Everyone enjoys a relaxing back rub, even your baby. Studies have shown that infant massage alleviates the stress experienced by newborns that birth creates. They have just spent nine months in a small, confined space that fed them; kept them warm; brought them the oxygen they needed; took care of waste products; and provided a gentle rocking motion to soothe them. Now, the outside world has taken over, and things are not as simple as they were. Massage enables a smoother transition from the comfortable womb to that of humankind.
Clarke has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2005, has done extra training and specializes in pain management techniques. He studied Sports Restoration and Massage at the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and furthered his education at Miller-Motte Technical College in Lynchburg, Virginia. “If someone comes in hurting and leaves feeling even a little bit better, I’ve had a good day.” He prefers to use techniques from Precision Neuromuscular Technique and British Sports Therapy.
Hope has been a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist since 2004 and a Certified Reflexologist since 2002. She received her Reflexology training in the United Kingdom during her time in the volunteer service. She returned to the USA inspired to learn other complementary therapies in order to better serve the needs of her clients and completed her training in Massage Therapy at the Daniel's Institute of Holistic Health in Roanoke Virginia. Her specialties are Prenatal and Postnatal Massage, Swedish Massage, and Reflexology.
PNMT uses diagnostic muscle testing to find the area of dysfuntion or pain and precise treatment to address the problem. Treatments will usually be a combination of myofacial, trigger-point, and pin-and-stretch techniques. Scientific testing in combination with time-tested treatments yields stellar results.
Massage is both effective and safe, prenatally and during postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies. Specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques re-balance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant.
BTS is a technique used by athletes world wide, both professional and ameture. It addresses the larger muscle groups using a “pin and stretch” technique that allows the therapist to work the muscles in increments. This is exactly what it sounds like. The therapist will pin the muscle down near a joint using fingers or their entire hand and hold it while using the other to flex or extend the joint.
Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, boosted immune system, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature so generally, deep tissue massage is integrated with other types of massage. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis.
Reflexology involves the application of pressure to specific reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to other parts of the body in order to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.
We offer free pain management consultations.
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Hope Staton, CMT
Clarke Staton, CMT
1/2 Hour - $35
1 Hour - $65
90 Minutes - $95
Hot Stones Upgrade - $15
Aromatherapy Upgrade - $10
We are proud to be partnered with
Dr. Rachel Heneberry
Her gentle and effective technique along with her Certification in Extremity Adjustment makes her an ideal resource for our clients