At some point in our lives, we learn to repress unwanted feelings - we store them away out of our conscious mind as a way to protect ourselves. However, these repressed emotions always find a way to resurface, but in a much less direct manner. Sometimes we feel it through chronic physical pain, through an overwhelming sensation of stress & tension, or constant frustration and unease. Through Integrated Massage Therapy, we work to release the physical and emotional tensions built up in our bodies to promote balance, deep relaxation and greater awareness of self. This service truly works to alleviate congestion in the body, bringing about a deep relaxation and increased awareness of both the body and psyche. As a result, one begins to feel transformed - learning to let go of the armoring that keeps injury, physical pain and emotional chaos present in our lives.
This massage experience is truly unlike anything else out there. Through this hands on approach, our practitioner will assess your needs from a physical as well as an energetic point of view. Your experience will then be customized to you - working to provide the deepest healing for the mind and body.
Your customized treatment will include any or all of the following, based on your specific needs:
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy involves gentle manipulation and pressure placed on the sutures of the cranial bones. These adjustments are believed to restore balance to the nervous system and surrounding structures that support it. This therapy works to help alleviate discomfort caused by tension headaches and migraines, as well as pain in the neck and lower / upper back. Craniosacral work has also been proven to assist in releasing emotional stress and anxiety by re-establishing the rhythmic flow of the cerebral fluid.
Gentle yet deep finger pressure applied to specific areas throughout the body. This modality promotes a deeply meditative experience as congestion is carefully released from the body. This acupressure enhances the mind-body connection & enables an individual to become more mindful and present within oneself.
Castor Oil Treatments
Castor Oil is placed on specific areas of the body under special heat to help stimulate detoxification, reduce joint pain and arthritis, boost immunity, reduce swelling, increase circulation and support the lymphatic system.
The negative pressure of this modality helps to alleviate pain & discomfort while promoting blood flow & circulation to targeted areas.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic massage is a gentle pressure technique used to move the waste fluids from the damaged area of the body. The lymphatic system — comprised of 500 to 600 lymph nodes - is the body's filter system for dangerous toxins and disease-promoting bacteria. For this reason, the health of the lymphatic system is crucial to the body's ability to heal. MLD works to help regenerate tissues to reduce scarring at surgical incision sites, reduce swelling and detoxify the body, reduce inflammation that causes disease such as arthritis, improve the function of the immune system, increase the production of antibodies that fight off infection and promote relaxation by reducing discomfort.
Specialized treatment to focus on specific areas of the body that are experiencing acute or chronic pain due to injury or illness. Gentle yet effective massage will be utilized to alleviate congestion, minimize discomfort and enhance blood flow.
Restorative Hot Stones
Works to relax and warm tense muscles in preparation of the healing massage
Increases circulation that assists in removing metabolic wastes that can accumulate in muscles due to overuse and the repetitive motion of the golf swing
Reduces muscle spasms, trigger points and adhesions that need to be addressed to help prevent injury and improve quality of movement.
Improves range of motion and muscle flexibility resulting in increased power and performance
Alleviates symptoms of injuries associated with golf - golfer’s elbow, epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis, etc...
Decrease anxiety and stress levels
Improves mental focus
Michelle Smith, CMT, LMT
Michelle is a highly skilled practitioner that has traveled the world to experience and master various modalities of treatment. Michelle has become well regarded throughout all athletic arenas, having specialized in preventative care and treatment of injuries with professional golfers, football players and boxers.
Michelle is also one of only a handful of individuals who are certified in New Jersey to practice Jin Shin Do®, making what she does an incredibly unique experience. Her knowledge of the body and its ability to heal has made her one of the most sought-after practitioners in her field.
Michelle has earned the highest certifications in Jin Shin Do®, Cupping, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, and Reiki. She has a deep knowledge for medical massage and has dedicated much of her career to helping individuals with chronic physical pain, autoimmune disease and physical / emotional stress.
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