Annapolis, MD, USA

©2018 by Carolyn Smith Therapeutic Bodywork & Yoga

Therapeutic Massage

Every body is different and has it's own story to tell. Illness, injury and postural habits established over a lifetime create patterns of tension in the muscles and connective tissue that can restrict movement leading to dysfunction. As your massage therapist, I'm not here to "fix" you. My aim is to help you uncover and unwind your unique tension patterns so that you feel better, move better and live better! I offer customized treatments for your specific set of concerns that will get you feeling back to yourself and better than ever in no time. Get in touch with me today to see how I can create a personal plan for your specific needs.

My office is located at:

Change Your Pace Therapeutic Massage

1511 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold

Hours

Monday: 9:00am -2:30pm

Wednesday: 2:00pm- 7:00pm

Thursday:  1:00pm-7:00pm

Friday:  9:00am-1:00pm

To schedule an appointment visit:

Change Your Pace Therapeutic Massage

or email me: carolyn@carolynsmithlmt.com 

 

Myofascial Release

Unwind the Body

Fascia is the fabric of our body. It is densely woven connective tissue that surrounds and penetrates muscles, bones, arteries and veins, nerves, as well as our internal organs. Fascia plays a vital role in support, posture, and stability. Chronic tension, injury and surgical procedures can create restrictions in the fascial webbing leading to pain and loss of mobility. The aim of myofascial massage is to unwind these restrictions to improve mobility, improve circulation and reduce pain. Myofascial release technique consists of slow, gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial layers releasing restrictions that cause pain and reduced mobility.

Trigger Point/Neuromuscular Therapy

Gets to the Point

A trigger point is a tight area within a muscle, like a contracted knot, that causes pain locally or refer pain to another part of the body. Trigger points can be caused by poor posture, repetitive movements or injury. Trigger Point or Neuromuscular Therapy applies very specific, deep pressure and friction to the the area to release areas of strain in the muscle. As with all techniques, we'll look at overall tensional strain and treat areas in addition to trigger points that contribute to their development.

Deep Tissue

Targets the Body's Deepest Layers

Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Swedish

Relax and Renew

Basic Swedish massage consists of long strokes and kneading the outer layers of tissue to reduce stress and soothe sore muscles and joints. It also relaxes the nervous system, aids circulation and helps with detoxification.

Sports Massage

Enhance Your Athletic Performance

Designed to enhance athletic performance, loosen up muscles before sports and help recover afterward to reduce soreness. This method involves less intense pressure and much more stretching in order to prevent injury.