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Each treatment at Persimmon Healing is tailored to your specific needs, goals, and history.


Whether you are seeking deep relaxation and restoration in a safe environment, a sports massage to optimize your range-of-motion, performance and recovery, or a rehabilitative massage to restore your functionality and quality of life after injury or surgery, Maria is adept honoring your uniqueness and skillfully guiding you to the actualization of your goals.

Maria is unique in her ability to work in a very detailed manner, combining her scientific and anatomical understanding of the body with the more subtle, intuitive energetic and spiritual elements. While she can generate quite a lot of power, she balances yin and yang energies to optimize change to the tissues while working with the body's receptivity. Your boundaries will always be honored.

Maria has been particularly successful at helping those with more complicated physical conditions who have not achieved improvement elsewhere. Innumerable clients have come to her as their last resort and found the relief they had nearly given up hope of finding. 


Massage is capable of so much more than is commonly understood. Consider that while discomfort in your body may have arisen suddenly, the underlying conditions may have developed gradually over a long period of time. Similarly, in the case of sudden injuries, the time since that injury occurred may be considerable. Thus, rehabilitation usually requires multiple treatments. That said, most clients experience noticeable improvement after a single session.

Massage Therapy greatly compliments the work of Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. If you are currently under the care of a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist consider combining Massage Therapy with your treatment plan.60


Your massage will be a unique blend of the following massage modalities which are described in further detail below:

  • Medical Massage/Therapeutic Massage

  • Swedish Massage

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Sports Massage

  • Neuromuscular Trigger Point Massage

  • Soft Tissue Release Massage

Owner, Maria Corrales, performing therapeutic, medical massage treatment
Medical Massage / Therapeutic Massage

Medical Massage is the application of a variety of techniques to address what are often complex pain and injury histories. This involves detail-oriented work and a higher level understanding of anatomy. Sessions may include a combination of all the modalities described below as well as the application of Myofascial Release. Medical Massage provides real and lasting relief from pain and dysfunction. 

Conditions commonly treated include: carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, low back pain, rehabilitation pre- and post-surgery, scoliosis, post-natal recovery, mastectomy, top surgery, knee pain, tendonitis, etc.

Foot massage
Swedish Massage


Swedish massage provides a relaxing experience while softening the superficial layers of muscle and increasing circulation. It is ideal for those wishing to deeply relax and de-stress, for those who haven't received bodywork in a long time and would like an overall harmonizing balance, or those who prefer a lighter-pressure massage.


Swedish massage techniques are also used as the foundation of deeper bodywork sessions, balancing out the more intense work with soothing, relaxing strokes to create a soothing massage experience.

Applying deep tissue techniques to release low back tension using the forearm
Deep Tissue


Deep tissue massage goes beyond the superficial layers of muscle to access those having a greater impact on a client’s pain or restriction issues, thus yielding longer-lasting results than more superficial approaches.

While this elicits stronger sensations, we aim for the "hurts so good" level of intensity. Maria will guide you in how to recognise and communicate appropriate levels of pressure for optimal results and comfort. 

Sports massage treating shoulder pain and tightness
Sports Massage


A sports massage uses a variety of techniques to optimize athletic performance by providing therapeutic balance to overused muscle groups, reducing the chance of injury, increasing range of motion, preparing the body for an event, facilitating recovery, and rehabilitating injuries. Usually the massage focuses on addressing a particular issue or injury.


Sports massage is not limited to high-performance athletes.  Anyone experiencing chronic pain or limitation in relation to a particular activity can benefit from this focused approach.


Neuromuscular Trigger Point massage technique removing long-held tension in neck
Neuromuscular Trigger Point (NMT) Therapy


NMT massage involves trigger points which are micro-contractions within muscles that create local or referred pain patterns. Often clients report feelings of numbness, tingling sensation or pain in areas of the body where they seem unable to locate the precise source of the discomfort. This is often due to activated trigger points located in other areas of the body. When treating trigger points, we apply static pressure on the point, eliciting the referral pattern until the contraction begins to release.


Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy is a highly satisfying, effective massage technique that is usually blended in with other modalities.

Active stretching of pectoralis muscle to drop shoulders back and relieve strain on neck and trapezius muscles
Soft Tissue Release (aka Active Release Technique)


Soft Tissue Release is a form of facilitated stretching.  It involves applying pressure to a specific muscle while simultaneously stretching it, in effect “ironing out” restrictions, restoring circulation, balance and freedom of movement.  It is a massage technique that yields noticeable results in a short period of time and is often integrated into treatments.


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