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TYPES OF THERAPY OFFERED AT TOUCH FOR HEALTH MASSAGE THERAPY

At Touch for Health Massage Therapy we want you to receive the full benefit from your massage session.  Our expereineced therapist will personally plan your session to address your needs.  Some of the most common reasons for massage are:

  • General Relaxation
  • Revitalization
  • Relieve Sore or Tight Muscles
  • Relieve Tension Headaches
  • Recovery from Sports Acitivity
  • General Health and Fitness
  • Improve Circulation
  • Complement to Other Health Care

 

 
Neuro Muscular Therapy
 

A comprehensive program of soft tissue manipulation techniques that balance the body's central nervous system with the structure and form of the myo-skeletal system. The goal is to relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause.

 
Muscle Energy Technique
 
A direct and non-invasive manual therapy used to normalize joint dysfunction and increase range of motion - using the barrier concept to evaluate the primary areas of dysfunction and help correct neuro-muscular and joint difficulties.
 
Trigger Point Therapy
 

Relieves muscle pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of  referral pain and through stretching exercises.

 

Fascial Mobilization

 

A medical massage that utilizes specific treatment appropriate to working with disease, pain and recovery from injury.  Therapists performing this therapy need a firm background in pathology and must work with a physicians prescription.

 

Viseral Manipulation

 

Enhances the normal mobility and tissue motion of the organs of the Visceral system.  By freeing each organ to work compatibly with each other, the therapist can alter and improve the structure and functioning of the entire body.

 

Soft Tissue Release (STR)

 

A powerful injury technique developed in Europe.  concepts are based on European Osteopathy techniques along with insights from Quantum Physis.  A decrease in pain and increases in range of motion are often immediate, offsetting any minor discomfort experienced.

 

Orthopedic Massage (Sports Massage)

 

Combing some elements of sports and medical massage.  Orthopedic massage integrates 10 modalities to treat soft tissue pain and injury.  Emphasis is placed on understanding both the injury and rehabilitation criteria.  Three basic elements adhered to are:  assement, matching the treatment to the injury, and adaptability of treatment.

 

Myofascial Release (MFR)

 

Used to treat restrictions in the body's muscles and connective tissue (fascia) by using gentle pressure.  This is effective for relief of cervical pain, fibromyalgia, back pain, chronic pain and headaches.

 

Lymphatic Drainage

 

A specialized massage technique that encourages the flow of lymph fluid, thereby draining away pockets of water retention and toxins.

 

Reflexology

 

Involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands and ears that correspond to other parts of the body.  Sometimes referred to as zone therapy.  This body work involves application of pressure to reflex zones to stimulate body organs and areas of congestion.  Reflexology works with the body's energy flow to stimulate, self-healing and mantain balance in physical function.

 

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

 

A gentle, non-invasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the cranio sacral system.  This manual therapy enhances the body's natural healing process and has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.  This is light touch therapy using only 5 grams of pressure.

 

Acupressure

 

This is a ancient healing art - using fingers to press key points on the skin's surface to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities.  Acupressure uses the same points as Acupuncture, but without needles.

 

Russian Massage

 

Uses a variety of manipulations of the body's soft tissues to achieve benefits, including stress reduction and musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological, gynecological, internal disorders, and post surgical situations.  This type of massage has been used to increase circulation of blood and lymphatic flow, to stimulate production of endorphins, control physical and mental stress, and to increase range of movement.

 

Swedish Massage

 

The most commonly taught and well known massage technique.  It is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation.  Five basic strokes all flowing to the heart are used to manipulate the soft tissue of the body.  The many benefits of Swedish Massage include, relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue, adhesions and improved circulation.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

 

A tecnique that utilizes deep tissue/deep muscle massage to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia.  These techniques require advanced training and through understanding of the anatomy and physiology.  Muscles must be relaxed to effectively perform deep tissue massage - otherwise tight surface maucles prevent the therapist from getting to the deeper muscles.  This helps with chronic muscle pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis.

 

Hot Stone Massage

 

Hot stone Massage is a ancient therapy rediscovered.  The therapist will use stones perform the massage, this enables deeper penetration of the muscles.  Incorporating hot stone therapy into your body work session can:
Increase circulation, increase metabolism, decrease pain, decrease muscle spasms and decrease joint and tissue stiffness.

 

Steam Therapy

 

Steam Therapy is thousands of years old and found in cultures world wide.  Dramatic effects derive from circulation changes during  a steam session such as:
Stimulating celluar activity and growth, increasing metabolic rate, improving circulation, promoting water-loss, beautifying the skin, and detoxifying the body through the skin. 
Steam Therapy is also very relaxing.

 
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