Medical Massage requires ongoing education for the Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT). A certificate of continued education will be on display in the treatment rooms. Our facility is ADA accessible.
CST is a form of bodywork using therapeutic touch on the head, spine and sacrum. Your therapist’s hands “listen” to your central nervous system’s inherent rhythmic motion. Practitioners believe this extremely gentle therapy works with your body’s natural and unique rhythm to improve the function of the central nervous system. With the softest of touch, focusing on removing restrictive forces, your therapist lightly guides the spinal fluid to its original blueprint of health. Your session will invite intense relaxation and stress reduction, and even one visit can significantly influence one’s health. Craniosacral therapy has been shown to help clients get relief from both physical and emotional trauma.
A wonderful ancient tool has found its place in the contemporary world of health care. Massage cupping is a modern form of vacuum therapy.
By creating a negative vacuum pressure, massage cupping is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
Massage cupping therapy is incredibly versatile and the basic movements can easily be customized to accomplish a wide variety of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments and medical massage to chiropractic, physical and occupational therapies.
Massage cupping is also available for those looking for supplemental facial rejuvenation, sinus issues and jaw pain.
Orthopedic and Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a series of treatment protocols based on the practitioner’s skill, anatomy knowledge and precise palpatory application. The therapist who is certified in NMT assesses, treats and helps to prevent further soft tissue and chronic injuries. NMT differs from general massage. To distinguish the difference, there must be a specific goal in mind. There is a beginning and an end to the therapy which includes a postural assessment which could include photos of before and after, a treatment plan and after care instructions. A consultation regarding the specific type of treatment recommended will be done during or before the session begins.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) along with Massage Cupping
These two modalities together will entail first using stainless steel tools (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) to remove adhesions and increase circulation to areas of tightness and tension. Secondly, cupping therapy is used to further separate adhered tissues, which will result in an increased range of motion and better, more fluid movement. Finally, the newly gained ROM will be cemented by learning simple functional movements. The best way to keep pain and tension from returning is by correcting faulty, habitual movement patterns. Benefits include increased range of motion and mobility, decreased pain, reduction in scar tissue and improved posture.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
MLD is a special type of bodywork using gentle, steady rhythmic touch to assist your lymphatic system in detoxification of accumulated metabolic waste and toxins. As your lymphatic system has no natural “pump”, the MLD massage assists in guiding the harmonious flow of lymphatic fluid.
The Manual Lymph Drainage massage is a relaxing, non-invasive method to enhance nearly every aspect of your path to overall wellness.
Myoskeletal Alignment and Corrective Exercise
The MAT program was developed as a tool to help relieve our nation’s neck/back pain epidemic. By incorporating muscle-balancing techniques with joint-mobilization maneuvers, our massage therapists learn to quickly identify and correct dysfunctional neurologically driven strain patterns before they become pain patterns.
A corrective exercise by its simplest definition is a movement or exercise chosen to correct a specific dysfunction. Corrective exercise and proper movement practice aim at strengthening weak, inhibited muscles and restoring proper joint mobility to add balance to the body. Doing so can help reduce the intensity and the frequency of musculoskeletal pain and joint stiffness and help improve balance and coordination.
SI is a detailed therapy that reorganizes the soft tissue of the body to release chronic holding patterns and balances the body’s structure in gravity. This balancing is achieved through a combination of movement education as well as slow deep pressure that unbinds and creates glide between the soft tissue layers of the body called fascia. When the fascial layers glide and the body is balanced in gravity, it releases pressure on the joints, increases flexibility, helps the body move with ease, enabling the body to use less energy for day-to-day activities and allows for better physical performance.
This massage requires a doctor’s prescription. The technique shares many of the same goals of Swedish massage. It is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. The therapists are certified and have specific training in caring for the mother-in-waiting and also focusing on the mother’s healing from childbirth.
What to Expect During Intraoral Massage for TMJ Dysfunction
Based on a referral or prescription from a dentist or physician, the therapist will assess your jaw area first and help determine the treatment needed. This may include asking questions and measuring your ability to open your mouth. Once on the massage table, the therapist may palpate the TMJ so they can best understand what’s happening in the joint. This type of treatment is done with you lying face up on the treatment table. If the therapist determines it would be beneficial, they may also do some treatment on the neck, shoulders and head as well as the interior of the mouth as tension in these areas can contribute to TMJ dysfunction. Incorporating intraoral massage can greatly increase the effectiveness of massage compared to the treatment of the same muscles outside the mouth.
A referral or prescription is required from a dentist or physician for intraoral massage.
We are a massage practice that focuses on pain, muscle dysfunction and movement. We offer a variety of massage and movement modalities from general relaxation massage to medically necessary treatments to help you function and move your body more easily.