Susan Murphy  Registered Massage Therapy

Modalities Used

Swedish Massage – combines a variety of techniques including compression, gliding and stretching and can be soothing or invigorating, offering a pressure ranging from light to deep

Sports Massage – a physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and disability; most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation; helps flush out metabolic waste that builds up within the tissue during vigorous exercise, thereby allowing you to perform at your ultimate ability

Functional Therapeutic Taping – can alleviate pain, stimulate weak muscles, relax hypertonic tissue and flush out edema; allows functional movement, and can stay on the skin for up to 5 days

Esalen Deep Tissue Therapy – works with gentle rocking of the body, passive joint exercises and deep structural work on the muscles and joints, together with an energetic balancing of the body

Manual Lymph Drainage – a manual technique which is designed to increase the movement of lymph and interstitial fluid; can be applied to any condition that would benefit from decongestion of the tissues or stimulation of the immune system

Acupressure – a traditional Chinese medicine technique derived from acupuncture where physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand or elbow; assists the flow of energy or Qi throughout the body’s pathways called meridians, encouraging renewal and circulation

CranioSacral Therapy – a gentle, hands-on method that addresses the functioning of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord; requires only five grams of pressure to achieve phenomenal results and is appropriate for many clients, aiding in the recovery of headaches, sinus issues, tinnitus, nausea, whiplash, TMJ disorders, and symptoms associated with the Central Nervous System

Myofascial Release – the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, skin and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, relieving long term holding patterns, and restoring
strength, flexibility and proper alignment to the body

Pre-Natal Massage – helps alleviate hip and low back pain, calf cramping, and upper back and neck tension; abdominal massage can also be enjoyed, helping to soothe the baby and relieve gastrointestinal issues

Advanced Joint Mobilizations – techniques used to increase or improve joint motion; involve the therapist using their hands to stabilize a joint as well as applying motion through the joint surfaces passively

Remedial Exercise – a combination of active and passive exercises used to restore and improve musculoskeletal health; involves the use of active and passive range of motion, stretching (static and dynamic), and strength (resistance) training