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

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Medical massage, osteopathic manual therapy, and post surgical recovery 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. 

 

Each 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 or relaxation massage. 

A treatment plan is developed based on each client’s individual needs.  Each treatment is different and changes as the client’s condition improves.  Therapy sessions may contain a combination of the following modalities listed below.​  Each of these therapies is very specific and, when intergrated, they create a powerful therapeutic impact.

The protocol for medical massage, post surgical therapy, 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, and certified lymphatic manual therapists have extensive advanced training in anatomically specific assessment, palpation, and treatment.  Mastery in these modalities takes years of advanced training and mentoring.  Osteopathic manual therapy is considered advanced continuing education for physical and occupational therapists, and very few massage therapists pursue this difficult education. 

 

The same is also true with certified lymphatic therapists for cancer and post surgical therapy.  Certifications from schools of lymphatic education ensure that the therapist has undergone rigorous in-person training (not online), and adheres to high standards of practice.  Additionally, maintaining certification means they regularly attend therapy re-certification classes to keep their knowledge up to date and keep their hand skills sharp.  Precison with hand skills is absolutely key to delivering excellent results.

 

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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. 

 

It is not necessary for a client to have a prescription from a physician, however, in certain circumstances one may be required. 

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.  To learn about possible re-imbursement, visit our General FAQ Page.

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Stress and Anxiety
Women's Health Issues
Neurological Conditions
Complex Medical Conditions

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A combination of modalities listed below are used to customize your session based on your individual needs. 

Most therapy sessions are approximately 90 minutes in total and start at $225 for new clients. 

 

Some sessions may be longer or shorter as needed.  Therapy time includes consultation, assessment, undressing, re-dressing, and checkout/rescheduling. 

Want to know more about Post Surgical Recovery? Read the Plastic Surgery FAQ page.

Pain Relief Therapy Enhancements:

BioMat infrared therapy

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Arnica

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**Please Note**

We do NOT bill health insurance.

To learn about possible re-imbursement,

visit our General FAQ Page.

 

Wellness Consultation

Not sure if you're ready to book an appointment?  If you would like to discusss your issues and goals for therapy, we provide a wellness phone consultation. 

 

During the consult, your therapist will ask you detailed questions about your pain and history.  We will discuss your goals for therapy to get you back to enjoying your life again as quickly as possible.  

Wellness phone consultations are approximately 20-30 minutes starting at $50  

**Please Note**

We do NOT bill health insurance.

To learn about possible re-imbursement,

visit our General FAQ Page.

modalities
 

Treatments are customized to solve your particular issues.  Therapy sessions contsist of a combination of the following modalities listed below.​  Each of these therapies are very specific and, when integrated, they create a powerful therapeutic impact to deliver amazing results.
 

       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.

       Quantum Alignment Technique (QAT) is the intersection of cutting edge technology, physics, and neurology.  It rapidly restores normal function between the brain and all tissues and fluids in the body (bones, muscles, ligaments, organs, nerves, brain, lymph, etc.), thus optimizing function.  It can work in many ways, including:

  • QAT is a method of checking for any tissue trauma and removing it quickly.

  • QAT restores the neurological activation reflex to muscle or other tissues to get muscles to fire optimally and instantaneously become stronger.

  • QAT can get tissues on the right and left sides of the body to work together as a team within seconds.

  • QAT quickly reduces inflammation.

  • QAT is used to balance acupuncture meridians. Twenty-four acupuncture points are used to test and balance the 12 meridians. This balancing can serve to improve organ function as well as restore muscle function.

  • QAT can be used in a process to discharge the nervous system from emotional trauma such as PTSD. Clients report that it can be a profound experience. It is conducted without any talking.

  • QAT is very pleasant and can be deeply relaxing to receive.

  • QAT devices are infused by a specialized technology developed by a world renowned physicist. The instruments are not magnetic and have nothing to do with magnetism. This technology infuses the instruments with energy patterns which have a dramatic effect on 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.

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