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All About Massage
What is Massage?

 Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Statistics from both Health Canada 1 and the American Massage Therapy Association 2 show that millions of North Americans use it today.  Massage therapy refers to a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various techniques to positively affect the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, frictioning, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body. Today Massage Therapy is thought of as a Holistic Therapy that complements medical treatment.  The "Physicians Guide to Therapeutic Massage" shows that Massage can decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve mood, aide in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness and improve sleep.
1 Health Canada (2003) Health Policy Research Bulletin. Retrieved May 10, 2005, from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iacb-dgiac/arad-draa/english/rmdd/bulletin/mainstream.html#page6 2 American Massage Therapy Association. (2001). Massage Therapy Consumer Fact Sheet

Why would I want a Massage?

Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support. Increasingly, scientific evidence is showing the benefits of massage. Institutions, such as the NIH, are constantly updating their information supporting therapeutic massage.

Benefits of Massage

◊ Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
◊ Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body's natural defense system, against toxic invaders. ◊ Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body's largest organ - the skin.
◊ Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
◊ Reduces spasms and cramping
◊ Increases joint flexibility.
◊ Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
◊ Releases endorphins - the body's natural painkiller
◊ Reduces post-surgery adhesion's and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.
◊ Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.
◊ Relieves pain
for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
◊ Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.
◊ Provides emotional and spiritual balance


Brief Summary of Some Massage Modalities Used

◊ Top of the Mountain Signature Massage – Designed specifically for your individual needs of the moment using a combination of modalities.
◊ Swedish – Primarily for relaxation, a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of lotion or oil, to reduce friction on the skin.
◊ Deep Tissue - Administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. Helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis.
◊ Hot Stone Massage – Take your full-body massage to a new level by adding heat therapy. Basalt lava stones are heated and incorporated into the full-body massage. The perfect treatment to loosen tight muscles, relieve stress and ease tension.
◊ MyoFascial Stretching (FST) - Use of Fascial Lines through out the body to assess and relieve dysfunction. Great for Low Back, Knee, Hip pain or dysfunction. Gain more flexibility in joints, greater muscle control, greatly increases strength, speed and agility. Great for ALL, not just athletes.  Injury prevention/rehab.  Specifically designed protocols to address injuries or areas of concern to keep you working and moving while reducing pain or the chance of adhesion caused by guarding. Working with your current rehab program for great results.
◊ Sports Massage - focusing on your specific sport to create a goal oriented program that compliments your training regiment. Pre, Post or Maintenance.  A 30% increase in performance is not unusual.
◊ Aromatherapy - the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. It is sometimes used in combination with massage and other therapeutic techniques as part of a holistic treatment approach. ONLY the purest  Young Living Essential Oils are used:
◊ Acupressure - Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force (sometimes known as qi or chi) to aid healing.
◊ Shiatsu - Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow.
◊ Trigger Point - Noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. Consists of trigger point compression, myomassage, passive stretching, and a regime of corrective exercises.
◊ Craniosacral - Gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. Encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
◊ Chair - Use of a specially designed massage chair in which the client sits comfortably.
◊ Other Services/Modalities Available: Reiki, Russian, Structural Integration, Foot Massage, Pre and Post Natal, Body Wraps, Salt Scrubs, Custom Wedding Packages, including a minister!  
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National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Body Work

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Licensed By:
State of Nevada NVMT.5395
Clark County
Las Vegas City
Henderson