Therapeutic Massage relieves many physical and mental problems caused by prolonged stress, allowing your body to cope more effectively with day-to-day stresses. The endocrine and autonomic nervous systems are affected, bringing circulation and muscle relaxation. I often incorporate hot stone therapy into the treatment.
Active Isolated Stretching
The Aaron Mattes Method. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is on of the methods of stretching most used by today's athletes, massage therapists and personal trainers. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds and returning the body back to neutral position. This stretching method is known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle, joints and fascia. AIS allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. More information at: www.stretchingusa.com
Medical Massage for the Cancer Patient
Cancer patients are special people with special needs. Be certain that the Massage Therapist you chose has training in Medical Massage for the Cancer patient. Massage Therapy has been shown to be of great benefit to people living with chronic or life-threatening illness by transforming the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of their lives. Complementary therapies, such as massage, are not substitutes for mainstream medical care; they are used along with traditional medical treatment to help alleviate stress, reduce pain and anxiety, manage symptoms, and promote a feeling of well-being.
The most popular European massage technique used in spas. Long flowing strokes, kneading, friction, percussion and vibration techniques are useful for general relaxation, a quietness of the mind, injury recovery and improved circulation.
Lymph Drainage Therapy
LDT is a gentle, light-touch technique designed to move fluid in the tissues into lymphatic vessels, down into lymphatic nodes and ducts and back to the circulatory system. LDT can reduce edemas, increase circulation in joints and detoxify the body.
More information at: The Upledger Institute and Monarch Continuing Education
A form of connective tissue massage that slowly stretches and opens up adhesions in the connective tissue. Myofascial tissue is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles and forms ligaments, connecting muscles to bone. Myofascial adhesions prevent muscles from lengthening properly and result in stiffness and pain.
Deep Tissue Massage
Applies deep penetration into the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. Deep massage promotes improved circulation, bringing nutrients to your tissues and removing waste products. Deep tissue massage relieves tension and promotes deep relaxation.
A healing practice used by thousands of nurses to elicit a range of therapeutic results, including deep relaxation, reduction of pain and acceleration of healing processes. this form of energy work is especially beneficial to patients who are experiencing pain, and is a useful complement to traditional medical treatment.
A manual procedure for remedying distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism - the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum, and interconnected membranes. It is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, TMJ, and a range of other conditions.
Somato Emotional Release
The basis of SomatoEmotional Release is that it is possible that many traumas we receive during life are either emotional or have a significant emotional component or reaction associated with them. Sometimes, people retain an emotional experience physically, leading to loss of flexibility in connective tissue with resultant impairment of function and possible pathology. Working hands-on with dialogue, it is often possible to facilitate a release of the affected tissue along with resolution of the associated emotional issue.
Designed to treat pain or injuries caused by dysfunction in the locomotor system. the locomotor system includes those issues that are involved in creating and limiting movement in the body. These include muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, bursa, fascia, nerve, as well as others. Soft tissue pain or injury conditions may adversely affect any of these tissues. More information at: www.omeri.com
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage
An ancient form of bodywork, using bare feet to compress and knead the muscles combined with Swedish, Sports and Myofascial Release Techniques. This modality can be performed on the massage table, or on a floor matt. More information at: www.my2feet.com [http://www.my2feet.com]
Additional treatment programs can be tailored to you!