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Relaxation Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils, lotions or cremes with an array of techniques such as gliding, rolling, kneading, stetching and percussion to help the mind and body let go. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. I have developed a wonderful combination of Swedish and Esalen style massage approaches for the stressed-out, nervous, or anxious client.
Relaxation massages are available at the SAGE clinic, or on-site at your home, workplace, or lodging. Swedish massages can be performed while lying on a massage table, seated in a massage chair or wheelchair or for those clients who are confined to their beds.
I recommend a one and a half hour or longer session for the ultimate in relaxation and stress relief.
Essentail oils can be incorporated into your massage to provide an even more luxurious experience for an extra $7.50. Ask me for about the oils I currently have on hand
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Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session. Some clients also find an Epsom salts bath afterwards especially soothing.
I can incorporate hydrotherapy (heat pads or ice packs) and Range of Motion stretching into a deep tissue session to achieve more effective results, if desired.
Because of the intense nature of this work, I recommend limiting sessions to one hour.
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Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic and proprioceptive awareness.
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Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. Although the process can be painful at times, the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Most of my clients do not devote an entire session to Trigger Point Therapy, but choose to incorporate it in to other work, as necessary. I recommend Trigger point sessions be limited to an hour, particularly if this is your first time.
Because this work is very intense, It cannot be safely done on clients with cardiovascular conditions or on those taking aspirin, Plavix, or other blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin) or heperin. Make sure that I'm aware of all your medications so that we ensure your safety.
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Our body holds powerful physical, emotional, psychological, energetic, and cultural memories locked into complex neurological and fascial patterns. Based on cutting edge medical research, Neuromyofascial Remodeling (NMFR) focuses on altering unwanted, stressful brain-body relationships that inhibit natural balance, posture and movement.
NMFR clients report profound increases in body awareness, "aliveness," joint mobility, and energy levels. Many clients also experience immediate pain reduction and stress relief.
Neuromyofascial Remodeling sessions include the following activities and last approximately 1 1/2 hours.
- Health intake
- Body reading/ Postural assessment
- Neuromyofascial treatment
- Neurological pattern imprinting
- Fascial repatterning exercises
- Post-treatment assessment and treatment evaluation
Keep in Touch. Call me today at 505-379-6499 for more information or request a NMFR session today.
Massage for Seniors, focuses on mature adults or people managing one or more chronic illness, addresses the psychological and physiological aspects of aging and its associated diseases. I use a variety of techniques adopted from the DAYBREAK Geriatric Massage Institute suited to the needs of the more frail individual including foot pumping, fluffing, butterfly tapotement, light petrissage, and jostling.
Massage for Seniors can be given while using a massage table, a chair or wheelchair or to those who are bedridden. Clients are positioned face-down, face-up, side-lying or sitting depending on their specific health history and preference and do not need to change positions or turn over during the session.
A Massage for Seniors session generally incorporates no more than 30-45 minutes of "hands-on" therapy to avoid overtaxing older or weakened bodies.
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Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
I provide chair massage for health fairs, wellness events, employee appreciation days and other corporate functions.
Call me (505-833-3309) for a detailed quote.
I provide on-site massage to a limited number of locations in the Albuquerque area by appointment only.
Select a one-hour massage in any style for the same price. Longer sessions may be arranged in advance.
I supply the massage table, linens, oils and cremes, bolsters, therapist stool and a variety of music. I need an 8x10 foot minimum clear space to set-up the table and move around during the massage.
On-site couples discount: $20 off on a 2nd massage given on the same trip.
A $30 travel fee will be added.
Call Dave today to reserve an On-site Table Massage session. 505-379-6499
Continuing Education for LMT's
I teach a number of CE classes including "The Neurology of Massage," "Using Massage Research in your Practice" and Adult CPR/First Aid. The Massage Research course satisfies the NM LMT renewal ethics requirement.
All continuing Education classes are offered through Cystal Mountain.
Visit http://www.crystalmtnmassage.com/conted.htm for more information and to register.
I also teach several courses through UNM's Department of Continuing Education including basic Therapeutic Massage and Massage for Caregivers.
Visit http://dce.unm.edu/relaxation.htm for more information about my current classes and to register.
I am also available to speak to your club, group or workplace about massage and massage research-related topics
Call me at 505-379-6499 for more information and to book an event
I am a Registered Massage Therapy Instructor (NM S-0445) currently on the faculty at the Crystal Mountain School of Therapeutic Massage in Albuquerque. I have been involved in adult learning and education activities for the past 35 years.
Recent research shows without a doubt that regular massage can significantly lower anxiety, ease pain, fight fatigue, relieve depression and reduce nausea, particularly in cancer patients. These benefits extend to others managing serious diseases such as fibromyalgia and many other kinds of chronic pain syndromes.
The research also shows that these benefits are best maintained when massage is provided at least 3-4 times per week or even daily! I understand that most patients and their families are unable to see a professional therapist this often. Which is where the Family and Friends Massage program comes in.
Working with patients and their caregivers, I provide individualized instruction for giving safe, effective comforting touch.
A mentoring session covers the necessary basics
- Safety precautions
- Preparing for massage
- Hands-on learning time
Each Family and Friends Massage session normally lasts about 2 hours and can be given at my clinic, your home or at your loved one's facility, if appropriate.
Call me for more information. 505-379-6499
Clients and their companions visiting the Sage Massage clinic are invited to enjoy
- Free, off-street parking
- No curb or steps to access our offices
- Comfortable waiting area
- Adjustable room lighting for safety and comfort
- Easy-on/easy-off, extra padded, electric lift table with arm rest (Highland Meadows location only)
- Warm, flannel sheets
- Soft, lint-free pillows, bolsters and wedges for stress-free positioning
- Large selection of background music to accompany your massage
- Luxuriously rich, hypoallergenic massage creme
- Robe for use in case of mid-massage "Nature calls"
- Clean, private restroom (Highland Meadows location only)
- Extra chair in treatment room for guardian or companion use
- Complimentary after session beverages
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