NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a very specialized form of therapeutic massage and manual therapy. It uses deep pressure to stimulate and release specific areas of soft tissue to treat and help prevent chronic pain and soft tissue injury. NMT addresses the five elements that cause pain:

  • Ischemia - lack of blood flow to soft tissue which causes hypersensitivity to touch
  • Trigger Points - highly irritated points in muscle tissue which refer pain to other regions of the body
  • Nerve Compression - pressure on a nerve by soft tissue
  • Biomechanical Dysfunction - imbalance of the musculoskeletal system due to faulty movement patterns such as poor posture, repetitive motion, and immobility
  • Postural Distortions - imbalance of the musculoskeletal system due to the movement of the body off of the horizontal and longitudinal planes

This specific and scientific approach to pain relief helps to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and enhances the function of joints, muscles, and biomechanics.

                         Express Session (30 Mins)                          Full Session (60 Mins)                      Deluxe Session (90 Mins)
                                      $40.00                                                            $70.00                                                    $100.00



SWEDISH MASSAGE

Developed in the early 1800's by Swede, Per Henrik Ling, the Swedish massage is a gentle relaxation technique using long, gliding strokes, gentle kneading, and subtle stretching on the superficial layers of muscle and soft tissue. Muscular tension is relieved, blood and lymph circulation is increased, and a deep state of relaxation is achieved, leaving you with an overall sense of well-being.


                         Express Session (30 Mins)                          Full Session (60 Mins)                      Deluxe Session (90 Mins)
                                      $40.00                                                            $70.00                                                    $100.00



DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue massage combines a focused, deep pressure with slow, soothing strokes to penetrate the deeper layers of muscle tissue. With the help of this technique, adhesions are released, chronic muscular tension relieved, range of motion restored, and blood and lymph circulation increased. Deep tissue massage is recommended for those who receive massage regularly and who enjoy intense bodywork.

                         Express Session (30 Mins)                          Full Session (60 Mins)                      Deluxe Session (90 Mins)
                                      $40.00                                                            $70.00                                                    $100.00



SIGNATURE MASSAGE

Our signature massage session combines the relaxing properties of Swedish massage with the healing properties of deep tissue massage. This fusion of techniques allows the therapist to address any "problem areas" that may exist, while gently massaging the rest of the body into a deep state of relaxation.

                         Express Session (30 Mins)                          Full Session (60 Mins)                      Deluxe Session (90 Mins)
                                      $40.00                                                            $70.00                                                    $100.00



PRENATAL MASSAGE

Prenatal, or pregnancy, massage is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the expectant mother. In a side-lying position, the body is nestled in and supported by bolster pillows, cushions, and padding and then gently massaged using long, gliding strokes, gentle kneading, and subtle stretching. Prenatal massage benefits include relief of muscular tension, improved blood and lymph circulation, reduced edema (swelling), and deep relaxation.

                         Express Session (30 Mins)                          Full Session (60 Mins)                      Deluxe Session (90 Mins)
                                      $40.00                                                            $70.00                                                    $100.00​



COUPLES MASSAGE WORKSHOP

Our couples massage workshop is based on simple, easy-to-learn Swedish massage techniques and is designed to help you and your significant other share the nurturing, relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage with one another. During the two hour workshop, the instructor will guide you through an educational booklet detailing the history, techniques, and benefits of Swedish massage, basic human anatomy, and cautions/contraindications associated with massage therapy. Following the educational instruction, you will each receive approximately 30 minutes of massage from the instructor, in conjunction with your partner, providing you with hands-on, customized massage instruction. The cost of the workshop includes a gift basket complete with two educational booklets, a bottle of grape seed massage oil, and a scented aromatherapy candle. Please note that this training is not part of any certification program. Nor can it be used for Continuing Education credits in any field. It is provided only as a service to help people learn basic massage skills to be used in non-professional ways with a partner or friend.


                          Cost
                      $150.00

Athens Center for Massage Therapy

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