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At Newbold Chiropractic we all also offer massage for healing, rehabilitation, relaxation and stress reduction. Massage is more than just a "feel good" See what our massage therapists have to offer:

Massage Therapists are:

Kimberly  

Kimberly Breeze, CMT:
Kim comes with 20 years experience health and fitness. She is known for her healing touch, positive energy and an intuitive ability to choose the proper treatment for every unique individual.

Kim received her training in San Francisco at The World School of Massage. She combines both holistic and medically-based beliefs into her work. She is very experienced with anatomy and physiology of the body.

The types of modalities and techniques Kim offers are:

  • Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage
  • Vibrational healing
  • Trigger Point Therapy for Pain Relief
  • Aromatherapy Healing/Aromatouch
  • Stress Relief/Lymphatic Drainage
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Pre-natal Massage
  • Massage for Children and Babies

Massage Types:

Deep tissue massage incorporates deep and slow strokes. The practitioner  often uses forearms, knuckles and elbows to gently sink into muscles and soft tissue as well as incorporating passive range of motion (movement) of limbs and joints.  The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).   Deep tissue massage uses strokes across the grain of the muscles, not with the grain as in Swedish massage.  The more intense movements and techniques such as deep finger pressure may be slightly uncomfortable and cause soreness that lasts a couple of days before resulting in the desired relaxation and pain relief.

Esalen incorporates a knowledge of many strokes (many have roots in Swedish Massage), of muscles and bones, of movement, of listening to the body as well as the words. Generally, moderate pressure is used and strokes can be gentle or deeper. The practitioner responds to the signs of relaxation: deepened breath, enhanced circulation. Each session is unique and tailored by personal requests, comfort level and physical tension. 

Swedish massage is the style that comes to mind when most people think about massage. It is the most common and best-known type of bodywork performed today. The goal is relaxing the entire body and this is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.  Additional techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching.  Lotion is often used to reduce friction and stimulate the skin. Swedish massage is exceptional for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Sports massage is gaining popularity as a useful component in a balanced training regimen. It can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event.  Whether training for a marathon or just playing tennis a few times a week, sessions are tailored to target the areas most affected by the repetitive and acute stresses of athletic activities. Rather than a specific style, sports massage draws from a range of modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue and various stretching styles. This approach matches the most appropriate technique for revitalizing sore and stiff muscles, or recovering from pain and injury. Athletes have discovered that regular sports massage supports healthy muscles and joints, increased flexibility, removes fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries, and relaxes the mind and gives greater awareness of proper body movement so they may compete at their absolute best.  

Trigger point work is focused deep pressure on tender knots that often have referral pain to other parts of the body. A trigger point in the neck may cause pain in the head.  The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger points are caused by muscle overuse or injury. The physical manipulation of the muscle fibers is the means to releasing the knot or neutralizing the pain. The result of trigger point massage is the elimination of toxins in the muscles and the release of energizing endorphins. A significant decrease in pain is often found after just one treatment.

Acupressure is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and is basically acupuncture without needles. Pressure is usually very light and focus is on working with the points along different energy channels outlined in TCM. Both Trigger point and Acupressure approaches could eventually address the same issue, but through different means. 

Reiki (prounouced ray-key) is an ancient method of touch therapy.  It is a powerful, non-invasive, holistic therapy that gently reduces the effects of tension and stress, bringing deep relaxation and  enhancement of the body's innate ability to heal on all levels and  restore its own natural balanced state of well being. Other effects  of Reiki therapy may include increased awareness, increased energy,  emotional release and balancing of energy. Sessions are performed with the client fully clothed, either lying on a massage table or sitting comfortably in a chair. The Reiki practitioner's hands are placed gently over different areas of the client's body allowing the Reiki energy to flow through the practitioner in order to assist in harmonizing the client's physical, emotional and spiritual condition.   

Prenatal massage provides support and physical nurturing during pregnancy. Usually done in a side-lying position for your comfort and the safety of your baby, it reduces stress, helps to reduce edema and blood pressure, and reduces musculoskeletal strain and pain.   

 


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