California Medical Massage is owned by Melly Spohr, Licensed Massage Therapist. At your first visit, a thorough medical history will be taken, and we will discuss aspects of your life, like your job, hobbies, or sports you are involved in, whether you are on your feet, or sitting on your computer all day, or have a job that requires a lot of repetitive movement. We take all of these things into account as well as your posture, symmetry, and joint range of motion. Together, we can customize the massage to your needs.
When booking a massage, you can specify whether you would prefer your massage to be more classic, or more clinical. A classic massage would be a more traditional type of massage, where the client would undress to their comfort level privately, and would always be properly draped. This type of massage could include Swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue, and trigger point release. A classic massage can help to reduce stress and chronic pain, to improve circulation and flexibility. For a clinical massage, the client would come dressed for the gym, and the session would focus on Muscle Energy Technique (assisted stretch where the client contracts the muscle against resistance, relaxes the muscle and is assisted into a deeper stretch). This lengthens the muscles and can help to increase range of motion, and flexibility. Your session may also include specific exercises on the Pilates reformer, for deep stretches, and strengthening. It could also include tapotement (percussion) from a massage gun, targeting specific muscle groups.
Always feel free to call Melly at 513-377-5017 to discuss any questions you might have, to help decide which type of massage may benefit you, or if you would like to know more about any of the above therapies.