MPHC has a large staff of therapists who offer massage in a wide range of modalities so you are sure to find a style and therapist to suit your needs. All of the therapists are licensed by New York State and are graduates of accredited massage institutes. Some of the massages offered at MPHC are:
Myofascial Release – is a technique designed to restore function and reduce pain. It requires little or no lubrication. Long and extremely slow strokes are used with adequate pressure to loosen the binding of the fascia, the layers of connective tissue which envelope each muscle individually and surround our whole muscular system. Myofascial release may be part of a deep tissue massage session.
Trigger Point Therapy – targets a congested spot in the muscle that radiates pain to other areas. Long standding pain may be significantly reduced by treating the associated trigger points with direct sustained pressure. Trigger point work is often incorporated into a deep tissue massage session.
Reflexology – is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands, feet and ears that correspond to organs, glands and specific body parts. This work can increase circulation, release endorphins and open areas of blockage.
Energy Work – seeks to bring peace and calm by balancing the body, mind and spirit. Some examples are Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Rising Star Energetic Healing System and Zero Balancing. Many therapists incorporate this work, which may involve light or no touch, into traditional Swedish or deep tissue massage sessions.
Swedish – is a wonderful introduction to the healing effects of massage and for stress relief and tension reduction. It increases blood circulation and lymph flow with long gliding strokes directed towards the heart, as well as kneading, rolling and percussive movements.
Pregnancy Massage – several of our therapists are certified in pregnancy massage which qualifies them for professional practice in Pre and Post Natal Massaage. Pre-Natal massage aids with the aches and pains associated with pregnancy and Post-Natal massage is designed to help restore the body to its pre-pregnancy condition. It also addresses the stress of carrying and caring for a newborn.
Shiatsu – the most widely known form of acupressure, concerned with balance of energy in our life and within our body. It is practiced by applying stretches and pressure along our energy pathways (meridians).
Deep Tissue – focused deep muscle massage and friction are used to break up adhesions and affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. This is a great choice for chronic issues, old injuries, trigger points and postural improvement.