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Medical Massage Therapy
Colorado Springs Medical Massage Therapy provides professional therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Medical Massage Therapy is one of the special modalities offered.
Medical Massage is a medically focused therapy providing corrective, rehabilitative and restorative benefits to the soft tissue. Soft tissue includes muscle, fascia, tendons, adhesions and the joint capsule.
Medical Massage is ideal for persons with pain or chronic pain, auto, sport or other injury, repetitive motion conditions or just plain ‘can’t figure it out’ situations and more! It helps you have a happier body and an increased quality of life.
In Medical Massage, the soft tissue is addressed through a postural analysis identifying which muscles are tight or injured, causing compensation and/or the conditon(s) in question. This postural analysis becomes the roadmap used in the therapy session to facilitate correction. Each session begins with the postural analysis.
Next, specialized Medical Massage techniques are administered to help the patient recover. The techniques address the following: adhesions (scar tissue which can create constriction and lack of muscle flexibility leading to pain), pain points (which can cause local and phantom referral pain), tight muscles (released through neuromuscular, multi-directional stretches, restoring brain-body function and mobility/, joint and muscle pain/tension/swelling (releasing muscles and their attachments to relieve pressure, restore blood and oxygen flow and remove toxins; a source of pain). Energetic modalities are often found to enhance the results of treatment. In most cases, four sessions help to unwind the compensation patterns that develop and lead to underlying causes of the problem, providing scientific and measurable results. A discounted 4-pack is available to those interested in pursuing the 4 session option.
Medical Massage is performed as a cash pay modality. In some cases you may be able to use your health savings account. Check with your administrator as to whether you qualify.
Once again, Medical Massage is a corrective, rehabilitative and restorative massage therapy modality. It is ideal for persons with pain or chronic pain, auto, sport or other injury, repetitive motion conditions or just plain ‘can’t figure it out’ situations! The results may help you have more enjoyment in life!
Myofascial Release Massage
Colorado Springs Myofascial Release Massage Therapy provides professional therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Myofascial Release Massage Therapy is one of the special modalities offered.
Myofascial Release Massage Therapy is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain. Myofascial Release Massage Therapy is also a useful modality to use in conjuction with rehabilitaion therapies as in the case of injury or sprain/strain.
Colorado Springs Neuromuscular Therapy provides professional therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Neuromuscular Therapy is one of the special modalities offered.
Neuromuscular Therapy is another name for Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body.
Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body.
These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
MPS Scar Release Therapy
MPS Scar/Adhesion Release Therapy
Scars are the mark of injury to the skin. They can be external or internal, depending on the cause of the wound. Most wounds (except for minor ones) will leave a scar, appearing after the wound is completely healed. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue, and it is generally less flexible than the surrounding skin.
Type of Scars
There are different types of scars. The type of scar that forms depends on the age of the person, skin type, skin condition, heredity and the severity of the wound. Some of the most common types are:
• Hypertrophic scars (raised and often red)
• Keloidal scars (much like hypertrophic, but spread far beyond the boundaries of the original injury)
• Atrophic scars (these leave depressions in the skin)
• Contracture scars (flat, tight scars that constrict movement, often caused by burns)
• Acne scars (pitting caused by the stretching of pores)
How MPS Scar/Adhesion Release Therapy works
Often, scars result in a tightening of the surrounding tissue that can restrict movement or function in the body. These restrictions not only affect the joint, limb or surrounding area, but they can affect the underlying organs, too. This is because scar tissue has the potential to spread in any direction, including internally, throughout the body. Fortunately, releasing the scar can yield powerful results, which can improve mobility, diminish complications and decrease pain often associated with deep scars.
MPS (Microcurrent Point Stimulation) is the method used to release scars and is especially effective in treating large, deep, painful scars. The term ‘release’ refers to the releasing or relaxing of contracted and tightened tissue. Coupled with manual release work (a specialized type of massage used in Medical Massage), MPS Scar/Adhesion Release Therapy significantly reduces the restrictions of scar tissue.
In general, this treatment is completely painless. The use of the microcurrent probes, on the tissue surrounding the scar, creates a healing, inflammatory response. Dead cells and scar tissue are broken down by the body; circulation is increased to the area; and the lymphatic system excretes the dead cells. You will see visible changes in the appearance of the scar and gradually will notice a reduction in the tightness and restriction felt at the site of the scar. The duration of treatment will depend on how long you’ve had the scar, how deep it is, and the severity of any pain you may be having.There is no expiration date on scar release. MPS has helped a Vietnam veteran retain the use of his leg, some forty years after his multiple gunshot injury. Equally, burns and scarring from childhood have been successfully released, with accompanying beneficial results, several decades after the time of the injury.
