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Swedish Massage Therapy is one of the oldest and most familiar styles of massage therapy and is highly sought for relaxation as well as numerous health benefits. If your life is hectic and you’re feeling like you just need to relax, Swedish massage in a beautiful massage center will be the perfect escape from stress.
Each Swedish Massage Therapy session is focused on your individual client’s needs. The massage incorporates five different strokes for a combined approach to relaxing the muscles. Long gliding strokes directed towards the heart will increase circulation of blood and lymph fluid. Kneading and compression of the muscles pulls the muscles away from the bones to loosen connective tissue around muscles and joints. Gentle pulling of the muscles in opposite directions releases tension in the muscles fibers with friction. Rhythmic vibration or tapping of the muscles releases tension in specific points.
Stretching can be incorporated to increase range of motion and invigorates the client. The pressure is generally light to medium and you can request more pressure at any time at no extra cost. Swedish Massage Therapy is all about relaxing, restoring, and reviving the system. It is a wonderful way to alleviate stress, chronic pain, and nervous disorders.
Full body Swedish Massage benefits the body by removing wastes, improving circulation, and calming the nervous system. Swedish Massage Therapy will leave you feeling calm yet rejuvenated and with regular treatment can provide relief from pain for weeks. If your stress level is high and your body is feeling sore and tired a Swedish Massage Therapy appointment is the way to restoring balance in your mind and body. Once you’ve had a Swedish massage you will feel refreshed and relaxed. Book a Swedish Massage Therapy appointment today and restore peace of mind and wellness in your life.
Stretching is very important for everyone. No matter what your activity level, stretching helps the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints stay healthy and strong.
Therapeutic Stretching performed by a skilled Massage Therapist helps maintain mobility, prevent injury and increase physical performance. Therapeutic Stretching is an umbrella term for use of different stretching techniques such as Active Isolated Stretching, Muscle Energy Testing, and Isometric Stretching. I integrate stretching into most of my Massage Therapy session because of the health benefits. Stretching should be a part of any healthy person’s regular daily routine.
Going to a skilled massage therapist who can incorporate stretching into your regular massage sessions combines the health benefits of stretching and massage. Your body will be very grateful! Active Isolated Stretching is facilitated by a massage therapist to build flexibility with short, gentle stretching that builds in intensity rather than deep extended stretching. The body responds to overstretching by resisting as this is the body’s natural defense against injury. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to ease into the deep stretching without holding long enough for the body to resist the stretch and incorporating movement in the stretching. This repetitive stretching trains the body to use this flexibility in regular motions. I will aid you in breathing into the stretch, gaining more flexibility than can be reached when stretching solo.
Together we can develop a better understanding of how your body will respond to regular stretching and the easiest way to incorporate it into your regimen. Therapeutic Stretching is beneficial for athletic training, chronic pain, and building range of motion, injury rehabilitation, and joint health.
Trigger Point Massage Therapy is an advanced modality that aims to eliminate trigger points in the body. Trigger Points are points of pain and spasm in the muscle often referred to as “knots”. Trigger Points form via athletic activity, stress, injury, and repetitive strain. Trigger Points get their name because they often trigger a referral sensation of pain, numbness, or tingling in other parts of the body. This is considered a trigger point pain pattern and it points the Massage Therapist performing the Trigger Point Massage in the right direction of the cause or effect of the active trigger point. There are two types of trigger points, active and latent. Active trigger points are those knots you can feel without touching, and when touched they refer pain, numbness, or tingling to other parts of the body. For example, a knot in the neck might refer pain in the temple when touched. Latent trigger points only hurt when touched but do not have a referral pattern. Trigger Point Massage Therapy can provide instant relief, but Trigger Point Massage Therapy done regularly and over time can be even more beneficial. Over time, Trigger Point Massage Therapy can increase flexibility and range of motion and improve circulation. In conjunction with other modalities such as Myofacial release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Massage Therapy can be done effectively and enjoyably. Release of a trigger point itself is painful. When the Massage Therapist gets a hold of a trigger point there is usually a surge of pain, but as the Massage Therapist holds on, the pain dissipates and the area relaxes and tension is relieved. What is occurring is constriction of blood flow to the area for about 15-30 seconds, and when released a rush of oxygen filled blood returns to the area, washing out toxins and restoring circulation. Trigger Point Massage Therapy requires great communication skills and advanced training in Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy Massage. My goal is to find those trigger points and safely and effectively treat them. I will always incorporate other modalities during a Trigger Point Massage Therapy session to achieve optimum comfort and results.
