Massage Therapy

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SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

For YOUR SAFETY, it is our company policy that Swedish massage WILL NOT BE PROVIDED to patients with the following physical disorders or conditions:

• nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
• fever
• broken bones, fractures, dislocations, or severe sprains
• contagious diseases
• open or unhealed sores or wounds
• body areas that are inflamed, swollen or bruised
• varicose veins
• recent surgery
• severe pain
• jaundice
• frostbite
• kidney disease
• large hernias
• hemorrhaging
• torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles
• high blood pressure or heart problems
• certain kinds of cancer
• history of phlebitis or thrombosis (These patients may have blood clots that may become dislodged and travel to the lungs, with potentially fatal results.)
• drug treatment with blood thinners (These medications increase the risk of bleeding under the skin.)

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

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.

For YOUR SAFETY It is our policy that Deep Tissue Massage WILL NOT BE PROIVIDED to patients with the following physical disorders or conditions:

• Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
• Immediately after surgery
• Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
• People with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before getting a massage
• Prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
• Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are trained in pregnancy massage.
• Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

HOT STONE MASSAGE

A common question people have is whether to get hot stone massage vs Swedish massage or a regular massage. Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and get this type of massage for relaxation. Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It's also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure. 

As with all techniques and modalities, hot and cold stone massage isn’t going to appeal to every client. And, as is also the case with most every massage therapy modality, there are clients who shouldn’t receive hot stone treatments. 
This list is not exhaustive, and massage therapists need to take a client’s full health history as presented during the intake into account before performing hot and cold stone massage.

Please review the list of contraindications below. If any of these conditions apply to you, then you should not receive hot stone massage. 

For YOUR SAFETY It is our policy that Hot Stone Massage WILL NOT BE PROIVIDED to patients with the following physical disorders or conditions:
 
  • Blood clots / prone to blood clots 
  • Bruise easily 
  • Cancer, chemotherapy or radiations treatments 
  • Depressed immune system (lupus, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Epstein Barr, mononucleosis, etc.)
  • Diabetes 
  • Fever 
  • Heart problems 
  • Heat Sensitivity 
  • High Blood Pressure 
  • Inflamed Skin Conditions
  • Nerve Trauma 
  • Neuropathy
  • Open wounds or sores 
  • Peripheral vascular disorder 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Recent Surgery 
  • Taking medications that have side effects to heat (Please check with your pharmacist if you are not certain.) 
  • Varicose veins 

If you have any doubt that hot stone massage is safe for you, please check with your doctor before receiving this   modality.

NOTE: Our excellent staff of Highly Trained Licensed Massage Therapist are committed to your health and safety. Therefore, we reserve the right to deny care to anyone if we feel that Massage Therapy may be of detriment or harm to the patient/client. 

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Office Hours
Mon 9am 6pm 
Tue 9am 6pm
Wed 9am 6pm
Thu 9am 6pm
Fri 9am 2pm
Sat Closed Closed
Sun Closed Closed
 
Testimonials
Deep Pinched Nerves

12/11/2014

Dr. Cullers this is Annette. Thank you so very much for seeing me. I had a comfortable night sleep that i did not have for a long time. The deep massage was soo restful. It was as if you went in there surgically and reached deep inside where all the trouble began. I am very grateful and i hope with your continued help we can solve this awful pain. Thank you again. Annette V.

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