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Active Isolated Stretching
Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation. This technique not only helps you recover from an injury to muscle tissue, it also helps prevent injuries with improved musculoskeletal function. AIS makes stretching easy and is great for arthritis relief too! For more info please visit: http://www.stretchingusa.com/active-isolated-stretching
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative. To see more info visit: http://www.nielasher.com/pages/trigger-points-explained
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
This traditional, time-honored treatment remains favored by millions of people worldwide because it's safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders. Baguanfa is the modern term for Suction Cup Therapy. Baguanfa therapies have been used by healers for more than 5000 years - and is referred to in other cultures as Bentusa, Vendouse, Gac Hoi, Bahnkes, Kyukaku, Txhuav, Ventosaterapia, SchrÖpftherapie, Kupa Cekme, Jiaofa, Bankovani, Ventouzzes, and Vacuume Terapi.
Ongoing clinical studies and applications in Cupping have led to the development of the Decompressive Release Techniques (DRT). The effect of manual therapies are greatly increased with Cupping. For more info please visit: http://www.cuppingtherapy.org/
A Medical/Therapeutic/Orthopedic Massage session integrates bodywork/massage techniques and postural assessment. This provides overall pain relief, soft tissue correction and increased mobility. Rehabilitation and maintenance techniques are also given.
Orthopedic Massage is a style of massage therapy focused on assessing and treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to assess and treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves pre and during treatment ROM (range of motion) assessment of tissues, releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompressing rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being. This is part of a Medical Massage session.
Medical Massage usually requires doctor’s prescription and correspondence. Includes insurance pre-authorization and billing (at 15 minute rate). Payment via auto or health insurance company or patient at discounted health insurance rates if available.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
*NEW* Gua Sha (scraping)
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.
Raising sha removes blood stagnation considered pathogenic in traditional East Asian medicine. Modern research shows the transitory therapeutic petechiae produce an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment accounting for the immediate relief that patients feel from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc, and why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis.
*NEW*Gua Sha Facial Rejuvenation
I am now certified to offer the incredible Miracle Touch Jade Stone Gua Sha rejuvenation facials.
Gua Sha Facial Rejuvenation - The Nefeli Jade Stone Facial is a dynamic anti-aging facial therapy that uses the first-ever patented jade stone board, along with all-natural herbal products to instantly minimize wrinkles and fine lines, lift eye lids, reduce sagging and puffiness and help diminish blemishes and dark spots! The tool and techniques combine thousands of years of Eastern beauty wisdom and healing priciples to renew vitality and restore youthful appearance. The techniques include stone massage, accupuncture, accupressure, tui na, and gua sha in a uniquely designed protocol. The patented tool stimulates specially selected youth meridian points in an optimal fashion and ignites the healing process of your skin to deliver sustained beauty and rejuvenation from the inside out!
It is very relaxing and helps with lymph drainage from the face and neck as well.
The Nefeli Jade Stone Facial Therapy Benefits (from Beauty Secrets website)
- Youth Line Lifting lifts sagging eyelids| smoothes puffiness and under eye bags |
- Eye Area reduce fine lines & crows feet | minimize deep mimic lines |lessen dark circles
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles flatten smoker and smile lines | smooth deep wrinkles on face and neck
- Neck Lifting fascial friction firms and lifts neck | reduce wrinkles & sagging
- Hyperpigmentation diminish age spots | lessen sun damage | even skin tone
- Flawless Complexion promote radiant skin complexion | control blemishes | regenerate skin healing for acne marks and scarring | relieve redness and inflammation | increase qi and skin nutrients
*NEW* Thai Head & Neck Recovery
Na Plai- Head and Neck recovery massage
The Ytsara Thai Facial Ritual is an organic “facial therapy” that incorporates a rare blend of organic Thai botanicals activated through French science, along with our signature Royal Thai & Aromatherapy Sculpting Massage that focuses on specific Sên Points and Meridians to relax and relieve sore muscles along the shoulders, up the neck to the face and scalp where stress manifests most. It’s like having a facial and a massage all in one with the added benefits of sculpting, toning and contouring for a fresh, lifted and youthful appearance. 60 or 80-minutes
- Reduce puffiness & dark circles
- Lift, contour & sculpt; brows, cheeks & jowls
- Reduce fine lines & wrinkles; crows feet & smile lines
- Smooth complexion
- Reduce pore size
- Stimulate circulation
- Improve skin nutrition
- Relax, calms & eases muscle tension (TMJ) & headaches
- Creates muscle memory for long-term benefits
- Detoxifies & removes impurities
- Relieves sinus pressure & congestion
- Releases toxins trapped between the tissues and muscles
- Oxygenates skin tissues
- Aids in the extraction process
- Hydrates & creates a healthy glow
- Increases lymphatic flow
*NEW* Auricular Therapy
Auriculotherapy is the stimulation of specific points on the ear, which is believed to be a microsystem of the entire body.
How does it work?
Small black seeds from the vaccaria plant or small metal beads or pellets are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape over specific acupressure points. The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by stimulating the seed or pellet with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours. Ear seeds are non-invasive, meaning, unlike needles or tacks, they are affixed on the surface of the ear and do not puncture the skin.
Auriculotherapy is considered one form of alternative medicine, which also includes acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation, homeopathy, and biofeedback. All of these techniques are also referred to as Complementary Medicine, in that they are not only an alternative to conventional Western medical treatments, they can serve as an additional procedure which complements the practice conventional medicine. Auriculotherapy can reduce the tension, stress, and pain not fully relieved by other medical procedures, but works best when implemented as part of a multidisciplinary complement of multiple treatment approaches. While ear acupuncture is often used in conjunction with body acupuncture, auriculotherapy can also effectively relieve pain, stress and tension when used by itself.
Is Auriculotherapy accepted by Conventional Western Medicine?
While ear acupuncture has been practiced in Asia for over 2,000 years and auriculotherapy has been used in continental Europe for the past 40 years, it is only recently been considered by most medical doctors in the United States. Most MD's do not have sufficient information about auriculotherapy to make an informed comment on its effectiveness. In November of 1997, a consensus panel of the U.S National Institutes of Health gave conditional approval of the practice of acupuncture. They included an evaluation of those studies which supported the use of ear acupuncture for pain relief and addiction treatment. As more research accumulates on the efficacy of auriculotherapy, it is expected that even more physicians will acknowledge the benefits of auriculotherapy.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage therapy. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Chi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Chair Massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
Pain Relief Education
I offer group classes that encompass quick and fairly simple pain relief techniques that can be done in seconds at the workplace and at home. These techniques include Trigger Point relief and Active Isolated Stretch which can help keep staff more productive and focused on work rather than on pain and discomfort. Rates vary per group size.
*NEW* Qi Gong Sharing Class
Lets get a group together and share this most amazing technique to help us all live and thrive!
Qi Gong -Qi is the Life Force Energy that powers your heartbeat and gives strength.
Gong is the Practice of Increasing Life Force Energy for better quality of life. It's easy. Anyone can do it!