(Pre/Post) Surgical Treatment— whether undergoing surgery for health reasons or cosmetic purposes, a surgical massage treatment can aid in recovery and enhance overall wellness when incorporated in client's pre and post operative regimen. A focus of the clinical restorative massage, surgical massage treatments usually incorporate manual lymphatic drainage to detox and boost immune response prior the ensuing trauma (surgery). Treatment helps detox tissue thereby reducing risk of post surgical infection and quicker recovery. Stimulating the lymphatic system helps to reduce swelling, bruising, discomfort and promotes tissue regeneration, therefore reducing formation and severity of scar tissue. Myofascial treatments, focus on superficial and deep fascia healing. Fascia work is used to prevent or treat any scar tissue adhesions, increases blood flow to enhance collagen production and skin renewal, complements post op Physical Therapy outcomes by aiding in improved mobility and functionality of joints. Finally LED light therapy (Celluma) is also used to enhance wound healing and decrease inflammation. Post Surgical Treatments are generally scheduled in multiple sessions under the Specialty Massage Sessions appointment option.
"I strive to provide the most innovative and effective body work treatments to my clients. Each treatment is tailored to meet the individual's health state, medication, physical and age-related needs. Below is a brief description of the various treatment options that can be used to meet your wellness goal during your session. "
Clinical Restorative Massage-. This massage is about restoring structural balance throughout the body and treats specific areas of musculoskeletal pain or injuries. Focuses on the deeper layers of muscles to address chronic areas of pain and contracted areas breaking up lactic acidosis, loosens adhesions and releases trigger points. Suitable for injury recovery, pre/post surgical clients, those undergoing oncology treatments or in remission, chronic conditions such as MS, Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, and other physical and medical challenges. A combination of advanced techniques may be used to reach treatment goal, such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial therapies, lymphatic drainage, active and passive stretching, light therapy and cupping.
Wellness Relaxation Massage—Your classic full-body massage (also called Swedish Massage) for the purposes of rest and relaxation. Available for those needing a relaxing therapeutic massage to maintain their state of wellness. It is a gentle, smooth-flowing style of massage using light to firm pressure that improves circulation, and promotes general muscular relaxation. Gentle stretching, light therapy and reflexology can be incorporated into these sessions. To enhance the relaxation experience, warm hand and foot wraps, hot stones and aromatherapy may be incorporated during sessions (at no additional cost).
Fascia Blasting —Answers the high demand of clients requesting a more intense fascia treatment using the FasciaBlaster® tools. Using the FasciaBlaster® tools in conjunction with a deep tissue massage and advanced stretching allows clients a transformative experience. The FasciaBlaster® was designed, engineered, and manufactured by Ashley Black. It is the ONLY tool that opens the fascia at the deeper layers and breaks up adhesions. LEARN MORE
Compress and Stretch—Geared to release muscle tension, improve flexibility, reduce soreness and increase range of motion. Compression is a massage technique that applies pressure (ranging from light to very deep) onto larger areas of muscles, then held and released. Hands are moved to different areas and then repeated. Compressions can also be performed with a slight rocking movement to help relieve tight muscles and promote relaxation. Compression strokes are a great compliment to stretching in helping to address restrictions in muscles, tendons and fascia. Improving joint imbalances that can help relieve pain and reduce risk of injury Clients remain dressed and are asked to wear comfortable clothing, preferable shorts or yoga pants and t-shirt.
Cupping—An ancient therapy modality used to create suction to a specific area to increase blood circulation. This is geared to relieve muscle tension and promote cell repair. I most often used as an add on when doing an clinical/orthopedic massage.
FACE/NECK Massage—The go to session for clients suffering from TMJ syndrome, chronic headaches, sinus issues and "text neck" (term used to describe neck pain associated with looking down at your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices). Although this is not technically a treatment style, clients find relief when the session is devoted to these specific areas of the body. For a TMJ massage, there is combination of external and intra-oral techniques depending on your comfort and need. For a sinus/headache massage, manual lymphatic drainage is always used. A text-neck massage often includes some acupressure techniques. All three include a variety of massage techniques, movements, and self care exercises to continue at home.
Light Therapy- Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, Celluma LED light therapy is offered to clients as an enhancement to their session. LED light therapy use specific wavelengths of light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment o compromised tissue cells to obtain therapeutic levels. To learn more go to celluma.com
Manual Lymphatic Drainage—A safe, effective, and gentle approach to cleansing the body's tissues. MLD mimics the lymphatic system's natural movement to help drain excess fluid from soft tissues and detoxify the body. Most often used to treat lymphedema, it can also enhance the immune system and body's healing potential. Technique enhances post surgical recovery. Jeannine is trained in the Dr. Vodder approach and methodology as a certified lymphatic therapist. To learn more go to vodderschool.com.
Myofascial Release—Fascia is a web of connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, bones and nerves of the body. A slow, sustained pressure is applied against soft tissue until a release is achieved. This helps decrease pain and increase mobility by breaking up adhesions in the connective tissue. Jeannine is certified and trained by John F. Barnes in his Myofascial Release Approach. To learn more go to myofascialrelease.com.
Reflexology—Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, and support the body’s efforts to function optimally. The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field. This physical act of applying pressure to specific points helps promote a state of relaxation and balance in the body to achieve overall wellness. Also a wonderful compliment to treatments for plantar fasciitis, hand, ankle and foot injuries.