Emily’s Bio


 

Name: Emily Heeg
Years of Experience: 11 years
Education: Utah College of Massage Therapy     Eric Dalton Myoskeletal Alignment Certification

Massage Technique specialties: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofacial release, and Myoskeletal Alignment

Why did you decide to become a massage therapist: I had shadowed a Chiropractor in high school who had 2 therapists working for him. What they were doing had piqued my interest.
What do you enjoy the most about being a massage therapist: It is my job to help someone to feel better. To be able to witness the change I can facilitate in someone else’s body structure and their overall well being is an amazing gift.

What do you feel is the biggest misconception about massage: That massage is a “treat” or an occasional indulgence. Massage has so many health benefits that it should be considered as preventative care.

What is something that you wish a new client knew before coming in for their 1st massage: Do not be nervous. Instead be excited of the endless possibilities of incorporating massage into their everyday lifestyle.

 

Deep Tissue  – is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle, tendons, and fascia which is the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints. Deep Tissue helps to relieve chronic muscle tension.

Definition Source – Encyclopedia

 

Swedish Massage  – Involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress, and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

Definition Source – Encyclopedia

Myofascial Release – manual massage technique that claims to release adhered fascia and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, cross fiber friction or by skin rolling.

Definition Source – Wikipedia

 

Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy  (MAT) – expect a methodical, well planned, deep tissue massage that aims to create muscular balance and optimal movement in the body. With a main  focus on the muscles of the spine to create comfortable mobility in the hips, sacrum, lumbar (low back), thoracic (mid-back), and cervical (neck) areas. The techniques are targeted to very specific needs.

Definition Source – Tom Heals Blogspot