Alabama Therapeutic Massage LLC
Services Offered

Cullman and Hartselle 

$70/hr $45/30 Min and $110/90min

 

Arley 

$65/hr $40/30min $105/90min

HOT STONE MASSAGE IS 90MIN $130 For Cullman OR Arley-Booked with Destini Williamson only

 

YOUR INDIVIDUAL MASSAGE CARE PLAN

While many think of massage by type: Swedish massage, deep tissue for example, Massage Green Spa supports massage to achieve benefits called outcomes which are supported by research evidence.  There are four basic massage related outcomes:

 

Massage Outcome: Relaxation

A general, all-over feeling of well-being involving mental and physical relief after effort; the massage is tranquil, soothing, and comforting. The goal of relaxation is the foundation for almost all massage therapy interventions. Relaxation is a normal, general, and physiologically inclusive process, involving functions of the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system, that supports recovery from daily life activities. A relaxation outcome is not pathology based; therefore, specific massage-related interventions are minimal, and the results occur in response to general rhythmic movement and moderate pressure. Relaxation is a function of wellness.

 

Massage Outcome: Stress Management

Stress is a physiologic response that enables people to cope with strain and anxiety. Stress management strategies support a normal stress response and prevent, control, or reverse stress-related pathology. Many people use massage to manage stress-related symptoms, including irritability, inability to concentrate, fatigue, and trouble sleeping. As the stress increases, pathology can develop, resulting in anxiety and depression. The physical symptoms of stress include a rapid heart rate; muscle tension, including headache and low back pain; digestive upset; and many other symptoms related to changes in breathing and regulation of the nervous and the endocrine system. Massage therapy for stress management includes the relaxation massage outcome and additional focus on normalizing breathing function to calm the nervous and endocrine systems.

 

Massage Outcome: Pain Management

Pain is a complex topic. Pain theories are evolving to help us better understand the different types of pain sensations. Two basic types of pain are acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is a natural outcome of tissue damage; it warns us we have been harmed. Chronic pain is persistent pain without tissue damage. In other words, chronic pain serves no purpose. It is a very difficult health care problem. Building on the massage application for stress management, each pain situation is unique and will be assessed and then addressed by your massage therapist.  Identifying and then addressing chronic pain situations is complex. Initially a series of weekly 90-minute massage sessions may be needed.  Then frequency and the time can be reduced to the weekly hour session and then with self-care possibly every other week. 

 

Massage Outcome: Functional Mobility

Functional mobility means that people can accomplish the movements that allow them to take care of activities of daily life, engage in occupational pursuits, and participate in play and exercise, which contribute to health and well-being.  This is the primary outcome for athletes. The massage session based on functional mobility is typically more active and engages the client in various movements during the massage. Various posture and movement assessments are used.  For those individuals such as athletes with high performance demand a 90-minute massage session may be necessary to achieve and sustain these goals.

 

   

Relaxation and Stress management outcomes can be achieved in the one-hour massage session. Pain management and functional mobility outcomes may initially require the 90-minute session. 

Once the outcome goals: relaxation, stress management, pain management, function mobility and/ or a combination of outcomes then the category of care is determined, then a category of care is identified.

 

Wellbeing/ Palliative Care

This is an important category of care.  It is based on relaxation outcomes and wellbeing. It is the foundation of massage therapy practice and elements of comfort and nurturance are included in every massage

 

Condition Management

Condition management is the most common category of care. Condition management is beneficial when an individual is dealing with a chronic health condition or a set of life circumstances that creates chronic stress

 

Therapeutic Change

Therapeutic change is a beneficial alteration in the client’s physical and/or mental state that results from a therapeutic massage process.  Therapeutic change occurs over a series of sessions and eventually a maintenance level is achieved and the category of care becomes condition management

 

From this information, your individual care plan is developed and massage is provided to meet your goals. The massage process is dynamic and will be adapted based on your health status for each massage you receive.  Each massage session will be charted and reviewed prior to the next session. Over time with regular care this charting will reflect the progress you have achieved.-Sandy Fritz 

 

 

*Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of the body’s soft tissues using regionally oriented protocols that are taught in a step-by-step process. These time-tested, hands-on techniques are built upon a science-based foundation and guided by clinical evidence. NMT can integrate well into any practice setting and is frequently included in mainstream medicine, integrative medicine, chiropractic care, and multidisciplinary clinics worldwide.

NMT assessments and examinations primarily address

ischemia (tight tissue with reduced blood flow)

myofascial trigger points (hypersensitive points within muscles that give rise to referred phenomena, including pain)

neural entrapment (pressure on nerves by muscles and other soft tissues), and nerve compression (pressure on nerves by osseous and other bone like tissues, such as cartilage or  discs).

postural assessment (assessment of the position of the body as a whole)

and dysfunctional gait patterns (manner of movement when walking)

with constant consideration for many other perpetuating factors, such as hydration, nutrition, breathing patterns, and psychological stress.

