ProStar Massage & Holistic Therapy

Licensed and certified massage therapy in Matawan, NJ

Sports Massage

Designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.

Deep Tissue Massage

Our unique and winning combination of Shiatsu, Sport Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point and Neuromuscular Therapy. ProStar's deep tissue massage provides a little of all the best techniques with maximum benefits to your body.

Medical Massage

Medical massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment. It is also known as clinical massage or treatment massage. This can also be performed for Athletes which has been very beneficial. We offer free consultations.

Shiatsu Massage

A stimulating and invigorating Japanese massage with stretches, muscle release techniques, rocking movements, joint rotations and direct firm pressure on acupoints and meridians. Similarly based on acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Shiatsu uses the same knowledge of meridians and acupoints but with therapeutic touch instead of needles. Shiatsu is a meridian-based therapy and treats the meridians on which your tensions and weaknesses are situated. (Can be performed while client is wearing clothes)

Gua Sha Therapy

Gua Sha Therapy Gua sha is an East Asian massage that may reduce inflammation, so it’s often used to treat ailments that cause chronic pain, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as those that trigger muscle and joint pain.

Gua sha may also relieve symptoms of other conditions:

A) Neck Pain:
Gua sha technique may also prove effective for remedying chronic neck pain. To determine the effectiveness of this therapy, 48 study participants were split into two groups. One group was given gua sha and the other used a thermal heating pad to treat neck pain. After one week, participants who received gua sha reported less pain compared to the group that didn’t receive gua sha for anxiety or fatigue.

B) What are the Side Effects of Gua Sha Therapy:
As a natural healing remedy, gua sha is safe, but the procedure may change the appearance of your skin. Because it involves rubbing or scraping skin with a massage tool, tiny blood vessels known as capillaries near the surface of your skin can burst. This can result in skin bruising and minor bleeding. Bruising usually disappears within 5-10 of days after your session. It is important not to take a shower or bathe for 5 hours after your session so the body can start the healing process.

Some people also experience temporary indentation and redness of their skin after a gua sha treatment this is normal occurrence.

Cupping Therapy

A use of Glass, plastic, Silicone cups to relieve toxins and pain with in the body. Benefits :

According to researchers 70% of the body diseases occur due to improper blood circulation which causes damage to the vital organs resulting in illness. With the passage of time the blood in our vessels starts to accumulate harmful toxins. If such toxins are not eliminated from the body they will make a person more prone to the diseases and it is less likely that the individual will recover rapidly. There are various ways to perform it. In this therapy individual cups are placed on the skin by a therapist for few minutes, as a result suction is created. Different varieties of cups are used in cupping treatment

There is an infinite list of advantages.

  • It is traditionally practiced for the purpose of detoxification of the blood.
  • Other benefits include the treatment of the primary circulatory diseases, pain, cough, backache problems, infertility, and cancer, etc.
  • However, Olympians are using this because it is believed that it can cause the increase in the blood level as well as nutrient supply to the muscles of the body.

Myofascial Release

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.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A form of massage therapy whereby a light undulating pressure technique is used to manipulate the flow of lymphatic fluids. Gentle and rhythmic pumping techniques are performed on the skin in the direction that lymph flow should be. This will ease congested areas and restore the flow of the lymphatic system to remove waste fluids and chemicals from the body. The lymphatic vessels also carry substances that the body needs to properly function and defend itself against disease and illness.

This massage is essential for Post Surgery Patients, Cancer, Liposuction, Weight loss, Fibromyalgia, Detox Programs, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Injuries, Circulation, Edema, Healing the Skin, Burns, Scars and Stretch Marks, as well as reducing Pain, Swelling and increasing Immunity and well-being.

Typical Treatment Sessions are 10-12 (90 Min) sessions, from once per week to twice per week. Your Doctor will direct you accordingly after your medical procedure is sufficiently healed and ready for massage.

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.

Chair Massage

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.

Reiki Healing

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.

Hypnosis Therapy

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.

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