Micah's Medical Massage, Inc.
all session lengths and modalities are $1 per minute
"Shiatsu technique refers to the use of the thumb, fingers and the palm of one's hands to apply pressure to particular sections on the surface of the body for the purpose of correcting the imbalances of the body, and for maintaining and promoting health. It is also a method contributing to the healing of specific illnesses."
-" The Theory and Practice of Shiatsu" published by the Ministry of Health in Japan, in 1957
Loose clothing is worn for this therapy.
If you’re a fitness fanatic but a niggling sports injury means you’ve lost your get up and go, a sports massage could help you get your mojo back.
By improving muscle flexibility and blood circulation, sports massages not only help reduce swellings and repair damage once an injury has been sustained, but also help prevent mishaps from occurring in the first place. Whether you’re a Samurai warrior or prefer the calmer surroundings of a bowling green, this massage is geared toward athletes of every caliber.
Sports Massage can be applied:
Pre-Event - Before the actual sports event.
Post-Event- After the actual sports event
During Training for achieving maximum performance and preventing injuries and it can also be used to treat persistent troublesome areas. Depending on the needs of the athlete, a variety of techniques can be used but generally a combination of traditional Swedish Massage and Shiatsu is the preferred choice.
(integrate cupping into other massage sessions by adding 7 dollars to that session)
• Fire Twinkling Method – The practitioner clamps, then ignites a piece of alcohol-soaked cotton, places the flame into a glass cup, removes it quickly, and then inverts the cup onto the skin. Because the flame consumes the cup’s oxygen, a strong suction is created.
• Running Cupping – This is when plenty of lubricant is applied to a broad area, a cup is adhered to the body, and then moved around without breaking the seal. Massage therapists can mimic several types of massage strokes by working with this technique.
• Stationary Cupping – This is when a cup is applied to a specific, congested location and left there for up to 15 minutes.
• Normal session – 15-20 min massage, 5 min apply cups, 15-20 min cups doing their work, 2 min cups removed, 15-20 min massage
(increase Range of Motion) may include focus on swollen tissue
ROM Massage focuses on troubled joints, over-used or atrophied muscles in order to increase and maintain proper range of motion.
Stones are placed on areas of the body and used as massage tools.
Relaxation massage to increase circulatory flow and lower blood pressure. You may choose to have your blood pressure taken before and after the session.
Swedish massage with heavy pressure.
Whether recovering at the hospital or at home we come to you to speed the healing process when you are unable to visit the massage center.
Many times, such as with back surgery, you may be considered recovered but still deal with chronic pain or limited range of motion due to the nature of the surgery. You may even be in consultation to a second or third surgery. Massage therapy may be a way to prevent another surgery by reducing pain and increasing range of motion.
Particularly beneficial for late stages of pregnancy.
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