Since the body’s fascial system is interconnected, a restriction or adhesion in one area will often affect other areas and result in compensation patterns and pain. When a scar has been released there is no longer a restriction in the flow of energy, blood circulation and lymph drainage. The body can then complete the healing process.
Whether from injury or surgery, scar tissue can be significantly improved and softened and circulation and function can be greatly improved with MPS Scar/Adhesion Release Therapy.
MPS Pain Therapy
MPS Therapy – Integrative Pain Management Techniques
Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically DE-Regulate the ANS and fight chronic pain. The theoretical underpinnings of MPS Therapy are based on combining the “therapeutic pearls” of acupuncture, osteopathy, integrative dentistry, neural therapy with modern neurology and microcurrent.
How Does it Work?
The MPS device locates and applies concentrated DC microcurrent to therapeutically active points (acupuncture & trigger) for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The device is engineered to detect and treat these active points with great scientific precision & potency, providing stimulation of all three systems at once — nervous, muscular and endocrine.
MPS protocols are the ultimate in integrative pain protocols. The power of integrating all these healing techniques into one protocol means MPS can produce far superior outcomes over traditionally pain therapies (in a fraction of treatment time). MPS Therapy is now the first choice for treatment of chronic pain by over 40,000 therapists and hundreds of hospitals worldwide.
MPS has been a remarkable success in the fight against chronic pain. The results are so impressive using this approach that complete or substantial relief (60-85%+) from pain
often occurs within 1-3 applications. Increased relief is noted in combination with Medical Massage Therapy protocol.
Most patients require 2-10 treatments for lasting outcomes, with some chronic patients requiring ongoing daily or bi-weekly applications. MPS protocols may be quickly individualized to any patient’s needs and applied within 3-20 minutes. MPS Therapy is reported to be significantly more effective than many other therapies offered on the marketplace, often providing the only “breakthrough” many pain patients have ever experienced.
MPS Therapy has also been proven highly effective in the area of scar and adhesion treatment. See 'MPS Scar Therapy' in 'My Services' for more detail. MPS Pain and Scar Therapy are often combined together and added in conjuction with Medical Massage Treatment protocol for maximum results.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Colorado Springs Deep Tissue Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Deep Tissue Massage Therapy is one of the special modalities offered.
Deep Tissue Massage 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 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.
Sports Massage Therapy
Colorado Springs Sports Massage Therapy provides professional therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Sports Massage Therapy is one of the special modalities offered.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term.
Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates.
Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Both Pre-event and Post-Event styles of Sports Massage are available.
Pre-Event (massage conditioning before the sports event designed to maximize flexibility and increase circulation in preparation for the sports event.
Post Event (massage conditioning after the sports event ot minmize soreness and swelling. It also encourages increase in circulation in order to remove lactic acid and toxins from the tissues following the sports event.
Colorado Springs Reflexology provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Reflexology is one of the special modalities offered.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into the feet.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Colorado Springs Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a specialty of massage therapy.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy or Manual Lymph Drainage massage is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is particularly good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne.
The lymph system is a slow-moving system of vessels and lymph nodes that is supplementary to the body's system of blood circulation. The lymph systen both delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.
A therapist trained in lymph drainage massage stimulates the lymph system with extremely light, circular pumping movements. By stimulating the lymphatic system, the therapist helps drain puffy, swollen tissues, supports the body's immune system, helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body's natural waste removal or detoxification.
The lymphatic system is located directly beneath the skin, so the pumping, circular movements are very light. Manual lymph drainage should have a very soothing, relaxing effect. It can be used as part of a facial, or as a whole body treatment.
Colorado Springs Pregnancy Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs. Pregnancy Massage is a specialized treatment of massage therapy.
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes.
Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy.
The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
It is helpful to receive massage throughout your pregnancy (once per month or more) to help prepare for the birth process and post-partum care of your baby.
See also 'Ayurvedic Massage' for further options for the mother and baby.
Postpartum Pregnancy Massage
Colorado Springs Postpartum Pregnancy Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Postpartum Massage is a specialty of massage therapy.
Postpartum Pregnancy Massage Therapy is performed within three days after a normal vaginal birth. If you have had a C-section, the wait is 10 days. This modality helps the mother deeply relax and 'catch up' in her system from pregnancy, the birth process and fatique from interrupted sleep. It is a profoundly soothing massage using lavish amounts of specialized oil that deeply penetrate the tissues to create a settling effect upon the mother's delicate nervous system, making it easier to recover from the birth process.
