Massage therapy is suitable for anyone. Heini, our Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Sherwood Massage
, is passionate about providing personalized care to all her clients. She is a medical and sports massage specialist, but blends a range of techniques for the most effective treatment every time. Sessions include a bespoke combination of deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, various resisted or assisted stretching techniques, soft tissue release, and therapeutic cupping.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY:
- Releasing chronic muscle tension, aches, and pains
- Improving flexibility, mobility and range of movement
- Encouraging soft tissues to repair correctly after injury
- Reducing the risk of sports injuries
- Promoting better recovery after competition or training
- Lowering mental stress and anxiety
Massage therapy is a safe and effective form of treatment for almost any type of chronic (long-term) pain, including headaches, repetitive strain injuries, referred pain, and general musculoskeletal pain. Studies have shown it's also beneficial in alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression, strengthening the immune system, and improving overall health and feeling of well-being. Sports massage is also used for sport-specific maintenance and muscle recovery.
All massage therapy appointments include relevant self-care advice. This may include easy-to-follow stretches, postural advice, or massage self-care to support the sessions and the overall treatment plan.
HEINI TALLENT, LMT
Heini grew up in Finland, and lived in England for 17 years before arriving in the US. She received her professional massage training at Oxford School of Sports Massage and JING Institute of Advanced Massage Training in the UK, and has continued her professional development at schools including East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland. Heini has been running her own massage practice since 2008. She is passionate about providing a high quality of client care, and her philosophy is simple: massage is not 'one size fits all'. She uses her extensive knowledge and skills to combine a variety of techniques to best suit each client's needs. Her outcome-based approach means treatment goals are clear, and she works together with her clients to achieve them. She has a special interest in migraines and headaches, depression and anxiety, and chronic pain. As a former basketball player and now runner, she also enjoys working with athletes of all levels in supporting their training and recovery. Heini is also a USATF and RRCA certified distance running coach.