BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
Back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, general aches and pains
Emotional & neurological disorders
Stress, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, overcoming addictions
Improved muscle tone and flexibility, increased energy and alertness, strengthened immune system, slowing down or reversing the degenerative effects of aging, increased circulation
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE SERVICES OFFERED
Swedish Massage is bodywork that is specifically designed to relax muscles. Interestingly, it was originally derived from the oldest known form of massage which is Chinese Tui Na. By applying deep pressure to muscles and bones, by rubbing concurrently with the circulation towards the heart, Swedish massage purposefully enhances oxygen flow in blood and helps to rid toxins from the muscles.
Shortening recovery time from injuries like muscle sprains, Swedish Massage helps to flush body tissues of lactic and uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. Aside from increasing circulation to the heart, Swedish massage stretches ligaments and tendon making them more flexible. Swedish massage is also known to stimulate the skin and nervous system to enhance emotional and physical wellbeing.
Myofascial release is a tender mixture of stretches and massage techniques. Derived from the Latin words “myo,”—meaning muscle, and “fascia”—for band; myofascial release therapy releases tension from the fibrous bands of connecting tissue (fascia). Myofascial release therapy aims to free constrictions or blockages in the fascia, thereby alleviating problems with connective tissue scarring or injury.
Myofascial release therapy utilizes gentle, kneading manipulation that softly stretches, softens, lengthens and realigns fascia. Stretches are held for a couple of minutes until a softening or release is felt. These stretches are repeated until the tension is felt no more. A myofascial release session may last up to an hour and can be administered one to three times per week depending on a patient’s condition.
In addition, myofascial release therapy can be used to treat back pain; help persons suffering from frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual problems, incontinence, tennis or golfer’s elbow, shin splints, sprains, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasms, whiplash injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome. Furthermore, myofascial release can be administered to children suffering from birth trauma, head injuries, cerebral palsy, and scoliosis as well. Ultimately, myofascial release can restore complete balance back to the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue and should not be confused with wanting a deep pressure massage. Deep tissue massage is especially designed for chronically tense and contracted areas. When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, which limits movement, and increases inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement thru slowly increasing pressure to reach the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.
Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. sports injuries, falls, whiplash)
- Repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Ostearthritis pain
- Muscle tension or spasm
Certified Fertility Abdominal Massage
Nurturing The Mother Fertility Massage is another treatment designed to enhance a couple’s potential to conceive naturally or with assisted reproductive technology. The intention of this therapeutic fertility massage session is to support the body in cleansing, reducing stress hormones, balancing reproductive hormones, and stimulating the reproductive organs utilizing acupressure, abdominal massage, castor oil packs and essential oils.
Certified Fertility Massage is offered by:
Colleen Eimerman LMT, LE, Certified Fertility Massage Therapist
Please click HERE to schedule an appointment with Colleen