Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
“The practice of using touch as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history. Civilizations in the East and West found that natural healing and massage could heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and cure illnesses. What’s more, it helped reduce stress and produce deep relaxation. Massage therapy began as a sacred system of natural healing. Today, massage therapy stands as a highly respected holistic healing method practiced across the world and has evolved into the relaxing and therapeutic practice it is today.” ~naturalhealers.com
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
Cupping, (also known as Negative Pressure Massage when cups are moved across the body and skin) is a traditional time-honored treatment remaining favored by millions of people worldwide because it’s safe, comfortable and remarkably effective for many health disorders.
Cupping Therapy is the use of suction, rather than compression for bodywork ranging from myofascial release to lymphatic drainage- and everything in between! Cupping rapidly facilitates rigid soft tissue release, loosens and lifts connective tissues, breaks up and drains stagnation while increasing blood and lymph flow to skin and muscles in ways not possible with compression.
When the cups move, Negative Pressure Massage really feels great. The pulling action engages the parasympathetic nervous system, thus allowing a deep relaxation to move through the entire body. It is not unusual to fall asleep when receiving this treatment. People are often surprised at how relaxed, warm and light they feel – hours…sometimes even days afterwards.
Types of Cupping offered:
- Deep Tissue
- Lymphatic drainage
- Myofascial release
- Trigger Point
To learn more visit Tara Marie, LMT.
Neuromuscular Reintegration Technique (Bowen therapy)
Neuromuscular Reintegration Technique is a Bowen Based Therapy that follows the theory of Thomas Bowen that less is more. NMRT is quite unique to the field of body work. It triggers the body’s own healing resources to achieve balance and harmony, which can result in lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Benefits may be seen after the first session and may be long lasting.
It is a dynamic soft tissue therapy that is gentle and effective. The work consists of a sequence of precise moves on specific points of the body. Important “pauses” are incorporated to allow the body to integrate the messages stimulated through the moves. NMRT promotes deep relaxation and self healing. It is safe to use on anyone, in all age groups.
To learn more please visit Tara Marie, LMT.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) is the creation of Douglas Nelson, a licensed Massage Therapist who has been in practice since 1977. What makes PNMT special is the way it approaches soft-tissue therapy. More than a technique or modality, PNMT is really a way of thinking, applying clinical reasoning in soft-tissue therapy.
Three broad principles apply to PNMT:
- PNMT is deductive. For every symptom a client may present, there are multiple possible causes. How can you get to the most likely source as efficiently as possible? That is what we concentrate on.
- PNMT is science based, not philosophically based. There have been many clinical research studies conducted relevant to the work and new literature continues to be published.
- PNMT is client based. Since the causes for every symptom can be different, each client should get a session created exactly for them, rather than a routine or recipe. There is no shoulder routine, low back routine, or set of specific tests you do for every person who walks in your door (one size fits nobody).