Some techniques are thousands of years old while others incorporate modern scientific knowledge to eliminate the aches and pains of daily life.
• Have you been dealing with a crick in your neck which never really goes away?
• Are you pregnant and looking for a natural way to relieve the stresses and strain that affect all expecting mothers?
• Do you find yourself feeling anxious for reasons unknown and have tried a variety of methods to overcome it but to no avail?
We are conveniently located and serves the entire Amherst area, Milford, Amherst, Hollis, Brookline, Nashua, Temple, Dublin, Peterborough, Mt. Vernon, Lyndeborough, New Boston, and northern Massachusetts. Our goal is to provide the best care possible for each patient seeking relief.
Dottie Fong, NHD, LMT, BS, Reiki Master-Teacher Certified Bars Practitioner, Certified MFT Practitioner
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is often confused with deep pressure massage. Deep pressure massage means a constant, strong pressure throughout the session. Deep tissue massage can indeed have a significant amount of pressure behind certain techniques but deep tissue always has a goal. It is used on ailments like chronic pain, recovery from injuries, limited mobility, postural problems and muscle tension or spasm, among others.
To understand this brand of therapy it is important to know what the fascia is. The fascia, is the outer layer of the Myofascia which covers the muscles but is under the skin. Fascia is similar to tendons and ligaments in that they are all connective tissue and are made of collagen.
Trigger Point Therapy
If you have ever massaged a person or been massaged yourself then you have probably came across trigger points. They are commonly known as muscle knots; the often painful spots where muscles seem to be clumped together in a tight little ball.
Swedish or Relaxation Massage
Swedish massage is what most people mean when they talk about the general term massage. It is one of the most relaxing types of massage to receive as it works over the whole body. The general techniques are gliding, kneading, tapping, and vibrating or shaking; used on different muscles in the body depending on the desired result.
Positional release therapy is, in some ways, like trigger point therapy as it focuses on painful muscle areas. The similarities end there however. Positional release therapy is a relatively new technique which is not necessarily seen as a form of massage.
Sports massage, as the name suggests, is a therapy designed for high activity people. Depending on the sport you will be playing there are different areas to treat both pregame and postgame.
The weight of carrying your most precious cargo can be stressful on your muscles; let Shen Tao Wellness Consulting take care of you while you take care of your child. Expecting women go through a variety of different muscle issues due to the extra weight they carry. Back pain, leg pain, sore feet and muscle cramps are all standard issues for mothers to be and constant strain can lead to stress which is bad for the baby.
Bringing new life into the world is a wonderful thing but it also puts a lot of strain on the body. Postnatal massage sessions are tailored to help with postpartum issues which every mother deals with.
Lymph Drainage Therapy
Lymph is the fluid in your body which transports fat, returns protein to the circulatory system and is an important part of fending of bacterial diseases. The lymphatic system runs through the body much as the circulatory system does and brings lymph into the blood and muscles.
Reflexology is the activation of specific points on the hands and feet to promote the proper functioning of the body. The idea behind reflexology is that the hands and feet are like condensed maps of the rest of the body; the head, torso, organs, legs and arms are all directly connected to specific areas of the hands and feet.
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Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. Using hands on, or just above the body the practitioner uses energy to alleviate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress. It is a way to tune your energy to it’s healthiest state allowing for healing to take place. Reiki is gentle and safe.
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
The Bars is an energy technique that relieves stress, fosters relaxation by actually slowing down brain waves. This allows the release of patterns of beliefs, points of view and judgements that you have been holding on to for lifetimes, allowing you to become more present in your life. By getting your Bars run you are literally changing the probabilities of future possibilities.
Physical & Psychological Benefits of Massage
Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high amounts of stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Physical Benefits of Massage
• Decreased anxiety.
• Enhanced sleep quality.
• Greater energy.
• Improved concentration.
• Increased circulation.
• Reduced fatigue.
Massages can also specifically address a number of health issues.