This season is all about giving thanks and celebrating with our loved ones, but it can also be a season filled with busy schedules, holiday shopping and colder winter temperatures. Combat the stress by giving yourself some much deserved TLC with our new wellness offering, Therapeutic Massage with Vienna!
Vienna Wilson L.M.T. draws upon both Eastern and Western therapeutic massage techniques to meet the specific needs of each client. She specializes in solution-oriented medical massage with advanced training in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Systemic Balancing and Relaxation, Sports Massage, Pre/Post Natal, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
In addition to manual therapy, Vienna teaches Pilates, Yoga and sports conditioning, integrating therapeutic and athletic movement into the healing process.
Therapeutic Massage: Q&A
Q: Who can benefit from therapeutic massage?
A: Almost every modern body can benefit from therapeutic massage, though there is extra value for those with active movement practices, healing from injury or under stress. (Check our website for a full list of benefits!)
Q: How often should I get a massage?
A: This depends on the person and condition treated but here are some rough guidelines to help you think about it.
Typically, once every week or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable and in good shape. Once a month is very good for healthy bodies in low-stress environments, moving a lot… barefoot… sorry New Yorkers :). With stress, athletics, sitting long periods etc, extra treatments may be needed to offset the resulting muscle tension patterns.
Athletes and other individuals who engage in intense physical activity may require therapeutic massage to enhance performance, prevent injury, and speed up their muscles’ recovery. The frequency of sessions may range from one to three times a week to three times a month.If massage therapy is performed as part of treatment for specific issues, the frequency varies according to the type of illness or injury, as well as overall health. I would be happy to coordinate a plan with your doctor or health care provider.
Q: How can therapeutic massage help improve my practice of Pilates, and/or any other form of exercise?
A: Therapeutic massage helps to balance muscle tone and length, assisting joint mechanics and health. The cleansing benefits to tissues speeds recovery.
More about Vienna:
Q:What are you most passionate about in your work?
A: I was drawn to this work because of the healing effect it has had on my own body. It’s exiting to be able to provide it and see the effects in others.
fave prop: High Barrel, if only it came travel-sized!
fave muscle: Zygomaticus major. (A key smile muscle)
fun fact about Vienna: I digitally archived photography collections for the Library of Congress, while living in an RV in Texas.
Vienna is available for Pilates and Therapeutic Massage sessions at Kinected. Book a session with Vienna now!