Meet our Therapists: Travis Jonquil LMT

23 Nov 2016

Travis Jonquil LMT: At Body Aware Massage our therapists have a diverse range of skills. As a result, we’re able to offer specialists in a variety of massage modalities. To help you choose a therapist who matches you’re needs, we asked our staff to answer a few questions about massage styles. Here Travis Jonquil talks about his approach to healing. But first, a brief bio. Travis Jonquil’s massage is defined by intuition and strength. He blends elements of Swedish, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, Shiatsu, and trigger point therapy. Travis originally studied at the Oregon School of Massage, and has been a team member at Body Aware since 2015. He.

Sports Massage reduces pain, speeds recovery….

15 Nov 2016

How can Sports Massage be a benefit to you? #1 Massage is an ideal treatment for soothing post-exercise muscle pain, or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Lactic acid is often cited as the culprit for DOMS, but there’s more to it—lactic acid is removed relatively quickly from the muscles. DOMS is in part a response to the microscopic tears of muscle fibers associated with vigorous exercise. To repair these muscle tears, the body initiates an inflammatory response that can cause pain and discomfort. Edema or fluid in the muscle compartments can also cause redness, swelling, and pain. #2 Sports Massage improves blood circulation to the muscles, tendons, and connective tissue..

Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage

13 Apr 2016
Ashiatsu Deep Tissue Massage

When one hears about Ashiatsu deep tissue massage, for the first TIME it’s easy to get slightly worried and wonder, is it really a spa treatment or is it a workout? Is it going to hurt? Should I give it a try? Ashiatsu massage is a style of deep tissue massage. This particular type of deep tissue massage is known for the use of barefoot practitioners. Although the word “Ashiatsu” literally translated means foot “ashi”, pressure “atsu” in Japanese, Ashiatsu therapists do also use their hands, elbows, thumbs, and palms when appropriate. Ashiatsu is often referred to as ‘barefoot Shiatsu’. Shiatsu translates to finger “shi”, pressure “atsu”. During a traditional.