A Moments Rest exists to provide therapeutic massage for women in the Flathead Valley, tailored to meet their needs and schedules. Please browse the tabs below for more information on the various massage treatments I offer. Any combination may be used to achieve the desired results for the massage. You might also enjoy clicking the “Resources” link at the bottom of the page to delve deeper into information regarding massage therapy.
Deep tissue massage uses advanced techniques, requiring a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, to affect your musculature and fascia – the connective tissue that runs throughout our bodies. In order to get to the deeper tissues, I first must relax the upper musculature, therefore deep tissue massage is integrated with other techniques to maximize its effectiveness. This form of massage is particularly helpful with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation and reducing inflammation related pains, such as arthritis and tendonitis.
As a recommended massage therapist in Kalispell, A Moment’s Rest specializes in healing, deep tissue treatments. Call us today or book a massage in Kalispell online!
Myofacial Release is a technique used to alleviate facial restrictions which may have been caused by anything from accidents to emotions. Fascia is a connective tissue that is often described with features similar to plastic wrap – when one area is pulled it pulls on the whole piece of plastic wrap – the same is true of fascia. Fascia surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding those structures together. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial release can be an effective therapeutic approach when seeking relief from back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, restriction of motion, chronic pain, headaches and more.
Swedish Massage is one of the most common forms of massage that is offered; this may well be because of its versatility and overall relaxing qualities. The use of five basic strokes, all flowing towards your heart, not only stimulates circulation, but breaks down scar tissue adhesions, speeds healing and reduces swelling from injuries, and is designed to energize the body. Additionally, Swedish massage aids in regulating hormones and is the most effective form of massage for reducing high blood pressure readings.
Swedish massage in Kalispell from A Moment’s Rest provides women with an affordable, therapeutic treatment in a unique country setting. Call today to schedule your appointment!
Trigger Point Therapy is designed to alleviate chronic pain, by not only treating the affected area but the area from which the pain is referred from. Applied pressure, to documented trigger points of referred pain, and stretching exercises, relieves muscular pain and dysfunction. Trigger points are found where muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body. Usually no more than 15 minutes of Trigger point therapy will be done in a single session. Pressure is applied to the trigger point to affect tendon receptors, mechanically disrupting the sensory nerve endings and thereby allowing the muscle to relax and lessen pain. This procedure may be repeated 2 or 3 times until the client reports that the pain has stopped. When the trigger point has been released lengthening and stretching exercises can be very effective as well as further massage of the area to stimulate circulation. It is best after a trigger point therapy treatment to allow the effected area to rest for few days.
Visit A Moments Rest Massage Today and discover the healing effects of affordable trigger point therapy in Kalispell’s newest massage facility!
Whether you are at the beginning of your pregnancy, near the end, or just welcomed your little gift into this world massage therapy is an important part to your care. Prenatal massage has many benefits for both you and the baby. Massage therapy after the birth of your baby can help to speed your healing process. Some of the many benefits go beyond relaxation and stress reduction:
• Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
• Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling, helps control blood pressure.
• Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
• Improves sleep
• Releases endorphins
• Greater nourishment for the unborn baby as well as enjoyment for the baby in utero
• Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain.
• Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.