At ProStar Massage, we take a Integrative / Holistic approach to Massage Therapy & Healing your body to the best of our abilities.
We are a Fully Licensed, Certified & Insured Massage Facility as we use many modalities to help you heal your body (no nonsense therapy). We are not going to just apply oils or lotions to you & pamper you! NO, However, we are going to use all of our knowledge & skills with over 25 years of experience so you can feel better as quickly as possible.
We do not offer Memberships or a “Swedish massage for relaxation” rather offering a multitude of modalities / massages to help your body feel better.
ProStar Massage offers Sports, Medical Massage for individuals that may have been injured from playing any sport whether you’re in High School, College or Professional level. If you have a pulled, strained muscle ,in need of maintenance or rehab we can help.
So if you go to a spa & you have a “Knot” in your back which a lot of people experience, the therapist tells you “I am going to Dig into it & hope for a release” Tell them to stop & walk out!! They are going to Bruise your muscle or even a bone if they are too rough. As an educator / Therapist for over 25 years I see and hear this all to often. The correct way is to ease into the muscle & warm it up then slowly stretch it out use trigger points, pressure points if they are knowledgeable about it ice afterwards, this can take time as well as give a client enough breathing time in between.
The use of massage can be critical or detrimental in anyone healing whether it is for just maintenance, playing sports (pre / post), injury or pre / post-surgery you need to find a qualified therapists with the training & don’t be afraid to ask questions.
ProStar Massage & Holistic Therapy LLC offers a Free Consultation & an in-depth Intake form to understand what you are going thru to formalize a plan to help you feel better. We are Licensed, Certified & Insured, ProStar also accepts most major medical at a discounted rate.
ProStar Massage is not a spa to come to if you are just looking to relax. Instead, we are a Sports, Medical Spa & will help you feel better with any aches, pains, strains, pull muscles that you are experiencing, now you do not need to be an athlete to come here, however, just knowing that we are not a relaxing type of massage but you can send a family member (perhaps your kids play sports), friend, co-worker etc. who may be having pain or an issue with their body. We offer an array of massage modalities that are in place to do just that as we work with any individual or type of sport & incorporating modalities in any given moment to help a client feel & get better as quick as possible. We have clients that come back to us from years ago & our referral rate is above 90%. We offer Muscle integration with our therapy. ProStar offers Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Lymphatic Drainage, Pre Natal, Medical Massage , Functional Mobility, Clinical Hypnosis & so much more.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD)
Pain is “stuck flow.” Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy,
sometimes referred to as lymphatic massage, uses gentle, rhythmic strokes to move lymph fluid through the body to reduce swelling and improve the function of the immune system. Manual lymph drainage can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Chronic sinusitis
- Post-operative swelling
- Migraine headaches
MLD provides a number of benefits for those with lymphatic system issues. It improves general health by improving circulation, boosts the immune system, reduces swelling and discomfort, and lessens inflammation. Additionally, it can enhance the appearance of the skin and hasten the healing process following surgery or injuries.
What to expect :
The process involves the use of subtle manual maneuvers similar to massage therapy, to aid in the recirculation of the lymphatic flow.
Your therapist will position their hands flat on your body and use all of their fingers to make wavelike movements. Using this technique, they will detect the rhythm, direction, depth, and quality of your lymphatic flow nearly anywhere in the body.
Then, they will use their hands to perform Manual Lymphatic Mapping, also known as MLM, of the vessels. This allows for an accurate assessment of your overall lymphatic circulation, allowing the therapist to determine the best pathways for draining lymph and other body fluids.
- Usually performed with the patient in the lying position.
- Starts and ends with deep diaphragmatic breathing.
- The unaffected lymph nodes and region of the body are treated first.
- Moves proximal to distal to drain the affected areas.
- Slow and rhythmical movements.
- Uses gentle pressure – this is essential.
You should eat and drink Vitamin C-rich foods for lymph health include:
- Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit.
- Leafy greens like kale and spinach.
- Bell peppers.
How often :
For the best effects, a professional may recommend lymphatic drainage from once per month to once per week. For home use, they may also advise the person to massage one to two body parts per day.
Who should avoid Lymphatic Drainage Massage:
There are some conditions and circumstances where lymphatic drainage massage is not recommended:
- You have a heart condition.
- You have kidney failure.
- You have blood clots.
- You have an infection.
Pre-Natal Massage :
Prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage.
Prenatal massages are adapted for the anatomical changes you go through during pregnancy. In a traditional massage, you might spend half the time lying face-down on your stomach (which is not possible with a baby belly) and half the time facing up (a position that puts pressure on a major blood vessel that can disrupt blood flow to your baby and leave you feeling nauseous).
But as your shape and posture changes, a trained massage therapist will make accommodations with special cushioning systems or holes that allow you to lie face down safely.
Functional Mobility Sessions
Build strength through balance and flexibility !
There are seven basic movements the human body can perform and all other exercises are merely variations of these seven: Pull, Push, Squat, Lunge, Hinge, Rotation and Gait. When performing all of these movements, you will be able to stimulate all of the major muscle groups in your body.
The main goal of functional movement training – aside from preventing injuries – is increasing performance both in and out of the gym. While traditional training is often limited to movements you would perform in the gym, functional training has what we call a “transfer effect” to real-life situations. For example, doing knee extensions, no matter how heavy, is less likely to help a person get off the couch than performing a squat, which is a functional movement. Research has shown that functional movement increases strength and flexibility, even in individuals who would already be deemed physically fit. Not only can functional movement training increase physical performance, it can also increase mental stimulation, which has been shown to lead to enhanced cognitive ability. This is due to the stimulating and – frankly – non-boring nature of functional training, which includes balance, mobility, and stability challenges, rather than simple muscle contractions. This encourages the brain to focus on and adapt to new movement patterns.