What is Medical Massage?
In contrast to a Luxury or Relaxation Massage, where the primary goal is aimed at promoting feel-good sensations, Medical Massage aims to treat or prevent psychosomatic dysfunctions in the body that result in pain, hormone imbalances, mood disorders, restrictions in the free flow of blood, lymph or interstitial fluid, etc. Medical Massage is an essential part of any healthy lifestyle. My holistic approach to Medical Massage means that I’m not as concerned with your symptoms as I am concerned with the cause of your symptoms, and ensuring that the root of your pain or dysfunction is addressed.
More about Massage and Structural Therapy:
The results of massage therapy are cumulative, which means that the more you get, the more you benefit. It also means that, when you stop receiving massage, your benefits start to wear off, and you start to lose the progress you made. Structural Therapy is different in that the results you get from it are 100% permanent – so whether you choose to get treatments every day or only once per month, you get to keep all the benefit you walk away with FOREVER!
When I provide Medical Massage, I take my time and make sure the job is done right, so your body has the best possible chance of restoring itself to your optimal state of health and wellbeing. I apply holistic principles to my Medical Massage treatments in order to ensure that you get the best and most long-lasting results that are possible to receive from a massage, and I’ll also do my best to help you understand the difference between conventional therapy and holistic therapy, so you can make informed choices with regard to your treatments, and so you can be an active participant in your continued care.
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Medical Massage is NOT just a luxury, feel-good service – it’s one of many healthy lifestyle choices. However, the results of any Massage are cumulative, so just getting one massage a couple times per year isn’t going to do very much to make you healthier. My clients join me in a regular, ongoing team effort to promote, support, and maintain a healthy lifestyle, with Medical Massage at the very foundation of that effort.
Did you know? Unlike massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic care, the results & benefits you receive from Integrative Structural Therapy don’t wear off over time, so you won’t keep returning for treatment over and over with the exact same complaints – you’ll simply feel better and better after each treatment you receive! So, if you’re really serious about addressing the SOURCE of your pain or posture problems, you’ll want to consider starting with a Integrative Structural Therapy Program. If you’d rather enjoy a more conventional approach, then you’re on the right page.
Massage & Bodywork Services
All services on this page are 90-minutes in length and may be integrated with any Massage appointment
When you arrive at your appointment with complaints about pain or tension, I’ll start your treatment out by addressing those problems – first and foremost! When necessary, I’ll use advanced techniques like Active Release, Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT), Cupping Therapy, Rapid Release Technology, or whatever your body seems to respond to most effectively. Then IF there’s enough time left, I can try to work in a full-body relaxation or preventative maintenance massage – otherwise, we can spend the entire appointment just focusing on your needs. If you don’t have any particular pain or problems to report, then you’ll receive a customized premium-quality Massage, with particular attention to detail!
“Deep Tissue” Massage,
Neuromuscular Therapy &
Despite popular misconception, Deep Tissue Therapy is all about technique and has nothing to do with pressure at all. A skilled therapist can penetrate deep into your muscle tissue without causing any pain whatsoever. Click here for detailed information about Deep Tissue techniques.
This deeply relaxing and profoundly healing treatment focuses on the fascia, the brain, the central nervous system, the cranium (the head), the spine, and the sacrum (the triangle-shaped bone at the base of your spine).
is relaxing, soothing, and therapeutic. Pressure can be adjusted from very light to very deep. Swedish massage helps to relieve minor aches and pains, stabilizes blood pressure, stimulates blood and lymph flow, elevates mood, and promotes quality sleep.
Reflexology treats the entire body via reflex points located on the soles of the feet. It is very soothing and profoundly relaxing!
Prenatal & Postnatal Pregnancy Massage
Massage is safe and effective during all stages of pregnancy. Even the unborn child benefits from massage therapy! Postnatal Massage helps the mother recover from birth-trauma, and helps promote more productive sleep at night.
Trigger Point Therapy & Acupressure
Using fingertips or rubber-tipped tools, the therapist gently stimulates active trigger points and/or pressure points to help release painful restrictions in the muscles and other soft tissues of the body.
Using touch and perception, the therapist locates and removes energy blockages that cause dysfunction in the body. Reiki may be the most well-known form of Energy Work, but this is just one of many techniques. While Reiki is considered to be divinely-guided, many forms are intuitive and unique to the practicing practitioner.
Advanced Therapeutic Techniques
Cupping Therapy: Static
Cupping Therapy: Dynamic
Cupping Therapy: Flash
Trigger Point Therapy
Cold Lasers (red, green, violet)
Class IV Therapeutic Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Rapid Release Technology
Rapid Release Therapy is an optional pre-treatment that can be used to help break up soft tissue restrictions & scar tissue, alleviate painful trigger points, and increase range of motion. This pre-treatment helps to make your massage treatment even more relaxing, comfortable, and effective. This is not merely a vibrating massager – Rapid Release Technology is a high-tech, FDA-registered Class 1 medical device which delivers precisely targeted energy to quickly release pain and tension by combining high frequency vibrations with short-stroke action. This service is offered at no additional charge with any massage. Home units are available for sale.