Each massage will be custom-tailored to your individual needs. Available modalities include:
Neuromuscular Therapy is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes by utilizing specific massage therapy, including the pressure of trigger points, to eliminate the causes of pain patterns. This approach brings about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. It enhances the function of joints, muscles, and movement, and it releases endorphins, the body’s own natural pain killers.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
This special form of massage is typically used before, during, and after athletic events to prepare the athlete for peak performance, drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, and prevent injuries. Depending on the needs of the athlete, a variety of techniques are used including classic Swedish strokes, cross-fiber friction, pressure-point work, and joint mobilization.
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (light touch), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (compression), and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes.
Prenatal Pregnancy Massage
Prenatal massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression. A package of 9 one-hour massage sessions is available for the expectant mother.
Specialty Pelvic Massage Therapy
Pelvic Massage Therapy is a technique used to help restore the health and general well-being within the female pelvis. This gentle and non-invasive technique was created to help you to reconnect to your divine feminine and to allow your pelvis, a highly emotional space, to re-open to healing and balance.
Pelvic massage is for women who have adhesions in their reproductive tract. Adhesions act like glue – disrupting the function of affected organs. The massage involves gentle stretching to loosen tightened areas of soft tissue and is continued until the tension is released. The goal is to decrease adhesions in and around the organs, ligaments, muscles, joints, and support structures of the pelvis, abdomen, hips, and lower back. It is gentle and non-invasive and has a success rate of 71% (IVF’s success rate is as low as 20%).
Retraining pelvic organs to return to their normal status and function is the common sense approach to increasing your chance of conceiving and improving your health at the same time.
Pelvic Massage Therapy for pelvic pain is done over a period of 4-6 weeks and can be broken into twelve 30 minute sessions or six 1 hour sessions (length of the session will depend on patients tolerance to therapy). This massage technique is done abdominally and requires NO invasive work. Appropriate referral to an Uro/Gyn Physician can be given for further evaluation.
Pelvic massage has proven to help the following issues:
- Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Pelvic Scaring or adhesions from previous surgery
- Sexual Abuse trauma
- Persistent pelvic pain
- Sexual function
- Appendicitis, gastritis, other abdominal inflammation
Adhesions develop through a woman’s lifetime in various ways:
- Abdominal or pelvic surgery
- Back surgery
- Endometriosis, sexually transmitted diseasa, IUD
- Fall onto hip, buttocks, or tailbone
- Hip surgery
- Low back, hip or leg pain
- Pain or cramps in abdomen or groin
- Pain with sitting or with sexual intercourse
- Pelvic Inflammatory disease, bladder or yeast infections
- Physical trauma or vehicle accident
- Physical of sexual abuse
- Physical PMS symptoms, Vaginitis, cystitis, colitis, other pelvic inflammations
Chronic pelvic pain can be debilitating and difficult to handle on a daily basis. Typically pelvic pain can occur within the structures surrounding the female reproductive organs such as the urinary bladder, bowel, musculature, ligaments, and bones. Also, pain could be coming from the reproductive organs themselves.
Women who have dealt with any of the following may suffer from pelvic pain:
- Pelvic surgery of any kind such as: laparoscopy, laparotomy, D&C, LEEP, abortion, cystocele or rectocele repair, c-section, bladder sling or hysterectomy
- Vaginal childbirth
- Sexual abuse trauma
- Urinary tract or yeast infection
Full payment is expected at the start of the program. Some insurance companies may reimburse you for the cost of the program, however, there are no guarantees of payment.