I have been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 15 years and have over 2200 hours of extensive training. I have an intuitive understanding of what my clients need and my holistic approach, knowledge and involvement allows me to understand the connection of body and mind for a deeper healing experience.
I integrate many techniques and modalities into my practice to offer an effective massage for treatment of chronic and acute conditions. Preventing pain and injury with regular massage treatments is something I believe in and with my provided home care exercises and stretches, your recovery can be long lasting. Through my own pain experiences, I have grown passionate about helping my patients recover from injury and become stress free
THERAPEUTIC / RELAXATION
Therapeutic Massage can be used to help reduce tight muscles, soreness and pain. During the treatment, I use a range of specialized techniques to help relieve tension, reduce pain and improve circulation. These techniques can include deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and sound therapy*. All treatments are tailored to the individual’s needs and comfort level, so the pressure used is always determined by the client’s tolerance and comfort. I utilize a flowing style of massage to promote general relaxation, which allows me to incorporate other modalities that are gentle but effective for overall calmness of the body.
*Sound Therapy using tuning forks, drums & singing crystal pyramids to leave you feeling grounded and calm through the body and mind.
Cupping has been used for centuries and is based on the ancient Chinese healing art and works by suctioning the skin and tissue to increase blood flow and reduce pain. It can be used all over the body to treat any injury or restriction, similar to therapeutic massage. The silicone, plastic or glass cups are placed on the skin to create a vacuum and create suction on the skin and tissue. Cupping can help with a variety of conditions including sore muscles, joint pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, digestive issues, and respiratory issues. It is also used to treat sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and chronic fatigue. Cupping is a safe and effective way to relieve pain, improve mobility, and promote healing in the body.
During pregnancy your body is going through a lot of changes that can result in muscle soreness and decreased circulation. When giving a massage during pregnancy, I use bolsters and body pillows for added comfort and to ensure that you are in the best possible position to get the most benefit from the massage. It can also help you sleep better, relax, and provide relief from the discomforts of pregnancy. Getting regular massages during your pregnancy can help you feel more comfortable and relaxed and can be a great way to take care of yourself and your baby.
TMJ / CONCUSSIONS / MIGRAINES
Combining a therapeutic/relaxation approach with focus on the structures of the neck and head is a great way to alleviate tension patterns and reduce the symptoms related to headaches, dizziness, neck and shoulder tension. The goal of this treatment is to assist in returning the body to a functional state. Massage techniques can help to improve circulation, reduce muscle spasms, and improve range of motion. Stretching can help to improve posture, reduce fatigue, and improve flexibility. The combination of these techniques can help to reduce tension patterns and improve the overall quality of life.
"Carla is more than a massage therapist, she is a friend. The first time I went and saw her I wasn’t sure what to expect, but she immediately made me feel at ease. She always asks questions and offers great advice. I always joke that she is more my therapist than massage therapist.
I have opened up to her about my personal struggles and stresses and she always makes me feel safe, comfortable and heard. I feel rejuvenated after our visits and always look forward to the next one. Carla is a wonderful soul and I am so grateful I have met her"