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About Tamar's Work

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In your session with Tamar, you may experience several different hands-on techniques. Sessions do not consist of only massage. Tamar's work is based on the idea that everything in the body needs to be mobile to be healthy. Tamar assesses your situation and designs your session to best address your unique needs.

  • Connective Tissue/fascial work:Tamar uses many different hands on techniques that specifically address the connective tissue in the body or fascia. Fascia is everywhere in the body and can become restricted in ways that effect the entire structure. Working with the fascia can be very gentle or more intense, but always within a client's tolerance. All the connective tissue in the body is connected. Where you feel your discomfort may not be where the most restricted places are. By assessing what feels restricted, the hope is to have the best effect on the entire structure.‚Ä®Fascia is around and throughout the muscles, as well as around the bones, in the head, neck, and abdomen. You may feel Tamar working anywhere in your body looking for and addressing tight fascia.
  • Spiraling Deep Tissue Massage: The Aston-patterning® approach to massage is to respect the three dimensionality of the body. Aston massage is specific, accurate and flowing. It is deep without being compressive. Movement coaching, ergonomics and fitness consulting are also part of the Aston approach. Tamar may teach specific exercises. She may discuss with you how you sit in your car or at your desk and give you suggestions as to how you may make changes in these or other activities. She may also look at stretches or exercises you are currently doing and give alternative options for achieving the same goals.
  • The Aston approach: No matter what technique Tamar is using, her hands are always shaped by the influence of Aston-patterning®. That means emphasizing accuracy. Tamar's work involves feeling which areas need to be addressed, superficial or deep, and contacting those places in the most effective way.
  • Active Isolated Stretching: Active Isolated Stretching is a facilitated stretching method developed by Aaron Mattes. This approach involves repetitive and specific targeting of various muscle groups. The "Active" in Active Isolated stretching means that the client is doing a lot of the work in this method. Is it extremely effective in increasing the resting length of the muscle, thereby reducing tension and muscle imbalances. This is a tool that Tamar uses to support her other therapeutic work. Please feel free to contact Tamar for a referral to someone who specializes in this approach.
  • Lymphatic drainage: Lymphatic drainage is an extremely gentle and slow technique which facilitates the flow of lymphatic fluid through the body. This is a tool that Tamar uses to support her other therapeutic work. Please feel free to contact Tamar for a referral to someone who specializes in this approach.

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