Precision Neuro Muscular Technique 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.
STR is a technique used by athletes worldwide, both professional and amateur. 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.
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. It is very beneficial and yields stellar results.
For me, therapeutic massage is a key component in preventative health care. My monthly massage with Hope at IHT is always a soothing and relaxing experience for body and soul. But I've been pleasantly surprised to discover that massage offers numerous health benefits as well. My regular massage boosts my immune system, preventing me from catching the colds that otherwise plague me. Additionally, regular massage has helped me to manage an anxiety disorder without the use of medication. I benefited greatly from prenatal massage while pregnant with my second child.
The pain and tension relief from Clarke working on my shoulders and neck made me a believer in massage therapy and what it can do. I have known Clarke Staton for quite some time and have followed his massage therapy training with interest. Having known Clarke for as long as I have, I know his concern for helping his clients is heartfelt and keeps him seeking more and more intensive training to better serve his clients. My problem is that we live in different states, otherwise I would be a regular.
As a single mother of two teenagers and two jobs and going to college full time my life can be very stressful. I am always the one that puts everyone else’s needs before my own. To me massage was a luxury that I couldn’t afford. After meeting with Hope and having her explain to me the benefits of massage I now see that massage is not a luxury it’s a necessity. Being on a routine massage regime can lessen your stress and anxiety levels, reduce pain and stiffness and increase overall emotional health. As a client of Hope I can honestly say that without a doubt she accomplishes all of these for me and more. A massage with Hope is money that is well invested in my well being that makes me a better mother, employee and friend. Thanks so much Hope for taking such good care of me.
Hope... Thank you so much for the massage. My body is feeling revived and I can feel the benefits of a more relaxed neck, shoulders and back with just the one massage. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to make me feel whole again. Your patience and diligence is exactly what people need to feel their best. I realize that scheduling a massage can be very uncomfortable for those that have never experienced a massage..or for those that have been going to the same Massage Therapist for a long time as I had been...but I will definitely be telling my family and friends of your wonderful services!