The massage therapists at Union Center for Healing use a variety of specialized manual therapies in their practices. These include deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial work, injury treatment, pregnancy massage, structural work, cranial sacral, Reiki, and relaxation massage. Massage has been shown to alleviate pain, muscle cramps and spasms, decrease inflammation, help prepare for and recover from athletic events, increase range of motion, improve joint flexibility, and promote relaxation both physically and mentally.
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Massage Services we offer:
Our bodies and minds are affected by stress. Our relaxation massages help to release the tension and stress that accumulates in our bodies.
All our practitioners provide treatment massages for MVA and PIP claims. We also have practitioners in network with insurance for medical massage coverage. Treatment massage incorporates deeper and structural work to help heal from injury and reduce pain.
A combination of lymphatic flow massage and acupressure to support seasonal transitions and detoxification. Using extremely light and rhythmic touch, Lymphatic massage is ideal for those experiencing edema (swelling,) a sluggish immune system, lack of energy, or those seeking additional aid in the midst of a cleanse. Lifestyle recommendations and an herbal tea are included. This session is more holistic in its approach and is less suggested for those seeking treatment-based support.
All of our massage therapists have training in pregnancy massage. Katherine Mulholland has received additional hours of training in prenatal massage.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage. It addresses the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs, by an external non-invasive manipulation. This work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus.
By shifting the uterus back into place the natural balance in the body is brought back to the pelvis area and surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help tone tissue and balance hormones are restored. This is essential for healthy reproductive functioning, such as painless menses, healthy pregnancy, effective labor and birth. Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, cesarean delivery and hysterectomy are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, headaches, digestion, urinary and bladder imbalances are assisted towards health.
Stones have been used therapeutically for thousands of years throughout the world. Hot stones help to “ground” the body and mind. Hot stones can be used year-round but are particularly helpful during the cold, damp months of the Pacific Northwest Fall and Winter.
During a massage, our therapist will place stones along important chakra and acupressure points. This helps to promote healing and relaxation. Hot stones are also used to massage the muscles, helping to ease tight areas and improve circulation.