During a Therapeutic Massage session the pressure will be lighter and communication with the therapist will be frequent to make sure that the client is comfortable during the entire session. I am intuitive about the condition of the client’s body and their response to the massage, and I appreciate feedback about how you are feeling during the session. I understand that you know your body best. During chemotherapy, Massage Therapy can help circulate the chemo drugs through the body faster, and improve the time of recovery after chemo treatment. Massage Therapy can help alleviate the side effects of cancer treatment such as; nausea, headaches, body aches, fatigue, and brain fog. Incorporating Therapeutic Massage into cancer treatment will help the client to stay in tune with their body while maintaining a positive outlook. The healing touch of Massage Therapy can help stimulate hair growth and lessen skin sensitivity from radiation while strengthening the nervous system to help with recovery. Massage Therapy helps the body heal from the inside out by promoting healthy function of cells and organs. It was once assumed that stimulation of the body by Massage Therapy could stimulate the growth of cancer cells, but after extensive research it is widely known that Massage Therapy helps in the treatment process.
Benefits for Babies
It is never too late to begin massage. Whether your baby is a newborn or several years old, massage can bring immediate and lasting results. Expectant parents who take infant massage instruction in advance are ready to begin this wonderful loving touch right from the start.
Benefits for infants, babies and children include the following:
• Provides a special time of communication that fosters love, compassion, and respect
• Improves general well-being
• Provides an intimate time for children to confide in parents
• Improves overall functioning of the gastrointestinal tract
• Promotes relaxation and helps babies self-regulate calm, which reduces crying
• Helps to normalize muscle tone
• Improves circulation
• Enhances immune system function
• Improves midline orientation
• Helps to improve sensory and body awareness
• Enhances neurological development
• Helps baby/child to sleep deeper and more soundly
• Helps to increase oxygen and nutrient flow to cells. Improves respiration
• Helps to improve pain managament; can relieve discomfort from teething,
• Helps with congestion, gas, and colic
• Enhances release of hormones in the body. The growth hormone can be stimulated which helps weight gain.
• Reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone
• Provides all of the essential indicators of intimate parent-infant bonding and attachment: eye-to-eye, touch, voice, smell, movement, and thermal regulation.
• Stimulates all of the physiological systems. Massage sparks the neurons in their brains to grow and branch out to encompass other neurons.
Deep Tissue Massage
Holistic medicine is a broad range of medical practices that are based on many years of tradition. With my Deep Tissue Massage treatment, your body and mind will feel free and clear of all worries and stressors that life places upon us. I’m trained in a variety of holistic techniques that will surely help to heal you both mentally and physically.
Hot Stone Therapy is one form of heat therapy that can be added to any massage. Heat therapy pulls the circulating blood to the surface and helps the body heal and relax from within by stimulating blood flow through the tissue. Hot Stone Therapy is beneficial for arthritis, headaches or migraines, chronic pain, injury and stress. It is easily integrated with reflexology, deep tissue, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, and Swedish Massage. Hot Stone Therapy is helpful for clients with anxiety, depression and insomnia because the stones are naturally grounding and calming. Talk with your therapist before the massage about the recommended treatment plan for your health and wellness goals.. It is helpful to communicate to your massage therapist about how the heat is feeling on your body and the massage therapist will check in about temperature and pressure during the massage. If you are looking for a relaxing hot stone massage that is perfectly tailored to fit your body’s needs visit come visit me.
Are you an athlete, cyclist, runner, sports junkie, or gym rat looking for a sports massage therapist that can improve your performance and prevent/treat injuries? There is nothing better you can do for your body than treat it to a sports massage. Sports Massage Therapy has been proven to increase performance and decrease soreness and pain during and after athletic activity. Sports Massage Therapy is focused on stretching, strengthening, and lengthening of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
During a sports massage such techniques as Therapeutic Stretching, Isometric Stretching, Muscle Energy Testing, Trigger Point, and Myofascial Release are used to sooth away tension and wastes built up in the muscles as well as improve muscle tone. By going to a sports massage therapist and getting wastes and toxins moved out of the body and improving muscle tone and elasticity, you are giving your body the reward it deserves. The more you demand from your body the more tension will be built up. It is just as important to get rid of that tension in the muscles as it is to work out the muscles. Sports Massage Therapy can be done prior to a sporting event to prepare you for your peak performance. It can also be done after to cool you down and relax you. No matter your level or your activity, sports massage therapy produces great results for everyone when done by a skilled sports massage therapist!
