I am a "Jim" of all trades! I am a well educated massage therapist and bodyworker where I cross the medical diversities between healthcare providers. I am a networking entrepreneur and motivator ;always willing to help with a smile! My photo of the girls and me in a crown shows my exciting adventurous side as I bellydanced my way to winning the Mr. Kenosha contest! As a professional Massage Therapist, I have the skill and experience to treat even the most difficult of clients; YET the common ...
I am a "Jim" of all trades! I am a well educated massage therapist and bodyworker where I cross the medical diversities between healthcare providers. I am a networking entrepreneur and motivator ;always willing to help with a smile! My photo of the girls and me in a crown shows my exciting adventurous side as I bellydanced my way to winning the Mr. Kenosha contest! As a professional Massage Therapist, I have the skill and experience to treat even the most difficult of clients; YET the common sense to know my limitations with my scope of practice!
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Massage Therapy and Bodywork
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Shiatzu Shiatsu literally means finger pressure. Tai massage, known in Thailand as (Nuat phaen boran), meaning “ancient/traditional massage.” Thai massage originated in India and is based on Ayurveda and yoga. The technique combines massage with yoga-like positions during the course of the massage; the northern style emphasizes stretching while the southern style emphasizes acupressure. This massage is generally done on a matt that is on the floor. You should wear clothes that stretch. Shiatsu/Tai massage when given at a sports event or health fair may be done on a massage table. (Good for on-site athletes and exercise training)
Using mostly myofascial release and shiatsu techniques.
Formerly known as deep tissue massage; this technique updated it's term because deep tissue was not accurate enough. Deep tissue was implied deep, and painful;whereas Therapeutic implies "tolerable pressure." deep ( the depth of pressure will never become deeper than the individual can tolerate). Therapeutic Massage Therapeutic massage focuses on pain management. This method of massage is the manipulation of the muscles and tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress. There are many styles and types of massage therapy. Deep tissue, Soft tissue, Acupressure, and Myofacial release techniques are used in combination during treatment. (Good for athletes and exercise training)
Pregnancy is a time of major structural, physiological, psychological, spiritual, and social changes. Some of these changes produce discomforts and concerns, which can be addressed with appropriate massage therapy and body use guidance. Pregnancy massage therapy is beneficial throughout the nine months of a low-risk pregnancy. If you are not having a low risk pregnancy, discuss your condition with your physician or midwife. After further discussion, you may be able to receive therapy with additional written release. Pregnancy Massage Therapy can include specific light and deep pressure massage, Myofascial techniques, circulatory work, acupressure, reflexology, and other techniques. What to Expect A pre-natal massage session, given in 30, 60-minute sessions as suggested by the ABMP and AMTA, prenatal massage given longer than 60 minutes, could cause the body/baby to react as if in a chaotic environment, and may be dangerous. You will be comfortably supported in a side-lying position and draped for your comfort. For massage on the shoulders, legs and arms, you will be “propped up” with either pillows or a reclined massage table. This eases the external pressure on the uterus, diaphragm, and bladder; all facts reducing risk factors. The massage sessions typically do not run past 60 minutes, due to the physical changes during the massage and because of the massage. Only the body part being worked on is exposed. The room will be quiet and comfortable. It is fine to interrupt the massage to use the restroom, however, for maximum comfort, avoid heavy eating and drinking for two hours before your session. Contraindications Complications of pregnancy, which would contraindicate massage therapy (if resolved, participation is possible with additional midwife/physician release): · Threatened miscarriage · Early labor · Placental dysfunction’s · Pre-eclampsia · Eclampsia (Toxemia) Other conditions contraindicating participation in massage therapy (if resolved, participation is possible with additional midwife/physician release): · Heart disease (3rd trimester) · Any infectious disease · Contraindicated for affected areas only: · Severe varicose veins · Thrombophlebitis · Skin irritation and/or discharge
