Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT):
An Answer To Pain
Neuromuscular Therapy is an integrative system of bodywork designed to incorporate neurological responses in muscle and connective tissue. It is designed to reduce musculoskeletal pain and restore balance between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. NMT can provide fast, long-lasting relief from pain.
Neuromuscular Therapy Is Based On Six Physiological Factors that May Cause or Intensify Pain In The Body.
Those Physiological Factors Are:
Safe, caring touch is essential for optimum physical and emotional health!
Therapeutic massage can be a vital part of living a healthier, happier, pain free life.
I believe massage therapy is absolutely key in the healing process not only because it relieves stress, it is obviously foundational in the healing process any time and anywhere.
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D
Trauma Energy Becomes Stuck & Suppressed In The Cellular
Memory, Limiting Our Ability To Live Freely And Joyfully.
Trauma Bodywork Releases Energy Asociated With Stress & Trauma,
Relieving The Pain And Renewing The Spirit!
Signs & Symptoms Of Depression
According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, "If you experience five or more of these symptoms for more than two weeks or if any of these symptoms interfere with work or family activities, consult with your doctor for a thorough evaluation."
Energy Work/ Reiki/
Gentle, Meditative Healing Touch for Grounding, Restoring Balance,
Being In The Moment, Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief.
About Energy Work
Energy Work uses gentle, meditative touch, holding and subtle movements to convey healing and restore balance to the body. The Energy therapist seeks to channel positive, healing energy to the receiver and works to balance energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health.
Energy Work is accomplished through a simple laying-on-of hands and is facilitated in a meditative state of care and healing. The therapist becomes a conduit of universal healing energy to the client, subtly sensing, assessing and reacting to the movement, flow and release of energy in the client.
There are seven main chakras that occur along the midline of the body, from the base of the spine to the top of the head.
Each chakra corresponds to and influences various aspects of our physical, emotional and spiritual being.
People Experience Energy Work In Different Ways
Using Energy Work,
The Therapist Seeks To:
The word Chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word Cakra, meaning wheel or circle. In Hindu and other belief systems, a chakra is a wheel-like spinning vortex that whirls in a circular motion and is a center of life force or "vital" energy in the body. The concept of Chakras is essential to Yoga theory and many healing modalities.
There are seven main chakras that occur along the midline of the body, from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each chakra corresponds to and influences various aspects of our physical, emotional and spiritual being.
When chakras are blocked or are flowing too freely, an energetic imbalance is created that can affect all areas of life. When the chakras are in balance, the body radiates health and we enjoy a deep sense of peace.
Fertility Massage Is A Safe, All-Natural Fertility Therapy,
Designed To Help Women Conceive
This Work Combines A Variety Of Techniques To Support Your Menstrual Cycle, Reproductive Health, Digestion & Fertility Including:
Fertility Massage can increase the chances of getting pregnant by stimulating the reproductive organs and regulating ovulation. Fertility massage does not have side effects and may be combined with other treatments that are used to boost fertility!
The Benefits Of
Trying to get pregnant can be a stressful experience, especially for people who are having difficulties. Stress can lead to even more difficulties, making it more difficult to conceive.
One of the great benefits of Fertility Massage is that it allows for the reduction of stress, helping the body to feel more at ease to conceive.
Fertility Massage is useful in decreasing scar tissue, adhesions and tubal obstructions, while increasing the function of the reproductive organs and promoting general wellness and relaxation. It is used to treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, uterine fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, ovarian cysts and other medical conditions that may contribute to low fertility in women.
Fertility Massage is also beneficial to digestive health, helping to increase intestinal function and the assimilation of nutrients, also important fertility concerns.
Fertility massage helps a tilted (displaced) uterus; one that is compressed by impacted intestines or is suffering from lack of circulation caused by:
Can I Get A Fertility Massage
Any Time Of The Month?
No. Fertility massage should only be performed during the Follicular phase after your period ends and before ovulation begins. Fertility Massage should not be done during your period or during the luteal phase post ovulation (See accompanying Menstrual Cycle chart). Obviously, Fertility Massage should not be performed if you are pregnant.
The Menstrual Cycle Has Four Phases:
Menstrual – day 1-5
Follicular – day 1-13
Ovulation – day 14
Luteal – day 15-28
What Can I Expect In A
Fertility Massage Session?
Fertility Massage Combines Elements Of Several Massage & Bodywork Techniques Including:
Fertility Massage is a non-invasive, relaxing and enjoyable experience. While abdominal treatment is the focus of fertility treatment, full body stress relief and general relaxation are equally important. Stress & pain-reducing massage techniques are performed in every treatment.
The Abdomen & Pelvis Are The Primary Areas Of Focus
A fertility massage session may begin with myofascial release and energy bodywork to the abdomen, followed by specific techniques including Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy and Chi Nei Tsang, also applied to the abdomen. Following the abdominal treatment, remaining areas of the body are treated with massage and bodywork depending on the goal of the session and the individual needs of each client.
You leave the Massage session feeling relaxed,
refreshed, invigorated... and accomplished!
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Alan Jordan, LMT, NCTMB
Certified Prenatal Therapist
In 1999, I participated in a research training workshop at the Touch Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
I participated in all 3 studies by interviewing pregnant women, recording movements of unborn children via ultrasound and performing the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale test on premature babies.
For me, the highlight of the workshop was massaging Elena M., who only a few weeks earlier was born at the University of Miami weighing less than 1 pound!