NMT is highly effective for clients who present with chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating even longstanding painful conditions. Some of the techniques can also be applied to acute injuries and for post-surgical care; many help to improve performance in sport or dance and to prevent injuries due to these activities

 

*Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.

 

*Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.

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*Neuromuscular Assessments

Using gait assessment and Kinesiology, your therapist will assess you prior to your treatment to evaluate your stemming cause of pain and provide the best therapy available.

*Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.

 

*Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.

 

*Movement Education

Movement education uses a custom-tailored approach to improving your body awareness and movement skills. Combining problem-solving, guided-discovery, and exploratory methods, this practice inevitably leads to a stronger connection between the mind and body, creating a more natural and graceful experience of movement and interaction with other people.

 

*Pressure Point Therapy

Your body stores stress in specific areas called pressure points. Pressure points are small painful pockets of energy that are located along a nerve pathway in your body. These pressure points actually block the nerve energy from flowing through your body, causing a variety of discomforts and illnesses. In our session, I apply pressure to these specific points and dissolve them, releasing any blockages and restoring your nerve pathways to optimal health and function.

 

*Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.

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*Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

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*Infant Massage

Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging your infant are potent and numerous. For example, many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. Infant massage has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby's sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system.

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*Myofascial Massage

Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.

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*Oriental Bodywork

Oriental bodywork aims to restore and balance the flow of energy (Chi) throughout your body. It uses gentle hand and finger pressure along specific points and energy pathways (meridians) on your body to restore your body to full health. There are many forms of Oriental bodywork, but they all share a common foundation in Chinese Medicine. They simply differ in their use of specific techniques to balance your energy.

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*Pre and Perinatal

Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.

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Structural Integration

Structural integration employs soft tissue manipulation with the goal of realigning the body in relationship to the force of gravity. The theory underlying structural integration asserts that often the body's connective tissue is "bound up," thus restricting opposing muscles from working independently of one another. Thus, we aim to loosen the restricted connective tissue by using a practice very similar to deep tissue massage. Practitioners typically prescribe a specific sequence of ten sessions lasting between 75 and 90 minutes in order to "unlock" the whole body.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Per minute : $1

A gentle massage-like modality created by Dr. Vodder in Europe, nearly a century ago. Originally designed to treat facial conditions, the modality was discovered to promote healing and reduve scar formation. Research and continued studies reveal that MLD benefits over 40 conditions and growing.

The term “Manual Lymphatic Drainage” describes how the treatment is applies with the “hands”-While a manual therapy, MLD is not massage directed toward the muscles, but rather gentle massage-like strokes designed to allow lymph to flow and filter at a fast pace, eradicating toxins and accelerating the body’s ability to repair cells. Our Lymphatic vessels lie just below the skin’s surface and are the source of natural healing to our cells….The Fountain of Youth Within!

In Europe, Certified MLD therapists are prevalent and can be found only in the finest Spas and Clinics of Lymphology. In the last 10 years MLD has become more well known throughout the U.S., celebrated as a natural modality with numerous practical applications for people of all ages.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage:

1. Accelerated Recovery Time

2. Reduction of Swelling

3. Minimization of Bruising and Scarring

4. Shed Excess Fluid Weight

5. Pain Management

Being in The Know about MLD:

Sessions are generally 50 minutes in length.

Surgery patients are encouraged to have 3 sessions both Pre and Post-Operatively for the best results.

Following Doctor’s orders are easy. Might we recommend a glass of water before & after treatment & encourage you to avoid junk food, smoking and alcohol.

THE RESEARCH IS IN:

           In a recent study by Dr. Casa’s and Depoli’s related to the healing of Post-Op patients, revealed the following:

Groups that received MLD as part of their Post-Op recover experienced: Decreased Sweeling, Decreased Bruising, Scar Minimization, Pain Management and Shortened Recovery Time.

“Typically, we see patients recover in 9-10 months post surgery. With MLD, patients healed in under 3 months-significantly shortening the post-operative recovery process.”

European Surgeons know  “the secret” of success in healing & why Dr. Rademaker is extending this safe, effective, all natural healing modality for your health, beauty, well being and/or recovery

*Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.

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On Site Chair Massage

Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.

Service/ProductRate
Chair Massage$1.15 / 1 minute
Hot Stone Therapy$130 / 90 minutes
Lymphatic Massage$90 / 60 minutes
Pain Management$70 / 60 minutes
Pain Management/Functional Mobility (Deep Tissue)$70 / 60 minutes
Sports Massage$70 / 60 minutes
Stress Relief$70 / 60 minutes
Therapeutic Massage$70 / 60 minutes
Vacuum Cupping$70 / 60 minutes
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