ProStar Massage & Holistic Therapy
Licensed and certified massage therapy in Matawan, NJ
Other Massage and Holistic Therapy Services
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
A comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain, the goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. Neuromuscular therapy can help individuals who experience distortion and biomechanical dysfunction, which is often a symptom of a deeper problem. It is also used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, and flexibility to the tissues.
Trigger Point Therapy
Based on the discoveries of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons in which they found the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source, myofascial trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. Pressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body, with the use of hands, elbows, forearms, knuckles, fingers on a specific body parts that are in need of healing.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
This method of fascial release provides effective stretching of major muscle groups and functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. specific muscles are optimally lengthened, without triggering the protective stretch reflex. AIS removes toxins from the bodies cells and allows for significant improvements in the muscle elasticity, range of motion and eliminates postural distortions.
A portable method performed on client with clothes on to reduce tension, relieve pain, anxiety, lower blood pressure and heart rate, increase attention, and stimulate the immune system. Multiple sessions benefit stress, depression, cerebral palsy, strokes, fibromyalgia, and injuries. Those who perform repetitive tasks throughout their workday such as typing, assembly line, even welding can greatly benefit.
Often referred to as the Usui System is a hands-on energy healing art. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, who had a life-changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as reiki--sacred life force--and that awakened his innate healing abilities. He developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective healers. In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (ki or chi), places her hands on or just above the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioner’s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each position for three to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance.
The use of hypnosis, trance states, suggestion, or altered states of consciousness to facilitate therapeutic goals, including learning and practicing new skills for alleviating symptoms or changing behavior. Hypnosis is not Voo Doo; or any kind of magic it simply helps an individual to relieve the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual aspect that hinders us from achieving our life expectations and goals. The clinical therapist is a conduit to actually help you to a relaxed state while fully clothed you will feel a warm, tingling feeling throughout your body. This is an extremely gentle and safe healing practice without the use of any narcotics. A practitioner can help you improve / enhance with all of the following: Academics, sports performance, pain, mental and emotional imbalances, weight lifting and much more.