Massage by Sigh offers a range of bodywork:
Sport (and life) can throw your body out of whack because of injury and the repetition of specific physical actions, leading to the restriction of movement and/or pain. Remedial, or sports massage, is a technique used to bring the body back into balance by getting deep into the muscles that have tightened and releasing them. Because the body is a complex system of interconnected soft tissue, the therapy needs to be tailored to each individual case. Addressing the imbalance that is causing the problem, not only at the site of the symptoms, but also the surrounding muscles.
Fascia is a strong, thin, elastic connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Check the blog on fascia. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Myofascial release is a technique that treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by focusing on releasing constricted fascia along the path of what is causing the problem.
Lymphatic drainage is a technique that facilitates the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on the natural contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (a light touch) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Pregnancy adds a lot of weight to the front of the body, shortening those muscles while causing back muscles to work to keep the body straight. The forward posture that is caused by carrying a heavy weight is supported by the opposing muscles, namely the glutes and lower back. At the same time the shoulders tend to fall forward putting strain on them and the neck. These imbalances in the body can cause sciatic, lower back pain, pain along the groin line, sore legs, shoulders, and neck issues. Myofascial release works on the soft tissues allowing the fascial lines to be released and the body to straighten up which takes stress off the glutes, lower back and front of the body. Lymphatic drainage is beneficial in the last trimester for swollen legs and feet. Lymphatic drainage can assist with the recovery of mastitis by draining the lymph nodes on and around the breast area.
As an integrative approach to improving structural and functional balance, Neurovascular Release provides a bridge between the deeper touch of traditional myofascial bodywork and the lighter touch associated with osteopathic and craniosacral work.