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9. Healing Hands
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  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Mesquite, TX
Of all the therapies, I've found massage therapy to help me the most. After two years of consistent messages, my lower back started to progressively get worse, so I knew it was time to find someone with more of a medical/therapeutic background. I spent a lot of time researching and found ten different top-rated massage therapists. Here is a list of the top five reasons why I ended up hiring James to come to my house every week of the year: 1.) He loves people. James spent a lot of time getting to know me, assessing, and understanding my needs on our first session (he didn't charge for this). For James, he would tell you this is a ministry for him, not a job. 2.) He wears many hats. James is a chiropractor, certified personal trainer, AND a massage therapist. Not only am I getting a therapeutic massage ... I'm getting professional adjustments and knowledge about fitness and nutrition (and he actually lives the lifestyle!) Since seeing James, I’ve been able to stop seeing my normal chiropractor which has saved me money and time. Additionally, adjustments are so much more effective after doing a massage! My back pain has already been reduced by over 50% to date from seeing him. 3.) He is educated. James holds several advanced credentials as a massage therapist, including cupping. He has his own advanced deep tissue massage therapy techniques that he teaches to other massage therapists. As a massage therapist, he actually graduated sum cum lade in his class! As a result, he understands biomechanics and anatomy at a very advanced level and is able to work with very complex cases. 4.) He doesn’t overcharge. From a business standpoint, James is in a position of strength because if he wanted to, he could charge a hefty fee. Think about it: he travels to you, he holds several credentials as a chiropractor/massage therapist/personal trainer, and he offers so many different services. If you think about how much a chiropractor alone would charge, he could easily charge $250/hour for everything he does! Instead, he understands not everyone is a millionaire and charges below the industry standard. Like I said in #1, this is a ministry for him. 5.) He is a man of character. He values God, family, and people. Since I have been working with James, this has become very clear to me in his communication style and the types of conversations we engage in. He always gives glory to God when he talks about his story. BONUS: He was in the NFL. I would have hired him either way, but it makes me feel even more privileged to work with a former athlete If you want to personally call me or reach out to me for reference reasons, I would be happy to do that (just visit my website and contact me). I hope that you’ll give James a shot and experience what I get to! – Daniel Stein, CEO of www.specialstrong.com

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What is a Swedish style massage?

Swedish massage is proven to lower blood pressure and reduce stress, according to the International Journal of Preventative Medicine, as well as to relieve depression and anxiety and aid in recuperation from chronic illness. Swedish massage is also referred to as classical massage, and — contrary to popular understanding — does not originate from Sweden. There are five main strokes, or movements, that make up a Swedish massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. Each technique was created to help soothe, stimulate, soften, and rejuvenate muscles and other soft tissue.

During a Swedish style massage, the client will lie on a massage table in a comfortable position — usually facedown to start. Clients can choose to be clothed or nude; if they are nude, the massage therapist will drape them with a cloth so they are never exposed. A Swedish massage typically lasts from 45 to 120 minutes, depending on client need and pricing agreement. During the massage, the therapist typically employs all of the stroke techniques as a way to ease any tension in the body. Swedish massage is one of the most gentle types of massage and is known for being soothing and relaxing.

What is pregnancy massage?

Pregnancy massage is a therapeutic massage tailored specifically to the needs of a pregnant woman’s body. Before having a prenatal massage, always check in with your prenatal care provider and ask if massage therapy will be safe for you and your pregnancy. A pregnancy massage is much more than just an indulgence. The specialized strokes and techniques used to loosen tight muscles, reduce swelling, alleviate pressure, and ease tension provide positive health benefits for both you and your baby. Experts recommend finding a massage therapist who has received additional training on prenatal massage techniques. This is typically a certification above and beyond their standard massage therapy certification and training requirements. During the massage you will likely lie on your side or in a semi-reclined position; these supported poses keep you and the baby comfortable and free from strain or undue pressure. During the massage, the therapist will listen to what body challenges you are experiencing and work to release tension. The massage should be a relaxing and very soothing experience.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

What is a deep tissue full body massage?

A deep tissue full body massage is a form of healing bodywork. At your first massage, your massage therapist will do a brief intake. They will ask you questions about the type of pressure you’d like to receive during your deep tissue massage, any previous massage experience you’ve had, and any injuries or sensitivities you have. You can remain clothed, or the massage therapist will provide draping so that even if you’re not wearing clothes you are always fully covered. Deep tissue massage may be a good option for people with chronic pain or muscle tension. The systematic deep tissue strokes will work to break down any scar tissue or stiff tissues and create ease in your body again. Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, fists and knuckles to knead and stroke your muscles and loosen adhesions. Although deep tissue massage work is intense, it should not be painful, so communicate clearly with your massage therapist so they know if you’re having any discomfort. The national average cost of a deep tissue massage is between $70 and $90.

What are the different Swedish massage techniques?

There are five main techniques in Swedish massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. Within each category there are various movements, all intended to ease muscle tension and pain. Each movement has a specific purpose for loosening, warming, soothing or stimulating your muscles during your massage. Here is a breakdown of each of the five Swedish massage techniques:

  • Effleurage: Sweeping, gliding, smooth long strokes done with the hands or forearms. These strokes can loosen and warm the body and are said to help stimulate blood flow.
  • Friction: These circular or transverse rubbing strokes are also warming and can get deeper into the muscle tissue. They should be avoided on injured or inflamed areas or areas.
  • Petrissage: Lifting, kneading, skin rolling, muscle rolling and wringing. These movements help with circulation, which stimulates cell regeneration, and aid in loosening tense muscles.
  • Tapotement: Tapping, plucking, cupping and pounding. Tapotement movements can help improve blood circulation and cell rejuvenation, and also relax and release tight muscles.  
  • Vibration: Rocking, shaking and trembling movements. These motions can help muscles release.
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