Chay Sayaroummane is a registered massage-therapist. You may call her directly at 512-685-3011

 

Modalities offered:

 

Swedish- A series of long and short gentle strokes including kneading, effleurage, tapotement, friction, and compression that effects the more superficial layers of the muscles. Helpful in reducing stress, increasing circulation, decreasing symptomatic discomfort, improving digestion, and generally improve your overall mood. Just relax and enjoy! (60, and 90 min)

Deep Tissue- Uses slow, deep, direct pressure which is applied to the deeper layers of the muscle tissue to release chronic muscle tension, relieve insomnia, headaches, and overall chronic muscle pain. (60, and 90 min)

Sports Massage- Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward athletes. It is used to help the athlete to prepare the body for athletic activity, to recover from workouts, prevent and recover from injuries, and to maintain the body in optimal condition. (60, and 90 min)


Whenever athletes exercise heavily, their muscles suffer micro-traumas. Small amounts of swelling occur in the muscle because of tiny tears. Post-event sports massage helps reduce the swelling caused by micro-traumas; loosens tired, stiff muscles; helps maintain flexibility; promotes blood flow to the muscle to removes lactic acid and waste build-up; and reduces cramping. In addition, post-event massage helps speed the athlete's recovery time and alleviates pulls, strains, and soreness.

Trigger Point Therapy- Trigger points represent small areas of tightness within muscles that will typically not release without some form of manual intervention. All trigger points cause discomfort when pressed; however, "active" trigger points frequently refer pain to other areas of the body. As a result, many practitioners address the site of the pain, or the symptoms of trigger points, rather than the real problem area, or the site of the trigger point. Unlike most soft-tissue discomfort, pressure on an active trigger point will refer the sensation or symptoms to a distinct and predictable target area. Aside from pain, the symptoms of an active trigger point include:

· numbness 
· tingling 
· weakness 
· lack of normal range of motion

A single trigger point frequently refers pain to reference sites, giving rising to satellite, or secondary trigger points. If not addressed, chronic conditions tend to get worse over time. (60, and 90 min)

Myofascial Release- Myofascial Release is an extremely mild and gentle form of bodywork that has a profound effect upon the tissues of the body, particularly the fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue which connects and surrounds everything in the body from head to toe, 3-dimensionally and without interruption; in other words it's seamless. The fascia surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, and organ of the body, all the way down to the micro-cellular level. Therefore, damage to this fascial system or malfunction of this system due to trauma, improper posture, or inflammation can create a binding down effect which results in abnormal pressure on nerves, muscles, bones, and organs. This can create chronic/acute pain or malfunction throughout the body, with often-related side effects and seemingly unrelated symptoms throughout the body. Myofascial Release releases this pressure and returns the individual to his or her full pain-free capacity. Symptoms often relieved by Myofascial Release include TMJ, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic/Acute pain, Pelvic/Thoracic/Cervical rotation, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator Cuff injury, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel, lower extremity pain. 60, and 90 min)

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage-

* Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
· Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
· Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
· Reduces muscle spasms
· Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
· Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work
· Promotes deeper and easier breathing
· Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
· Reduces blood pressure
· Helps relieve tension-related headaches
· Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
· Improves posture
· Strengthens the immune system
· Treats musculoskeletal problems
· Rehabilitation post operative
· Rehabilitation after injury

Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy-
· Fosters peace of mind
· Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
· Helps relieve mental stress
· Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
· Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
· Emotional Benefits
· Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
· Fosters a feeling of well-being
· Reduces levels of anxiety
· Creates body awareness
· Increases awareness of mind-body connection

Hot Stone Massage- This treatment uses common black basaltic stones, known for their smooth texture and ability to retain heat to stimulate energy flow and soothe sore muscles. This treatment, complimented with massage and aromatherapy makes it a truly unique treatment. (60, and 90 min)

Custom Massage- Utilizing the unique techniques mentioned above, the client can choose specific areas of treatment and technique. (60, and 90 min)

Massage Therapy:

 

 

Custom or Deep Tissue 60 min                                   $65.00

Swedish (Relaxation) 60 min                                        $65.00

  90 min                                                                            $85.00