For over a decade, I have assisted hundreds of clients through effective manual treatment protocols based on sound anatomy and physiology knowledge and precise palpatory applications. Using massage methods such as stones and stretching in addition to elements of yogic/ayurvedic principles I can incorporate the physical, mental, and energetic bodies into our massage sessions. Within each session, suggestions are used to ground clients in the understanding of preventative care choices and ideas of how to manage these choices within our lives. Offering a multidisciplinary approach enhances the outcome of your healing process.
The Clinic Santosha Connection LLC is a multidisciplinary setting with a team-oriented approach to patient care.
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) has emerged as a significant methodology for assessing, treating and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain and is practiced in the treatment rooms of massage therapy but also in occupational and physical therapy, nursing, chiropractic, osteopathic and physical medicine clinics worldwide. Pressure Point work, which applies deep, consistent pressure to specific nerves, tendons, or ligaments, is the base of NMT work used in the US today.
Western Massage such as Swedish/effleurage which is the stroking and kneading of muscles and as well as Active Isolated Stretching, Movement Education, Structural Integration will be incorporated in this session.
Think of Massage Therapy not just as a luxury, but consider it as part of a necessary wellness program.
Stones placed on key points or problem areas on the body so that the warmth may penetrate to soften muscles and tissues. As well, stones may be used to relax by softening the fascia. Gliding the warm stone over the entire body is an amazing experience for the nervous and lymphatic systems. For inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones may be used.
Oriental Bodywork -Thai yoga massage on the Table is incorporated along with other applications of western massage such as effleurage (stroking and kneading the muscles), NMT and pressure point work (applying deep, consistent pressure to specific nerves, tendons, or ligaments and acupoints) in order to balance the functions of the four body elements. The functions in ayurvedic philosophy are earth (din-solid parts of the body, including nerves, skeleton, muscles, blood vessels, tendons and ligaments), water (náam-blood and bodily secretions), fire (fai-digestion and metabolism), and air (lom-respiration, and circulation). Thai massage also incorporates elements of mindfulness, gentle rocking, deep stretching and rhythmic compression to create a singular healing experience.
Massage Cupping and lymphatic balancing ® is wonderful ancient technique that is based on common Chinese cupping therapy. By creating suction and negative pressure, massage-cupping therapy is used to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions in fascia and bring hydration to body tissues. This compliments many health modalities ranging from facial medical massage to physical therapy.