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Services Summary

Professional Therapeutic Massage LLC brings to you a wide choice of therapies and modalities to promote whole-body health.

Try our BIOMATRaindrop TherapySwedish MassageDeep Tissue Massage
NeuroMuscular TherapyAcupressureMyofascial ReleaseCraniosacral Therapy
Energy Balancing / ReikiReflexologySports MassageHot Stone Massage
Massage during PregnancyMassage/Facial ComboCouples Massage
Home VisitsChair MassageAcupuncture

Our office has 3 individual massage rooms, a beautiful couples massage room, an acupuncture treatment room and a wonderful waiting area/relaxation room. There are 10 massage therapists and all our therapists are state licensed and AMTA members.

Please read on below for descriptive summaries of our services. If you have any questions or other concerns, call our office at 860.537.1915 for additional information.

Try our BIOMAT
Biomat Image An Extraordinary Pain and Stress Management Tool that Uses Far Infrared, Negative Ions and Amethyst Crystal

The BioMat is a 'pad' which lies on top of a massage table or your home mattress. It converts electricity through a computerized control panel, produced by Texas Instruments, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR), nature's invisible light. FIR was discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light wave. This reduces swelling, increases blood flow and has been shown to destroy cancer and viral cells without harming s urrounding healthy cells. It penetrates 6-8 inches into the innermost recesses of the body, stimulating healing and regeneration of nerves and muscle tissue layers.

Typical Uses:

Raindrop Therapy
Raindrop technique is a powerful technique using essential oils that was developed by D. Gary Young in the 1980s. Gary found that combining several holistic techniques, described below, created a synergistic effect for the body, in a non-invasive manner. It also stimulates all the body systems on a physical and emotional level. The session lasts about an hour, however the benefits may last up to a week or more.

Three modalities are combined to form Raindrop Technique:

Aromatherapy
Raindrop technique uses seven single essential oils, two blends and one essential oil massage blend during the session. These essential oils are dropped from about 6 inches above your spine, simulating gently striking rain drops! It is very relaxing and comforting. It is thought that the oils interact with the body's electric field before even penetrating the skin of the back, thereby enhancing the electromagnetic properties of the oils as well.

Vita Flex Technique
Vita Flex was brought to the US in the 1920s by Stanley Burroughs. It is an ancient Tibetan healing methodology meaning 'vitality through the reflexes'. Its theory is based on the fact that slight pressure applied to the body creates an electric charge that is therapeutic to the body. This is known as piezoelectric charge.

Feather Stroking
This is similar to a massage term technique called 'effleurage'. But this technique was actually termed by the Native American Indians.

In the 1980s Gary Young worked with a Lakota elder named Wallace Black Elk. Before there were border crossings and reservations, the Lakota people would travel to Canada to experience the the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) by breathing in the energy of the lights for healing purposes.

Once the Lakota people could no longer cross the border, they created a stroking technique along the spine using a feather that simulated the healing energy of the Aurora Borealis. And this is the massage technique of feather stroking that was taught to Gary Young.

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Swedish Massage:
Swedish Massage is the gentle manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. It consists of long flowing strokes that relax muscles, increase circulation, and remove metabolic waste products. This therapy facilitates the relaxation response and brings about a sense of deep relaxation and well being.

Deep Tissue Massage:
Deep tissue techniques penetrate deep into the muscle tissue to alleviate trigger points, soften chronically tight muscles, break up scar tissue, and promote soft tissue healing. Therapists will evaluate the tissue and progress slowly into the deeper layers of muscle to avoid unnecessary pain or muscle armoring.

NeuroMuscular Therapy:
NMT is a scientific approach to muscular pain relief that works to balance the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. This therapy enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics. It examines 6 physiological factors that can create or intensify pain patterns. The 6 factors are ischemia, trigger points, nerve entrapment, postural disorders, nutrition and emotional well-being. Specific massage techniques and stretching are used to mitigate the painful patterns.

Myofascial Release:
MFR gently stretches and mobilizes the connective tissues (muscle and fascia) in the body. This connective tissue immobilization is often the cause of pain, restricted movement, postural distortions etc. This work is very effective for improving circulation, decreasing pain and spasms, reducing adhesions, and increasing movement throughout the body.

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Acupressure:
Acupressure is an ancient Asian healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin and stimulate the body's immune system to self heal. When stimulated, these points relieve muscular tension and promote the release of endorphins.

Energy Balancing / Reiki:
This modality focuses on the flow of life energy through the body. Using traditional patterns of hand positions resting on or just above the body without pressure, this work helps to unblock energy and create an environment of wellness through which healing can take place.

Craniosacral Therapy:
CST is the gentle, noninvasive manipulation of the craniosacral system to free restrictions and imbalances of the brain and spinal cord. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord and includes cerebrospinal fluid and the bones of the cranium and sacrum. This very gentle technique assists in promoting good nervous system health, while reducing the negative effects of stress and enhancing resistance to disease. CST is a very effective treatment for migraine headaches and some types of back pain.

Reflexology:
Reflexology is a method for relaxing tension by stimulating reflexes in the hands and feet. It is a science based on the principal that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the glands, organs and muscles of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help to maintain the health of these organs, glands and muscles.

Sports Massage:
Sports Massage is the use of various techniques that focus on improving the athlete's performance while preventing injuries. This therapy is scheduled on a regular basis as part of the training regimen and specific techniques are applied to the major muscle groups stressed in the sport.

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Hot Stone Massage:
This type of massage therapy uses the natural healing properties of stone. The therapist uses smooth, natural stone that is warmed in steaming water. The stone, with massage oil, is used to massage and lengthen the large muscles of the body. The heat from the stone enhances the relaxation effect of the massage. During the massage, hot stones are placed on certain areas of the body (such as the low back) to allow the heat from the stone to deeply penetrate the muscle tissue. This wonderfully relaxing experience is especially popular in the colder months

Massage during Pregnancy:
During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes tremendous changes, which can result in a number of uncomfortable conditions. The overall goals for pregnancy massage are to help minimize stress, promote relaxation, and prepare the muscles for childbirth. Specific techniques can also help to relieve other particular physical conditions.

Massage/Facial Combo:
This 90 minute treatment consists of approximately 50 minutes of massage and 40 minutes of facial rejuvenation. The massage is your choice of technique. The facial starts with hot steam towels infused with aromatherapy; then a cleanser is applied and removed. The majority of the time is spent on specific facial massage techniques designed to relax and rejuvenate. The session is finished with a mask. A wonderful choice if you are looking for that extra bit of pampering.

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Couples Massage:
A Couples Massage is a session where you and your loved one can receive massages in the same room. We have 1 room large enough to fit 2 tables at the same time. Please call early to schedule Couples Massage Sessions as this takes a little more juggling for us with scheduling therapists.

Home Visits:
If you would prefer not to travel after your massage, we can arrange to come to you. Our therapists will travel within 20 minutes of the office and bring our table and supplies. We consider this a premium service and charge more because of travel time to and from the office.

Chair Massage:
Chair Massage is a great introduction to massage therapy because sessions are usually shorter (10-20 minutes) and clients keep their clothes on. This therapy is also perfect for clients who work locally and can come in on their lunch break.

We can also come to your workplace and perform chair massage for staff or employees. Please call the office for more details on Workplace Chair Massage.

Acupuncture:
For information on acupuncture, please go to www.alphaomegahealth.com. Both individual and community acupuncture are offered at PTM.

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