Maeva Braxton has been practicing massage since 2001. She has received training from Body Therapy Center Palo Alto Ca. and De Anza College, Cupertino Ca. And most recently 600 hours through New School of Massage Bodywork & Healing in Chicago IL.
She is trained in Swedish, Sports and Clinical Deep Tissue Massage. Specific modalities used are Trigger Point Relief Therapy*, Myofascial Relief Therapy and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (facilitated stretching).
Her massage experience includes 2 .5 years for Chiropractic Sports Center, Mountain View Ca and a 3 year contract at both Apple Inc. (Cupertino Ca,) and FileMaker (Santa Clara, Ca). She has maintained a prosperous independent business since 2005 in Palo Alto CA and Mountain View Ca.
While most of Maeva's massages are integrative in nature (providing different styles to fit the individual body's needs) she is best known for her Trigger Point Release work.
*Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. You know that headache you get when your neck muscles are tight? The one above and in between the eyes?....might be a trigger point. Frequent low-back pain? ....might be a trigger point.
Though often considered very deep work, Trigger Point Release work is very effective in releasing muscle tension and increasing range of motion.