Advanced Integrative Manual Therapies

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach - Manual Medical Therapy

JFB Myofascial Release techniques allow the fascia to release and disengage from the underlying tissue, which in turn improves function. Fascia is a densely woven covering, penetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, vein, artery as well as internal organs; it surrounds every cell in the body. When it loses its pliability due to trauma it hardens and compresses underlying tissues. The therapist’s responsibility is not to force change, but allow for subtle, yet very effective myofascial releases. It is a whole body approach, not a fragmented approach, everything is connected and is treated as such.

Manual Lymph Drainage

Gentle lymphatic massage technique used to clear up blockages in the lymphatic system allowing lymph to flow more freely. The lymphatic system is a series of ducts, nodes and organs that balances the body’s fluid levels. It also supplies the body with important immune cells. When this system becomes blocked, swelling the blocked area occurs.  Therapist works on the skin directly with no massage lotion or oil. The patient may stay fully dressed.

Use to treat variety of condition such as lymphedema, burns, fluid retention, lymph node removal, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic mastitis, and headaches and commonly requested therapy following liposuction.

Medically Oriented Massage Therapies

Physician Prescribed Manual Therapy

Specifically designed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. It is a manual therapy to the PRIMARY area of the client’s chief complaint; it may apply the technique of Neuromuscular Reeducation, Trigger Point Therapy, etc. Effects: reduce pain, establish normal tissue tension, create a positive tissue environment, and normalize the movement of the musculoskeletal system

Medical Massage

This type of massage focuses on treatments of injuries, pathologies and rehabilitation. The target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is an area that refers pain sensations to other parts of the body. This therapy applies pressure to these points to deactivate them leading to immediate release of tension and improved muscular functioning. This is based upon the research and manuals of Dr. Janet Travell. This is only done by our Advance Medical Therapists.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

NMT is used for pain relief and specific problems. Structural and postural imbalances are identified through an initial postural assessment. These are then addressed through systematic and site specific massage. 5 principles of NMT: (Postural Distortion, Biomechanical Dysfunctions, Trigger Points, Nerve Compression/Entrapment, Ischemia). Only done by our Advanced Medical Therapists.

Myofascial Release – Direct

MFR refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia, releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles. It involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions or skin rolling. It is used to treat chronic pain, injuries and general aches. The goal is to eliminate pain, increase range of motion and equilibrioception.

Oncology Massage

Offers a beneficial touch to cancer patients without making their conditions worse. The focus of oncology massage is generally on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for the patient, allowing the patient to relax.  Note:  Oncology form is required to be filled out before your session. Oncology Massage Intake Form

Breast Massage

A prevention and treatment for breast cancer. This technique is used to clear toxin build up and addressed to facilitate lymph flow. It can also be used to assist in recovery from mastectomies and breasts surgeries.

 

Manual Lymph Drainage for the Breasts and or the chest area is also available.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.

Pregnancy Massage

Although NYS does not require additional training or certification to practice pre-natal massage, we do! Our therapists must undergo additional training in order to do a pregnancy massage. Pregnancy massage will reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pain, and reduce anxiety. A woman in any of these categories should obtain a release from her primary care provider before receiving a massage

 

Guidelines (established by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) before receiving a massage:

  • High risk pregnancy i.e. used of fertility method to get pregnant/difficulty in getting pregnant naturally
  • Miscarriage in the 1st trimester
  • Cardiac disorder
  • Pregnancy health problems
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Age under 20 or over 35
  • Asthma
  • Illegal drugs use

Note: Special tables with removable belly and breast recesses are available.

Relaxation and Wellness Massage Therapies

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Swedish Massage Therapy

This is the most common type of massage therapy in the United States. A collection of techniques designed for relaxation, using massage oils and long, slow strokes. Many of the therapeutic effects include increased circulation, increased flexibility, removal of lactic acid and toxins, relaxes nervous system, and stimulates the skin. Techniques can be modified to treat injuries and muscular related problems.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage can often be used for relaxation sedating the muscles in addition to the mind.

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Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activities. For athletes and people who often work out. Focused on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance. Effects: Loosen muscles and increase flexibility.

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Aromatherapy Massage

A therapy that uses Essential oils (scented plant oils) to address specific need. These oils can be relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing and balancing. An example of an essential oil commonly used is Lavender.

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Pregnancy Massage

Although NYS does not require additional training or certification to practice pre-natal massage, we do! Our therapists must undergo additional training in order to do a pregnancy massage. Pregnancy massage will reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pain, and reduce anxiety. A woman in any of these categories should obtain a release from her primary care provider before receiving a massage.

Note: Special tables with removable belly and breast recesses are available.

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Homeopathy Massage

Treatment that produces an effect similar to suffering. Remedies are made from diluted mixtures of plant substances, when given in full strength may cause the problem or imbalance. This is not the same with naturopathic massage. Our homeopathic massage oil contains 8 different remedies at 30x strength. Effect: Relieve discomfort from pain stemming from various causes.

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Hot Soothing Stone Massage

Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body. The massage therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. It is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.

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Reflexology

Application of pressure to certain points of the foot that corresponds to organs and system in the body. It is very relaxing and good for people who stand all day.

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Ashiatsu Barefoot Deep Tissue Therapy

(ashi means foot, and atsu means pressure). With the use of overhead system of hand-held bars for balance, the therapist massage the body with clean, soft feet applying deep compression and long, flowing strokes. Effects: Structurally change chronically tight muscle tissue, invokes state of deep relaxation.

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