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Active Isolated Stretching -Stretching is where muscles are isolated, you are active in the movement and holding each stretch for only two seconds. Workout clothing is worn for stretching sessions. Stretching may also be part of a massage. Muscle tissues respond to stretching and heal more quickly with improvements in pain levels, athletic performance, injury recovery and flexibility. There is some massage before stretching begins. This promotes a full range of motion and flexibility. If you are a runner, cyclist, cross fit, iron tribe participant or even the weekend warrior....AIS is for you. This like no other stretching you have experienced!

Sports Therapy - Based on Active Isolated Stretching a manual therapy that isolates muscles muscles that are to be stretched by contracting the opposing muscles. The stretch is slow and of no more than 2 seconds. There is some massage before stretching begins. This promotes a full range of motion and flexibility. If you are a runner, cyclist, cross fit, iron tribe participant or even the weekend warrior....AIS is for you. 
    Prices for the above therapy sessions are - $100.00 for 90 minutes, $70.00 for 60 minutes, and $50 for 30 minutes.

Kinesiology Taping -I now offer Kinesiology taping.  The method of taping that tapes "movement" not muscle.  It started back in the 1970's in Japan then made it's way to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with the Sumo wrestlers.  Now you see it on all athletes and on non athletes.  It may help with shoulder stability, rotator cuff, AC joint, neck, swelling, strains, sprains, postural issues, back aches and even sciatica.  

Deep Tissue - is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that minor soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
     Prices for the above therapy sessions are - $100.00 for 90 minutes, $70.00 for 60 minutes, and $45 for 30 minutes.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy: Vodder's Technique - Lymph Fluid is the River of Life. Lymph composition is protein, water (10%), long chain of fatty acids, & cellular debris.   What does MLD do?  MLD increases lymph vessel activity & promotes lymph flow. The system is responsible for removal of waste & eradication of cellular debris.  The transportation of healthy nutrients can be enhanced 10x's to facilitate detoxification, edema, & bruising reduction through maximization of the immune system.  
Who can benefit from MLD: Women who are pregnant with excessive swelling, postmastectomy lymphedema, venus edema, lymphostatic edema after surgery & scar, common acne & much more.  Who should not receive MLD:Persons with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Kidney disease, Blood clots (DVT) (2 years clear of DVT), infection (if not treated by antibiotics), cancer (until treatment is completed), & high risk pregnancy.
NOTE: Due to the contraindications a doctors permission may be required before receiving MLD.
     *Certification through the MLD Institute with Advanced Bandaging. 
                      MLD Therapy session -First visit $100 for 1.5-2 hours. Additional visits $80 for 60 minutes 

Cupping Therapy - is an ancient Chinese alternative medicine. It is the suction of the skin using cup device. Cupping is believed to draw out toxins blocking circulation. Once toxins are drawn out circulation increases which promotes healing.
                 Cupping Therapy- is $70.00

NOTE: Orthopedic & Neuromuscular therapies are not listed for scheduling however if they are needed will be incorporated into either AIS or Deep Tissue as mentioned in "Understanding the therapy". 

Orthopedic Massage - is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints.  This all encompasses balancing muscle groups.  My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body. Treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.  Workout clothing may be worn for orthopedic sessions.  
 
Neuromuscular Therapy-Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins. 

Understanding the therapy - Orthopedic & Stretching as do Deep Tissue & Nueromuscular work together in many cases complimenting each other.  In some sessions most all the modalities listed are used depending on the condition.  
    Examples:    (1) Sciatic condition normally there is some mild (slow deep) tissue work with stretching of several muscle groups.   
                        (2) Runners with hamstring complaints - warm up the muscle tissue with some broad strokes then stretching of all the hamstrings, gluteal muscle group, adductors, IT band, TFL, gastrocnemius (calf muscle).   
                       (3) If hips are found to be tight some orthopedic techniques maybe done to loosen the area. 

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