We offer many types of massage and specialize in therapeutic massage at New Moon Wellness. Please read on below if you are interested in learning more about our offerings, or schedule with one of our providers now.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, general aches and pains
Migraines, headaches, digestive problems, premenstrual symptoms, allergies, respiratory symptoms, swelling, edema, eliminations of toxins, GI issues, hormonal imbalances, oncology massage
Emotional & Neurological Disorders
Stress, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, overcoming addictions
Abdominal Fertility Massage
Endometriosis, PCOS, low ovarian reserve, irregular menstrual cycles, anovulatory cycles, increases blood flow to reproductive organs for optimal functioning, pain and discomfort with periods
Prenatal & Pregnancy Massage
Alleviates pain and discomfort during pregnancy, round ligament pain, back and neck pain, labor preparation work, enhances general well being during pregnancy
Improved muscle tone and flexibility, increased energy and alertness, strengthened immune system, slowing down or reversing the degenerative effects of aging, increased circulation.
Therapeutic Massage Offerings
Shortening recovery time from injuries like muscle sprains, Swedish Massage helps to flush body tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. Aside from increasing circulation to the heart, Swedish massage stretches ligaments and tendon making them more flexible. Swedish massage is also known to stimulate the skin and nervous system to enhance emotional and physical well-being.
Myofascial Release is a tender mixture of stretches and massage techniques. Derived from the Latin words “myo” meaning muscle, and “fascia” for band, myofascial release therapy releases tension from the fibrous bands of connective tissue (fascia). Myofascial release therapy aims to free constrictions or blockages in the fascia, thereby alleviating problems with connective tissue scarring or injury.
Myofascial release therapy utilizes gentle, kneading manipulation that softly stretches, softens, lengthens and realigns fascia. Stretches are held for a couple of minutes until a softening or release is felt. These stretches are repeated until the tension is no longer felt. A myofascial release session may last up to an hour and can be administered one to three times per week depending on a patient’s condition.
In addition, myofascial release therapy can be used to treat back pain; help suffering from frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual problems, incontinence, tennis or golfer’s elbow, shin splints, sprains, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasms, whiplash injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Furthermore, myofascial release can be administered to children suffering from birth trauma, head injuries, cerebral palsy, and scoliosis as well. Ultimately, myofascial release can restore complete balance back to the body.
There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.
Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
· Chronic pain
· Limited mobility
· Recovery from injuries (e.g. sports injuries, falls, whiplash)
· Repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
· Postural problems
· Ostearthritis pain
· Muscle tension or spasm
Nurturing The Mother Fertility Massage is another treatment designed to enhance a couple’s potential to conceive naturally or with assisted reproductive technology. The intention of this therapeutic fertility massage session is to support the body in cleansing, reducing stress hormones, balancing reproductive hormones, and stimulating the reproductive organs utilizing acupressure, abdominal massage, castor oil packs and essential oils.
The techniques in Abdominal Massage are used to:
· Break up stagnation
· Break up scarring and adhesion’s
· Increase lymph and blood circulation in pelvic region
· Improve digestion for improved nutrient assimilation
Benefits Beyond Fertility Enhancement
Originally developed for use in assisting women on their paths to motherhood, it also has many benefits to women with heavy or painful periods, scarring from previous births or surgical procedures and digestive discomforts/ailments.
When To Do a Fertility Massage Within A Menstrual Cycle
Due to the stimulating effects of this massage it can only be performed between a woman’s last day of her period through the day of ovulation (and/or day 15 of the cycle if you are not sure when or if you are ovulating).
It is also not recommended while breastfeeding due to the detoxification of the body with this massage, as it can possibly taint breast milk. “Pumping and dumping” is an option if a woman wants the treatment done while breastfeeding, as the effects are only known to last a day or two.
Abdominal massage cannot be done if a women has an IUD.
The goals of this massage include:
· Relaxing the mother-to-be
· Releasing stored emotional and energetic blocks to help with readiness for labor
· Preparing the birthing muscles
· Assisting the body in activating contractions and labor
· Helping with cervical dilation through the use of acupressure points
· Stimulating specific acupressure points thought to help move the baby down the birth canal
· Helping with oxytocin production to facilitate labor
· Providing a nurturing and safe space for the mother to be and process any fears or anxiety about labor
Postpartum Massage Can Help With:
· Weight bearing joints (pelvis & hips)
· Activation of abdominal wall muscles
· Soreness from overused birthing muscles
· General fatigue following delivery and caring for a newborn
· Structural imbalances that occur from nursing and caring for a baby
· Stress relief through therapeutic & nurturing touch
· Hormone regulation (decreasing cortisol a stress hormone)
· Improving sleep
· Increasing milk production through relaxation and increasing circulation
· Decreasing postpartum depression
When Should Women Come In For Their First Postpartum Massage?
Postpartum massage can be safely received at any point following delivery.
Research on Massage & Postpartum
A study currently underway at the Touch Research Institute concerns the effects of touch on pregnant women. [Massage]… is also said to help with such pregnancy-related conditions as sciatica and constipation. “We’re trying to find the best ways to reduce pregnancy anxiety” says study director Tiffany Field, Ph.D., “which we know contributes to premature delivery and prenatal problems.” TRI has found… massage releases a substance similar to serotonin, a neurotransmitter related to pain relief.
In a groundbreaking 1986 study, the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami’s School of Medicine, Tiffany Field, Ph.D., showed that premature infants who were massaged three times a day for 15 minutes gained 47 percent more weight than other preemies and were released from the hospital six days earlier. It wasn’t just that the massaged kids felt more secure for being coddled. In later research, Field showed that massage (as opposed to light touch) stimulates the brain’s vagus nerve, causing the secretion of food-absorption hormones, including insulin. Nerve stimulation probably explains other benefits as well.
Oncology massage can help:
· Medication and treatment side effects
· Address and support emotional well-being, and
· Provide deep relaxation and muscle pain relief.
Oncology massage is sensitive to surgical sites and vital organ involvement. In traditional massage therapy, one of the goals is to promote lymph flow and circulation. Oncology massage is modified to not encourage excessive detoxification or to speed up the processing of medications through the system.
Oncology massage is available only through Colleen Eimerman.
Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is only provided by Katie Mogg.
Benefits of Medi-Cupping Vacuum Therapy
· Relieves pain and inflammation
· Relieves deep muscular issues
· Lifts and separates soft tissue to relieve fascicle restrictions
· Softens and releases scar tissue
· Moves stagnation and enables tissue hydration
· Restores proper lymphatic flow
· Enhances any athletic regiment to promote peak performance
Medi-Cupping is only provided in conjunction with massage services through Katie Mogg.
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