Licensed Massage Therapy
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Integrative Massage Therapy was founded by Melissa Benik in 2011. Melissa attended the New East Institute of Whole Health for her 750 hr certification in Massage Therapy and the Cortiva Institute Boston to become a certified Thai massage therapist.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage, well known for its stress relieving qualities as well as its effects on muscle soreness and stiffness, can also provide a wide array of health benefits that impact us on emotional, psychological and physical levels. Massage can help to provide pain relief for conditions ranging from arthritis to fibromyalgia, improve joint flexibility and range of motion, assist in increasing the immune response and circulation, reduce scar tissue and high blood pressure, and help stabilize the spine in conjunction with chiropractic care.
Integrative massage is offered at the following rates:
- $70.00 – 60 minutes
- $85.00 - 75 minutes
- $100.00 – 90 minutes
- $130.00 - 120 minutes (2hrs)
- $160.00 - 150 minutes (2.5hrs)
- $190.00 - 180 minutes (3hrs)
What is an Integrative Massage
Mainly,... to be determined by client and therapist at time of appointment by asking a few questions. It's what we call our Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and or Neuromuscular Therapy massages because we find most times we're integrating several different styles and techniques into a single massage. Sometimes clients book a Swedish massage but once we start asking about clients' wants and needs both client and therapist realize they really want a deep tissue or vise versa.
Myofascial release, also called "trigger point method," is a massage technique in which gentle, sustained pressure on the problem areas is done to release adhesions and smooth out the fascia. Multiple studies show that myofascial release can result in decreased pain, better posture, reduced symptoms, increased range of motion and improved quality of life. The purpose of Myofascial Release is to break down scar tissue and relax the muscles.
Myofascial Release for Fibromyalgia
A condition called myofascial pain syndrome, in which fascial restrictions and trigger points cause widespread pain, is extremely common in people with fibromyalgia. In fact, fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome are considered risk factors for each other. Portions of the healthcare community believe they are actually the same condition.
Due to the variety of restrictions on a woman’s body during pregnancy, massage is performed differently at various stages of growth. Early trimester massage can be performed as normal with a few exceptions. Later trimester massages are performed with a variety of pillows for extra support to the mother’s abdomen, legs and shoulders. Pressure is adjusted accordingly to avoid any injury to the mother or fetus.
Lymphatic & Circulatory Massage
This type of gentle massage is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues space of the body. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Lymph & Circulatory Massage is good for:
scars/stretch marks/ anti-aging
Chronic or Acute inflammatory conditions (except early stages) : fatigue, sinusitis, bronchitis, arthritis, ache, eczema
sleeping disorders (stimulates PNS)
Contras: Thrombosis, phlebitis, tumors, cancer, major cardiac problems
For more information regarding additional services and pricing specials please visit Integrative Massage Therapy's website at www.integrativemt.com.