LMT, NCBTMB, MLD
Kathy is a graduate from the Atlanta School of Massage, 1996. After many years of spa experience, she was led to a clinical setting working cooperatively with chiropractic. She has been with Savannah Hills Family Chiropractic since 2002.
Kathy has specialty training in the following techniques:
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Yoga Postures from Thai Massage
Kathy will individualize each massage to meet your needs from, the type of massage or combination of techniques to aroma therapy and even the music played. It is her belief that when you add massage to your Total Health Plan, you will find a better quality of life both physically and mentally. It is her intention to give you the best care possible.
The modalities used include, but are not limited to:
Lymphatic Drainage works specifically within the lymphatic system. It is a light pressure over lymph nodes and ducts to enhance stagnant lymph fluid and filters throughout the body. Lymphatic drainage works with many conditions that have swelling, pre and post operations, detoxification, chronic pain and improving overall wellness.
Contemporary cupping works by creating suction and negative pressure. This therapy releases rigid soft tissue, drains excess fluids and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and increases blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. Cupping will leave a “hickey” appearance as you may see on Olympic athletes.
This is your most general style of full-body massage where the entire body is addressed with even pressure and specific attention paid to any areas of concern.
Deep Tissue Massage:
With this technique, your therapist will use firmer pressure and longer strokes to reach deeper levels of your muscles and connecting tissue surrounding them. (Ideal for chronic pain or excessive tension.)
This involves the application of gentle but sustained pressure to the myofascial tissues, which surround and support muscles throughout the body. (Ideal for those suffering joint pain.)
This technique combines Swedish massage treatments with the application of pressure to specific points on the feet and hands to alleviate pain in other areas of the body.
Trigger Point Therapy:
Similar to Reflexology, this method applies pressure to specific areas to reduce pain, however, it focuses on any area of the body that is causing discomfort.
Created for athletes of all levels, this focuses on the areas of the body that are the most over-used and prone to injury due to the repetitiveness of the movement involved in the sport.