At Fairfield Ct Massage Therapy -HealthTouch,
you have many choices of pain relieving, revitalizing, relaxing therapies. I will make suggestions as to what I
feel would be most beneficial, but the ultimate decision is yours. After all, it’s your body and your
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT): NMT is an effective, comprehensive
system of soft tissue manipulation that balances your central nervous system with your muscular system.
Neuromuscular therapy is based on neurological and physiological laws that describe how your body
creates and maintains pain NMT addresses the cause of pain rather than just the symptoms.
A Neuromuscular Massage is not a full body massage. Rather,it is directed to the parts of
the body that contribute to pain and dysfunction. Muscle spasms and contracted tissue are located and released. NMT
eliminates trigger points that cause referred pain,enhances venous and lymphatic flow and tissue
flexibility.Neuromuscular therapy includes looking at diet and lifestyle because they have a tremendous impact on
your muscles and your nervous system.
Swedish:When you think of massage, you probably think of Swedish massage. In old
movies, the boxer or wealthy business owner received Swedish massage, usually on a massage table
in his office. Swedish is basic relaxation massage. It is more general than neuromuscular therapy
that is specific and targeted. It includes kneading, rolling, tapping and vibration, using oil or cream to reduce
friction on the skin.Benefits include improved circulation, reduction of swelling and pain from injury, and general
Prenatal/Postnatal Massage: Prenatal-massage is one of the best things you can do for
yourself and your baby in the making. Massage assists the expectant mother by relieving the load on the heart and
normalizing blood pressure.It aids circulation to help prevent varicose veins. Increased blood circulation delivers
more oxygen and nutrients to mother and fetus.
Prenatal-massage encourages endorphin release to relieve anxiety and
depression caused by hormonal fluctuations and body image concerns. Massage during pregnancy eases
neck,back,shoulder pain,sciatica and reduces swelling in hands,feet,and ankles. Expectant moms fall asleep more
easily and sleep more deeply after a massage.
After delivery new moms face many new responsibilities and lifestyle changes at a time when they are
physically and emotionally exhausted.
• relieves the physical stress of delivery
• provides relaxation
• relieves emotional stress
• reduces fluid retention
• helps to rebalance the pelvis
If you have delivered by Caesarian, you can have Manual Lymphatic Drainage as soon as you can
travel. It is a very light touch therapy that reduces discomfort and fluid retention, speeds the healing process
and helps your body to eliminate anesthesia more efficiently.
Indirect Myofascial Release: Fascia can be considered the original body
stocking. It covers every muscle, bone, nerve and organ and literally keeps you from being a pile of muscles and
organs lying haphazardly on the ground.
Poor posture, trauma, stress and injuries can cause facial restrictions. Because the facial envelope is a seamless,
interconnected web, tightness or restriction in one area can cause tightness and restriction in other areas. The
condition of the fascia affects muscle tone and the effectiveness of a therapeutic massage.
In indirect Myofascial release, the therapist applies a gentle stretch with just a few
grams of pressure. The therapist follows the fascia as it unwinds. Release of the restricted fascia produces heat
and increased blood flow in the area. The intention is to allow the body's inherent ability for self correction to
return, restoring the optimum performance of the body. This process can take some time and is very relaxing.
Because it is so gentle, it is appropriate for those who cannot tolerate deeper pressure.
Myofascial release can be incorporated into a therapeutic massage or performed as an entire
session. The goal of Myofascial release is to free facial restriction and restore its balance.
Deep Tissue Massage: The benefits of deep tissue massage
are often dramatic. Pain is often decreased or eliminated. Range of motion may improve greatly. Deep tissue massage
improves the function of the muscles and connective tissues of the body. It focuses on the deeper layers of muscle
in order to release chronic patterns of muscle tension. The therapist uses deep pressure and long slow strokes
combined with deep finger pressure. The client may or may not experience some soreness, either immediately or as a
delayed reaction. It is nothing to be concerned about and should disappear in a day or two. The full benefit of the
massage will be felt either immediately or within a day or two.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy: (LDT)The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is
critical to our body's ability to operate at peak performance. This system drains fluids, detoxifies and
regenerates tissues, filters out toxins and foreign substances and helps us maintain a healthy immune system. If
lymph circulation stagnates, toxins accumulate and compromise cellular functioning, which opens the way to physical
ailments. LDT is recommended pre and post-operatively, The lymphatic system, unlike the circulatory system, has no
pump. Disease, trauma, stress, toxicity and other factors can cause it to become sluggish and stagnate. When this
happens, Lymphatic drainage therapy can assist the lymphatic system in its many tasks.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a light touch therapy that uses
gentle, wave like movements that move the lymph along its pathway.
• Reduction in edemas (swelling) .
• Detoxification of the body.
• Relief of numerous chronic and acute inflammations, including sinusitis and bronchitis
• Relief of chronic pain.
• Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds, stretch marks and wrinkles.
• Stimulation of the immune system.
• Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
• Anti spastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle tension and some forms of constipation.
• Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory.
• Anti-aging effects.
• Preparation of the pre-operative patient?
• Acceleration of post operative healing and the elimination of anesthesia from the body