Massage Training - feel the difference
Carri Davis, LMBT (NC #1289) is a graduate of The Swedish Institute in New York City -- trained over 1300 hours (600 hands on, 550 hours of Anatomy & Physiology +). She also complete 60 hours of internship at The Medical Massage Clinic in Manhattan. With an Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy, Carri's qualifications surpass North Carolina Licensing requirments for Massage Therapy. She completes the required continuing education of 25 course-room hours every 2 years.
"Any emotional or physical imbalance leads to disruption of your vital energy. My focus is to help your body remember its natural state and to create healing in a safe, peaceful environment."
- Carri Davis
A typical Swedish massage is what you might recieve at a spa or salon. Oil or other lubricant is often used to smooth the skin and ease the friction of the strokes. Swedish massage therapy improves blood and lymph circulation and eases chronic aches and pains. Strokes such as friction and stripping are used to relieve "knots" in sore muscle tissues.
Scientific research confirms that massage counteracts stress by releasing the body's natural stress-fighting hormones -- glococorticoids -- into the bloodstream. During massage, toxins are released into your body. It is important to drink plenty of water to flush these toxins out of your system and rehydrate the tissues.
Everyone can receive the amazing benefits of massage: aging adults, children, pregnant women, athletes and people with stress.
Trigger Point Therapy
This technique is useful for chronic pain caused by poor posture, repetitive or over-use syndromes and any condition involving referred pain patterns. If you experience chronic pain in any area of your body, Trigger Point Therapy could work for you.
Combined with other Swedish strokes, this special technique uses heat to soften and release the fascia, the protective tissue surrounding the muscles. Sometimes referred to as deep tissue work, this therapy doesn't have to hurt to be effective. If you have scar tissue resulting from injury, surgery or daily over-use, or you have "knots" (adhesions), Myofascial Release can help restore damaged tissues to their proper health.
Five Element Shiatsu
Developed more than two thousand years ago, Five Element Shiatsu can bring energetic and physical balance to your daily life. This technique is similar to acupuncture, but uses finger pressure instead of needles to activate points on your body's meridians. Shiatsu i designed to treat and prevent illness, as well as create a dual state of energized relaxation. If you feel fatigued, you may have dormant energy that Shiatsu can draw out.
When added to Shiatsu, this technique realigns the body. The client becomes active in the therapeutic process, by following a series of simple therapist-assistend exercises.
Tui Na is a unique massage form, but can be used in conjunction with Shiatsu. This technique takes a more vigorous approach to seeking and destroying pathogens that cause pain and illness.
Thai Massage is similar to Shiatsu, but sessions can last up to two hours. This technique involves several yoga-like stretches and moves at a slow rate, covering every muscle.
If you are in need of chiropractic care, I work closely with the following physicians: