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.
ULTIMATE CHILL - HERBAL MASSAGE EXPERIENCE
Feel the full benefits of healing herbs long-used for relaxation in this three-step massage experience. Start with a 50 mg herbal gummy, followed by the 90 minute massage using herbal infused oil. At the end, take home either a 10 pack of gummies or a specialty bath bomb of your choice. This power-packed treatment provides ultimate healing and deep relaxation. Please reach out with questions about the herbs and plants used with this treatment.
Or, add herbal infused massage oil to any massage treatment for an additional $10. Inquire when booking.
MASSAGE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS & MONTANA WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS
Yes, we accept massage clients who have been in recent motor vehicle accidents or work place accidents under workers' compensation claims. Motor vehicle accidents and injuries incurred on the jobsite are unfortunate experiences that can leave the victim with pain conditions associated with the impact of injury. It can also be confusing as to where to seek help, and how to proceed with the next steps in healing. We have great sensitivity to these issues, and take care to help our clients find the help that they need.
Massage therapy can have profound impacts on the healing process post-accident, often speeding up healing time and providing relief from pain. Soft tissue injuries associated with whiplash (neck + shoulders), back, knee, arms, and wrists are common with motor vehicle accidents. Work place injuries can also include a multitude of musculoskeletal imbalances. We will evaluate each clients needs in an initial phone call, and during their first visit with an intake interview. Each massage therapy session will include a detailed check-in with the client to evaluate progress and what is needed to achieve health goals in each session.
Clients who have been in an accident and are needing massage therapy for healing, must have a physicians referral for massage therapy (with diagnosis codes), and accident claim information from motor vehicle insurance or from workers compensation.
V Esthetics brings us full-service esthetician treatments including signature facials, nano facials, full-body waxing and more! Veronica Pipinich of V Esthetics offers high-end treatments right around the hall from our massage treatment rooms. You can now book a massage + a facial in one visit, for a day of true healing and pampering. Please call V Esthetics @ 406-207-9780 to reserve your skin-care appointment, or book directly with Veronica's scheduler here