Reflexology is an ancient form of Touch Therapy that allows the practitioner to effect the entire body through the feet and hands. The relaxation effects from Reflexology is able to blanket the client in peace and serenity. Foot Massage is extremely relaxing for most everyone. Reflexology is a technique used on the feet(and hands)for treating not just your feet, but your entire body and mind. Reflexology can take 30 minutes or more, so it can be add on during an hour or hour and a half Massage, or you can come in for a full Reflexology treatment.
During a Reflexology Massage finger pressure is applied to points on the foot while the client practices deep breathing. Often soreness in a point shows the pain pattern the client is experiencing in other places of the body. Reflexology is an Eastern Medicine practice that does not replace regular medicine or medical treatments. It has no proven medical results. During a Reflexology Massage, relaxation is guaranteed however! Many people fall asleep or doze in and out during a Reflexology Massage. If you’re interested in trying a unique and holistic treatment for various aches, pains, and stresses, try Reflexology.
Are you an expecting mother looking for Prenatal Massage in Fairmont? Look no further.
Prenatal Massage focuses on improving the health and wellness of the expectant mothers and their child. Although being pregnant is a beautiful experience it is also accompanied by some unpleasant symptoms; back aches, hip aches, sciatic pain, leg cramps, headaches, and stress. During pregnancy it is advised to avoid the use of medications. Prenatal Massage is an all-natural way to soothe the aches and pains of pregnancy. After the first trimester of pregnancy a woman can no longer lay on her stomach or flat on her back. Our side lying bolstering system is especially designed for pregnant women to lie comfortably on their sides without putting pressure on their shoulders and hips. When our Prenatal Massage Clients try the side-lying bolster system for the first time they are always surprised at how comfortable and supportive it is. After the first 18 weeks of pregnancy a woman must be propped up when lying face-up. The side lying bolster system can be transformed into a perfectly angled support system for the pregnant woman to lay face-up, allowing the Massage Therapist access to the front of the body. Using the bolster system the massage therapist is able to access all areas of the body for a full body massage.
A well deserved treat during this special time in a woman’s life, and when used regularly can provide comfort, ease, and peace during pregnancy and labor.
The skilled practitioners at AppMT will listen to the pregnant woman’s issues and complaints and treat those as we would anyone else. The benefits of Massage Therapy during pregnancy include reduced stress, improved circulation, relaxation, sciatic pain relief, headache tension reduction, muscle soreness relief, and overall well-being for the mommy and growing baby! A happy and relaxed mommy makes for a better delivery of a happy and healthy baby. Massage Therapy can be safely applied to women throughout the entirety of their pregnancy. If you have any concerns please consult with your regular Medical Doctor to discuss your pregnancy and receiving Massage Therapy
Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the body, with tenderness in joints, as well as in muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Although there is no cure for this painful syndrome, pain can be managed—and massage for fibromyalgia patients is one way to practice pain management.
How Can Massage Therapy Help Clients with PTSD?
Stess relief, decreasing anxiety, reducing depression1 and improving personal mood are all positive outcomes massage may provide clients. Additionally, a 2012 study focusing on how integrative therapies can help promote reintegration among veterans found that those participants who received massage therapy reported significant reductions in physical pain, tension, irritability, anxiety/worry and depression.
Research also indicates massage therapy may be effective for those clients who experience dissociation as a symptom of PTSD, allowing these clients to experience a more coherent sense of self, which for some is a primary reason they initially seek out massage therapy .While almost all studies on the subject point to the positive effects of massage therapy, making sweeping generalizations about its effectiveness for PTSD would be unwise.
There are aspects of massage therapy, too, that appear to provide some unique benefits to clients with PTSD—mainly giving these clients a feeling of comfort, safety and control they often can’t achieve on their own.
Massage therapists can also provide clients with self-care strategies to help prolong the positive benefits achieved, not only in massage therapy sessions, but with other integrative treatment approaches as well.