About Sarah Minen LMT – Salt Lake City, Utah Massage
I’m a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy (UCMT) practicing massage therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah. I specialize in a number of areas including Deep tissue, Swedish massage, Russian sports, Structural bodywork, Reflexology and Craniosacral. When I’m not providing therapy for patients at local Chiropractor offices throughout the valley I’m providing massage therapy for my direct clients in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In my free time I enjoy working out at the gym, spending time with family, and my min-pin Winston. My hourly rate is $60.00 per hour and I also provide 90 minute massages for $90.00. For returning clients, I often run great monthly specials. Please contact me today to find out more.
My Services Include:
Deep Tissue massage involves using very deep pressure. The purpose of Deep tissue is to warm and loosen stressed muscles that may not be able to receive blood and nutrients that are essential for muscle health. Deep tissue will eliminate muscle tension, break up stubborn knots (or adhesion’s), and release built-up toxins from muscle tissue. Read more on deep tissue massage.
Swedish Massage is modality is similar to Deep Tissue, but requires less pressure and longer hand strokes to promote total relaxation. The hand strokes move in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Primarily, Swedish massage is used as a total mind and body stress reliever.
Russian Sports massage is ideal for athletes or anyone suffering from chronic muscle pain due to illnesses such as Fibromyalgia. It requires specific strokes done in a specific order for a specific amount of time. I find that a Russian Sports protocol can be specialized to either sedate the Central Nervous System to ease chronic pain, or increase circulation of blood and lymph to decrease muscle soreness in-between workouts. This enables very active people to train harder, and train more often.
Structural Bodywork is the alleviation of pain brings about better posture, emotional relief, more flexibility and fluid movement inside and outside of the body. Structural Bodywork addresses the different layers of tissue in the body and allows it to relax, lengthen and release chronic holding patterns. In other words, Structural Bodywork is for everyone! This type of therapy is known to be fairly painful due to the deep strokes, but you will feel so good after your session that you will want it again!
Trigger Point Therapy or, more technically called, Myofascial Trigger Points (TrP)? They are simply a firm, tangible, tender spot found in any given muscles with symptoms including deep, aching pain, numbness, inflammation and a loss of range of motion. Many people would equate these spots to knots. In my practice, I see these occur predominantly in the back/neck and Gluteal Muscles, but they can be found on any muscle in the body. These “knots” are also usually accompanied by referred pain. Referral Pain is pain that is felt elsewhere from where the source is. For example, if I was applying pressure to a tender Trigger Point in the Lower Back of a client, they may also feel that tender pain dwelling in their Hamstring.
Craniosacral is an energetic type of therapy. By holding specific points on the body, mainly the head and sacrum, it allows the therapist to feel the cranial rhythm. This rhythm often is disrupted and can obstruct the movement of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF), the fluid lining the brain and spinal cord. The brain essentially is floating in CSF. After evaluating this rhythm, it is possible to very slowly and gently “adjust” the bones of the skull. Inconsistencies in this rhythm can be the cause of many symptoms including neck/lower back pain, headaches/migraines, TMJ Dysfunction, and in many cases, depression and anxiety. In my experience, this alternative therapy has been most effective in relieving mental stress. Read more on craniosacral.
Reflexology is an alternative therapy that involves applying pressure on specific points on the feet. Each area of the foot has a zone that corresponds to every part, gland and organ of the body. And your feet actually hold several nerve endings that collect toxins over the years. These toxins can be manifested through pain; specifically, sensitivity or tenderness in the feet. By working the feet, these toxins can be released into the bloodstream and out of your body forever. This is one of my favorite therapies and although it is primarily a foot massage, it tends to me one of the most relaxing experiences for my clients. To better understand this modality, I have displayed a Reflexology Foot Chart to the right.
If you’re looking for massage and bodywork in Salt Lake City, Utah please contact me at (801) 349-3934.