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Additional Therapies

Massage for Pain Relief

Sports Massage

Athletic performance and recovery is the focus of this treatment. Use it before, during or after athletic events. After events, it may utilizes a slower paced flushing massage along with deep tissue techniques, passive and active stretching, heat, ice, ice massage and topical applications of heating or cooling balms. It can be a quick paced flushing massage before an event to loosen and energize.

You will experience rocking, rhythmic compressions and light pummeling.

This type or massage helps drain the muscle of waste products so there is less stiffness and quicker muscle recovery from intense athletic activity.

NOTE: It is not recommended to receive deep tissue or neuromuscular massage prior to an athletic even unless you have 48hrs of recovery time post treatment. (30, 60 or 90 minute sessions)

Medical Massage

This treatment focuses on a specific injury or complaint with increased detail and specificity.

This treatment uses a deeper, more finger specific pressure to help release chronic patterns of muscular tension.

Injuries or chronic illnesses such as: whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, back/neck disorders or any overuse syndrome responds well to this type of treatment. (30, 60 or 90 minute sessions)

Deep Tissue Massage

Release muscular tension, strains, adhesions (“knots”) anywhere on the body using slow, deeper strokes that affect the deeper layers of muscle.

First, the more superficial layers of muscle must be relaxed to affect the deeper layers below. This style of massage requires more advanced training and expert knowledge of anatomy and physiology. (30, 60 or 90 minute sessions)

Neuromuscular Therapy (or Trigger Point Massage)

NMT is a very specialized form of manual therapy. It uses a form of deeper massage that applies static pressure to areas in the muscles that are extremely irritable to break cycles of spasm and pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons, and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system.

NMT addresses five elements that cause pain:

  1. Ischemia: a lack of blood supply to the soft tissue which causes hypersensitivity to touch
  2. Trigger Points: highly irritated points in the muscle
  3. Nerve compression or entrapment: pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone
  4. Postural distortions
  5. Biomechanical dysfunctions (improper movements)

It requires a skilled therapist who is educated in muscle function and can work in a clinical or medical environment. This type of massage is excellent for chronic pain, traumatic injuries and post surgical recovery. Almost any illness or injury can benefit from the proper application of this technique.

NOTE: Mary Padula-Malchak RN,BS,LMT (owner) specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, trained by the International Academy of Neuro Muscular Therapies. (60 or 90 minute sessions)

Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage

This treatment addresses a woman’s body to help ease the discomforts of pregnancy. It is beneficial throughout the nine months of pregnancy, during labor and postpartum. This type of massage can ease low back pressure, swollen feet and general body aches.

Different forms of light or deep pressure massage maybe used depending on presenting symptoms. Massage maybe given on a special table or by using body pillows to support mother and baby throughout this treatment.

Pregnant women should consult with their doctor prior to scheduling a pregnancy massage. In high risk pregnancies prenatal massage may not be indicated. (60 or 90 minute sessions)