Joanne Savarese, LMT
In my career as a massage therapist I have helped my clients with both chronic and repetitive use injuries. Some clients were recovering from surgical procedures, and others struggling with athletic wear and tear. Athletes, dancers, office workers, chefs, landscapers, chiropractors, artists, musicians, physicians, and people of all ages can benefit from massage! It’s not just a luxury. Each client I work with receives a consultation. My goal is to help address the problem and restore function and fluidity to the body. I believe that everything is connected. It’s important to address the root cause of your discomfort, not just the location of the pain you’re feeling. Massage is about connecting with your body to ask what it needs. Whether you are healing from an injury, experiencing back pain, or need to relax after a hectic day of work; massage therapy is a solution. I design every massage to fit the person I’m working with, and I’d be happy to design a personalized treatment plan that works for you. Thank you for visiting sanaremt.com!
All muscles, arteries, bones, organs, etc. are held together by a Saran wrap kind of tissue called fascia. Developed in the late 1960's by John Barnes, Myofascial Release works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. Because the fascia is body-wide, a tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part. The fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tensions and trauma.
Swedish massage is now known as "traditional" massage. In the 1820s a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, developed the first modern method of massage through his study of physiology, gymnastics, and the massage techniques borrowed from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing.
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. The term "deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular musculoskeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with "deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures.