C Contreras LMT
...helping you bring healing relaxation to your body

What I Do

"Investing in massage is an investment in your health."

As a licensed massage therapist I offer therapeutic massage and bodywork.  I use a variety of techniques to help bring about a sense of lightness and spaciousness in your body.  Many occupations involve long hours at a desk or physical work associated with manual handling and lifting injuries. This can cause pain and soft tissue restrictions that keep you from moving with ease and pain-free.
For example:
•  Low back pain
•  Muscle strain
• Tendonitis
• Tennis elbow
• Sciatica
• Repetitive strain injuries

• Carpal tunnel syndrome
Scheduling regular massage sessions can keep you in optimum health. You only get one body, treat it well.

Swedish Massage is relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. Rhythmically combines various strokes such as gliding, kneading, friction. vibration, jostling, percussion and compression to help promote relaxation and circulation.  Also included are Swedish gymnastics which are range of motion movements and stretches.The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

Connective Tissue Massage specifically affects the connective tissue known as fascia. It is effective for freeing up areas of chronic holding and congestion, and facilitating greater function, and freedom. The technique consists of hooking into the skin and superficial connective tissue while performing a dragging or pulling stroke in one area of the body, thereby creating a related effect at a distant site. It may leave a visible mark that looks somewhat like an abrasion or burn, but which goes away without leaving a scar.

Deep Tissue Massage is a technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue to promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Trigger Point Therapy focuses on detecting and releasing trigger points. Located in the skeletal muscle, trigger points are spots that produce pain when compressed. Trigger points form as a result of trauma to the muscle fibers.

Muscle Scraping has its beginnings as a Chinese medical technique called Gua Sha (Gwa-Shah), referred to as Graston or instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). It has been used for centuries to treat strained muscles, chronic pain, and inflammation. Focuses on the fascia, which is a thin covering of fibrous stringy tissue that encloses a muscle. In most cases, they smoothly stretch and rebound to allow for optimal movement. However, if scar tissues and/or adhesions form, muscles can’t bounce back like they could before. This can lead to tightness and pain. Scar tissue scraping tools help eliminate this and can make for a much lighter and looser feeling and increased range of motion.

Lomi Lomi is an indigenous Hawaiian healing practice.  Many believe that this art was brought to Hawaii by the earliest Polynesian settlers while others believe that this beautiful art, so deeply infused with the practice of ‘living aloha’ is a carry-over from ancient Hawaii and the mystical land of Mu. Sacred Lomi® is rooted in the practice of Temple Style lomi lomi but also incorporates many principle and practices that support modern day practitioners in their quest to heal themselves and others. All of the movements of Sacred Lomi are based on circles and figure eights with the point of connection being primarily forearm runs. 

Call or Email for a free consultation or to book an appointment - (956) 342-6495

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Therapeutic Massage$60 / 60 minutes
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