Gua’ Sha’ This Current information has been researched by: http://thefullspectrum.co/ IMAGES OF ACTUAL TREATMENTS COMING SOON! What is Gua Sha (??)? Gua Sha is an age old bodywork technique that can be used for pretty much anything from your daily aches and pains or headaches to chronic severe ailments. It is used to intentionally surface petechiae to the skin by using a scraping technique in order to help detoxify the body and relieve pain. This unique folk healing method is still commonly practiced in China and other parts of Asia and is often performed in TCM clinics, hospitals, spas as well as in many Asian households. Gua Sha is popular in Asia because it is a simple technique that’s easy to use, and the results are often fast and amazing. The word “Gua” means to scrape, and “Sha” has two meanings. “Sha” from a TCM point of view, refers to the stagnant blood and qi that is blocking the meridian pathway inhibiting proper flow of energy and blood. From a western medicine point of view, it refers to the fluids that contain metabolic waste that is congested in the tissues and muscles. “Sha” also refers to a series of reddish, minute hemorrhages that look like a red colored speckled rash called petechia that can surface to the skin after the Gua Sha treatment. In this bodywork technique, a round edged tool such as a spoon is used to scrape the skin to release the stagnant blood and qi or “sha” to the surface of the skin and appears as a group of petechia. This may sound and even look bad, but it’s very detoxifying and cleansing for the body. By letting your body get rid of this old stagnant blood, new and better performing blood cells can be created. Remember, there’s only so much room in your body so sometimes you have to be willing to let go of the old in order to bring in the new. Gua sha is a great method to help your body release excess wastes and help bring in refreshing nutrients to your cells. What are the Benefits of Gua Sha? This scraping technique is used to release the body of blood stagnation. Blood stagnation is considered to be the cause of many diseases in TCM. To visualize this, you may want to compare the water from a running stream versus the water in a still stagnant pond. The stagnant pond will be full of gunk, green moss and other growths while the running stream will have clear water. Our entire blood circulation is very similar to this. When the blood is not flowing properly, it starts to become stagnant and creates an environment more suitable for disease. This is why Gua Sha is such a useful technique. It can quickly release blockages in your body caused by stagnant blood. This is because it mimics sweating and promotes body fluid circulation which helps to normalize cellular metabolic processes and release toxic waste from your deep cellular tissues. It also increases blood and qi circulation to help oxidize your cells as well as nourish them. In other words, gua sha has two main functions where it both nourishes and detoxifies. One, the stroke action used to release petechiae to the surface of the skin, forces more blood and oxygen to the area treated which helps to nourish those cells. Two, the actual petechia becomes a byproduct that signals the body to do a sweep up of the area so that it eliminates both the dead blood cells as well as other toxins that surfaced towards the skin during the gua sha process. After a treatment, the patient often has immediate relief from pain, headaches, fever, chills, cough, chest pains, nausea, stiffness, etc. After a series of treatments gua sha is able to release enough toxins to allow the body to find inner balance. How is Gua Sha performed? The area that will be treated will first be lubricated with massage oil. (It is also beneficial to first treat the body with either a hot bath or an infrared sauna before the treatment in order to warm up the muscles and increase blood circulation.) A chosen area of the skin is then stroked in a downward motion using a smooth edged device that can be made out of rock, jade, buffalo horn, or plastic etc. If these are unavailable, a metal spoon, a soup spoon, or even a larger coin such as a quarter can be used. Just make sure that the surface of the device used is smooth edged so that it will be comfortable when used on the skin. Continue to stroke in a downward motion until the petechiae surfaces to the skin completely. You’ll know you’re done treating an area when even with continuous stroking, no petechiae continues to surface. If after several downward stroking motions, the skin only becomes red, and no petechiae surface then that means there is no “sha” in the area and you can start scraping another part of the skin. When the patient starts to complain that the area you’re working on is sensitive, you can apply more oil or use a softer stroke. Also, remember to avoid scraping moles, cuts, or any unhealed open sores. “Sha” is usually found on the Yang surfaces of the body such as the back, neck
Before explaining what fascia is, and myofascial release treatment involves, it's benefits, etc. Let me first say that there are many variations of this training and uses for MANY of today's chronic problems. ..be it muscular, systemic,digestive,or emotional. Don't know if it right for you? Not accustomed to trying new things? Do not worry. Before each new treatment, whether you are a new client or just new to a certain technique, I will personally discuss each process to you, the "homework" I ask you to do, and the experiences after treatment you may experience. Myofascial Release Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater. For more in depth information about the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release method, visit:www.myofascialrelease.com