Due to the pandemic, this service is temporarily not available
This massage focuses on specific areas that are more troubling. This is not a full-body massage. Therapeutic Massage uses various skillful techniques to address pain areas. This is an intuitive session in that, depending on what your body is needing we may use firm pressure, trigger point, movement, rotation, light pressure, lymph flow, or even energy work.
An example of what this may look like; if you are having pain in your neck, it may require using a side-lying position (where you lay on your side) to use a friction technique or trigger point to get the muscle to let go. We will stay in the area until there is a shift in pain level.
Benefits from getting this type of massage include:
Relaxes the deeper layers of muscles
Breaks up stuck and adhere fascia
Improve cellular nutrition
Work out waste in the tissues
Stimulates the lymphatic system
Lengthens and relaxes muscles
Increase blood flow
Stimulates nervous system
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Therapeutic Massage is perfect for muscles that are in chronic pain and are stubborn. This service is great for the everyday person who has a stressful life, a physically demanding job, healing from an injury, experiencing soreness from poor postural habits and has a mentally stressful job.
This treatment is also ideal for those who play sports or does any kind of repetitive movement throughout the day.
Other Useful Information
Therapeutic Massage can be perfect for those in this situation. As long as you are clear about what (if any) lymph nodes were removed and where your chemo-focused area is located, we can work on other key areas. If you are experiencing neuropathy, we can do a light technique to relieve the pain in your toes or fingers (or both). Please connect with your doctor to get his or her professional opinion and any other awareness to communicate with me. To safely receive this treatment, it is important that you have been out of cancer treatment for at least 3 months.
This information must be shared so that your therapist can better serve you. At Intuitive Spirit Healing Arts, we have been trained in addressing these issues and are capable of adjusting to anything you may need.
COVID, Cold, Flu, or other Types of Virus
If you have active COVID, a cold, the flu, or strep throat (or the like), it is preferable for you to wait until you get better before having your massage. This protects you, the therapist, and other clients.
It protects you because sometimes if you have a massage while you are sick (especially at the start of the cold or virus), it may make you feel worst. With effleurage, we are moving blood, lymph, and other fluids in the body and will have a better chance (not in a good way) to spread the virus in areas it may not be present or was not planning to go.
If you stay home and rest, then your body will do what it is good at by giving your immune system a chance to take care of those little buggers.
Injury or Surgery
If you had a recent injury or surgery, give yourself some time before having that area worked on. If there is healthy swelling or warmth in the area, that means your body is being a superstar by starting the healing process. With massage, you don’t want to risk taking that effort away from your body by moving the healthy swelling or warm out from the area it is serving.
However, this treatment is great, because we can work on other areas that may be compensating for your injury. For example, if you injured your left knee, we will be able to work on the right leg and the surrounding areas of the left knee that may have become fatigued as a result of performing a job for two.
If you have skin issues that are contagious at the time you are having your service, please contact us and re-book your service until the inflammation has gone. These would include poison ivy, poison oak, chicken pocks, shingles, herpes flare-up, scabies, staph infection, or the like.
However, if you have eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis these are okay to receive a massage. They are not contagious.
Other Health Concerns
If you have other health concerns that you are not sure if massage would be helpful or not, please consult with your doctor.
Referrals of a Doctor
Keep in mind that if you have been referred by your doctor and you are working with a specific condition, always let your doctor know your progress and when you received your massage. If needed, we can provide SOAP Notes and reports that you can share with your doctor. Just let us know prior to your appointment.
Massage Therapy or other healing services we do here, we do not claim that it will cure diseases. Please do not stop taking any medications your doctor prescribed you with. If you think you are feeling better as a result of your healing arts services, please have a discussion with your doctor and get reliable tests done to track any changes you are experiencing.
We take our ethics oath seriously in order to stay in line with our client’s goals of being healthy and keeping our clients safe.
Yes, we do alternative services here, but we have great respect for the care a physician can provide. When we work together, we all (including you) can better serve you for a healthier and thriving life.