Top Massage Therapist and #1 Sports Massage Therapist in Portland, OR. Deep tissue and pregnancy massage therapist Servicing 97225. Call Today @ (971) 336-6028
I became a massage therapist in 2012 to help others feel their best and reconnect with their bodies. I believe massage therapy is a powerful tool to assist in relief of pain, stress, and to boost mental health and immunity.I specialize in myofascial release, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. I have found this combination of techniques to be the most effective and long lasting. I also use gua sha and cupping in my practice when needed to help break up scar tissue and fascia, and to increase circulation.I have worked on many painful conditions such as whiplash, migraines, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, and both tennis and golfers elbows with great success. I specialize in treating chronic pain conditions, athletes, and those recovering from an accident or injury. I am a certified pre-natal massage therapist and can help alleviate some of the pregnancy “growing pains.” Please let me know how I can help!I also specialize in on-site chair massage for your office or event. Chair massage is a great way to help with stress reduction in the workplace or to celebrate a special occasion. For on-site chair massage, please e-mail or give me a call to discuss scheduling.
PAIN MANAGEMENT - EASE THE TENSION
Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller
Reduces headache intensity and frequency
Helps recovery from an injury or surgery
Can improve symptoms of low back pain and carpel tunnel
Reduces stress, tension, and anxiety which also helps decrease pain
Improves lymphatic and blood circulation
Loosens connective tissue and muscles
The pain management massage is perfect for someone who is recovering from an injury, has chronic pain, or an area of the body that always seems to be sore or tight. If you suffer from headaches, plantar fasciitis, carpel tunnel, TMJ disorder, back or neck pain, this massage is for you!
This massage uses advanced techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue to get to the root cause of the issue. The massage session not only targets where you experience pain and tension, but addresses related areas of the body that can be causing the issue. After each session, your therapist will suggest various stretches, exercises, and posture modifications to aid you in your recovery between massage sessions. Cupping and herbal liniment are included with this treatment if deemed appropriate by your therapist.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
RELIEVES MUSCLE ACHES AND JOINT PAIN
REDUCES ANXIETY AND STRESS HORMONES
IMPROVES LABOR OUTCOMES AND NEWBORN HEALTH
IMPROVES LYMPHATIC AND BLOOD CIRCULATION
IMPROVES QUALITY OF SLEEP
DECREASES SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
Prenatal massage alleviates some of the normal aches and pains associated with changes in the body that happen during pregnancy such as low back pain and sore feet. If you or a loved one is pregnant, you know that pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life that comes with many joys, emotions, and “growing pains.” Massage reduces stress and cortisol levels, and can aide in supporting quality sleep and elevated moods. Happy moms=happy babies!
Pregnancy massage can be done in any trimester and as often as desired during a healthy pregnancy. Just make sure to let your doctor know that you would like to receive massage, and check with them that it is safe for you to do so. There are some conditions that are contraindicated for pregnancy massage, such as blood clots, cramping and bleeding, diabetes, and preeclampsia. For a more exhaustive list, visit http://www.massageschoolnotes.com/pregnancy-massage-contraindicationswarnings/
RELAXATION MASSAGE THERAPY
BOOSTS CIRCULATION AND IMMUNITY
LENGTHENS AND SOFTENS THE MUSCLES
AIDS IN THE QUALITY OF SLEEP
HELPS RECOVER FROM STRENUOUS WORKOUTS
Relaxation massage is perfect for people looking to de-stress, loosen up after a tough workout, or just take a little time for themselves. The massage pressure can range from light to deep tissue and relaxes the entire body by utilizing long gliding strokes and kneading to melt away tension. This massage decreases cortisol, boosts immunity, and will help you sleep like a baby.
The West Hills relaxation massage includes hot towels, a heated table, and aromatherapy of your choice to enhance the benefits of your massage. Add our herbal liniment for the ultimate experience. Cupping can also be added to this massage.
MAKE MASSAGE A HABBIT
Receiving regular massage has cumulative effects for the body and mind. It boots circulation and immunity to keep you well and prevent you from getting sick, relieves pain and injury naturally and stops it from exasperating. Massage also helps mental health by boosting the release endorphins and dopamine to combat stress and pain, and to help you sleep well. By making massage a habit, you are investing in yourself and your ability to live life to the fullest. Buy a discounted package today and enjoy the benefits of regular massage!
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SPORTS MASSAGE FOR GOLFERS
“Perform and feel your best with Massage at West Hills”
Specifically targets muscles of the golf swing to boost performance
Improves range of motion generating more power and distance
Increases flexibility which is key to golf performance
Opens the shoulders and chest to lengthen the back swing
Targets areas of tension such as low back, shoulders, and forearms
Reduces stress and improves mental focus
At West Hills Massage, my goal is to help you play and practice pain free, and to enhance your performance through addressing any restrictions you may have in muscles that are involved in your golf swing. I have worked in the golf industry for over 15 years and understand the complexity of the golf swing. I have spent the last 5 years as a massage therapist treating pain and injury, and have worked on many golf professionals.I have found that deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cupping, and facilitated stretching are the right combination to enhance golf performance.
Your golf massage will include a detailed assessment of your posture and golf swing, followed by targeted treatment to address your golf performance, and suggestions on stretches and exercises to do at home. Cupping and liniment are included with this treatment if deemed appropriate by your therapist.
Because I am both a massage therapist and a competitive golfer, I am uniquely qualified to work with golfers. Massage boosts golf performance by increasing flexibility and range of motion, and by allowing more rotation during the backswing and downswing which generates power and distance.
Massage therapy greatly benefits both golf professionals and amateurs alike. Massage is also very effective for preventing and treating pain and soreness associated with the golf swing. The golf massage reduces muscle spasms, trigger points, and adhesion’s that need to be addressed to prevent injury. Additionally, massage decreases stress and anxiety levels while improving mental focus, a critical component to the golf game.
The golf swing is one of the most complex and challenging movements in all of athletics. Common ailments that golfers experience are low back pain and golfer’s elbow. However, golfers experience injuries in many areas of the body such as neck and shoulders, knees, hips, as well as feet and ankles. Receiving regular massage can prevent such injuries by increasing flexibility and trunk rotation, and by relaxing overworked muscles.
INCREASES BLOOD AND LYMPH FLOW
BREAKS UP ADHESIONS AND SOFTENS FASCIA
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Benefits for Cupping Massage recipients
Cupping achieves amazing results for anyone recovering from an injury or suffering with pain. It is also excellent for people who may not enjoy firm pressure, but who want to experience deep muscular release. Many Olympic and professional athletes (including the Portland Trailblazers) use cupping as a part of their wellness routine to recover quickly from their training and to enhance their performance.
Cupping therapy breaks up adhesions and relieves inflammation by loosening and lifting connective tissue and muscles. It promotes increased blood and lymph flow to muscles which results in the reduction of pain and increased range of motion. By utilizing a “vacuum” or negative pressure, massage cups lift the underlying tissue to simulate the release of toxins and promote tissue repair. Cupping is included with the Pain Relief Massage and Golfers Massage, and can be added to a Relaxation massage as requested.