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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.

 

Neuromuscular Therapy

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. 

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.

 

Reflexology

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 system both delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away excess water, cellular waste, bacteria, viruses and toxins.

It is located directly beneath the surface of the skin and is considered a 'manual' system.  This means it only moves when your muscles are operating properly.  As part of my customized manual lymphatic drainage system, I take a postural analysis to determine which muscles might be dysfunctional and limiting the maximum flow of you lymph system. Using Medical Massage first, helps restore the proper muscle function and can add to the healthy flow of the lymphahatic system and therefore to a quicker and longer lasting recovery.

Manual lymphatic drainage massage stimulates the lymph system with extremely light, circular pumping movements, once the muscle function of the body has been restored by Medical Massage techniques. By stimulating the lymphatic system, it can be drained of puffy, swollen tissues, supporting the body's immune system, helping the body heal from surgery and it can aid in the body's natural waste removal or detoxification.

 

 

 

 

Pregnancy Massage

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.

 

Reiki

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.

 

Infant Massage

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.