The day I "scrubbed up" and put my hands in the incubator to massage Elena, she weighed less than 2 pounds. As I touched and stroked her tiny body, chills ran through my own! I felt that I was experiencing the essence of creation itself.
Massaging Elena was a truly phenomenal moment of my life. The TRI experience confirmed my commitment to working with pregnant women and the new life within.
Prenatal Energy Work
Beautiful, Wonderful, Meditative Nurturing For Mother And Baby
Energy Work Helps Achieve Whole Body Relaxation,
Energy Work Removes Subtle Blockages, Allowing Energy To Move & Helping Pregnant Moms Cope With Their Changing Bodies.
A Recent Study At Hartford Hospital Showed That
Reiki(Energy Work) During Pregnancy:
Energy Work is gentle, calming and relaxing, benefiting both the mother & unborn child. Energy Work helps to boost the immune system, release toxins from the body, calms the mind and emotions and helps to restore harmony and balance to the mother-to-be.
Prenatal Energy Work Uses Safe, Gentle Meditative Touch to Convey Universal Healing Energy And Bring Balance To The Subtle Energy Systems Of The Body. Prenatal Energy Work Is Safe During All Stages Of Pregnancy And In All States Of Heath.
Benefits Of Prenatal Energy Work
Pregnancy Is A Wonderful Time To De-Stress.
Take Time-Out For You & Your Baby
& Enjoy The Benefits Of Energy Work.
In early pregnancy, Energy Work can reduce many of the common discomforts such as exhaustion and nausea, ease stress, and promote relaxation. Throughout pregnancy, Energy Work provids relief as the mother’s body grows and changes, and can address issues such as lower back pain, tension in the neck and shoulders, and insomnia.
On a mental and emotional level, Energy Work can ease anxiety and fear in a woman who is unsure of herself and her body as childbirth approaches or who worries about motherhood. Relieved of some of the physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy, the expectant mom will sleep more soundly and feel more relaxed, positive and connected with her baby.
Lymphatic Breast Massage
Proactive Breast Health & Wellness Care For Every Woman
Why Breast Massage?
Lymphatic Breast Massage assists in promoting healthy breast tissue. Breast Massage helps to reduce fibroids and cysts, relieves the pain and discomfort associated with PMS or compression from bras.
This work helps to relieve pain and tension from stress in the muscles of the chest wall and assists in healthy tissue regeneration and scar reduction following surgery.
Women often seek breast massage for relief from pain and tenderness or for treatment of a variety of medical conditions.
Many women are interested in pro-active preventative breast health care, or feel that breasts are a natural part of their body that should not be ignored.
Breast Massage is a logical proactive step for healthy breast care.
Health Benefits Of Breast Massage
About Pre and Postnatal
Breast Massage can be a wonderful addition to prenatal care, especially in the first trimester when breast tenderness is most pronounced. Breast Massage also provides a source of support while preparing to breastfeed and while nursing or weaning.
The Benefits Of Breast Massage During Pregnancy, Lactation & Weaning Include:
Breast Massage Experience
Breast Massage is always performed with professionalism, dignity and respect. As a specific treatment, breast massage includes some massage on the upper back, ribs, neck and abdomen and is a 45 minute session. Breast massage may also be incorporated into a full massage massage, bodywork or prenatal massage session using the 105 minute session option.
Breast Massage Is Never Automatically Included
In Any Massage Therapy Or Bodywork Session
Before Proceeding With Lymphatic Breast Massage
The Following Steps Occur:
When working with breast tissue, you have the options of being undraped, undraping one breast at a time or full draping. No draping is generally the best option as it allows for a full visual inspection of breast variances that may need to be addressed, allows for more complete work and avoids possible nipple chafing as breasts move under the sheet.
Most women who were concerned about awkwardness before having undraped breast massage, report that any reservations disappeared when the treatment began. However, you always are welcome to choose partial or complete draping if you wish. As with any massage procedure, you may change your mind at anytime!
After The Session
After receiving breast massage, most women report feeling lighter and less restricted in the chest and that they are able to breath more fully. Decreased pain and lessened menstrual cycle related discomfort are often reported. An overall feeling of good health, a sense of freedom, lessened fullness and other benefits are typically reported.
Breast Massage Is Empowering!
Breast Massage is empowering and can help you maintain the health of your breasts, increase relaxation and create a general sense of well being. If administered professionally.
Breast Massage helps to improve circulation and health while providing a sense of holism and wellness as a part of your regular massage treatment. Your massage therapist can also be a helpful part of your breast screening routine
Alan Jordan, LMT, NCTMB
Trained In & Taught Lymphatic Breast Massage
Alan Jordan has performed breast massage and taught breast massage classes at massage therapy schools and for continuing education classes since 1998.
Alan studied Lymphatic Breast Care with Dr. Bruno Chickley, MD and Breast Massage with Debra Curties, R.M.T., author of Breast Massage and Executive Director of the Sutherland-Chan School in Toronto, Ontario. He studied Massage for Breast Health with Susanrachel Condon at the Swedish Institute of Massage in New York City.
A Short History Of Breast Massage
In The United States
In the U.S., interest in breast massage grew dramatically after Debra Curties, a Registered Massage Therapist in Canada and past president of the American Massage Therapy Association Council of schools wrote the book Breast Massage in 1999.
Debra understood the health benefits of breast massage and made it her mission to educate the massage therapy, bodywork, allied health and medical communities about this work.
You might expect Lymphatic Breast Massage to be more readily available at more clinical and medically oriented massage practices but today even some day spas, including Elizabeth Arden Red Door Door Spas, are now offering some type of breast massage therapy.