Tammy M.Powers, BS, LMT, NMT, CPMT is certified in all of the following
styles or modalities of massage. When scheduling an appointment
it is not necessary to use these terms. Tammy uses an integrated
approach to therapeutic massage and may incorporate one or
all of the following into your session. Each session will
be designed to meet your specific needs on that specific day.
Feel free to ask any questions or voice any concerns before,
during or after your massage session.
Deep tissue massage is a technique used to release the chronic
patterns of tension in the body by focusing on the deeper
muscle groups. Slow even strokes and deep finger pressure
on the contracted areas are used to penetrate superficial
muscle layers and reach the lower lying, chronically tight
muscles. This form of massage is very intense and should only
be performed by a certified therapist.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a form of bodywork that helps
restore mobility to the fascia, or the tough sheath-like substance
that wraps the muscle fibers and tissues into groups. The
fascia becomes damaged and scarred due to repetitive stress
and strain, injury, poor posture, and trauma. MFR seeks to
rebalance and release the tension in the fascia by utilizing
long stretching stokes without the aid of lotion.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is based on the central nervous
systems initiation and maintenance of your pain responses.
NMT uses long "de-stripping" strokes along the length of the
muscle and its tendons stopping at specific trigger points,
or tender spots that seem to radiate pain, to focus a more
constant pressure. By holding the trigger point for a short
time, the underlying cause of pain, spasm or tension is addressed.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is better
known as assisted stretching. PNF utilizes an active muscle's
relationship to a relaxed muscle to lengthen or stretch chronically
tight muscles. A hold and relax technique is typically used
to accomplish this. Your therapist will stretch the muscle
as far as you can comfortably go and then provide resistance
while you contract the muscle. When you relax the muscle a
second time, your therapist will stretch the muscle a little
farther. This sequence will be repeated several times to lengthen
Postpartum massage helps a woman's body recover from pregnancy
and the stresses of labor and delivery. Massage can help restore
the abdomen, rebalance the body, and provide emotional support
to the new mother. Postpartum massage can also alleviate some
of the aches and pains of nursing and carrying a new infant.
Post-cesarean moms can benefit from sequential therapy to
the incision site thus reducing healing time and fibrous build-up
around the scar.
Pregnancy massage can reduce fatigue, headaches, low back
pain, leg pain, swelling and edema associated with pregnancy
and the body's preparation for labor and delivery. Most sessions
will be done with you on your side using a combination of
massage styles. Your therapist should be nationally certified
in pregnancy massage so all precautions are followed to ensure
the safety of you and your child. No one should ever do this
work without the proper training.
Have your therapist in the delivery room with you to alleviate
some of the stresses of labor. Ask for details.
Sports massage is a style of massage that incorporates rocking,
shaking and stretching, to loosen tight muscle, relieve pressure
on joints and increase blood flow. Sports massage helps the
athlete to recover more quickly from injuries and prevent
new ones from occurring. It can be used in combination with
intercostal work to increase stamina and endurance. Although
typically used on athletes, pre and post events, it can also
aid the "weekend warrior" to recover more quickly from intermittent
Swedish massage is the type of massage usually chosen to
facilitate relaxation. It is a system of long strokes, kneading
and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of
the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of
Swedish massage benefits the body by increasing circulation
of both blood and lymphatic fluid. It can provide a reduction
in muscle pain from repetitive use, stress or strain, as well
as, increased energy and relaxation.
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Thirty-minute sessions are available to regular clients with
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