Medical massage is a combination of advanced techniques which are organized to address the particular needs of each individual client.

 Manual Therapies

Medical massage and osteopathic manual therapy are a combination of advanced assessment, soft tissue, structural (bone & joint), neurological, and lymphatic techniques which are organized to address the particular needs of each individual client.  A single treatment is focused on a specific region or type of dysfunction and is based upon the client’s complaints and the therapist’s findings.  It is seldom a full body treatment and is distinctly different from a therapeutic relaxation massage.  It is not necessary for a client to have a prescription from a physician, however, in certain circumstances one may be required. 

A treatment plan is developed based on each client’s individual needs.  Each treatment is different and changes as the client’s condition improves.  

The protocol for medical massage and osteopathic manual therapy is as follows:

  • A complete, detailed client history

  • Assessment of posture, movement, soft tissues, swelling, and neurological function

  • Treatment of abnormal tissues, swelling, and neurological function

  • Re-assessment

  • Additional treatment

  • Repeat as necessary through the session

A medical massage/osteopathic manual therapist has extensive advanced training in anatomically specific assessment, palpation, and treatment.  Mastery in these modalities takes years of advanced training.  Osteopathic manual therapy is considered advanced continuing education for physical and occupational therapists, and very few massage therapists persue this difficult education.  To learn more about our therapist click here.

Treatment may contain one or a combination of the following modalities listed below.​  Each of these therapies are very specific and, when intergrated, they create a powerful therapeutic impact. 

 

All session times include consultation, assessment, treatment, dressing time, and check in/check out.  All pricing shown is reflective of the discounted cash pricing.  All purchases with cards (credit or debit) are subject to a 4% processing fee by the credit card processor.  Payment in full is expected at time of scheduling, and it is non-refundable. 

 

Please note: We do NOT bill health insurance.  We are considered out-of-network providers, and it is the client's responsibility to check eligilbility and receive re-imbursement.

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Medical Massage

Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Lymphedema Management

Oncology Massage

Lymphatic Therapy

(Not Related to Surgery)

 

A combination of medical massage and gentle osteopathic manual therapies are used to customize your session based on your individual needs. 

 

80 minutes      $160

For first time clients and most therapies.

 

110 minutes    $220

For those who have received sessions previously and need extended service time.

50 minutes      $120

For pediatriacs, medically frail, and follow ups very minor issues only.

Pain Relief Therapy Enhancements:

BioMat infrared therapy and Medicupping are available at no extra charge.  

Kneipp® Arnica Joint and Muscle Herbal Therapy

$5 per area

This is suggested for those who want to add topical pain relief but do not want hemp CBD.

Charlotte's Web Balm

Approx. 15mg CBD  $5 per area

Alpine Dispensary Balm

Approx. 54mg CBD & THC Delta 8 $8 per area

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**Please Note**

We do NOT bill health insurance!

 

Physician Directed

Manual Therapy

 

This advanced therapy is provided under a physician's prescription and direction and adheres to strict protocols and includes

medical documentation.  This is for people who have been in accidents (auto, work, etc.).

 

Times may vary based upon the direction of the physician.  

A physician’s prescription for therapy is required.

$45 per 15 min unit as prescribed with a minimum of 4 units

**Please Note**

We do NOT bill health insurance!

Peri-Operative Therapy

We partner with physicians to provide peri-operative therapy. Pre-surgical therapy prepares clients for surgery by reducing restrictions in soft tissue and increasing lymphatic flow.  Post surgical therapy directly enhances the surgical outcome of the patient by reducing pain and the need for pain medication. Our therapy may also decrease bruising, swelling, scarring, and reduce recovery time.  

 

Peri-operative therapy is excellent for people undergoing plastic surgery, and many other surgical procedures including: orthopedic and joint replacement, facial, oral, and more.  It is also for procedures related to cancer such as mastectomy and reconstruction.

First Appointment

80 minutes      $190 

Packages:

50 minutes

For facial, oral, simple breast, and certain joint replacement.

