How we do what we do

Registered massage therapists at Evolve are trained to get the best health outcomes by customizing a treatment plan that is right for you, and by using the most effective and proven manual techniquees to help you achieve your health goals.  By incorporating a thorough assessment, comprehensive treatment, and exercise prescription, our therapists will help you feel and function at your best.

Initial Assessment: Health Interview & Exam

Your first appointment with a registered massage therapist at Evolve will be 60 minutes in length and begins with an initial assessment, where we interview you about your health concerns and conduct a physical examination that may include a postural assessment and relevant orthopaedic testing.  This will be followed by 45 minutes of treatment.


Treatment: Techniques & Modalities

During your visit, in order to help you meet your goals and achieve a state of optimal health and performance, your therapist will use one or a combination of the following techniques and modalities to follow the treatment plan that has been developed for you:

Swedish Massage

Proven to effectively treat a wide range of conditions, Swedish Massage is the most commonly used modality in massage therapy, and generally consists of manual (hands-on) techniques and joint mobilizations.  It is versatile and can be used for full-body relaxation, as well as to treat more specific and painful musculoskeletal conditions.  It has a positive effect on circulation and can help relieve swelling due to chronic conditions or injury.  It is also used to prevent pain and injuries.

Pre- & Post-Natal Massage

Pre- and Post-Natal Massage is a specialization that focuses on areas of your body that are most sensitive to pregnancy-associated aches and pains.  Safe, supportive, and comforting, it helps reduce swelling in the limbs and feet, relieve back pain, reduce stress, and much more.

Trigger Point Therapy

A specialized manual technique, Trigger Point Therapy is ued to eliminate pain caused by muscle knots, also known as trigger points.  It is one of the most widely researched and proven methods in massage therapy.  Not only does it effectively treat nagging soreness in the upper back muscles, it’s also indicated  for conditions like bruxism (teeth grinding), calf spasms, and tension headaches.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a type of manual therapy that specifically targets your body’s network of fascia.  It is used to correct postural imbalances and increase range of motion in joints, as well as to treat restrictions caused by scar tissue and adhesions.  This technique is used effectively in the treatment of compartment syndromes, carpal tunnel syndrome, impinged nerves, and chronic tendonitis.

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, light-touch modality that is recognized for its effectiveness in supporting good health and treating a wide range of conditions such as headaches, joint restrictions, neck and back pain, and whiplash injuries.  It detects and treats imbalances in the body’s craniosacral system, which is composed of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It is often recommended for those who are unable to tolerate more aggressive techniques, either due to a pre-existing condition, such as fibromyalgia or acute pain.  Although it releases very deep layers of tissue, CranioSacral is gentle enough for the treatment of people of all ages, and most find it very relaxing.