Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue and is intended to promote flexibility, mobility, to get relief from symptoms, to heal injuries, and to promote overall wellness.

Through pressing, rubbing, stretching, manipulating and mobilizing muscles and other soft tissues with hands, fingers, forearms, elbows massage therapists relieve the physical tension from the body. This helps to relax the mind and the nervous system. Thus promoting flexibility, mobility, immunity, renewed ability to get relief from medical symptoms, help with healing processes of the body from chronic injuries, and just to promote overall health and well-being.

Massage extends thousands of years into out past. According to archaeological research and evidence many ancient civilizations practiced massage, including China, India, Japan, Korea, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Mesopotamia. It would be very foolish not to utilize and get benefits from such powerful clinical manual modality.

Clinical Massage Therapy aka Medical Massage Therapy

Clinical Massage Therapy (CMT) also known as Medical Massage Therapy is a very effective manual therapy modality. CMT is natural, non-invasive treatment modality with zero side effects. Clinical Massage Therapy is used all across the world in medical clinics to address and manage variety of health conditions.

One of the main values that Clinical/Medical Massage Therapy provides besides being a highly effective form of manual therapy is, the zero negative side effects factor. Plus, proper clinical massage session feels amazing, when performed by an experienced, skillful therapist.

Clinical Massage Therapy is one of the most sought after treatment modalities by patients for injury, pain and stress management. CMT is a powerful and great stand alone treatment modality and usually is prescribed as a course of treatment sessions. But it is also a great supportive modality in tendon with the main treatment and plan of care. Clinical Massage Therapy is a great supportive modality while you’re in physical therapy, post surgical recovery, pre surgical preparation, chemo, mental recovery, or during pregnancy.

Based on unique conditions of each patient Clinical Massage is mostly recommended two to three times per week in the beginning of the treatment course until the symptoms start to simmer down. Clinical course of massage treatment generally is 10 to 12 visits within the first 4 to 6 weeks. After the initial stage of treatment, patients come in once a week and eventually biweekly or once a month. 

Clinical Massage also is a great strategic approach for wellness, disease prevention and health maintenance.  

CLINICAL/MEDICAL Massage Therapy Health Benefits:

  • Boost immunity  

  • Fast Stress Relieve

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Promote Relaxation

  • Reducing Anxiety

  • Managing Low Back Pain

  • Help Chronic Neck Pain

  • Healing of Neck/Shoulder Strain    

  • Reduce Muscle Tension

  • Enhance Exercise Performance

  • Increase Range of Motion

  • Prevents Sports-Related Injuries

  • Relieve Tension Headaches

  • Decreased Migraine Frequency

  • Relieve Lockjaw/TMJ

  • Health Skin Benefits

  • Increase Circulation Blood /Lymph

  • Improve Brain/Nervous System Health

  • Sleep Better and Deeper

  • Ease Symptoms of Depression

  • Improve Cardiovascular Health

  • Reduce Pain of Osteoarthritis

  • Decrease Stress in Cancer patients

  • Improve balance in Older Adults

  • Decrease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

  • Help Fibromyalgia Pain

  • Relieve Postoperative Pain

  • Temper facts of dementia

  • Decrease Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Here is A list of conditions THAT CAN BE TREATED AND IMPROVED BY REGULAR CLINICAL massage therapy or Myofascial release (MFR) TREATMENTS:

  • General muscle tension

  • Chronic Tension

  • Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Neck Stiffness

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Low back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Muscle strains

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

  • Athletic injuries

  • Accidental injuries

  • Sever and Mild Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Depression

  • Respiratory problems

  • Supportive treatment during pregnancy

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) (TMJ Issues)

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Frozen Shoulders

  • Bursitis

  • Arthritis

  • Tendonitis (tennis/golfers elbow, jumpers knee, achilles)

  • Post-stroke Recovery

  • Post-surgery Recovery

  • Pre-surgery preparation

  • Movement Disorders

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Whiplash Associated Disorder

  • Supportive treatment for cancer patients

Massage Techniques THAT WE USE

  • Relaxation Massage/Lexington: Combination of Swedish and Relaxation Massage Techniques, to relax the body and create feelings of well-being in the mind. Only available as 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions.

  • Athletic Sports Massage: for pre work out, post-event, for specific functional benefits, deep-relaxation and sourness recovery. Only available as 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions).

  • General and Clinical Deep Tissue Massages: beneficial for accelerated sports injury healing, accident-related injuries rehabilitation for new or conic conditions. Only available 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions. 

  • Neuromuscular Massage: Combination of light touch massage work and meditative techniques, to effectively release and manage mental/emotional stress. Only available as 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions.

  • Trigger Point Work/Shiatsu: Combination of soft tissue manipulations and myofascial release techniques, alternative to deep tissue, great for chronic issues. Only available as 60 and 90-minute sessions.

  • QiGong Massage: Combination of TCM massage techniques that help to free the meridians from tension and increase the flow of Qi/Chi, the neural energy of the body. Only available as 60, 75 and 90-minute sessions.

Other Specialized Techniques:

  • Somatic Therapeutic Bodywork

  • Somatic Self-Therapy Techniques

  • Therapeutic Somatic Exercise

  • Active Joint Mobility Training

  • Advanced Kettlebell Training

  • Mongolian Qi Massage

  • Dry Qigong Massage

  • Tibetan Dry Massage

  • Qigong Training: Fundamentals

  • Mindfulness Meditation Techniques

  • Vipassana (Available only for advanced practitioners)

  • Tummo (Available only for advanced practitioners)

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