Massage Therapy by Paula Matyka
About Paula Matyka, LMT
Paula has been practicing massage and bodywork since 2007. Highly skilled and passionate about her work, she constantly seeks to expand her knowledge and skills through seminars, study groups, and reading, ensuring she remains at the forefront of the latest developments in the field.
Sessions with Paula go beyond generalized massage and what’s commonly advertised today as deep tissue. What you’ll experience here is highly personalized, therapeutic bodywork. After assessing your posture and range of motion, Paula goes to work using a holistic approach to bring your body back to balance.
What to Expect From Your Massage
Treatments can include any mix of the following: Thai bodywork, MyoFascial Release, and various forms of soft tissue mobilization including, but not limited to: intuitive massage, trigger point therapy and muscle energy technique. Techniques are performed with care so that your body can release restrictions layer by layer, gradually getting to the root cause of your pain.
Anyone can benefit from this detailed, intuitive approach. Most notably those suffering from back pain, sciatica, neck/shoulder pain, and/or poor posture.
Paula Matyka, LMT
FL Lic MA50634
Please download and complete the appropriate Massage Therapy Intake Packet prior to your appointment.
Regular Massage Form
Integrative bodywork and Thai yoga massage are indicated and beneficial for pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Doctors approval note required.
Slow, Intuitive, therapeutic massage, assisted stretching, and myofascial release that’s adapted session to session to the clients needs and expectations.
At 1st visit we’ll discuss the results you’re looking to achieve and create a plan of treatment to get you there.
Each session includes a postural assessment, a variety of massage and bodywork techniques, hot towels and aromatherapy.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai bodywork is the physical branch of traditional Thai medicine. Techniques include deep massage, passive stretching, and rhythmic rocking. The primary focus is to free pathways of movement in the body.
Thai bodywork can be calming and very relaxing, but also holds the potential to be the most intense deep tissue work there is.
Traditional Thai Massage is performed clothed on a soft mat on the floor. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in.
Massage and Bodywork Q & A
What is Myofascial Release?
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures can create myofascial restrictions, which can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain-sensitive structures that may not show up in many standard tests, such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, or electromyography.
Myofascial release is a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
What is Soft tissue mobilization?
Soft tissue mobilization is a therapeutic massage technique that aims to improve range of motion, decrease swelling and edema, reduce pain, and restore or optimize muscle function.
Paula prefers to use slow, fluid, and intuitive strokes that allow her not only to feel where the body is restricted but also to release these restrictions at the body’s desired pace, without unnecessary discomfort or pain.
Upgrades and Enhancements
The following services are available as complimentary add ons to any massage by Paula: