Today, any professional massage is therapeutic; however the phrase "therapeutic massage" is also sometimes used to indicate that the massage will be a little more intense than a pure relaxation massage and perhaps deal with longterm or chronic issues. The most common examples would be a deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy massage. The therapist uses more pressure and cross-fiber friction in order to get knots (also known as adhesions) to release.
Relaxation massage is essentially the same as a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax; and the massage therapist will move at a slower pace and use light pressure. During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage.
Pregnancy massage is also known as pre-natal massage. It is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother-to-be. Massage for the pregnant woman is a very special therapy as the body is continuously changing. These changes are both physical and hormonal which play an important role in the way in which the mother is feeling. Special attention and considerations to these changes is an integral component of Pregnancy Massage.
Trigger Point Therapy:
is used to treat painful trigger points that cause referred pain. These points are often areas of chronic "holding". It affects not only the muscle where the trigger point is located, but also causes "referred pain" in tissues supplied by nerves. It is called a trigger point because it "triggers" a painful response.
A combination of friction and pressure, using fingers, hands, elbows and sometimes other implements, works to "break up" the tension, or "knots," in muscles, providing greater freedom of movement. The muscle tissue is stretched and separated, providing for better circulation of blood. This technique helps to relieve pain associated with muscle spasms, whiplash, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and muscle strain associated with injury.
The "Duo" session is our most complete therapeutic session. This session offers both Reiki energy therapy and therapeutic massage. It is the perfect holistic approach to health and wellness. Using a combination of massage techniques and Reiki energy therapy this session is specifically tailored to help boost your immune system, reduce stress, ease tension, release toxins, relieve pain and profoundly relax you. A complete treatment for your body, mind and soul.
The Healing Room is a center for Reiki Energy Therapy and Therapeutic Massage. Founded in 2003 by Nelly Thomas, The Healing Room is located in Key Biscayne, Florida.
We offer different types of Therapeutic Massage which is effective for acute or chronic pain, tension headaches, neck and back pain. Therapeutic massage sessions may include combinations of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and relaxation massage.
Specialty massage sessions include Oncology massage and Prenatal/Pregnancy massage.
Reiki Energy Therapy is offered to strengthen the body's energy systems, remove negative accumulation of energy, such as negative pockets in the body's energy field and to help boost the immune system.
Reiki is also offered as a "duo" session together with Therapeutic massage.
This session is available for people living with cancer and people undergoing cancer treatment. Managing the symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment can be challenging. Massage therapy can help by providing the nurturing touch that can induce a deep relaxation state often associated with promoting the body's ability to heal itself. Special considerations for positioning, pressure and cancer site are central to the massage session and to induce the relaxation response.
Reiki energy therapy is a holistic treatment that promotes healing by correcting energetic imbalances that can cause physical disease and pain. A Japanese form of stress reduction and relaxation, this gentle, hands-on session activates and strengthens your body's energy flow. Reiki is especially beneficial for stress reduction, anxiety, depression, fatigue, life transitions, immune-related diseases, cancer care and sleep disorders. This session includes aromatherapy and may include energetic massage. Please wear light, loose-fitting clothes.
Individual Classes are Available
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75 min Neck & Back Therapy: $145
Reiki Energy Therapy: 1hr $120
"Duo" Reiki & Therapeutic Massage:
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