: orthopedic and cosmetic

  • Mild cases of Lymphedema or as a part of Complete Decongestive Therapy

  • Traumatic edema or swelling: sprain, whiplash, hematoma

  • Headache and migraine headache

  • Sinus congestion

  • Pain control

  • Follow-up to deep tissue

  • Fatigue general relaxation and detox

Should not be performed in the case of:
  • Acute infections (including cellulites)

  • Untreated congestive heart failure
    or cardiac edema

  • Acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
    within 6 months or recent

  • Malignant disease

  • Kidney dysfunction

Session Pricing
  • 30 minute massage $50

  • 60 minute massage $80

  • 90 minute massage $115

 
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PO Box 922, 420 Kinsey Ave, Kremmling CO 80459

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