It is recommended that the mother receive this rejuvenation therapy daily for up to 6 weeks postpartum. This style of massage is based in the Ayurvedic tradition (Eastern India) which is one culture that addresses this special recovery time for new mothers and provides a system for her recovery within 6 weeks postpartum. This therapy is perfomed in the mother's home while the baby is being attended by the caregiver. That way, the mother is uninterrupted as she enjoys the deep rest and rejuenvation that is so critical at this special time of her recovery.
It is also recommended that the mother learn Infant Massage and perform this modality on her baby daily, as it helps baby adjust to the new environment and to sleeping longer through the night...as a result, it helps mother sleep longer at night, creating less fatique in her day.
Colorado Springs Infant Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Infant Massage is a specialty of massage therapy.
Infant Massage Therapy is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging a young child are many, including:
- Improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system
- Strengthened immune system function
- Regulated sleeping patterns, leading to deeper sleep
- Greater levels of trust and intimacy between parent and child
You will be instructed on how to massage your baby through your performing hands-on infant massage to your baby, during the session. When the mother/father/or other performs infant massage directly, it allows better integration of the techniques and the preferred bonding you desire with your baby.
Colorado Springs Reiki Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Reiki is a specialty energy modality service that is provided.
Reiki Massage Therapy is a Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health.
During a session, I work in energetic connection with you in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy. The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain and is performed on a subtle level.
Colorado Springs Mind Body Spirit Balance Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Spirit Mind Body Balance is a specialty energy/body service provided.
Body, Mind, Spirit Balance Massage Therapy (also referred to as Holographic Recalibration) is uniquely, my specialty! Combining over 25 years of holistic bodywork with perceptions of emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances, this work is the ultimate balancing technique to re-calibrate life depleting unconscious patterns that drive our lives in directions that make many things seem like a struggle!
All four levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, are cleared and re-calibrated to their original balance for each issue that is addressed. This brings about a refreshment and ease your inner Self had almost forgotten! Clients with just about any issue have been helped... from physical pain, emotional imbalance, mental madness to spiritual alignment and anything in between!
For those who are serious about living life with less chaos and more centeredness , this modality could be what you are searching for!
Ayurvedic Massage Therapy
Colorado Springs Ayurvedic Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Ayurvedic Massage is a specialty of massage therapy.
Ayurvedic Massage Therapy comes from an ancient system of holistic health care dating back 6000 years to Eastern Inda. It focuses on balancing the energies or 'doshas' of the body through working with the laws of nature and natural mechanisms of the mind, body and spirit.
The Ayurvedic Massage uses warm seseme oil to soothe and to deeply penetrate the cell membranes so that impurities are loosened at a profound level. Warmed towels are applied to further deepen the penetrating effect of the oil. This results in a sense of refreshment, centeredness and balance.
This style of massage is also excellant for the pregnant, newly delivered mother or for infants.
Colorado Springs Mind Chatter Relief, Hands-Free Massage Therapy provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Mind Chatter Relief, Hands-Free is one of the specialty modalites offered.
Do you sometimes find you have alot of 'mind chatter' going on?....how often do you notice this happening?.... If the answer is most of the time, some of the time or even just a little of the time how would you like to be able to decide yourself, when you want to NOT have mind chatter at all?....rather, to have peace of mind?
What you put your attention on grows! Technically speaking, if you could find a way to shift your attention away from mind chatter to a more pleasant experience... in any given moment or all of your moments, what would that be like? What would that be like even when you are busy with your daily activities.... being on the computer, texting, talking to a client, doing your job, disciplining your kids, cooking dinner.... any time!
Rather than allowing constant mind madness to take over your life and experiences, there is a way you can make it different, through your own effort....There is a way for you to take control over your mind rather than let your mind control you...
This can be done with what can be called a simple perceptual shift. How this is done is so elementary, so simplistic...you might almost chuckle!
Breaking down the elements of the mind and heart are a key to the process.....
Ask me to show you how..... :
Art of Feminine Presence
Colorado Springs Art of Feminine Presence provides professional massage therapy services in and around Colorado Springs, CO. Art of Feminine Presence is one of the specialty modalites offered.
Classes: The Art of Feminine Presence
In the pursuit of a career, or having to take care of so many people a round them, many women have disconnected from their feminine essence and their personal presence without realizing it. This affects everything. From being able to attract and keep a passionate lasting love, the state of our health, fulfillment in our work, and to the unfortunate situation of women competing against women everywhere.
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES to:
• Develop a physical and energetic presence that attracts
the attention you want: personally and professionally.
• Feel more comfortable with your sensuality, and with
receiving positive attention.
• Experience more passion in your life - particularly your love life.
• Be more at ease setting clear boundaries with others.
• Learn to follow your "higher guidance" rather than
always pushing to make things happen.
• Look and feel more confident and radiant when
you walk into a room.