Neuromuscular therapy is a massage modality used to relieve a variety of pain issues. Based on neurological science, it works to bring the body’s central nervous system, and musculoskeletal system back to balance. Using Swedish massage techniques, along with trigger point release, neuromuscular therapy deactivates trigger points in the soft tissue, and lengthens chronically shortened muscles.
This modality is highly effective on its own, or as a treatment to compliment chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and other health care systems. We utilize neuromuscular therapy techniques within most of our integrative massage treatments. Neuromuscular therapy can relieve pain syndromes associated with the following, and more:
• Sports injuries (strains and sprains)
• Motor vehicle injuries
• Repetitive motion injuries (thoracic outlet, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and more)
• Accumulative injuries (such as TMJ)
• Skeletal problems (such as spinal disc herniation)
DEEP TISSUE SWEDISH MASSAGE
Swedish massage is the base of most of many of our treatments. It is a deeply healing massage therapy technique that flows and relaxes the recipient. Swedish massage traditionally involves a deep tissue approach but can be performed with light touch, depending on client needs. This technique within an integrated healing bodywork system has numerous benefits to treat a variety of pain syndromes, is incorporated in sports massage to enhance performance and recovery, and is excellent for deep relaxation and preventative health.
Massage therapy can be beneficial to women in all stages of pregnancy. Mothers-to-be endure vast changes in the body, which can also impact the mind and spirit. Prenatal massage relieves common aches and pains associated with pregnancy, such as back and hip pain. Depending on the stage of pregnancy, positioning during the treatment may be side-lying with pillows and props. Expecting moms report feeling very comfortable and supported in these positions, allowing them to deeply relax during the massage. Pregnancy is a sacred time in a woman’s life; and it’s an honor to provide healing for expecting mommas!
WOMEN'S HEALTH MASSAGE
Women’s health can present complexities, especially when related to the abdomen and the reproductive system. Abdominal massage is a gentle, noninvasive treatment that’s relaxing and healing for a variety of women’s health concerns. By restoring blood flow and helping to reposition internal organs, abdominal massage can aide in the following: release of tension and emotions internalized in the diaphragm and other abdominal muscles, repositioning of a tilted or prolapsed uterus, relief from digestive problems, a healthier reproductive environment for fertility, relief from menstrual and menopausal symptoms, and more.
Abdominal massage for women is a specialty offering that requires a two-hour first-time treatment which includes: a half-hour intake session, abdominal and back massage treatment, and is followed by self-care education and plan for the client to use at-home between treatments. Follow-up abdominal massage sessions are one-hour treatments. Typically, four to 10 abdominal massage treatments are recommended depending on the individual’s healing.
This technique is performed by Peak Health owner, Katie LeBlanc Miller, LMT. Please call Katie to inquire about this treatment, and to assess if it's right for you!
Sports massage benefits everyday athletes as well as professionals, and has been scientifically proven to enhance performance, to aide in recovery, to speed healing from common injuries and more. Many athletes and physically active people receive regular massage treatment at least once a month for prevention, increasing treatments to twice a week for three to four weeks leading up-to their sports goal or event. Post-event massage is highly encouraged as it speeds recovery and treats injury.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Melt into ultimate relaxation; add hot stone massage to any treatment. Stones are warmed and applied throughout the massage, to relax shortened or overstretched muscles. This spa treatment aides in healing by improving circulation and promoting deep relaxation. The earth element of stones provides balancing on an energetic level, leaving the client feeling grounded in mind, body, and spirit. Uniquely beautiful, Alaskan volcanic stones are integrated into a regular massage treatment, which is based on
the client’s individual health needs.
GROUPS + MONTANA WEDDINGS
Are you a mindful bride or groom that wants to enjoy their biggest day to the fullest? Receiving massage therapy is the best way to ensure your wedding day is relaxed, and full of positive vibes. Bringing massage to your location is great for bachelorette + bridal parties, bride and groom one hour to two-hour treatments, or incorporating mini-seated massage sessions for friends and family during wedding preparations. Massage alleviates the effects of stress as beauty shines from within; this creates more energy for the couple to enjoy each other in celebration. Advanced reservations for groups are highly recommended, call to create your perfect day. Keep everyone calm with massage for your Montana wedding!