80 minutes

For mommy makeovers, 360 lipo/BBL, complicated breast, and other extensive surgeries. 

 

8 Sessions

50 minutes      $1,080 ($135 per session)

80 minutes      $1,400 ($175 per session)

12 Sessions

50 minutes      $1,440 ($120 per session)

80 minutes      $1,920 ($160 per session)

Therapy Enhancements:

BioMat infrared therapy and Medicupping are available at no extra charge.  

**Please Note**

We do NOT bill health insurance!

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping is a rehabilitative technique, which facilitates the body’s natural healing process. It helps to stabilize joints without restricting movement, provide all natural pain relief, and speed drainage of swelling and bruising.  Additionally, it can extend the benefits of therapy for several days after treatment.  

 

Service includes skin prep as needed.  

 

This therapy can be added on to therapy at time of service, and it is included within your session time.  

Pricing varies based upon amount of tape used and are(s) being taped.

$17 and up

**Please Note**

We do NOT bill health insurance!

 

modalities

       Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced manual therapy in which the therapist uses a range of specialized and gentle, rhythmic, pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defense of the body, removes waste products, and excess fluid (swelling). This is a delicate and deeply relaxing therapy to receive. 

      Myofascial Release (MFR) is performed without the use of oils or creams. It involves application of gentle sustained pressure into fascial restrictions, eliminating pain, and restoring motion. Trauma or inflammatory responses can cause these restrictions in the fascia, which is the uninterrupted connective tissue that surrounds and attaches to every structure in the body.

     Neural Reset Therapy (NRT) works with specialized nerve bundles called mechanoreceptors. The receptors respond to pressure, velocity, vibration, stretch, and other forces. When receptors detect a change, a signal is sent to the spinal cord and then relayed to the brain.  With NRT, the therapist briefly stimulates the receptors embedded in the selected muscle by asking for a position to be held or for a movement in a particular direction. Or the therapist taps on a muscle in such a way as to cause receptors to send a special message to the spinal cord.  That new message goes through the spinal integrating center which will reset the nervous system so the muscle is optimized neurologically. With the reset, the muscular pain and tightness disappear within seconds.

       Visceral Manipulation (VM) assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

       Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) combines lymphatic, fascial, and visceral techniques for a very precise, gentle, yet powerful therapy. LFR can be successfully applied to chronic conditions as it addresses the stagnant fluid as well as the adhesions which are present in many chronic dysfunctions. LFR can be applied within an organ, between the organ and its ligamentous attachments, and between organs at organ interfaces. LFR is such a gentle approach that it may be used with acute conditions, the elderly, the medically frail, and those who may react negatively to strong touch. 

       MediCupping™ brings myofascial release and manual lymph drainage together in a complementary therapy. A vacuum pump machine with wide variety of glass and plastic cups is used to create suction, which lifts the tissue and releases restrictions, scars, tight knots in muscles, facilitates joint mobilization, and pulls out metabolic waste so the lymphatic system can take them away. The cups are moved over the skin using gliding and other various techniques while the therapist gently pulls up on the cups, or they may be left stationary for a short time. This therapy is excellent for issues such as pain, sprains, deep tissue injuries, and lymphedema. It is also deeply relaxing and pressure can be adjusted from very light to very deep work. 

       CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system which is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

         Brain Therapy (BT)  This advanced-level manual therapy releases brain-centered restrictions and works to alleviate the damaging effects that these restrictions cause. Often overlooked in clinical practice, brain and spinal cord structures are very important components of dysfunctions throughout the entire body. This gentle and deeply relaxing therapy treats the brain, spinal cord and related pathologies including: closed head injury, whiplash, headaches, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, cognitive behavioral dysfunctions, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, post-meningitis syndrome, dementia, post-polio syndromes, birth difficulties or trauma, feeding difficulties, and more. 

