Massage Therapy Center
Medical & Sports Massage
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***Deep Tissue Massage
Negative Pressure Cupping Massage
Michele Ross Rockwell, BS, LMT, LMP, CMMT
Certified Medical Massage Therapist
US Olympics Sports Massage Team.
Just one treatment can give your feet the relief you deserve.
Reflexology is a ancient theory that there are points in the feet that refer to all parts of the body.
Michele has been a Reflexologist for 33 years and has taught for 20.
With Reflexology she has successfully treated such things as
headaches, back/neck/hip pain, sciatica, hammer toes, neuropathy,
allery issues, and plantar fascitis with Reflexology.
"Foot Reflexology is a science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly may help many health problems in a natural way and work as a type of preventative maintenance.
There is evidence that Reflexology was practiced as early as 2330 B.C. by the Egyptian culture. Reflexology as we know it today was first researched and developed by Eunice Ingham, the pioneer of this field. Her first book on the subject was published in 1938 and for decades her nephew, Dwight C. Byers, has been considered * 'the world's leading authority on Foot Reflexology."
Michele originally trained under Mr. Byers. She has been practicing and teaching the Ingham method of Reflexology over 30 years.
*"The Ingham Method® of Reflexology is used primarily for relaxing tension. Doctors agree that over 75% of our health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. Reflexology improves nerve and blood supply, and helps nature to normalize."
* International Institute of Reflexology
Michele has been a certified Medical Massage Therapist (CMMT) since 2007 after completing a Masters Level program in Florida. The focus of this type of massage therapy is to help patients with more medically oriented issues such as back/neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, rotator cuff, plantar fascitis issues, etc. Medical massage uses **deep tissue and other modalities to help alleviate pain and discomfort. Using many techniques Michele has developed over the years along with her hundreds of hours of continuing education classes Michele has had great success helping her patients with the issues listed below.
Try this advanced form of therapy to help with:
Neck and back pain
Leg and/or knee pain
Hip pain & discomfort..
Rotator Cuff issues
Spondylosis is a term referring to degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints between the center of the spinal vertebrae and/or neural foramina. If vertebrae of the neck are involved it is labelled cervical c spondylosis. Lower back spondylosis is labeled lumbar spondylosis. Alternative therapies such as massage
and trigger-point therapy, yoga and acupuncture may be of limited benefit.
Michele uses Sports Massage with athletes of all levels. This type of work focuses on the particular muscles relevant to the person's activities and/or sports events. Sports Massage is simply a specific combination of **deep tissue massage techniques used in a particular manner and sequence to help an a person who is active all the way to the professional and Olympic Athletes.
Sports Massage utilizes a variety of massage techniques to help
*** Athletes who train and compete regularly by having a goal to enhance endurance,
lessen the chance of injury and to shorten the time needed to recover from the
athlete's training or competitive event.
*** Athletes who train and work out occasionally by having a goal of clearing tight muscles to help with muscle tension and/or pain along with lessening
the chance of injury and to help the athlete do what he/she loves to do ...better and longer.
*** An active person with pain control in addition to lessening muscle stiffness and/or discomfort.
** DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE should not be terribly painful if done correctly!!!
We used to believe that deep tissue work meant you were going to have to endure painful pressure and massage in order for you to feel better. Years ago, when Michele first started working with Olympic Athletes and Professional Golfers, she found it necessary to develop a technique that would allow her to 'make a change in injured &/or tight muscles without making the athlete experience terrible pain/discomfort during and after the treatment.
The professional athletes she was working on did not particularly like her to 'hurt' their body. After all their bodies were their livelihood and their future.
Her belief....even way back then......was that 'deep tissue work' could be done in a particular way to allow healthy changes to be made to the tissue without excruciating pain.
Michele was able to create useful, unique deep tissue massage techniques that did not hurt her athletes. She has been pleasantly pleased that Continuing Education classes in recent years have finally adopted her beliefs.....stressing that
DEEP TISSUE WORK SHOULD NOT HURT!!
Cupping (Negative Pressure Massage Cupping)
"Massage Cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors"2.
Michele has been using negative Pressure Cupping techniques with her patients/athletes for over 8 years....having done thousands of cupping treatments. The use of these techniques are extremely efficient; allowing Michele to do some deep work without any pain to the patient.