The Healing Power of Massage

NEW CLIENT SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE!!

(2) 50min Massages $99

specializing in:

Orthopedic (Sports) Massage

Pain Relief

Chronic Pain

Painless Treatments

Sports Injuries

Medical Massage

Dr. Shellie is an expert in reducing chronic/acute pain issues resulting from:

  • Arthritis, Parkinson’s
  • Sciatica, Fibromyalgia
  • Rotator cuff, Carpal Tunnel
  • Frozen Shoulder, Stiff Neck/Shoulders
  • Limited Range of Motion, Menstrual Cramps
  • Headaches, Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries

I welcome the opportunity to help you relax, relieve your pain and increase joint flexibility with painless, drug-free bodywork.

This is your time to relax, meditate and enjoy


Our practice addresses the common challenges facing busy, active women- stress, fatigue, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, plantar fascitis, etc.

Our goal is to assist YOU in being pain and stress-free, to help increase your feeling of well-being, and to help you maintain high energy so you can do all the things you want to do in your life. We encourage you to exercise your core muscles with Pilates Yoga and ZUMBA FITNESS classes. (click this link for info about ZUMBA classes in your area)

If you’re looking for drug-free, natural approach to reducing pain and increasing flexibility- you’ve come to the right place.

Dr. Shellie specializes in PAIN AND STRESS RELIEF and offers several options:

  • Table Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • In your home, office, event

Therapeutic Massage improves circulation, joint range- of- motion and flexibility. It can help many conditions such as stress, muscle tightness, aches and pains – even anxiety and depression.

Choose from a variety of modalities:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Seated Chair Massage
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Shiatsu
  • Energy Medicine: EFT, Reiki
  • Reflexology
  • Trigger Point Therapy

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MASSAGE


” When I want to reward myself, I get a relaxing massage. ”

Eva Longoria

“The physician must be experienced in many things,

but most assuredly in rubbing.” (ancient term for massage)

Hippocrates, The “Father of Modern Medicine”

“The object of massage is to disperse the effete matters found in the muscles and not expelled by exercise.” Avicenna, Arab philosopher and physician wrote this in his Canon

“Massage Therapist hold healing energy in their hands”

“The power of touch is not completely understood, even by massage therapists and researchers. Massage can affect the musculoskeletal, nervous, and circulatory lymphatic systems, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Dr. Tiffany Field, Ph.D. says that many of its positive effects seem to be mediated by increasing relaxation and decreasing stress hormones such as cortisol. Massage also fulfills our need to be touched—a dying art in fast-paced American culture.” Kathleen Doheny

“While great care still must be taken when working on cancer patients, massage therapists, if properly trained, now have the opportunity to enhance the quality of life of their patients through massage.”

Cancer Care: How Massage Therapists Can Make a Difference. (American Massage Therapy Assn)


Dr. Shellie utilizes an Integrated Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork approach in the comfort of your home or office

Integrating various techniques: Swedish, Acupressure, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Strain Counterstrain, Shiatsu, Neuromuscular, Orthobionomy, Orthopedic, MyoFascial Release, Medical, Joint Mobilization, Muscle Energy Technique, Reiki and Reflexology

THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF MASSAGE ARE AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN:

PRE-NATAL MASSAGE

BENEFITS OF PRE-NATAL MASSAGE DURING PREGNANCY

Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure by thumbs and fingers to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears in order to improve the recipient’s health.
Reflex points, located on the hands, feet and ears, correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health.

HOT STONE

Hot stone massage is a variation on classic Swedish massage therapy Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.

The use of hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times, but it wasn’t until Arizona massage therapist Mary Nelson introduced her hot stone massage technique, called LaStone Therapy, that the use of hot stones for massage caught on.

SPORTS MASSAGE

Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. The main purpose fo Sports Massage Therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. the massage will help prepare the athlete for peak performance.

ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE (SPORTS MASSAGE)
( FOR INJURIES AND CHRONIC PAIN)

Orthopedic massage is a combination of several massage and manual therapy techniques integrated to create functional improvement in soft tissue conditions and injuries.  Although a simplification, orthopedic massage can be described as a cross between massage and physical therapy. Massage therapy because of the palpation and mobilization of soft tissue through manual effort and physical therapy because the client plays an active role during treatment by providing feed back, participating in active stretches or engaging in resisted exercises. In order to be effective, the orthopedic massage therapist must understand the condition presented; discern which anatomical structures are involved and what protocols are required to create functional and measurable improvements.

ON-SITE CHAIR MASSAGE (for men and women)
(IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OFFICE OR EVENT)

CHAIR MASSAGEspecifically to relax the muscles and improve circulation and movement within the body. But chair massage also has several psychological functions as well. The philosophy of chair massage is to help you take control over your own health. When clients finish getting their chair massage, (whether in an airport, store, mall, office, event or in the lobby of a hospital),  they are often overwhelmed by their sense of well-being.  David Palmer, dubbed the “father of chair massage” and director of the TouchPro Institute in San Francisco, CA says,  “What’s most important is we make clear to people that they are in charge of how they feel.”

Massage in Your Office- This simple stress management technique is a convenient and affordable way to provide employees with instant job stress relief. Your workplace is the perfect location for seated massage. Many people experience a great deal of stress at work but have very little spare time to deal with stress-related symptoms. We come to your office and provide you with natural stress relief and deep relaxation, all in a matter of minutes.

Imagine yourself at work and your co-workers are cheerful and smiling. Everyone is doing their job in an energetic and productive manner. A dream? A fantasy? Not at all. Chair massage at the workplace provides proven benefits such as:

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Improved blood flow and circulation
  • Increased energy, alertness and productivity
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Improved mental acuity
  • Immediate and cumulative results
  • Decreased absenteeism due to stress related illnesses

These benefits automatically create a more healthy work environment but they also have a positive effect on the bottom line

CALL: 757-340-5103

EMAIL: drshellie614@gmail.com

to book a massage in your home of office

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