At Alchemy Massage and Bodyworks we are in the process of moving in a new direction.
All of our massage and bodywork options are individually tailored with the client in mind, but we are now putting more emphasis on the management, reduction and elimination of pain. We are looking to help you regain or maintain your active lifestyle. Do you have any of the following?
Back Pain - Headaches
Whiplash - Neck Pain
Sports Injuries - Chronic Pain
Disc Problems - Migraines
Fibromyalgia - Carpal Tunnel
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
Painful Scars - Scoliosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
If you have acute (new) or chronic(ongoing) pain, or have been diagnosed with any of the above conditions, we would recommend a session of Myofascial Release (MFR). MFR is a safe, gentle, effective modality that can reduce pain levels in the first session. With ongoing sessions most pain can be eliminated or significantly reduced to the point where mobility and range of motion increases. MFR works on the fascial system - your connective tissue. When connective tissue is damaged through trauma, surgery, inflammatory response or repetitive motion it creates fascial restrictions that can put up to 2,000 lbs of pressure on your tissue, skeleton and muscles!
Recently we added massage cupping to our service menu. Cupping is an ancient modality that has been used by many cultures, most notably the Chinese. It came back into popular culture when Mike Phelps used it to help him in the 2014 Olympics. Cupping can be static, where the cup is placed on the area of pain and restriction for up to 10 minutes or it can be a slide cupping, which is constant movement of the cup over an area of the body such as the back or the IT band. Both static and slide cupping have excellent results in releasing restrictions in tight areas.