Relaxation, Stress Relief, Pain Reduction, Sports Recovery, Rehabilitation, Well-Being
The work I do is a physical medicine, precise, with very profound results, facilitating healing through a natural process.
In addition to core techniques such as Deep Tissue and Swedish, your massage may include use of: Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Myofascial Release (MFR), Sports, Stretch Assisted Massage (PNF), Cupping or Heat Therapies.
Medical Massage is based on the mechanical, chemical process and systemic effects of the pain mechanism of soft tissue injury. Specific manual therapy techniques are used to target regions of the body with chronic pain, injury and trigger points, to retrain muscle memory and reverse the cyclic return of soft tissue pain (the pain spasm pain cycle) by:
· Initiating a process to shut off the sustained contraction.
· Initiating the process of diffusion of waste/toxins from tissues cells to blood, thus returning blood and oxygen flow to the ischemic tissue.
· Continuing the recommended or prescribed frequency for long term relief.
Because I do not file insurance, I provide this service at the same rate as self-pay. If you require documented session notes, prior notification is needed and an additional document fee will apply.
Some insurance policies, FSA, HSA and Med-pay plans may cover prescribed massage and reimburse you when your diagnosis is medically necessary. If you have a referral or prescription, an itemized bill/receipt will be provided to you.
Ashiatsu (Ashi means “foot” and atsu means “pressure”) is a westernized version of an ancient form of bodywork based on Keralite foot massage called “Chavutti Thirummal”, from Kerala India, dating back to the 12th century. It was originally part of a marital art training and an Ayurvedic ritual. In Ashiatsu Bar Therapy, the practitioner uses their bare feet and body weight combined with Swedish, Sports, and Myofascial techniques. This is done on an extra wide, custom built heavy duty table which supports 1700 lbs. of working weight, while using an overhead bar system suspended from the ceiling.
Imagine a deep, relaxing massage that looks like a dance on the body. It begins with hands on application of pure oil & shea butter, then using the bare feet to travel the whole length of the body in one sweeping, flowing stroke, from the tips of the fingers to the toes. Firm, controlled pressure is applied, while stimulating individual chakra points/energy vortexes, circulation, relieving muscular pain, discomfort, and promoting a deeper relaxing breathing pattern; a true body, mind and soul sensation.
Your “a little more pressure please” is right here.
Please call if you would like more information to help you decide if Ashiatsu is for you.