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  • Massage Therapy + Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

    • For Pain Relief, Stress Management, Therapeutic Care, Relaxation & Wellness Care.
    • Massage + NMT Is Our Standard Massage Therapy Service.

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    Massage Therapy Is One Of The Best Ways To Manage Stress, Relieve Anxiety And Manage Depression. Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Is An Effective Method For Releasing Acute And Chronic Pain.

     

    Our Approach Combines Massage And Neuromuscular Therapy For Powerful And Long Lasting Results!

    Massage Therapy

    Massage is one of the oldest natural healing arts. Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.

     

    Today, Massage Therapy incorporates both traditional and scientific methodologies designed to enhance body function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability and promote relaxation and well-being.

     

    Massage Therapists manipulate both superficial and deep muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints and other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels and organs including the gastrointestinal and reproductive organs i.e. In treating constipation, fertility, breast health, etc.

     

     

    Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT): An Answer To Pain

    Neuromuscular Therapy is an integrative system of bodywork designed to incorporate neurologic 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 Itensifie Pain In The Body. Those Factors Are:

    • Ischemia is a lack of blood supply to the soft tissues, resulting in a lack of oxygen & nutrition to cells and an accumulation of waste products Ischemic tissues are sensitive to touch or locally painful.

    • Trigger Points occur when nerves fire impulses at a rapid speed into an area of the body other than that which has been traumatized. Because of trigger points, the cause of serious pain may often be far from the actual site of the pain. This, in turn, inhibits proper blood flow, which causes ischemia an often leads to more pain and discomfort.

    • Nerve Compression or Nerve Entrapment: Compression is pressure on a nerve by bone, cartilage or soft tissue. The role of the soft tissues in nerve compression is vital. Failure to treat the associated soft tissue often treats the symptom without eliminating the cause of the pain.

    • Postural Distortion or muscular contraction occurs when there is an imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting from movement of the body off its normal planes. When the body tries to compensate in an effort maintain structural balance, muscle contraction, body distortion, and pain result.

    • Nutritional Considerations are important in the treatment of pain as certain nutrients are stimulating to the nervous system and may play a role in chronic pain.

    • Emotional Wellbeing/Stress Management - There is a link between our mental health/stress levels and chronic physical pain.

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    Massage Therapy + NMT Offers Many Important Health Benefits!

    Mental & Emotional Benefits

    • Managing Stress and Stress Related Disorders
    • Managing Anxiety and Depression 
    • Promoting Healthy Sleep
    • Improving Immune Function
    • Boosting Alertness & Brain Power

    For Physical and Medical Conditions

    • Headaches & Migraines
    • Back, Neck  & Shoulder Pain
    • Low Back & Hip Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Range of Motion & Joint Flexibility

    The Benefits of Frequent Massage

    Massage therapy helps to relieve pain, manage stress, enhance wellness and positively affect medical conditions. Now research tells us those benefits increase significantly with regular frequent massage visits. A new Emory University Study conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shows there are sustained, cumulative beneficial effects of repeated massage therapy...

    The Emory study is part of a growing body of research that shows a link between many forms of touch—from massage to hand-holding—and improved health. Dr. Tiffany Field, Director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine believes massage to be in the same category with proper diet and exercise as something that helps maintain overall health.

    Dr. James Dillard of Columbia University states,"Like exercise, massage does more for you if you engage in it regularly... even a monthly treatment can help maintain general health."

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    The body is a sacred garment:

    it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with,

    and it should be treated with honour.

    --Martha Graham

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    Not until we experience it is it more that just words.

    After we experience it, there is no need for words.
    --Milton Trager

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    Massage Has A Positive Impact On Every Body System.

    Here Are A Few Of The Ways Massage Affects Us:

    The Skeletal System

    Bone is affected indirectly by massage. Improved circulation of blood brings oxygen and nutrients to the bones. Joint stiffness and pain can be reduced. As the muscles become more flexible, joint movement increases.

    The Muscular System

    Some massage movements relax and stretch muscles, reducing muscular tension and cramp. Massage also makes muscles more flexible by reducing muscle tone. Muscles tired by exercise are more quickly restored by massage than by rest.

    The Nervous System

    Soothing massage can provide relief from nervous irritability and stress-related conditions such as insomnia and tension headaches. When used energetically to stimulate, massage may relieve lethargy and fatigue.

     

    The Circulatory System

    Massage can improve the flow of blood, which can help poor circulation. This is especially useful for anyone who is immobile.

    The Lymphatic System

    Gentle massage stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps clear the body of a build-up of waste products. The relaxing effect of the massage can relieve stress, which in turn can boost the immune system.

