Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins. This modality entails using deepening compressions on ischemic (knotted) areas in order to release the muscles and nerves that are being affected by lack of proper circulation. When neuromuscular work is done a comfort scale of 1-10 is utilized (staying in the mid-range) to ensure optimum pain relief without overstimulation.
"Healthy Choices" Life coaching sessions are conducted via Zoom with Beth Burnham, Certified Holistic Life Coach. It is important to note that a life coach is not a counselor, who is a qualified individual, trained to provide treatment. A Life Coach offers emotional support, accountability and motivation to help their clients make healthy choices related to mind, body and spirit. Sessions will be scheduled in advance and the client will need to contact Beth at least 24 hours before the appointment in order to reschedule. Package pricing is available upon request.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Stones are also used as massage tools and are moved in gliding strokes over all of the stress-holding areas of the body. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
This relaxing foot soak uses electrical currents from a metal array and mineral solution to gently pull toxins from different areas of the body. This is extremely helpful for detoxing during cancer treatments and to boost the immune system, helping remove heavy metals and waste materials from the body.
Working with children requires the right pressure and the ability to interact well with the child. A 30 minute session is usually best for children ages infant to 10 years of age. At age 11 I will consider a 60 minute session as needed. My specialty is working with those children affected with ADD/ADHD. I also bring parents into the session to train them to work with their child at home between sessions at no extra charge. 15 minute sessions are also available upon request.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session. This modality is sometimes referred to as Sports Massage and incorporates some stretching as well.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression. If your loved-one is unable to come to my office, I can usually make an in home visit in order to work with them.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation. This modality is also used for post-natal massage. Infant massage is included with a post-natal visit for an additional $10 for baby's first massage (about 15-20 minutes in duration).
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pain and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. This is a full-body massage unless the client requests specific areas only.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for each individual. One goal is to assist the patient in building the immune system and detoxing after chemotherapy and radiation treatments.