Services offered by David Thomas, LMT
"My 'massage philosophy' has developed over ten years of massage practice and training. Below is a list of the primary modalities that I have studied, practiced, and developed over the years. My sessions tend to integrate a smooth blend of each of these techniques. Throughout a session, I am focusing on maintaining presence while practicing deep listening to the client's body as the primary guide of how to give the best fitted bodywork in that moment. While I have learned lots of modalities and techniques, the melding of them all coupled with the art of a well developed presence creates an outcome that often profoundly supports peoples holistic well being." - David
Deep Tissue Massage - This is the foundation of the massage therapy I practice. Deep Tissue utilizes hands, elbows/forearms, knuckles, wrists as tools to navigate through tissue. I listen intently to the body to feel how deep to go and back it up with occasional client check-ins to make sure the client is happy with the depth and pressure. Deep Tissue does not necessarily mean deep pressure. Deep Tissue massage increases circulation to promote tissue healing, decreases pain, and can increase range of motion. When done well, deep tissue massage feels incredible and is very cathartic.
Injury Treatment Protocols- I specialize in helping people recover from acute and chronic injuries. By integrating numerous massaage modalities with specific Injury Treatment Protocols, I am able to help people with injuries to many parts of the body. In particular, I am very skilled at working with hip pain, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries, cervical and lumbar whiplash, sciatica, groin pulls, headaches, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet, and more. Regions of the body I seem particularly adept at treating are hips, low back, shoulders, and neck. I have helped hundreds of people recover from car and bike accidents.
Swedish Massage - Ahhhh... yes, Swedish Massage really is such a great modality to help people simply relax. Long, smooth yummy Swedish strokes induce a calming relaxation and help increase circulation into muscles, tendons and joints. It's a great way to start the massage to get people warmed up and ready to more appropriately receive deeper work.
Neuromuscular Technique - Integrated with Deep Tissue, N.M.T. is the art and science of tuning into the body to discover tension points within the musculature and fascia. N.M.T. can be used to help release trigger points, significantly reduce pain, and to reset proper muscle tone. Often N.M.T. involves holding specific points for a certain amount of time until the trigger point within the muscle and/or fascia lets go. N.M.T. is very therapeutic.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy - By utilizing mostly very subtle and gentle touch and expansive levels of awareness, your body reveals rhythms of the central nervous system and the deeper fascial (connective tissue) networks within the body. Profound change can happen and significant releases of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels through this work. This work often brings people into deep states of relaxation that we all need so desperately in this challenging world. I humbly still consider myself a somewhat of a beginner of craniosacral therapy, but I am developed enough to really help people with this modality and plan on continuing my study. Note, craniosacral therapy can be intergrated within a massage session or can also be done as a "stand alone" therapy.
Miracles - Every once in a while, it does appear that a healing miracle happens....
No guarantee on this... :)
No guarantee on this... :)
David Thomas, LMT OR license #12740