    The Respiratory System

    As you become more relaxed during a massage, respiration may become slower and deeper as you are using your diaphragm for breathing and expending less energy. Physiotherapists use cupping movements over the base of the lungs to relieve chest congestion.

    The Digestive System

    Massage aids relaxation and therefore can help to increase the movement of food and waste products through the digestive system. This relaxation can have a balancing effect on the digestive system.

    The Urinary System

    Waste products that have been released during massage find their way via the blood to the kidneys where they may be filtered out and eliminated.

    The Female Reproductive System

    Menstrual problems such as period pains and PMS can be alleviated by the relaxing effects of massage, as can menopausal symptoms.

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    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.

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    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 Bodywork

    Safe, Healing Touch For The Body, Mind & Spirit

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    Trauma Bodywork Offers Safe, Gentle Touch

    For The Body, Mind & Spirit

    Trauma Bodywork uses gentle, nurturing touch, holding, energy bodywork and other modalities with the intent to assist in the healing of physical, mental or emotional trauma. In the comfort and safety of the massage treatment room and the use of safe, skillful touch, there can be a letting go of the pain and trauma of the past.

     

    Trauma Bodywork Offers Exceptional Healing Support

    For People Affected By Or Working Through Issues Including:

     

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Eating Disorders
    • Trauma
    • Abuse
    • Grief & Loss
    • Negative Body Image
    • Low Self Esteem
    • Drug or Alcohol Addiction
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    With The Releasing Of Trauma And Pain, We Can More Fully

    Embrace Life In The Present, And Experience The Love

    And Beauty Of Living In The Moment

    Trauma Bodywork Integrates Various Techniques Including:

    • Massage Therapy
    • Energy Bodywork
    • Myofascial Release
    • Safe, Gentle Touch & Holding
    • Positional Release
    • Therapeutic Communication
    • Stretching & Movement
    • Healing Intent
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    Trauma Bodywork Can Be Used To Access And Release Energy

    Associated With Stress And Trauma

    In his book Waking the Tiger, author Peter Levine explains why humans are often frozen in trauma, unlike animals who cope daily with the unpredictability of nature.

     

    Both animals and humans react to stressors by preparing to fight, flee, or freeze but animals disperse this "stress energy" in the fighting or fleeing and by "shaking it off" after the freezing. The animal does not hold onto the traumatic event. In contrast, humans tend to hold the tensed energy of the trauma in our bodies where it can manifest into physical and emotional distress.

     

    There is good news, however, as demonstrated by our animal friends! According to Levine, "psychological wounds are reversible and that healing comes when the physical and mental letting go occurs."

     

    Trauma Bodywork can be used to access and release energy associated with stress and trauma, thus addressing a variety of life issues including current physical and emotional challenges, past trauma, addictions, feeling stuck in life and/or our body.

  • 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!

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    Signs & Symptoms Of Depression

    • Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells
    • Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns
    • Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety
    • Pessimism, indifference
    • Loss of energy, persistent lethargy
    • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness
    • Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness
    • Inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal
    • Unexplained aches and pains
    • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide

     

    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."

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  • Energy Work/ Reiki/

    Chakra Balancing

    Gentle, Meditative Healing Touch for Grounding, Restoring Balance,

    Being In The Moment, Deep Relaxation and Stress Relief.

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    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.

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    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.

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    People Experience Energy Work In Different Ways

    • A feeling of inner quiet, peace and relaxation
    • A feeling of lightness or heaviness as you relax deeply
    • Sensations of heat, coolness, or tingling as enery moves and balances
    • You may see colors, have imagery, receive insights
    • A release of stress and anxiety
    • Lessening of symptoms of stress, pain
    • An increase of sensatation as increased energy flows to an area
    • A sense of overall well-being

     

    Using Energy Work,

    The Therapist Seeks To:

    • Bring Awareness Of The Body's Subtle Energy Systems.
    • Balance the Chakras and Restore Harmony to the Body, Mind & Spirit
    • Convey Nurturing, Universal Healing Energy to the Person
    • Facilitate the Release of Stuck or Negative Energies that May Contribute to Physical, Emotional, Mental or Spiritual Distress.
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    The Chakras

    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

    Fertility Massage Is A Safe, All-Natural Fertility Therapy,

    Designed To Help Women Conceive

     

    This WorkCombines A Variety Of Techniques To Support Your Menstrual Cycle, Reproductive Health, Digestion & Fertility Including:

    • Massage Therapy
    • Deep Tissue Massage
    • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
    • Chi Nei Tsang (Asian organ massage)
    • Myofascial Release
    • Energy Work
    • Acupressure
    • Reflexology
    • Castor Oil Therapy

    Fertility Massage can increase the chances of getting pregnant by stimulating the reproductive organs and regulating ovulation. Fertility massage will not have side effects and may be combined with other treatments that are used to boost fertility!

