At Pacific Crest Performance, I provide professional massage and bodywork services designed to integrate multiple aspects of health and wellness.
Sports Massage- Sometimes what we need is a more specific massage therapy treatment designed to strip locked muscles and fascial tissue apart from one another and the bone. Those who are more active, athletic, or recovering from an injury typically require specific deep tissue work to clear out myofascial adhesions and knots.
Fascial Stretch Therapy™- FST is the fastest way to achieve better range of motion, circulation, and myofascial balance using pain-free assisted stretching techniques. If you feel you are stuck, moving with too much stiffness, not recovering fast enough from athletics or workouts, Fascial Stretch Therapy can help you. The secret to FST’s effectiveness is the combination of using traction with leverage to unlock the joint capsule. You see, when we haven’t moved in a certain way for a long time, our joints get locked and cannot glide smoothly. They lose circulation and the surrounding tissue gums-up and gets stuck. This shuts down nearby fascia and muscle from functioning properly, thereby perpetuating the problem and causing other compensations. FST unlocks these deeper joint and fascial adhesions allowing for the system to re-boot and awaken.
Structural Bodywork- Working closely with myofascial structures in a way to release tension and imbalances to allow for better ease and balance is where structural bodywork works best. For those who regularly find that their posture resorts back to old patterns, or that a general whole-body massage is not getting to the root of the problem, working the deeper structures can help provide the space and relief you are looking for. Sessions are done with underwear on using less lotion to access fascial layers, spending time on regions of the body often untouched with the standard massage such as the diaphragm, deep neck, and pelvic floor.
Craniosacral- Craniosacral therapy is a one-of-a-kind approach to facilitating the body to heal itself. It’s a way of freeing fascial and structural restrictions along the spine in relation to the spinal membrane, cranial bones, and fascial system. It’s subtle, quiet work, the requires patience and listening to the softer rhythms of the body. Through injury and trauma, we often store tension and energy throughout our system that requires safety, patience, and the right touch and environment to become known and to release.
Trigger Point Therapy- When muscles become overworked, tired, or chronically placed under stress, they develop nodules called trigger points. These points often refer to other areas of our body and can feel sharp or painful or feel dull and achy. Neuromuscular therapy helps to reset the tone of the muscles by working directly with your nervous system and releasing the trigger points.
Muscle Activation Techniques- By activating muscles that are weak and “turned-off”, I can reset muscular balance to your body so the same muscles can stop being over-worked and tight, and the weak muscles can activate and do their job. Isometric and manual resistance exercises on and off the table help us achieve this goal. I combine activation techniques with enhancing movement patterns to practice integrating weak muscles and resetting neuromuscular tone or longer lasting results.
Massage Therapy and Bodywork techniques have been shown to effectively reduce the symptoms of the following conditions:
- Limited hip, ankle, knee, spine, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand range of motion
- Pain, tightness, numbness, tingling
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Muscle soreness
- Muscle weakness
- Injury prevention
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Piriformis syndrome
- Limited circulation
- Sinus pressure
- TMJ dysfunction
- Foot pain
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Movement asymmetries
- High arches
- Reduced ability to breathe
- Inability to find or use your core (post-trauma, post-natal)
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Iliopsoas imbalance
Therapeutic Massage | Fascial Stretching | CranioSacral | Structural Bodywork
1622 NW 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97209