Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor. I may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but I focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from injury.
Deep Tissue Massage
Massage is also helpful in preparation for labor and helps to develop sensory awareness that is necessary in allowing for an easier birthing process. It may help to reduce labor pain and discomfort and the need for medications and episiotomies.
Pospartum Massage is essential in helping women recover fully from her pregnancy and labor. It promotes the restoration of abdominal muscles and helps to educate the mother on specific abdominal exercises that will aid in reducing diastasis recti (a condition where the band of connective tissue between the two halves of the rectus abdominus spreads excessively during pregnancy). Postpartum massage also aids in maintaining proper posture, relieves neck shoulder and back pain due to nursing, and reduces stress levels that are a result of the new responsibilities of motherhood.
Trigger Point Therapy
Acupressure is a form of bodywork similar to acupuncture, with the aim of stimulating specific points along the energy lines of the body to establish overall health and vitality by balancing your Qi (energy) flow. Unlike acupuncture however, with this modality I use my hands to apply pressure to the specific points rather than needling, producing similar therapeutic results.
CranioSacral Therapy is a bodywork method that focuses on gently stimulating your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system. CST effectively complements your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including:
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Cerebrospinal fluid delivers nutrients and removes waste products from the brain and spinal cord into our blood stream. A lack of mobility in the CNS will lead to dysfunctional cerebrospinal fluid and thus dysfunction in our whole bodies!
Craniosacral Therapy allows a practitioner to help guide a clients body into releasing any restrictions in the CNS. This way, the cerebrospinal fluid can flow easily resulting in a healthy brain and spinal cord that leads to a more healthy person overall.
HotStone Therapy is a type of bodywork that uses deep penetrating heat and/or alternating cold from specialized stones. The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven.Stone Therapy delivers a profound expansion and contraction inside your circulatory system, improving the function of your lymphatic and immune systems, and enhancing your body’s self-healing mechanisms.This style of bodywork takes you into deep states of relaxation, releasing stress and anxiety, detoxifying the body, and balancing your nervous system.
$140/Hour and a Half
· Drain excess fluids and toxins
· Loosen adhesions
· Lift connective tissue
· Enhance circulation in stagnant musculature and fascia
· Stimulate the peripheral nervous system
It refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (by using change in heat or by suctioning out air), so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle (the technique is called gliding cupping). Generally, the cup is left in place for about 10 minutes (typical range is 5–15 minutes). The skin becomes reddened due to the congestion of blood flow. The cup is removed by pressing the skin along side it to allow some outside air to leak into it, thus equalizing the pressure and releasing it. Some bruising along the site of the rim of the cup is expected.
Today, cupping is used to increase circulation for:
· Tightened or painful muscles
· Sprains or strains
· Pinched nerves
· Lung congestion
· Menstrual irregularities
· Inflamed breasts
· Lactation dysfunction
· Gastrointestinal disorders
Click Here for an informative article on Cupping from the Institute For Integrative Healthcare Studies.
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Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.