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    The Benefits Of

    Fertility Massage

    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 in reproductive organs, pelimagevic 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 cause low fertility in women.

     

    Fertility Massage is 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:

    • A sedentary or stressful lifestyle
    • Twisted fallopian tubes
    • Tight fascia
    • Inflammation
    • Endometriosis
    • Scar Tissue
    • Past Surgeries
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    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 Chart Below) 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

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    What Can I Expect In A

    Fertility Massage Session?

    Fertility Massage Combines Elements Of Several Massage & Bodywork Techniques Including:

    • Massage Therapy
    • Neuromuscular Therapy
    • Myofascial Release
    • Chi Ne Tsang (Internal Organ Massage)
    • Energy Healing
    • Aromatherapy
    • Reflexology

    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 is equally important. Stress & pain-reducing massage techniques are performed in every treatment.


    The Abdomen & Pelvis Are The Primary Areas Of Focus

    A typical session may begin with myofascial release and energy bodywork to the abdomen, Specific techniques including Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy and Chi Nei Tsang are applied to the abdomen. Following the abdominal treatment any remaining areas of the body are treated with massage and bodywork depending on the individual needs of each client.

     

    You leave the Massage session feeling relaxed, 

    refreshed, invigorated... and accomplished!

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    Massage Is Beneficial At All Stages Of Your Pregnancy And Is One Of The Best Things You Can Do For You And Your Baby!

    Pregnancy is a time when expectant moms experience unique physical and emotional changes that occur as a result of increased weight, changing posture and adjusting hormone levels. As a result of these changes, discomforts including muscular tension, headaches, backaches, neck and shoulder aches may arise.

     

    Prenatal Massage Offers Important Benefits For Mom And Baby

    Research conducted at the University of Miami School of Medicine shows that prenatal massage reduces stress hormones in the body, improves mood and sleep patterns, and reduces anxiety and back pain.

    Studies also show that women who receive regular massage during pregnancy have lower rates of premature birth and fewer obstetrical problems. Their babies have a lower rate of postnatal complications.

     

    More Benefits Of Prenatal Massage

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    • Reduces Stress & Anxiety
    • Helps Relieve Symptoms of Depression
    • Relieves Aches and Pains in the Low Back, Neck, Shoulders, Hips and Legs.
    • Relieves Muscle Tension and Headaches
    • Reduces Swelling and Edema
    • Improves Oxygenation to Skin, Muscles & Soft Tissues of The Body
    • Helps Regulate Hormone Production
    • Enhances the Pliability of Skin and Underlying Tissues
    • Encourages Better Sleep
    • Improves Outcome of Labor and Eases Labor Pain
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    The Massage Room Is A Welcoming Retreat

    From The Stresses Of Everyday Life. It Is A Place

    Of Total Relaxation For The Body And The Mind.

    The massage experience is a time of reflection, meditation and renewal, allowing the mind to rest as the body is soothed. For expectant moms, this time of rest and rejuvenation spent in massage may provide benefits that extend through pregnancy and beyond. The physical, mental and emotional benefits of massage during pregnancy are significant.

     

    Prenatal Massage Is Safe And Effective Throughout Your Pregnancy!

    Start Massage Early In Pregnancy For Maximum Benefits

    In most cases, massage can be experienced throughout the entire nine-month pregnancy term, including the first trimester. If health related complications do exist, we require a written okay from your physician or midwife and, in most cases, the massage routine is simply modified to address the issue. Occasionally, complications of pregnancy do contraindicate massage. If you are experiencing complications during pregnancy, discuss your condition with your doctor or midwife first.

     

    If Contraindications For Massage Do Exist...

    If your condition is such that you cannot receive massage during pregnancy, you can still experience many of the same benefits with Energy Bodywork! There are no contraindications for energetic bodywork therapies.

     

    Click Here to Read More About Prenatal Energy Work.

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    Breast Massage in Pregnancy, Nursing and Weaning...

    An Option You May Wish to Consider

    Breast Massage can be a wonderful addition to prenatal care and a source of support while nursing and weaning. The benefits of breast massage in the childbearing years include:

    • Reduced discomfort throughout pregnancy
    • Improved skin tone
    • Increased breast milk production
    • Relief of engorgement Can unblock plugged milk glands
    • Increased drainage during breastfeeding
    • Decreased appearance of scars and stretch marks

    Scheduling A Prenatal + Breast Massage

    • For a full Prenatal + Breast Massage please choose the 105 minute option when scheduling.
    • Breast Massage can also be worked into a 75 minute session but there may not be enough time for a full body massage.
    • For specific breast issues only, a 45 minute session is also available. 

    In case you are wondering... Breast Massage procedures include clearing lymph in tissues surrounding the breasts. Only 12 - 15 minutes are devoted to the actual breasts.

