There are many ways that adding medical massage therapy to your health and wellness routine can benefit you. The health benefits of medical massage range from pain and tension relief, cardiovascular and digestive health improvement, to stress and anxiety management.
There are many different styles of massage, and your therapist will customize your massage depending on any special needs or goals you may have.
Integrative Myofascial Therapy: This is a deep connective tissue massage that incorporates myofascial release with other modalities, such as the neurostim device and other instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization tools. It aims to release myofascial (connective tissue) restrictions in the body, and to break up any restrictive scar tissue. It has also been known to relieve chronic tension, increase range of motion, improve posture, and restore length and flexibility to the muscles and fascia. The pressure of this massage may be somewhat slower and more intense, and massage cream isn’t always used. During this session, your therapist will focus on releasing tension from the deeper tissue structures, breaking up adhesions, and bringing balance into the body. The therapist tailors each session specifically to the individual needs of each client. Usually, they will focus on a particular area of the body which needs the most tension reduction and relief. The treatment helps to relieve stress and pain, and also helps improve performance of daily activities. Results are typically seen after the first session, but a series of 2-10 sessions is recommended for maximum benefit.
Neuromuscular Therapy: This is a highly specialized soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function. Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) specifically targets and releases your “knotted up” muscles and trigger points, getting to the source of your pain. This technique incorporates targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching, and self-care to eliminate the causes of most muscular aches and pains. It can provide long-term pain relief where other approaches have failed. Neuromuscular Therapy balances the nervous system with the muscular and skeletal systems and naturally brings the body back into alignment. It addresses postural and muscular imbalances, nerve entrapment, ischemia & trigger points. This therapy works great with the option to integrate the dolphin neurostim device!
Relaxation massage: Also known as Swedish massage, this is a classic massage technique that calms and soothes. It’s a rhythmic flow of mostly long, sliding strokes which promotes relaxation, increases circulation, and reduces pain and stiffness throughout the body. The pressure can vary from light to quite firm depending upon the patient’s preferences and sensitivities. We recommend it to anyone - particularly those who have never received a professional massage, those who are looking simply to relax, and those who do not care to experience any therapeutic pain or challenging sensations during their massage.
Chakra Balancing Massage: This is a unique sensory experience that incorporates relaxation massage, tapotement, aromatherapy, and guided meditation. Chakra balancing is a great way to improve your physical and emotional well being. It begins with a foot scrub using organic Himalyan pink salt. The use of essential oils during the massage, along with guided meditation techniques, is a great way to help achieve balance. We use certified therapeutic essential oils and like to think of them as vitamins for the chakras. They assist to awaken the senses to help boost blocked or unbalanced chakras.
What are the chakras? We all have seven major chakras located along the spine. They are responsible for directing the flow of energy throughout our bodies. Every emotion and all of our senses are integrated into the chakras. When we experience stress, our chakras can become blocked. Blocked chakras can manifest in physical, emotional, or spiritual issues. Open, balanced chakras keep our energy flowing so that we feel our very best. This is a rejuvenating experience for letting go of stress for the body, mind & spirit!
Lymphatic Drainage: Manual Lymphatic Drainage is for people who struggle with lymphedema, and for post-operative patients. It is a hands-on technique where the purpose is to alleviate pain, reduce discomfort, reduce swelling and inflammation, and prevent complications in patients after plastic surgery, such as “fibrosis”. This is a non-invasive technique that avoids any open wound, incision and skin injuries, with or without stitches. Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage for Plastic Surgery patients does not involve the use of cream or lotion, other than regular massage oil.
When a Massage Therapist is performing this post-operative technique, they typically will be working with a patient twenty-four hours after a major surgery, and they will keep in mind to use all the necessary hygiene measures to avoid exposing the patient to any possible infection. Manual Lymphatic Drainage massages for Plastic Surgery patients should be performed in a clinical setting. We do not suggest performing this technique at hotels, private homes, or recovery homes, because this is not a regular relaxation massage that is intended for healthy people.
All massages come with complimentary aromatherapy of your choice to enhace the benefits of massage.
If you choose, undergarments may be worn during treatments. However, all of our therapists are skilled in proper draping procedures to ensure your complete comfort and privacy at all times.
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Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your appointment, and 15 minutes early if it is your first appointment. If you are late, the therapist will NOT be able to extend your massage beyond your allotted appointment time to make up for it.