VA # 0019012729
Abbie incorporates neuromuscular work into almost all her therapeutic sessions. Neuromuscular techniques speak directly to the neural system, enabling the therapist to release deep tissues using very light and pain-free touch. Abbie often uses neuromuscular work to quickly release large, superficial muscle layers, so more time can be spent working specifically on deep layers that would be slow to get to using only deep pressure.
Abbie offers 2 types of sports massage. Traditional sports massage uses quick strokes to release muscle tension and promote blood flow, specifically immediately before/after a sport event or to aid in workout recovery. Abbie also offers more specific treatment work to help athletes balance compensation patterns, heal injuries and break up scar tissue. Long, loose, balanced muscles improve performance by enabling muscles and joints to perform optimally.
Abbie has extensive training in orthopedic and clinical massage. She started her massage career working almost exclusively on insurance clients under the care of a physician for pain or stress management. Abbie loves treating chronic pain specifically those associated with repetitive motion, compensation patterns and sports injuries. She loves helping people improve Range of Motion, especially in the shoulders, hips and ankles.
Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds each layer of the body down to individual organs and muscle fibers. To access deep fascia layers that may be restricting movement or causing pain, Abbie uses a new fascia technique called LIFT (Ligament Influenced Fascial Technique). This technique combines Myofascial Length testing with neuromuscular fascia releases to painlessly release chronic postural and compensation patterns.
Certified in Myoskeletal Alignment Technieque from the Freedom from Pain Institute.