Katherine combines specialized techniques she's learned over the years to create a deep and effective massage for her clients. Her modalities include Somassage®, Myofascial Release, Strain Counterstrain, Trigger Point Therapy and Cupping Therapy. Below are explanations of each:
Somassage® intentionally moves the fascia in a specific direction to combat the effects gravitation has had on the body. Its focus is to provide structural support, release connective tissue, address specific injuries, and bring balance back into the body.
Myofascial Release stretches restricted fascia, which is a connective tissue that weaves itself between muscles, bones and organs. Unwinding the fascia in one area of the body allows other musculoskeletal areas and body organs to release tension. This release eliminates pain, increases range of motion and brings a structural balance back to the body.
Strain Counterstrain reduces acute and/or chronic muscle spasms by working with the central nervous system that maintains the spasms.
Trigger Point Therapy releases areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Trigger points are tiny contracted knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked and usually refers pain to another site in the body. If trigger points are the cause of the pain this therapy can get rid of aching pain, numbness, tingling, burning and other myofascial symptoms.
Cupping Therapy draws up stagnant blood and sticky fluids from the applied area. This technique increases oxygen and circulation allowing for faster recovery and release of pain.