A Matter of Introduction
My name is Caite Craddock. I am a licensed massage therapist in Phoenix, Arizona and have been providing therapeutic massage to clients since 2008. I graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy (ASMT) in Tempe, Arizona in October 2007. From there, I went to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Master Bodyworker Program offered at the Utah College of Massage Therapy. Upon graduation, I was hired by ASMT as a teaching assistant. At the same time, I began working as a therapist in a busy chiropractic office.
Over the years, I've gained experience working on a variety of issues from accident-related injuries to work-related chronic pain and dysfunction. I have also been a member of the Arizona IronMan Massage Team since April 2008 helping athletes prepare and recover from a sports event designed to push their bodies to the limit.
I have learned that everyone needs massage whether they sit at a desk or man a firetruck. And, I have learned that no one suffers from pain and injury in quite the same way. That is why each of my massage sessions are tailored specifically to the individual. No two bodies are alike, therefore, no two massages are the same.
Each body suffers dysfunction in its own way based on one's activities and lifestyle. Whether you've strained a muscle while training for a triathlon, suffer tension headaches from long hours at the computer or are recovering from surgery or an accident, your massage will be designed to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.
Since the needs of your muscles are defined by your lifestyle, a number of different modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Injury protocols, Structural Integration, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reflexology and various stretch techniques are incorporated into the massage session on an "as needed" basis.
To get the most from your massage, be open about what's hurting, no matter how insignificant. Most often, where the pain is, the problem isn't. Pain often arises from an imbalance somewhere in the body where one muscle or muscle group is overstretched due to another being too tight, creating tension on the bone structure.
With the help of massage and renewed self-awareness, when you find the balance, you relieve the discomfort.