Medical Massage ~ Chronic Pain Relief ~ Sports Massage ~ Lymphatic Drainage ~ Wellness

​7155 SW Varns St., Suite 110, Tigard, OR 97223

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*If a current client refers 3 people to Bauer Massage (and all 3 enjoy a 60 minute massage) the referring person will receive a free 60 minute massage, to use for themselves or to give away as a gift.

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Sports Massage
Sports Massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes, as well as recreational “weekend warriors” before, during, or after a sport or an event. This type of work can promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. It targets specific areas and groups of muscles that athletes use most. Workouts and sporting events can be hard on the body, and most of us suffer from “delayed onset muscle soreness”  typically felt a day or two after the activity. Ideally, the body needs increased blood flow to the muscles. This can jump starts tissue repair and aid in building new muscle tissue.

Bauer Massage

​​SERVICES

Deep Tissue Massage/Therapeutic
Deep tissue massage is best for focusing on certain painful and/or stiff "trouble spots". Not intended as a relaxation technique, the use of deep tissue massage can be very therapeutic, relieving patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries and chronic pain.


Swedish Massage 
By relieving muscle tension, Swedish Massage therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. This full body massage involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes. This can also be combined with movement/stretching of the joints to increase range of motion and muscle tone.



Hot Stone

Deeply relaxing and therapeutic, Hot Stone Massage combines Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage techniques with warm, round, smooth Basalt stones to promote deep relaxation, relieve tension, and encouraging blood flow and increased circulation.



MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage)

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. MLD is recognized as a primary tool in lymphedema management.



ADDITIONAL MODALITIES THAT MAY BE ADDED TO YOUR MASSAGE

Cupping and Gua sha are modalities of traditional eastern medicine that increase micro circulation at a superficial level in muscles that are tight or stiff.  Increased blood flow to muscles and surrounding tissue brings in oxygenated blood and fluids to carry out metabolic waste and deliver the components that are needed for tissue repair.  They help to break up adhesions in the tissue that may be contributing to limited range of motion, muscle tension and pain.

Cupping

​Cupping involves placing silicon cups on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. Cupping can be described like a reverse massage. Instead of pushing the muscles into the body to get them to relax, suction is used to gently pull the muscle tissue upward to help it release. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove "heat" and pull out the toxins that linger in your body's tissues.  Clients may feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing. 

Gua Sha

Gua sha is a technique in which scraping is used to release muscle tension, stiffness and congestion.  An oil or lubricant is applied to the skin and then it is scraped with repeated strokes with a smooth edged gua sha tool until small red or purple spots appear. In addition, gua sha has been shown to have a positive effect on the immune system.