At A Touch of Health, you and your well-being are our primary focus. We listen to each patient’s needs and expectations to create a truly specialized massage session. Through the application of these various techniques, along with a primary goal of providing clients with the best experience possible, A Touch of Health is able to ensure that their clients not only feel better when they leave, but that they are on their path to optimal health.
Putting the Patient First
We believe everyone deserves undivided attention, care, and lifestyle advice to achieve the results you need. Over the years, we have learned people are just as unique as fingerprints and deserve individual care. Our massage therapists take time before each session to discuss your health care needs, health history, and desired outcomes to create a tailored session for you. The majority of our patients come to us in pain or dysfunction and require extra attention that can be hard to find.
We also understand that a large part of the population have sensitivities to smells, products, positions and music. We use all hypoallergenic laundry detergents, lotions, and only the highest quality products to accommodate even our most sensitive of patients. We have a variety of pillows and options for positioning on the table.
We believe massage is so beneficial, that everyone should be able to receive massage therapy no matter your concern.
Some of the benefits of massage include but are not limited to
•Decreased musclo-skeletal dysfunction and pain
•Stronger immune system
•Relief from headaches
•Reduced scar tissue
•Reduced anxiety and stress
Types of Massage Therapy
While there are many different techniques of massage, instead of separating them into individual sessions, they are combined in each massage to address the different problems and complaints of the client. While there are hundreds more techniques, listed below are a few most frequently used.
Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Releasing muscles that are causing you pain through deep tissue, trigger point release and breathing. This is best for those suffering from chronic pain for any aches.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
Using a light touch (less than the weight of a nickel) to release restrictions in the craniosacral system (cranial bones,spine, sacrum and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord) improving the function of the central nervous system, relieving pain and improving mobility. This therapy is ideal for those experiencing chronic neck and back pain, chronic fatigue, migraines, depression or extreme stress and anxiety. Clients remain fully clothed during the session, comfortably lying on the massage table in a relaxed atmosphere.
Cupping Therapy (Medi-cupping)
An adaptation of traditional Chinese cupping therapy. Cupping is used to release fascia (connective tissue) and all layers of interstitial tissue allowing fluidity of tissue, blood circulation, and the lymphatic and nervous system.
Deep Tissue Massage
This type of massage relieves tension in the muscle tissue by working superficial and deep layers, releasing “knots” and restoring the tone of the muscle.
Integrated Energy (IEM)
This session utilizes Integrative Energetic Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy, Heart Centered Therapy, Usui and Karuna Reiki, Myofascial Release, Trigger Pojnt Therapy and Brainspotting techniques. An Integrative Energy Medicine Session will support the mind, body and emotions allowing for deep healing throughout. Ideal for those experiencing chronic pain, emotional distress or in a transitional stage of their life (moving, new job, loss of loved one, divorce, etc).
Myofascial Release (MFR)
A safe and effective hands on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate your pain and restore your mobility. No oil or lotion is used and clients should wear loose fitting clothing for the therapist to access different areas of the body.
Pregnancy massage (Prenatal Massage)
Meeting the needs of the expecting mom, pregnancy massage can be pain-relieving and or stress reducing. This massage is performed in a side-laying position which is comfortable and allows for massage in common areas of discomfort such as the neck, low back, hips and legs.
Involves long relaxing strokes to calm the nervous system, stimulate blood circulation as well relax the body.
The use of passive and active stretching restores flexibility of tight muscles and helps to create balance in the body.
Dysfunction of the joint can be caused by many action including grinding, gritting, stress, and head traumas. TMJ massage focuses on the neck, head, and muscles of the face to release trigger points or hyper-tonic muscles creating imbalances and pain.