732 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Suite 906 Bldg N. Newport News, VA 23606
8AM - 6PM M-Th Fri 9:30-2pm 1-757-218-6325
30 Minute Sessions- $55
60 Minute Sessions- $75
90 Minute Sessions- $110
I accept cash, check or credit card
Modalities I use: Cupping Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Neuromuscular, Pre-Natal and Craniosacral Therapy
**I will add stretches to any modality to help with flexibility.
There are 7 more massage therapists in the building if I can't fit you in, I can always call one of them! They are all awesome!
Carol Ivy is our Licensed Master Esthetician for Facials and Full Body Waxing. Let me know if you would like to set up a package for you to have everything done in one day. Carol Ivy 757-618-3494 www.ivymassage.massagetherapy.com
This technique focuses on treating scar tissue in the deepest layer of fascia. Fascia is a relaxed and wavy connective tissue that covers every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein, organs, heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The fascia will loose it pliability when we experience physical trauma such as a whiplash, sports injury, poor posture, surgery, inflammation and infections. It will become tight and restricted, which will then create tension to the rest of body. This modality has very gentle pressure. The lighter the better in order to move the fluid back to the fascia. You will feel heat, vibration, pulsation. The pain you have in body will release after the treatment.
*This technique has worked wonders for me due to a coma in the past. I am very passionate about this technique on how it clears the mind and pain I would get in my head.
Helpful in numerous conditions such as:
Migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, scoliosis, loss of hormones, whiplash, orthopedic problems, fibromyalgia, TMJ (jaw pain), emotional difficulties, stress and tension related problems, central nervous system disorders, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, post-surgical dysfunction, infantile disorders, and colic.
The purpose of this massage is to provide rest and relaxation. There's nothing better after a long, stressful week than a professional Swedish massage. Using light pressure, this practice involves long, gliding strokes along the muscles in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Blood oxygenation is improved such as circulation—and toxins are released from the muscles. A Swedish massage is excellent for easing tension and releasing endorphins which enhances good feelings to soothe the mind and body.
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique used to address injury or issues occurring in the deeper soft tissue and fascial layers of the body. Scarring, adhesions, and muscular spasm are all treated with various forms of Deep Tissue Massage, all with the goal of restoring normal function and motion to the areas affected. Deep tissue does not necessarily mean deep pressure, but rather a concentrated, specific manner of working in the deeper layers of the body to allow for more permanent changes to occur. **This is not recommended for your very first massage. If you do not like deep pressure, I would recommend a Swedish or Therapeutic (more pressure than Swedish) with Trigger Point release. Then you can work your way into a deep tissue later.
Sports Massage treatments are often used during training and before and after a particular event to prevent injury in improve performance and recovery. Stretching or strengthening exercises will compliment your routine or help you to meet your performance goals, and give advice accordingly. Book your appointment 1 week prior to any major event, such as a marathon etc. Wait 3-4 to get a massage afterwards because you may be to sore. I take magnesium to help relax the muscles.
Neuromuscular Therapy, better known as Trigger Point Therapy, is the manipulation and compression of a “trigger point” which is essentially not getting blood or oxygen (eschemic) and therefore cannot filter out things like lactic acid and other metabolic wastes that our bodies naturally produce. This technique is used to restore balance to the nervous system and musculoskeletal systems. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress can influence nerve transmission and therefore overall function of the body.
Studies have shown that most pain and discomfort in the body is caused by these Trigger Points located outside of the areas of sensation. For this reason, Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy can be the answer for many people who have had longstanding pain that has otherwise been untreatable.
Pre-natal Massage is so important for mothers-to-be. It has been proven to be beneficial to both the mother and the unborn child. It alleviates discomfort, aids relaxation, benefits the circulatory system, alleviate stress on weight-bearing joints and muscular structures and soothes the nerves.
Massage allows an expecting mother to enjoy much-needed relaxation during one of the most uncomfortable experiences of her life. Lying on the back or side, the massage will focus on the special needs of the mother, as her body goes through the changes of pregnancy.
As a result, you'll feel relaxed and at ease, and be able to sleep more easily and deeply.
**Please consult with your Physician before scheduling an appointment. It is best to have a massage after your second trimester.
Cupping Massage Therapy
Cupping Therapy is phenomenal at speeding the healing process of chronic conditions and injuries. The stronger cupping suction is perfect for Deep Tissue. The light, “almost don’t know its there” suction is perfect for Lymphatic Drainage. It has been real helpful with removing scars, especially the embarrassing ones on the belly and post surgery scars. Make sure you ask for a facial cupping session which is usually 10 min. It helps to give you that glow and plump look and it is known to tighten the skin.
The benefits of cupping is to release toxins and get rid of disease in the body. I have found it releases the tight tissues so much faster than using the hands.
By creating suction and negative pressure, Cupping Therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. Cupping Therapy is versatile and can easily be modified to accomplish a range of techniques. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage and physical therapy.
HOW DOES CUPPING AFFECT MUSCLE TISSUE?
With cupping, deeper tissue work can be done with less discomfort. At first you will fill a little squeeze due to the strong fascial tissue breaking up. Suction stimulates and expands blood vessels within muscles, increasing blood flow and removing congestion in joints and musculoskeletal structures, while simultaneously removing lactic acids and toxins from within. Joint conditions can be addressed, leaving you with a greater range of motion and pain issues resolved. Cupping can be used to assist recovery from surgery and sports related injuries.
HOW DOES CUPPING AFFECT SKIN?
Cupping positively affects our largest organ by increasing blood circulation, skin tissue metabolism, function of sweat and sebaceous glands, and nutrition supply to tissues, while also strengthening the renewing power of the skin and its resilience to external forces. Thus, it is a fabulous modality for facial rejuvenation, circulatory issues, and various skin issues including scarring and cellulite.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS TO CUPPING?
Migraine, Tension Headaches and Sinusitis
Pain Reduction and Joint Mobilization
Pre and Post Operative Conditions to Shorten Recovery Time and Enhance - Surgical Results
Releasing Tight, Contracted Muscle Tissue
Scars and Adhesions Reduction (c-section, post surgical scars)
Skin Toning and Firming
Sluggish Colon and IBS
Spider Veins and Varicosities
Stagnant Lymph and Edema
Assisting with Weight Loss Programs
Asthma and Pneumonia
Athletic Stress, Injury, Performance,
Muscle Aches and Enhancement
Contouring the Face and Body
High/Low Blood Pressure
Insomnia and Anxiety
Lung Inflammation and Congestion
Whether you are recovering from surgery, or from an acute injury... You will be dealing with:
• Formation of adhesions (i.e. sticky bonds in and between tissues)
• Reduced range of motion
• Scar Tissue formation will constrict nerve pathways, restrict circulatory and lymphatic flow
Most people end up taking pain-killers, muscle relaxers, and greatly reducing activity overall... especially in the injured part. The body is designed to move. Moving the body creates a pumping action, which increases circulation of both blood and elimination of waste products. Movement also helps to prevent tissue atrophy and prevents the development of adhesions (i.e. sticky bonds). This normal healing process that the body uses can be enhanced by massage.
Massage Cupping for injury healing and surgery rehabilitation is focused on:
• Reducing inflammation
• Preventing adhesions from forming
• Regaining or preventing loss of normal range of motion
• Remolding scar tissue as it forms to prevent future restrictions
• Reducing pain by keeping tissue soft and mobile.