Massage and Bodywork

Rosetta Koach, LMT, ND


Home | About Me | Testimonials | Articles | Gift Certificate | Contact Me

Types of Massage & Services
Massage / Bodywork
Custom Massage--Mix of Styles**
Acupressure Massage
Craniosacral Massage Therapy (CMT)
Deep Tissue Massage
Infant Massage--Parent Training
Lymphatic Massage
Myofascial Release
Neuro-Muscular Therapy (NMT)
Polarity (Energy Massage)
Pregnancy Massage
Somatic Re-education
Sports Massage
Swedish Massage
Strain/Counter-Strain Massage
Trigger Point Massage
Naturopathic Medicine
Exercise Therapeutics
Range-of-Motion Stretches
Microcurrent Therapy
Naturopathic Manipulation

Swedish Massage


Swedish massage consists of five basic hand strokes, effleurage, petrissage, friction, percussion, and vibration.

Effleurage: Slow, rhythmic, gliding strokes, usually in the direction of blood flow toward the heart, for example, from wrist to shoulder. Usually the massage therapist uses the whole hand (palm and fingers), gradually applying an increasing amount of pressure. Variations of effleurage involve strokes applied with the fingertips, heel of the hand, or knuckles.

Petrissage: Kneading, pressing, and rolling muscle groups. The massage therapist will take hold of the tissue and alternately tighten and loosen his grasp.

Friction: Steady pressure or tight circular movements across muscle fibers without moving across the skin, often used in areas around joints.

Percussion (Tapotement): Drumming hand movements on broad areas of the body, particularly the back. Techniques include beating with the side of loosely clenched fists; cupping or striking with the fingertips and heel of the hand; hacking, rapid chopping motions with the edge of the hand; and clapping, using the flattened hand to clap rapidly over fleshy areas.

Vibration or Jostling  (Rocking & shaking): Vibration entails rapid movements by the therapist to transmit an oscillating action to the patient; mechanical vibrators are also used for this purpose. Jostling requires rapid shaking of a muscle back and forth, usually for a brief period.

General Benefits of Massage

  • Gives a sense of well-being

  • Decreases stress

  • Decreases edema

  • Decreases aches and pains

  • Speeds up healing time after injury or surgery

  • Helps prevent sports or movement injuries

  • Increases relaxation

  • Increases circulation

  • Increases cellular detoxification

  • Increases range-of-motion

  • Relieves tension headaches

For massage treatment
Contact Rosetta Koach, LMT, ND
Phone: 503-628-6357
Pain (Acute and Chronic)
Car Accident Injuries
Prevention or healing of sports injuries
Sprains, strains, and other injuries
Muscle pain
Rheumatic conditions
Nerve pain, numbness, and tingling
Joint pain
Lymphatic congestion
Tension headaches
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Frozen shoulder
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Parkinson's disease
Stress Relief
Chronic Fatigue
Every senior
Every infant
Need for safe touch