JILL MATTSON - MASSAGE THERAPIST
Uplifting Hands Massage
Jill Mattson offers Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release and more – at the studio.
Pricing: $75 for 60 minutes | $115 for 90 minutes
Call: 218-851-4337 for your appointment.
Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. See if it’s right for you!
If you seek a certified massage therapist in the Crosby, MN area, you’ve arrived!
I provide comprehensive massage, and related body healing therapies, to folks in the Deerwood, Crosby, Aitkin, and Bay Lake regions of Brainerd Lakes Minnesota.
- Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
- Swedish Massage
- Connective Tissue Massage – Myofascial Release – see below
- Level III Cranio-Sacral – see below
- Relaxation Massages
- Qigong Massage (Qissage)
- Trigger Point Therapy
These services are provided in a quiet and peaceful environment at two locations:
- 16 W. Main St., Crosby, MN
- Heartwood Presbyterian Center, Crosby, MN
May your journey to health be one filled with joy and excitement!
- Deep tissue – A deeper pressure massage that focuses on the therapeutic side of massage. It’s intent is to release the deeper layers of fascia that may be inhibiting your movement as well as your range of motion. The benefits are a more balanced muscular system that enables you to move freely as you go about living your life.
- Yoga Therapy This technique is a determination by the therapist to choose the proper technique needed for the best benefit of you, the client. This session ultimately provides you with massage/bodywork and five yoga positions/stretches for you as a takeaway for you to continue to improve your health.
- Swedish – This technique uses long, flowing massage strokes that help to elongate, lengthen, your muscles. It may include the classic tapotement which may be Karate chop-like, or some gentle fist pounding that relaxes as well as invigorates the tissue, bringing in enhanced blood flow to the area. The benefits are a sense of awaken in your body, feeling alive and energized in your own skin.
- Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) or Myofascial Release – Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. The therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles. The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual.It is a gentle, manual technique for releasing, restrictions between fascia and other soft tissues of the body. The goal is to diminish or eliminate pain and increase range of motion.
- Relaxation – It is intended to do just what it says: relax you! The massage still involves movement of your joints and tissue, but in a less invasive route to get the results you desire. The benefits are great if you are looking to get the “cobwebs” out of your joints/tissue and just feel refreshed.
- Qigong Massage (Qissage) – This is a form of qigong which is focusing on your energy blockages that you have in your body. “Qi” means energy and “gong” means to work it, to move it. There are certain points in your body that are junctures that may hold blockages of the energy flow. The benefit of this massage is to loosen these junctions and to affect your overall well-being of release and peacefulness.
- Trigger Point Therapy – This is not for the faint of heart as the treatment may be intense. A trigger point is a “knot” that when manipulated, refers pain to the nearby area of tissue. The trigger point is pressed upon for 10-15 seconds while the client breathes, then the therapist releases the pressure. This is repeated up to three times to aid in lessened the level of pain of the trigger point. The client then works with the therapist to stretch the muscle and contract to muscle to aid in its retraining it and releasing it back to it’s intended structure. The benefits are to diminish the trigger point and its related issues of tightness in the muscle area.
- Level III Cranial-Sacral Release – is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy focused primarily on the concept of “primary respiration” and regulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by using therapeutic touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. To do this, a practitioner will apply light touches to a patient’s skull, face, spine and pelvis. CST may relieve the syttpoms of stress or tension.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
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Call or text* Jill at 218-851-4337 for your appointment.
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What is Massage?
Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types:
- Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
- Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
- Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
- Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Benefits of Massage
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you’re trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.
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