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    Alan Jordan, Massage Therapist

    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.

    • Research studies in progress at that time included:
    • A study about the effects of massage on depressed mothers-to-be and their babies
    • A study concerning the effects of massage on premature infants
    • A study of the use of aromatherapy for infants at bath time

    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

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    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:

    • Reduced Anxiety By 94 Percent
    • Reduced Nausea By 80 Percent
    • Reduced Pain By 78 Percent
    • Improved Sleep By 86 Percent

    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.

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    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

    • Brings Grounding & Balance to the Body, Mind and Spirit
    • Provides Deep Relaxation and Calm
    • Reduces Stress
    • Alleviates Anxiety
    • Restores Calm
    • Alleviates Nausea
    • Helps Manage Pain
    • Reduces Exhaustion
    • Helps to Release Fear Surrounding Pregnancy, Labor, Childbirth, 
    • Helps to Strengthen the Connection Between Mother and Baby
    • Supports Good Health During Pregnancy and Childbirth

     

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    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.

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    For The Ultimate Prenatal Experience, Combine Prenatal Massage And Energy Work In A Single 105 Minute Visit!

     

    Click Here To Schedule Prenatal Energy Work

    Or Prenatal Energy Work + Massage Therapy Now!

  • Postnatal Massage

    Restorative & Rejunivating Care For The New Mom

     

    The stress from childbirth and time spent caring for your newborn may be hard on your body. Postnatal massage gives you nurturing and emotional support to help you gain back your lost energy and also helps the body return to its condition before pregnancy.

     

    Postnatal massage can help you to feel like yourself again in a short time. Not only will your muscular aches and pains disappear more quickly, your calm mental state is restored.


      Benefits of Postnatal Massage

      • Provides deep relaxation. Being a new mom can be exhausting!
      • Relieves shoulders and neck pain from carrying and breastfeeding a baby
      • Helps restore the uterus to its original state
      • Helps to eliminate excess body fluids and reduces fluid retention
      • Helps you feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, it is easier to meet the needs of your newborn.
    • Lymphatic Breast Massage

      Proactive Breast Health & Wellness Care For Every Woman

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      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

      • Relieves Breast Pain & Tenderness
      • Relieves PMS Related Tenderness
      • Increases Comfort & Helps Maintain Posture By Opening The Chest And Providing A More Supple, Lighter Feeling
      • Increases Circulation And Lymph Drainage, Removing Metabolic Waste And Toxins While Supplying Fresh Nutrition To Breast Tissues
      • Helps Resolve Fibrocystic Tissue, Cysts and Other Benign Conditions
      • After implant surgery, Breast Massage can play a critical role in the prevention of capsular contracture.
      • In emotional healing: Some women want to become more comfortable with their own breasts or resolve past trauma. Safe, nurturing touch can provide a healing experience.
      • Following surgery, Breast Massage speeds healing and lessens scar formation
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      About Pre and Postnatal

      Breast Massage

      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:

      • Improved skin tone
      • Increased breast milk production
      • Relief of engorgement
      • Can Unblock plugged milk glands
      • Increased drainage during breastfeeding
      • Decreased appearance of scars and stretch marks

      The Lymphatic

      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:

      • You request or wish to discuss lymphatic breast massage.
      • We discuss breast massage expected benefits, procedures and draping options.
      • You complete and sign the Breast Massage Addendum which includes a Breast Health Intake Form and Acknowledgement of Informed Consent.

       

      Draping Choices


      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.

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      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

      Alan Jordan, LMT, NCTMB

      Owner/ Therapist

      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.

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      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.

      Book Appointment Now!

      Book Appointment For Lymphatic Breast Massage Now!

    • Massage & Bodywork

      Combo Paks

      The Ultimate Massage & Bodywork Experience!

      Combine Multiple Services In A Single Session

      For The Ultimate Massage And Bodywork Experience!

       

      Massage + Energy Work

      • Massage Therapy (75min) + Energy Work (45min), $115.00
      • Massage Therapy (75min) + Energy Work (45min) + Aromatherapy, $125.00. Our Most Popular Combo! 

      Women's Health Combo's

      • Massage Therapy (90min) + Lymphatic Breast Massage, (15min), $100.00
      • Massage Therapy (75min) + Energy Work (45min) + Lymphatic Breast Massage, (15min), $135.00
      • Prenatal Massage (75 min) + Energy Work (45 min), $115.00
      • Prenatal Massage (75 min) + Lymphatic Breast Massage (15 min), $85.00
      • Prenatal Massage (75 min) + Energy Work (45 min), $115.00
      • Prenatal Massage (75min) + Energy Work (45min) + Lymphatic Breast Massage (15min), $135.00
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