This type of therapy is used to treat the cause of chronic pain involving the muscles and nervous system. This medically-oriented form of massage addresses trigger points, circulation, nerve compression, postural issues and biomechanical problems that can be caused by repetitive movement injuries.
This type of therapy is best when a client needs special attention to specific areas of the body. This technique involves slow and deep strokes that focus pressure on the layers of muscles deep under the skin. Deep tissue massage is helpful with muscle injuries.
Scar tissue is the body’s natural process for recovery from an injury or trauma. This tissue is the fibrous connective tissue which forms a scar. This fibrous material binds itself to the damaged soft tissue in an effort to draw the damaged fibers back together. This will limit your normal range of motion, function of the muscle, and circulation of blood supply to that area. The formation of scar tissue will result in loss of strength and power. During a massage to break up scar tissue, the therapist will release fluids and toxins and relax the surrounding tissues to reduce the pressure on the scar tissue and adhesion. This will also release some of the over-sensitivity in the area.
Prenatal massage is meant to focus on the mother-to-be and the needs of her changing body. It can help to improve circulation, relieve mental and physical fatigue, and enhance the function of the muscles and joints.
Other benefits include:
The first sense to develop is the sense of touch. Infant massage has been shown to include the following benefits for both babies and parents:
Athletes benefit from this type of massage because it promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares the body and mind for optimal performance. Athletes who receive massages also will have a faster recovery time from an event or from an injury.
Jennifer graduated from Capri College, located in Madison, Wisconsin in 1996 with a certification in massage and bodywork therapies.
She has since obtained her New Jersey State License and joined the ANS team during the Spring of 2013.
During her career, Jennifer has focused mainly on working in medical settings, specializing in deep tissue/neuromuscular techniques. She also has training in pre/postnatal, infant and sports massage.
All massage sessions are tailored to each individual client.