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 Massage Therapy Center

During a massage, the therapist manipulates the muscles and other soft tissues of the body, often varying pressure and movement. The intent is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them, and decrease pain.

As a Medical Massage Center, all modalities of massage are offered including:

  • Swedish and Swedish Gymnastics: Long strokes, kneading, and friction on the muscles and moves the joints to aid flexibility.
  • Deep Tissue/Therapeutic: Patterns of strokes and deep finger pressure on parts of the body where muscles are tight or knotted, focusing on layers of muscle deep under the skin. Relaxes and softens injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Trigger Point (also called pressure point massage): Uses a variety of strokes but applies deeper, more focused pressure on myofascial trigger points--"knots" that can form in the muscles, are painful when pressed, and cause symptoms elsewhere in the body as well.
  • Reflexology: Uses and applies pressure to parts of the feet and/or hands to promote healing and relaxation throughout the body
  • Sports-Specific Massage: Similar to deep tissue or therapeutic massage, but sport-specific to alleviate tightness, pain, and prepare for the next sporting event.
  • Shiatsu or Acupressure: Varying, rhythmic pressure from the fingers on parts of the body to promote vital energy.
  • Cranial-sacral Therapy: A gentle, non-invasive therapy which will free up any restrictions in the cranium or sacrum that could contribute to ADHD. Additionally, the movements used in this modality initiate the parasympathetic "rest and digest" response, as opposed to the "fight or flight" response.
  • Myofascial Release: Bypasses the muscles by focusing on the fascia as one, large, connected system. Exceedingly gentle, the unwinding technique in Myofascial release activates the parasympathetic system. Similar to cranial-sacral, this will free any restrictions inhibiting energy flow, leading to tension release.

We also offer:

Medical Massage Techniques                 Hot Stone Massage
Myoskeletal Alignment Technique           MyoFlexxion
Stretching Techniques                             Sports Active-release                             Prenatal Massage


                                                                   

Massage to Increase Learning Potential

We also specialize in massage to increase learning potential. Massage that stimulates the parasympathetic relaxation response is desired when working with students with ADHD, stress, or anxiety. Some modalities specific to learning potential are:

Cranial-sacral therapy: A gentle, non-invasive therapy which will free up any restrictions in the cranium or sacrum that could contribute to ADHD. Additionally, the movements used in this modality initiate the parasympathetic "rest and digest" response, as opposed to the "fight or flight" response.

Myofascial release: Bypasses the muscles by focusing on the fascia as one, large, connected system. Exceedingly gentle, the unwinding technique in Myofascial release activates the parasympathetic system. Similar to cranial-sacral, this will free any restrictions inhibiting energy flow, leading to tension release.

Massage stimulates the release of certain chemicals in the body, such as serotonin or endorphins.

Some types of massage are used 15 minutes in duration during a cognitive training session as needed and with parent permission for clients under 18 years of age.