Meet your Massage Therapist | Tricia-Fae Cossar
Tricia is from Corinna, Maine where she attended Nokomis Regional High and played multiple sports. She then attended Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield where she received her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science for Physical Therapist’s Assistant. Tricia is a PTA and has over 10 years experience in the field. Tricia then went on and attended BLOOM School of the Arts in Newport, Maine, and received her license for Massage Therapy. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family and being at the beach.
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