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Utilizing a Range of Techniques, Including Deep Tissue Massage

Massage and Movement Therapy uses a variety of techniques to assist our patients, including deep tissue massage and the raindrop technique. Count on both of our locations in Newburgh & Middletown, New York when you need a reliable massage therapist.


Aromatherapy

The use of essential oils in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing technique for thousands of years by ancient cultures, these oils are extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots, and they help to stimulate circulation. Use of this technique declined as the pharmaceutical industry developed, until the French chemist Gattefosse revived the art by coining the modern term in his book published in 1928. In addition to aromatherapy, we offer stone massage.

Raindrop Technique

Named by Gary Young, this use of essential oils originated with American Indians. Anti-microbial oils are used to reduce inflammation by killing viral agents, thus bringing the body back into balance. The oils are dispensed like drops of rain above the patient's back and massaged along the spine.

Craniosacral Therapy

Originated by John Upledger, DO, OMM, this gentle manual therapy is a method of evaluating and enhancing the function of physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. This system of membranes and fluid surrounds the brain and spinal cord and influences the sensory, motor, and neurological function of the entire body.

Aromatherapy

Body Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage affects the sub-layer of musculature and fascia after penetrating the superficial layers. This helps with chronic pain and reduces inflammation-related pain. It is generally combined with other massage techniques. As with all of our massage techniques, our therapists always work based on a prescription given to their patient for the treatment of a specific diagnosis. All massages utilized, including deep tissue massage, must be provided to treat the pathology or injury diagnosed by a physician.

Myofascial Release

This technique is similar to cranio-sacral massage and involves a multi-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into soft tissues to eliminate fascial restrictions. Upon locating an area of fascial restriction, pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction.

Neuromuscular Therapy

This technique is soft tissue manipulation applied to release the nerve organs found in the ends of muscle fibers, in order to treat muscle spasms, rebuild the strength in injured tissues, and assist venous and lymphatic flow. This therapy has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and neuromuscular dysfunction.


Prenatal, Pregnancy, and Infant Massage

Many massage methods are both effective and safe prenatally, during labor, postpartum, and with infants. Massage can make all of these stages more comfortable for the mother and her baby. Touch has been proven to help with critical weight gain for premature babies. Massage is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Reiki

Reiki is an energy healing art. Our practitioners are trained to access and channel life force through their hands by placing them on or just above the recipient's body, thereby activating healing energy within receptive points on the body. The goal is to achieve a functional ego state.

Shiatsu

Similar to acupuncture, shiatsu is focused on unblocking the flow of life energy through the meridians of the body. The practitioner applies pressure with the fingers, thumb, palm, elbow, knee, or foot to specific zones on the skin. This technique involves yogassage, acupressure, myofascial massage, and neuromuscular techniques.

Reiki


Swedish Massage

Sports Massage

There are three types of sports massage: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. All are specific to the activities of a particular sport. The first is a stimulating massage to help the body warm up, the second is more to stretch the body and shorten recovery periods, and the last form is used to promote and improve the quality of healing.

Swedish Massage

This vigorous system of treatment designed to stimulate circulation involves five basic strokes: effleurage, petrissage, vibration, percussion, and compression. These strokes are applied with oil to prevent friction with the skin.