Massage

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Katelyn Morrell

I am a Green Mountain native with my heart set on helping others. I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from CU in 2012 and am now a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).

I received my specialized training by completing an advanced 700 hour massage certification program through the Colorado School of Healing Arts. I specialize in a variety of massage modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Rehab, Trigger-Point Therapy and Craniosacral.

Life beats us up, whether it’s from an injury, losing a job, moving to a new place, or even the wearing of the daily grind.

Each massage session will be catered to help you along your healing path; needing to de-stress, recover from an injury, or treat existing disorders – I am here to help.

Massage Modalities

Swedish Massage

This is the most widely recognized and commonly known modality. When you picture a beautiful spa with ponds and swans, Swedish is what you’ll be expecting to receive. It’s a gentle massage with long gliding strokes, kneading and frictional strokes dealing with the surface layers of the body. Swedish Massage is wonderful for relaxation, increasing circulation of blood and lymph and increase ones ranges of motion.

Deep Tissue

The goal of deep tissue massage is given in its name; to affect the deeper tissues of the body, such as the connective tissue and myofascia surrounding your muscles. Deep tissue begins by applying only as much pressure as the clients’ body allows. With time and frequent applications, the amount of pressure tolerable will increase. Deep tissue work is very slow, using long strokes parallel and perpendicular to the muscles usually with prolonged direct pressure. Deep Tissue work is great for breaking up adhesions “tight spots” that have come about from an injury or chronic muscle tension patterns. It will increase circulation and break up adhesions decreasing pain.

Sports Massage

This is a great way to get in some effective work with a little bit less time. Sports massage involves a lot of specialized stretching, not the typical stretches learned in gym class. Some techniques used are: Pin and Stretch where the therapist pins a muscle with a fist and then lengthens it to stretch the muscle and Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) where the therapist holds the client in a stretch while the client resists the therapist using the help of the client’s nervous system to stretch and release the muscle. Sports massage can be done fully clothed (workout attire is suggested) and benefit those in need of some extra stretching or wanting to increase their range of motion.

Trigger Point Therapy

This modality focuses on the relationship between the muscular system and the nervous system. It is common for miscommunication to occur between your brain and muscles, which can lead to a change in what the body feels is a “normal” muscle length. Trigger Point Therapy is a technique used that focuses on referred pain from the sight of pressure to release the pain the area of contact has. Myofascia is all connected, so an ischemic tissue (muscle not getting enough blood) in your right shoulder may cause pain in your lower back. By using neuromuscular techniques, such as those associated with Trigger Point Therapy and even PIR’s you can say goodbye to the pain train and hello to happy. I incorporate Trigger Point Therapy when it comes up in any session and always talk my client through the whole process.

Craniosacral Therapy

Developed by an osteopath, Dr. Sutherland, Craniosacral therapy is a non-invasive, very light pressure modality that encourages the bodies natural healing process. The therapist uses no more pressure than the weight of a nickel and the work is focused around the cranial wave; a rhythm produced by cerebrospinal fluid flowing from your brain through your spinal cord and to your sacrum. Rather than using constant moving, specialized holds are performed with intricate placement on specific cranial bones and often areas of the sacrum. This modality is wonderful for relieving TMJ dysfunction, reducing bruxism, and is a really great way to connect yourself back to your body.

Pricing

New client Special! Receive $10.00 off your first massage!

30 Minutes

$20.00

60 Minutes

$50.00

90 Minutes

$80.00

Contact Katelyn at 303-829-6995 OR Katelyn.Morrell8@gmail.com OR Stop by the front desk to set up an appointment!

Monday And Wednesday 8am – 8pm