Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

I take care to provide you with an individualized therapeutic massage to meet your unique needs. We will talk about my practice’s COVID-19 policy so that we both feel at ease. Your goals for your massage session (i.e., pain relief, increased mobility, relaxation, etc.) will dictate the type(s) of bodywork used. I maintain a safe, professional environment for your comfort and peace of mind. 

All sessions include a combination of techniques and styles listed below to address your needs.

Meet Tess

Tess is a lovable, intelligent, mid-sized Labradoodle puppy.  She is hypoallergenic, calm, affectionate, and definitely an extrovert!   Tess will greet you when you arrive and then settle settle down in under my desk for your session.  We are enrolled in training classes and are working toward our future Therapy Dog Certification.  Tess looks forward to meeting you soon!

Myofascial Release Techniques

These techniques consist of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system (connective tissue) in order to eliminate fascial 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.

Deep Tissue Work

This is work to the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.  However, it does not always imply deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

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 tissue, assist venous and lymphatic flow, restore postural alignment and proper biomechanics and flexibility to the tissue.

Swedish/Therapeutic Massage

The Swedish massage techniques rejuvenate both body and mind. 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.

Pre/Post Surgical Massage

The best surgical experience is still highly stressful, both physically and emotionally.  Some benefits of pre/post surgical massage include:

  • reduced anxiety, stress and discomfort
  • increased blood and lymphatic flow to promote healing and reduce swelling
  • release hyper-toned muscles that were used to protect an area
  • reduce scar tissue formation

The types of massage used include a combination of Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Facilitation, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Stretching and Swedish Massage to address your specific needs.

“Lauren is one of the best massage therapists I’ve ever gone to! I’ve been to many in the area, as a personal trainer with a pre-existing injury, it’s important in my lifestyle to have a great massage therapist. Her energy is great and contagious! I highly recommend Lauren to all of them training clients.”
Catrina K.

Age 29, Albany, New York