Lisa blends years of massage and teaching yoga alignment along with anatomy insight, health tips and breath work into each treatment. Every session is personally unique in focus and direction depending on your needs. Often times multiple modalities are used for more effective results. So, whether you are seeking treatment for a specific pain or problem area resulting from a sports injury, car accident, old injury that flares on occasion or chronic discomfort, Lisa is the massage therapist for you. At the time of your appointment, we will create a comprehensive, integrative treatment session based on your unique needs, situation, and goals.
Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy: “Ashi” in Japanese means “foot.” “Astu” means “pressure.” It is known as “the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet.” Ashiatsu uses gravitational force & gliding effleurage, from the therapist’s feet instead of hands. Parallel bars attached to the ceiling are used for balance & proper weight distribution. The size and padding of clean, sanitized soles, provide a push-pull- pump technique that is not only deeper, but more comfortable than traditional massage. Feet vs. hands affect the clients’ parasympathetic nervous system greater, allowing them to dive deeper into relaxation. It is simply the most gentle, most effective deep tissue massage one can give, or receive!
A growing body of evidence shows that massage therapy can be effective for a variety of health conditions. Massage is rapidly becoming recognized as an important part of health and wellness, and research is indicating some of what takes place in the body during massage therapy.
The Healthy Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massages that Lisa Offers:
Recent findings on the benefits of massage therapy for health and medical reasons, compiled by the American Massage Therapy Association.
Massage Therapy for the Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Research supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) showed that sixty minute sessions of Swedish massage once a week for those with osteoarthritis of the knee significantly reduced their pain.
Massage Therapy for Inflammation after Exercise
Research through the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario indicates that massage therapy reduces inflammation of skeletal muscle acutely damaged through exercise. The study provides evidence for the benefits of massage therapy for those with musculoskeletal injuries and potentially for those with inflammatory disease, according to the lead author of the research.
Massage Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain
Research released in July 2011 expanded on previous studies demonstrating the effectiveness of massage therapy for chronic low back pain. Researchers found that “patients receiving massage were twice as likely as those receiving usual care to report significant improvements in both their pain and function”.
Massage Therapy for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome characterized by generalized pain, joint rigidity, intense fatigue, sleep alterations, headache, spastic colon, craniomandibular dysfunction, anxiety, and depression. This study demonstrated that massage-myofascial release techniques improved pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.
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Lisa offers a variety of Massage Services including:
Enhances athletic performance and improves posture.
Promotes deeper and easier breathing.
Boosts the immune system.
Reduces blood pressure.
Helps relieve tension-related headaches and the effects of eyestrain.
Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation.
Reduces levels of anxiety and fosters peace of mind.
Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness.
Reduces pain and swelling and the formation of excessive scar tissue.
Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion.
Lisa also offers Medical Massages
Lisa will bill auto and worker’s compensation policies when there is medical necessity for medical massage therapy during your treatment plan. Please make sure you provide me with your billing information and referral at the time of your appointment. If your commercial plan offers massage therapy coverage, I can bill your plan for you too.