Sara Armstrong, LMT
My passion for massage therapy comes from a lifelong curiosity of the healing arts. Massage is one way to access the body's own healing intuition, and helping people explore that relationship is my goal as a therapist. I work deeply through the layers of tissue to encourage change from within. Ida Rolf said that it's not how deep you go, it's how you go deep. The techniques I incorporate reflect that sentiment. After each session my patients report feeling significantly less pain, increased awareness of their body, and a deep sense of calm in body, mind and spirit. Receiving massage on a regular basis can change your life in so many positive ways. It's my honor to be on this journey with you.
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Massage for Wellness and Lasting Change
Receiving massage can no longer be seen as a simple luxury. The clinical results are profound. Every day we see more insurance companies covering it, and more doctor's prescribing it. While providing effective relief from back pain to depression, chronic headaches to fatigue, sports injuries to motor vehicle accidents, massage can bring healing results, wellness, and recovery to everyday life.
Myofascial release is one of the most effective massage techniques I've found. This type of massage focuses on the connective tissues both surrounding, and in between muscles, joints and organs. Within the body, everything is anatomically connected through fascia. Bringing release to the fascial network can successfully treat the area of focus, as well as systemically effect the rest of the body. Myofascial techniques can be highly effective for eliminating pain, and restoring balance and healthy motion to muscles and joints.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on accessing the deepest layers of the muscle tissue. This is often associated with being a more painful massage, but that is not always the case. Releasing deeply held tension can be an incredibly restorative experience. I take my time and allow each layer to release before accessing the next. Deep tissue massage can be beneficial for treating many causes of pain; including old injuries where scar tissue has formed, as well as current conditions stemming from overuse, or bad posture.
Neuromuscular massage techniques focus on the integral relationship between your body, brain, and neural network. By using specific touch and pressure cues, neurological responses occur throughout. This leads to decreased muscle spasm, increased circulation, and intrinsic self-corrections within the body. This type of massage can be beneficial for treating conditions involving nerve pain, chronic muscle tension, headaches, as well as other neurological symptoms such as dizziness, numbness, and fatigue.
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.