We are proud to offer the following
services at Healthy Steps

SPORTS MASSAGE

Does this describe you?
    •    You stretch and stretch and yet feel like your getting tighter and tighter.
    •    You feel like your range of motion is limited.
    •    You hurt all over or have pain in a particular area.
    •    You have pain whenever you do a specific motion.
    •    You workout and your muscles feel weaker.
    •    You just don’t seem to have strength in a particular muscle anymore.

   Sports massage is a type of massage developed to maintain the health and improve the performance of athletes. It is generally associated with the professional athlete, and it has certainly proven itself in that arena. Today, the word is getting out that sports massage can be extremely beneficial to the non-professional athlete and the weekend warrior. All athletes deal with a wide range of issues such as tight muscles, poor posture, repetitive use injuries, adhesions in the muscle and connective tissue, and scar tissue. The professional athlete has a wide range of experts making sure they are at the peak of their performance. The non-professional athlete and weekend warrior are typically on their own.  This brings into play a wide range of issue that can affect their performance and increase their risks for injury.

What can I expect at a Sports Massage Appointment?

Your first appointment will include a 15 minute consultation.  This is a very interactive session between you and the therapist. Sports massage typically requires deep tissue work, we’ll use a pain scale of 1-10, with a target of 6-7. This will enable us to break up scar tissue, adhesions and tight muscles. Brian will be continually checking in with you and adjusting his pressure during this massage. Please wear bike shorts or exercise shorts and sports bra.

NEURO MUSCULAR MASSAGE with Brian

Do you need to:
•    Reduce pain and soreness in your muscles?
•    Increase your range of motion and flexibility?
•    Have you experienced an injury?
•    Help your muscles return to a more normal state of functioning.

Neuromuscular Massage (NMT) is a thorough program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes which utilizes specific massage therapy, flexibility stretching, and home care to eliminate the causes of many muscular pain patterns. This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief will help to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. Neuromuscular Massage enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement) and it releases endorphins, the body’s own natural pain killers. It can be part of a comprehensive program, complementing all other health care modalities.

What can I expect at a NeuroMuscular appointment?
Neuromuscular Massage may require your participation for stretching and muscle movement during the session.  We will be using a pain scale, ranging from 1-10, in which we will be working within your pain tolerance.  You may need to ice the area after the massage.

NEUROMUSCULAR LIGHT MASSAGE with Christina

Do you need to:
•    Reduce pain and soreness in your muscles?
•    Increase your range of motion and flexibility?

Neuromuscular “Light” Massage (NMT) is for those who are looking for specific and targeted massage therapy with the goal of reducing muscle tension and increasing flexibility – but prefer a massage technique not as deep as our traditional NeuroMuscular Massage with Brian.  Perfect for those who prefer a more delicate touch, seniors or children.  Neuromuscular “Light” Massage utilizes specific massage therapy techniques, flexibility stretching, myofascial release and home care to eliminate the causes of many muscular pain patterns.

What can I expect at a NeuroMuscular “Light” appointment?
Neuromuscular Massage may require your participation for stretching and muscle movement during the session.  We will be using a pain scale, ranging from 1-5, the goal not to go over a 3 on your pain scale.

RAINDROP TECHNIQUE MASSAGE

Do you want a relaxing way to:


  • Support general full body wellness

  • Support your healthy immune system
  • Support sleep and relaxation
  • Support cleansing

Raindrop Technique Massage (RDT) incorporates 9 different therapeutic essential oils, which are applied on the spinal reflex points on the feet and then applied to the spine. Raindrop Technique is not only extremely relaxing, it is a great immune support.  Each essential oil supports a different system of the body, promoting full body wellness.

What can I expect at a Raindrop Technique appointment?

Just like a massage, you will lay under massage sheets and a blanket.  The VitaFlex technique is used to apply the oils of Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Cypress and Peppermint to the spinal reflex points on your feet. Next, the same oils are then dropped like rain, hence the name, one drop at a time to your back.  The oils used are each targeting and supporting a different system of your body (circulatory, skeletal, muscular, digestive and respiratory).

Before each Raindrop Session we will discuss what your wellness goals are, so that we can tailor the oils for your specific goals.  We also may include massage, additional VitaFlex, or manual lymph drainage if needed.
Since this is a cleansing technique, it is a good idea for you to make sure you are hydrated the day of your appointment.

MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE

Do you want to:
•    Support recovery from sprains, strains and overworked muscles.
•    Gently and safely reduce swelling after surgery or accident.
•    Continue support after Complete Decongestive Therapy.
•    Reduce edema due to lymph node removal.
•    Naturally reduce sinus congestion.
•    Support your detoxing goals.

Lymphatic drainage is a gentle hands-on technique designed to attain and sustain proper functioning of the lymph system of your body. The lymph system removes toxins from cells and helps to deliver nutrients to your cells. Lymph is clear fluid that bathes each cell and then is transported through the lymph system to the heart to be processed by the liver and kidneys. When the lymph system becomes sluggish; fluids, proteins and toxins can accumulate compromising cellular functioning. The lymph system does not have a heart like our circulatory system does to keep things moving. Lymph is circulated throughout or bodies by muscle movement.  Removal of lymph nodes, surgery, trauma, stress, extended sitting and infections can hinder the movement of the lymph system.

What can I expect at an appointment?
Manual Lymph Drainage is a very relaxing technique. A light touch is applied and your skin is “pulled” in the direction of the lymph flow for that area. It is best if you wear no clothes or underwear that is very loose, so as not to restrict the movement of lymph is any way. As with a therapeutic massage session, you will be covered with a sheet for modesty and comfort.  The areas that will receive extra lymph drainage are where the lymph nodes are; neck, under your arms, stomach, crease where legs meet the body and under knees.

Additional Support.
Dry Brushing is a simple, self care tool you can do at home to support your lymph movement.

Click HERE to view the Video on how to dry brush and download the form to help you with directions and locations to dry brush.

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