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Therapies Utilized

We would like to explain some of the techniques that are utilized at Bull Mountain Massage. Sarah Gallagher uses an integrated method of massage which includes... Swedish, Shiatshu, PNF, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral and Myofascial Release.

More about Integrated Massage:

Sarah incorporates myofascial release techniques, paired with relaxing swedish massage and hot hydro-packs to facilitate the body's ability to calm the stress points. She is experienced working with your soft tissue needs that have resulted from strain, pain, stress, injuries, whiplash, muscle spasm, scar tissue adhesions, illness and everyday living.

Swedish:

Light, flowing and relaxed massage. Often used in spas, it is the most common form of relaxation massage. May be gentle or deep, according to your preference.

Shiatsu:

Relaxing, releasing and rhythmic, may be performed with or without oil. This Japanese technique is great for short sessions, or those who are uncomfortable undressing, as it may be applied over clothing.

PNF:

PNF is a re-education system based on resistive stretching movements. These techniques can reduce muscle spasm, decrease pain and increase range of motion.

Deep Tissue:

Also known as Sports Massage, Deep Tissue is just what it sounds like- Deep! Performed with knuckles, forearms, elbows, or tools, this form of massage is designed to break through scar tissue (knots), releasing accumulated tension. If you have not had a deep tissue massage in a while, you may be sore for 1-2 days afterwards- drink lots of water to eliminate the toxins we've just loosened up!

Craniosacral Therapy:

The craniosacral system influences the development and function of the brain and spinal cord. Imbalances can cause sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities resulting in chronic pain, eye difficulities, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system. The practitioner uses light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid, which enhances the body's natural healing processes.

Myofacial Release:

Fascia is the connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web. Injury and bad posture can create inflammation which "ties up" the facia, resulting in excess pressure on muscles, nerves and organs. Myofascial release consists of slow, gentle pressure and stretching to release facial restrictions. For more information about this incredible technique visit myofascialrelease.com