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Medical Massage

Massage Therapy

Medical massage is a focus-based treatment performed with strong manipulations to target a specific muscle or muscle groups to treat a particular medical need. It is primarily used to manage pain, reduce inflammation, reduce nerve impingement, increased joint flexibility, improve neuromuscular, neurological and digestive function, reduce anxiety and depression, and treat other health-related conditions. Medical massage includes specific follow-up recommendations for a treatment plan of weekly sessions uniquely designed for the patient.

Headache Relief Massage

Headache

Headache relief massage is a technique to release the tension of the muscles of the hip/back, shoulder, neck, scalp and face to decrease headaches. Oftentimes, headaches are attributed to moderate to severe hypertonicity of the lower and upper back muscles that extend to the head. Decreasing the tension and improving the circulation of these muscles will help relieve the intensity and frequency of the headaches. This technique includes a combination of deep tissue and relaxation massage and acupuncture.

Intraoral/Buccal Massage

Face Massage

Intraoral massage is a technique specifically used for the treatment of the Temporal-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). The treatment includes the placement of the fingers inside of the mouth to release the tension of the muscles that influence the TMJ to increase joint mobility and decrease pain. Buccal massage is then employed after the intraoral massage to increase blood flow to the tongue, walls and roof of the mouth. The massage session is performed in one hour and includes neck/shoulder massage, scalp/face massage combined with facial cupping, facial guasha and acupuncture treatment.

Stress/Anxiety Relief Massage

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Stress/anxiety relief massage is a relaxation massage technique used primarily to soothe the body and soul. The technique includes mild deep tissue and Swedish massage combined with acupuncture to bring peace and tranquility to the body and mind.

Foot Health Massage

Body Healing

Foot health massage is a technique used for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, bunions, foot injuries, neuropathy, weak ankles and other foot-related pathologies. The treatment includes deep tissue of the legs, specific treatment massage of the feet combined with acupuncture.

Craniosacral Therapy

Head Massage

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a mild technique that uses the light touch and pressure of 5 grams or less to influence the movement of the Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) to relieve blockages of CSF in the nervous system and improve circulatory function of the brain and spinal cord. CST is useful for headaches, TMJ issues, anxiety/depression, pain, and neuromuscular conditions. 

Breast Massage

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Breast massage is a therapeutic professional technique used directly on the breast to treat many breast-related conditions. It is primarily used to reduce the pain and inflammation of the breast tissue after a breast reduction or mastectomy. It is also beneficial for breast tenderness due to menstrual issues, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Additionally, breast massage is highly recommended to relieve chest and upper back tension due to repetitive work habits or poor posture. The session includes deep tissue of the entire back, shoulders, neck, and breast tissues and it is often combined with acupuncture.

Massage Therapy/Acupuncture Combination

Acupuncture

Do you like massage therapy? Do you like acupuncture? Can’t decide between the two? Why not have them both? This particular treatment session includes massage therapy and acupuncture combined in one treatment. The session can be divided in 45 minutes massage with 15 minutes acupuncture or 30 minutes massage and 30 minutes acupuncture. This is useful for low back and shoulder pain, hand pathologies, digestive and neurological conditions or simply for the sheer enjoyment of the two modalities.