Manual therapy can still feel a lot like massage therapy except it uses much more specific, detailed, and advanced techniques. Considered a deep tissue specialty, manual therapy zeroes in through layers of fascia to get to specific points. It often calls for working on an imbalance in another part of the body that may not seem related. It often includes gentle mobilization of nerve tissue, deep layered myofascial release and active participation from the client.
It is a bit like getting your car detailed versus going through an automatic car wash.
Yes. This is called a general Tune-up session. Many people describe it as the most effective and thorough massage they have ever had.
Manual therapy is very specific and slow work. It can coax the nervous system into a parasympathetic response, bringing it from a highly active state to calm and deeply relaxed.
Infrared heat therapy is also used dueing each session.
MaryAnn specializes in intra-oral massage for people with jaw pain and TMJ syndrome. Using gloved hands she gently loosens the deep muscles inside the mouth. Her previous work as a periodontal surgical assistant lends superior comfort with this specialty work.
A deeply relaxing and extremely detailed session using Reflexology and joint mobility techniques with soothing shea butter and essential oils. If you don't have time for a full body tune-up session, this work goes a long way.
This is a specialty sub-group that MaryAnn frequently works with. Please contact her for consult and discounted rates.
94 Auburn Street, Suite #106, Portland, ME 04103, US
Monday - 12pm- 8pm
Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am -5pm
Weekends: emergencies and request only