Mission Statement

The goal of SVMI is to provide one or more of the following treatment methods with each patient and to allow them to reach their optimal health and well being.

The treatments provided are therapeutic massage; sports massage; orthopedic massge; Swedish Massage; Deep Tissue Massage; active release technique; stretches; and, in some cases, physiotherapy (heat and ice).

Clients will receive treatment via one of the following techniques listed below. I will perform a quick but thorough history on all patients, treat the area of primary concern, and give them stretches and exercises if needed.

Catherine / SVMI Inc. has been doing massage since 1994. She also holds a chiropractic and physiotherapy degree. She has traveled the world to work on clients, especially athletes. She has worked at the Olympics (Atlanta games, 1996), the Wrangler rodeos, and several other sporting events to help athletes perform better. She gives them proper massages, provides physical therapy when needed, and joint mobilization and manipulation when needed as well.

* We also offer corporate massages. Please call for pricing and availability. *

  • Advanced massage
  • Sports massage
  • Advanced Release Technique ®
  • Deep tissue
  • Orthopedic massage
  • Basic swedish
  • Recent surgeries, sports injuries
  • Worker's comp.
  • Auto accidents
  • Neck pain, lower back pain, muscle aches and spasms
  • Pre-natal massage
  • Trigger point therapy
 Dr. Ryan

* Working with top orthopedists and medical doctors in the Valley. *
* Great referrals *

Therapeutic Massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress; and to promote health and wellness. Therapeutic Massage and Muscular Therapy offer effective, drug-free treatment for pain and stress management.

Therapeutic Massage feels great, reduces the heart rate and blood pressure, improves functioning of the blood circulation and lymph flow, improves range of motion, improves the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.

Massage also helps with a number of medical conditions. Patients find that massage can help with a wide range of medical conditions:

  • Sports injuries
  • Allergies
  • Stress/ Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Asthma/ Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Circulatory Disease
  • Depression
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Ache / Pain
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Reduced Range Of Motion
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Sinusitis

How long is a massage?
A massage is usually one hour. This is enough time for a deeply relaxing, full body massage, or more in-depth work on a particular area, for instance back, neck, and shoulders. We also offer half-hour massages for concentration on one area of the body.

What can you expect on your first visit?
On your first appointment, the massage therapist will usually ask you what prompted you to get a massage, your current physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress level, and painful areas. The massage therapist may ask you about your health goals and what you hope massage will do to help you achieve those goals. For a full body massage with lotion or oil you will be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort. Undressing takes place in private and a sheet, towel or gown is provided for draping. The therapist will undrape only the part of your body being massaged, insuring that your modesty is respected at all times. For Shiatsu massage, your therapist will work through your clothing and you will not need to disrobe. Your massage will take place in a comfortable atmosphere and on a cushioned table. The room will be warm and quiet, with soft music to set a relaxing mood.

How will I feel after my massage?
Most people feel very relaxed after a massage. Many experience freedom from aches and pains that have built up from months of tension or repetitive activity in their daily life. People often feel an increase in energy that can last for several days.

What are the benefits of therapeutic massage?


Active Release Technique, (ART) will allow for treatment of soft tissue and adhesions and dysfunctions. ART provides a way to treat the underlying causes of cumulative trauma disorders that result in symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning, and aching. ART is a type of manual hands-on therapy that corrects muscular and soft tissue problems caused by adhesion formation due to injury, overuse, or cumulative trauma.

PNF, (proprioceptive neurological facilitaion) are specific movements that have various combinations of flexion, extension, adduction, abduction and diagonal patterns. Movements are directed towards specific goal:

  1. Increase ROM, mobility
  2. Improve function
  3. Improve balance and coordination

Sports/Orthopedic Massage releases pain caused by muscle tension and injury and restores flexibility and movement, by using myofascial release with trigger point therapy and PNF / assisted stretching. These techniques re-educate muscles, provide long term pain relief for chronic conditions such as (low back pain; headaches; stiff neck; carpal tunnel syndrome; thoracic outlet syndrome; chronic fatigue syndrome; fibromyalgia; and other athletic and repetitive use injuries), as well as everyday aches and pains.

Trigger Point Therapy
Basic Swedish
Deep Tissue

Patient Education
Preventative Healthcare
Stress and Strain Relief