Destination Massage & Spa

Sports massage is designed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training.
Sports massage is a type of swedish massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids.
Some sports massage movements use trigger point therapy to break down adhesions (knots in muscles) amd increase range off motion.
Post-event sports massage -- given within an hour or 2 of the event, to normalize the body's tissues.
Restorative sports massage  -- given during the training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury.
The therapist generally focuses in on the problem area -- a frozen shoulder or pulled hamstring, for instance -- rather then giving you a thorough full body massage.

A Chair Massage is a type of body work performed while the subject is sitting in a special chair.
It allows him to lean forward so his neck, back and shoulders are easy for the therapist to reach, as these are the areas of concentration.
The Holistic Online website explains that chair massages are done while the person is fully clothed, and they don't use cream or oil.

Chair massage has special benefits, it directly treats the neck, back, and shoulders, all areas adversely affected by office work.
The treated person can close her eyes, relieving strain caused by looking continually at a computer monitor.

The chair massage improves circulation, relieves muscle tension and raises a person's energy levels. Chair massages may also reduce repetitive strain injuries.
A 1996 study by the Touch Research Institute in Miami showed that regular 15-minute chair massages reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

Here is a little background of myself.

I have owned my own business and been a Massage Therapist for over 5 years.

I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with some amazing teams and athletes.

I have worked with the Women's Track, Cross Country, and Soccer Teams at the University of Iowa doing post workout Sports Massages.

I worked on the Air Force Cycle team when they rode on Ragbrai doing post workout massages.  

I am a Carlson College Graduate.