Meet your Massage Therapist
Tricia-Fae Thompson: Tricia is one of our PTA’s that we have had the pleasure of working with for 6 years! Tricia is a mom to a daughter, Bella, and she has 2 dogs. She and her Husband David love sports and doing things outdoors as a family.
Tricia has taken on a new adventure and Graduated from BLOOM! School for Therapeutic Arts and added Massage Therapy to her skills. She incorporates many techniques to each session and feels everyone has their own set of life experiences and a unique relationship to their body, which significantly affects their personal massage preferences and treatment goals.
Massage Sessions are offered Tuesday and Saturday, with the first appointment starting at 8 am and the last starting at 4:45pm. Sessions do not follow a specific routine which allows the client and my hands to work together to focus more where attention is needed as the session progresses. Having been trained in a variety of techniques (and picking up additional “tricks” on an ongoing basis), I don’t try to limit the content or direction of a massage session to any single technique, rather letting the session flow from one type to another as the situation calls for. I feel each client has a different relationship with their body and requires a different technique or version of massage to meet their personal needs and comfort.
Following are a few brief descriptions of some styles of massage combined during most sessions:
A specific treatment with the intention of elimination of restrictions in the fascia (the thin tissue “wrapping”) muscle, bone and organs in the body. With injury, overuse and other trauma, the fascia can become “bound up” and will therefore restrict proper activity of the muscles. These techniques, although performed slowly, can be uncomfortable feeling (often described as a burning or sharp feeling) but have profound results in restoring function.
Prenatal massages are adapted for the anatomical changes you go through during pregnancy. As your shape and posture changes, I will make accommodations with special cushioning systems or holes that allow you to lie on your side with comfort. Research shows that massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles. It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you’re pregnant, and keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body and also reconnects your mind with your body. During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may also relieve insomnia, joint, neck and back pain, leg cramping and sciatica. Additionally, it can reduce swelling in your hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn’t a result of preeclampsia).
Finally, always check with your practitioner before receiving a prenatal massage — particularly if you have diabetes, morning sickness, preeclampsia, high blood pressure, fever, a contagious virus, abdominal pain or bleeding
- 30-minute session – $45
- 60-minute session – $70
- 90-minute session – $100