Portland Chiropractic Offers Massage Therapy
Tess West, Licensed Massage Therapy
Tess has over five years of massage experience and 750 hours of professional training under her belt. She comes to us from one of the premier resort spas in Nashville—Relache Spa at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, where she was the Lead Therapist.
Tess is trained in a variety of massage modalities (detailed descriptions of each included) and creates a specialized massage session pulling from these different disciplines to best suit what your body needs. She brings a sense of compassion and understanding to each session listening not only with her ears, but also with her hands, to understand what areas of your body are holding tension, experiencing pain, and causing discomfort. Only then can we effectively address the causes and effect a change.
This quote from the Cornell University Medical College helps us to realize just how important massage therapy can be to our overall health and wellness:
“Stress is the most debilitating medical and social problem in the U.S. today.”
Massage directly affects our body and mind’s reaction to stress and, as such, can provide tremendous benefits to each person who experiences physical and/or mental/emotional stress in their daily life.
- Swedish Massage-firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits.
- Cayce-Reilly/Swedish Massage-emphasis is on the circulatory system.
- Deep Tissue Massage-aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. Works to release chronic muscle tension or “knots.”
- Sports Massage-concentrates on a specific problem area. (Sore neck and shoulders, anyone?) Good for injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.
- Neuromuscular Massage-recommended for acute or chronic muscle tension and pain. Deep compressions or pressure trigger points to relax the muscle so circulation can increase and the body can return to normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.
- Acupressure-ancient Chinese treatment given through clothing on pressure points to stimulate the flow and improve circulation of energy throughout the body.
- Reiki-very gentle, non-invasive form of “energy work.”
- Pre-natal Massage-promotes relaxation, soothes nerves and relieves strained back and leg muscles. Especially beneficial in the 2nd and 3rd trimester.
- Hot Stone Massage-specialty massage using smooth, heated stones. Helps tight muscles release.
- Chair Massage-sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles and relieves strain on the neck.
Why not give the gift of massage to someone you care for?!
We have gift certificates available.
Besides being relaxing, massage therapy can benefit the body in many other ways.
Touch is an important aspect of human life. The benefits of massage therapy can be seen in both the young and old.