         Neural Manipulation (NM)  is a gentle, precise, light-touch, hands-on treatment that releases local nerve restrictions while at the same time examines the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body, and by accessing this relationship, changes the more comprehensive (global) dysfunctional patterns.   It also enhances proper functioning of the nervous system.

       Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching combine gentle, passive and active stretching to obtain maximum flexibility and increase range of motion.

       Kinesiology Taping (KT) is a rehabilitative taping technique, which facilitates the body’s natural healing process. It helps to stabilize joints without restricting movement, provide pain relief, speed the drainage of swelling and bruising, and can extend the benefits of therapy for several days after treatment.

The modalities listed are effective in treating the following (...and more)

       Musculoskeletal 

Back & neck pain 

Tension headache 

Muscle spasms

Chronic pain 

  • Fibromyalgia 

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Chronic fatigue 

Bursitis 

Frozen shoulder

Sprains/strains 

Muscle/ligament tears 

Fractures/dislocations 

Scoliosis

Herniated discs

Rheumatoid arthritis 

Thoracic outlet syndrome

TMJ/jaw pain

Tendonitis 

Tennis/golfer’s elbow

Shin splints

Plantar fasciitis

Whiplash 

Postural issues

Edema & bruising from injury

       Dermatological

Acne/eczema 

Leg ulcers 

Lipomas

Hematomas

Scleraderma

Scars & adhesions:

  • Burns 

  • Surgical

  • Radiation

  • Trauma

  • Keloid

  • Hypersensitive/painful

       Cancer

Mastectomy pain

Scars/adhesions

Radiation burns

Lymphedema

       Neurological

Anxiety/stress reduction 

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Migraines 

Sciatic nerve pain

RSD/CRPS 

Multiple sclerosis

ALS

Trigeminal neuralgia

Concussion/brain injury

Motor-coordination Impairments

Central nervous system disorders

Parkinson's disease

Alzheimer's disease and Dementia

PTSD

Spinal cord injuries

Emotional difficulties

Neurovascular or immune disorders


       Surgical

Pre-surgery preparation 

Post-surgery recovery 

  • Speed healing

  • Pain

  • Edema/swelling

  • Adhesions

  • Fibrosis

  • Scarring

  • Post intubation issues

  • Lingering effects of ansthesia

For many types of surgery

  • Cosmetic

  • Cancer

  • Mastectomy

  • Hysterectomy 

  • Amputation 

  • Vein stripping 

  • Brain

  • Bariatric

  • Facial/eye

  • Oral

  • Orthopedic

  • ...and more

       Women's Health

Pre- and post-natal issues

  • Back & hip pain

  • Foot pain

  • Edema

  • Round ligament pain

Breast pain

Fibrocystic breasts

Breast implants

Breast reduction

Breast reconstruction

Lactation problems

C-section scars

Menstrual problems

Pelvic pain

Infertility

Bladder Issues

       Ear, Nose, & Throat

Sinusitis 

Tinnitus 

Allergies

Congestion

Speech difficulties

       Digestive

Constipation

Irritable bowel syndrome

Bloating

Abdominal pain

      Post Covid

Loss of smell & taste

Lingering exhaustion

Digestive issues

Post intubation issues

      Pediatrics

Injury

Colic

Autism

Learning and speech difficulties

Motor and coordination issues

      Other

Toxic poisoning 

Lipoedema

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Ellen massaged and taped my knee removing a LOT of the pain and discomfort allowing me to workout, sleep and move around again.  Thank you!

I went back to Ellen after being gone for several weeks.  My thoracic back had been hurting constantly.  She used several different techniques to work on it and I have had no pain since my appointment. 

Very knowledgeable and professional!!  I’m a disabled veteran and have had chronic leg pain for 3 years.  I left without pain in my legs at all!!! 

 

Would HIGHLY recommend!!

Ellen is able to achieve results that injections from orthopedists and many visits to great physical therapists could not. 

 

I highly recommend her. 

This is not your typical massage, but the results are amazing.  It doesn’t matter if you suffer from chronic or acute pain, Advanced Massage Therapies can mitigate your discomfort.