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Neuromuscular Massage
What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular therapy is a specialized form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle.  These areas of strain are called tender or trigger points and are the cause of muscular pain symptoms.  Neuromuscular therapy is used to treat many different soft tissue problems.  The following list is a small example of issues that may be helped by neuromuscular therapy:
Lower back pain, upper back pain, carpal tunnel like symptoms, sciatica-like symptoms, hip pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis, calf cramps, tendonitis, knee pain, iliotibial band friction syndrome, jaw pain, temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ disorders).
Reduction or elimination of pain.
Greater flexibility and strength.
Increased ease and efficiency of movement.
Balanced musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Improved posture.
Increased circulation.
Decreased body toxins.
Increased energy and vitality.

Swedish Massage

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage may be the most basic type of massage, but in most 
cases, it is the most effective. It is generally used for relaxation and to help relieve tension. It is the start of most sessions and is the most widely used massage among therapists. There are five basic movements used in Swedish Massage: gliding, kneading, friction, percussion, and gentle rocking. These techniques are used in the most superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and
passive movements of the joints.


Deep Tissue Massage
What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep Tissue Massage is used to release chronic patterns of muscular tension using slow strokes, direct pressure or friction. Often the movements are directed across the grain of the muscles (cross-fiber) using the fingers, thumbs or elbows. This is applied with greater pressure and at deeper layers of the muscle than Swedish Massage. It is also more specific. For example, in the case of someone with a sore shoulder, the practitioner may focus on the trapezius and the rhomboid underneath, trying to work in all the layers of muscle that might be involved. Deep Tissue Massage lends itself to being more focused on a problem area.

Trigger Point Massage
What is Trigger Point Therapy?

A trigger point (TP) is a hyperirritable tender spot in an abused muscle that refers pain ("triggers" pain) to other muscles. This is why the pain in your head may be coming from a neck muscle and the pain in your neck from a shoulder muscle. If the trigger points are not treated, they can be the culprits in lingering pain, even after an injury has healed, and the reason why the headache, neck ache and backache keep returning year after year. Some of the causes of TP activity in your muscles are: stress, excessive chilling, injury, overuse, strain, as well as chemical, drugs, alcohol, and environmental pollutants. Active trigger points keep the muscles tight, restricting blood flow and compressing nerves, perpetuating a vicious pain-spasm cycle in the muscles. The effect of decreased flexibility limits movement encouraging postural patterns which may sustain the cycle for years. Trigger Point Release Therapy is a valuable component of preventative, as well as rehabilitative care. 

Relaxation Massage
What is Relaxation Massage?

A relaxing Swedish massage that uses kneading, gliding and long soothing strokes on the superficial layers of the muscles. Swedish Massage improves circulation, boosts immune system, helps in removal of toxins, improves overall skin and muscle tone, reduces stress and fatigue, and promotes better sleep.



Sports Massage


What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a type of massage that is used to work on athletes of all levels of training from the weekend warrior to professional sports teams. People who do sports massage can be professional massage therapists. Sports activities massage was originally designed to assist athletes prepare their bodies for optimum efficiency, recover right after a large occasion, or function properly in the course of education. Sports activities massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to your muscles and tendons. Sports massage is really helpful for the individual who has injuries, chronic pain or restricted selection of movement.
Sports massage is really a sort of Swedish massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids. The main purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. The massage will help prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. Sports massage can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether a person is an athlete or a once a week jogger.
Rehabilitative sports massage -- aimed at alleviating ache as a result of injury and returning your body to well being.  Sports massage has many benefits, sports massage reduces the heart rate and blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, reduces muscle tension, improves flexibility, and relieves pain. Each sport and athletic event uses muscle groups in a different way. Sports Massage can also include pre-event, post-event and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance, lessen chances of injury and reduce recovery time.
For specific injuries-
Plantar fasciitis, Ankle sprain,Achilles tendonitis,Hamstring strain,  Thigh strain,  Calf strain, Shin splints, Patellofemoral pain,  Sciatica,  Piriformis syndrome


Lymph Massage
What is Lymphatic drainage Massage?

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch or about 4 kPa) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.   Some of the benefits of MLD are   Skin care, Detox,  remove Headaches,  After Surgery Healing,  Promote healing, Reduce swelling, Relaxation.  To read more click HERE
  

Reiki Healing
What Is Reiki?

While Reiki can be combined with a massage,  Reiki is not a Massage, it is a technique for stress reduction that also promotes healing. During a session, the patient remains clothed and the practitioner’s hands are placed near or lightly touching various parts of the body, including areas around the head, shoulders, stomach, legs, and feet. Most patients report feelings of relaxation, and patients often fall asleep during a session. 

The Reiki programs offered in hospitals are often administered by hospital staff who have taken Reiki training and are sometimes complemented by lay practitioners who have taken a hospital orientation class. The popularity of Reiki in hospitals has been largely driven by requests from patients and by nurses and doctors who have experienced its value. They report that Reiki reduces stress, decreases the amount of pain medication required, improves sleep and appetite, and accelerates the healing process. It has also been reported to reduce many of the unwanted side effects of radiation and drugs, including chemotherapy.
 



Hypnosis
Hypnosis -- or hypnotherapy -- uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. The person's attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a person may focus his or her attention -- with the help of a trained therapist -- on specific thoughts or tasks.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy (counseling or therapy) because the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain.
Hypnosis can be used in two ways, as suggestion therapy or for patient analysis.
Suggestion therapy: The hypnotic state makes the person better able to respond to suggestions. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help some people change certain behaviors, such as stopping smoking or nail biting. It can also help people change perceptions and sensations, and is particularly useful in treating pain.

What Are the Benefits of Hypnosis?
The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including:
Phobias, fears, and anxiety
Sleep disorders
Depression
Stress
Post-trauma anxiety
Grief and loss
Hypnosis also might be used to help with pain control and to overcome habits, such as smoking or overeating. It also might be helpful for people whose symptoms are severe or who need crisis management.

Robert Fleitz has been trained in traditional hypnosis,  Erickson hypnosis,  NLP, and 5_PATH, don't worry if you don't know what any of these things are.  The bottom line is this... If you would like to lose weight or make any desired life change, maybe you tried other things and did not get the lasting result you were looking for... Hypnosis  may be able to help.  to  learn more click here


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