You will reap the benefits of massage if it becomes a regular part of your life. My goal is for us to work together to take better care of your health and well being.
Communication is key. I need to know what you're feeling, experiencing and what you're looking to gain in order to best help you. In turn, I will explain the treatment and what you can expect to gain from it.
Massage is a tool to help heal. Whether it's stress, illness, muscular recovery, or simply to pamper yourself, the benefits of massage can be life changing. I would be honored to take that journey with you.
Therapeutic Massage, with its focus on care of the total person, stress reduction, muscle balancing, recovery, and mind-body integration, gave Leslie the remaining skills she searched for to provide a total environment for effective healing, postural balance, strengthening and injury prevention.
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Massage may also be helpful for:
• Anxiety • Fibromyalgia • Headaches • Insomnia related to stress • Myofascial pain syndrome • Soft tissue strains or injuries • Sports injuries • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
Cold laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing while using low levels of light. The technique is called “cold” laser therapy because the low levels of light aren’t enough to heat your body’s tissue.
Sports medicine and physical therapy practices often use cold laser therapy in the treatment of minor injuries and sprains, such as:
It’s also used to help reduce swelling and promote healing of the joints and soft tissue.
TMR was developed by physical therapist Tom Delanzo-Baker, who saw a definite need to incorporate data into a patient’s home program. With this approach, the physical therapists could document patient response and see which exercises were the most beneficial. It starts with isolating the “issue of the session.” Then, FAB 6 motions are compared right to left and ranked in order of significance. Next, exercises are performed to balance both sides using sustained holds and repetitions. Everything is recorded, so needed changes can be made. While traditional thinking is that to strengthen the weak side you must exercise the weak side, that’s not so with TMR. It’s just the opposite. Since the body is a unified system, pain and movement in one area may be affected by another area.