Atlantic Bodywork Center
Atlantic Bodywork Center Taggart Professional Center
32895 South Coastal Highway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930 302- 539-5099
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Stone Massage

Massage Therapy

30 minutes / $50
60 minutes / $80
90 minutes / $115
Hot Stones / 75 minutes / $95
Oncology Massage: Consultation & initial session / 90 minutes / $115
Sliding fee available for oncology massage
Outcalls Available

Does your medical insurance cover massage therapy services? If so, bring your physician referral (prescription); Atlantic Bodywork Center will provide you with the necessary information so that you can submit your claim for reimbursement.

Below are the different types of Massage Therapy we offer.

One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

Techniques that utilize deep tissue/deep muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require more advanced training and a more thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis.

An authentic hot stone massage delivers effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure and heat level comfortable to the client. The heated stones relax muscles and increases blood flow to the area being worked on, accelerating the healing process. This increase in circulation and the relaxation of the muscles aids in mental relaxation, which is key when a Therapist works into deeper muscles of the body. The client can request light, medium or deep pressure, which is the beauty of the hot stone massage technique. It can be customized in an instant to the request of the client. Stones may be used by gliding over the body or specifically placed to warm and prepare an area for deeper work. Hot stone massage is the ultimate deep relaxation experience.

Sports massage consists of specific components designed to reduce injuries, alleviate inflammation, provide warm-up, etc. for amateur and professional athletes before, during, after, and within their training regimens.

For the Mother-to-be during her second and third trimester. This nurturing massage comforts tired and achy muscles, ligaments, and joints with fluid strokes that will lower blood pressure, reduce swelling, and ease that strained back.

Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of emotional patterns and belief systems that are no longer relevant or are impeding progress. First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing the human frame, followed by the palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain and headaches.

A variety of techniques that utilize movement re-education and proper body mechanics in combination with massage or soft tissue manipulation. After observing the client, the therapist will determine which corrective measures are necessary to accomplish specific goals. Active client participation is important while the practitioner uses verbal instruction, hypnosis and imagery, deep muscle and connective tissue manipulation, and mobilization in the movement re-education process. To become a registered movement therapist, the student must complete more than 500 hours of in- class, hands-on instruction, 200 hours of post-graduate experience in teaching or private practice and other items. Registered practitioners may include graduates of Feldenkrais, Alexander and other movement-based disciplines.

Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, reflexology works with the body's energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. Developed in the United States in the early 1900s, this technique is used today to reduce pain, increase relaxation and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress- related illness and emotional disorders. Reflexology is also convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate.

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