Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), which is a massage modality that focuses on the treatment of trigger points. Trigger points are painful points located within taut bands of muscle, hypertonicity, and are treated primarily with the application of pressure varying from light to heavy depending on the stage of development of the trigger point.
Through the softening of trigger points, NMT aims to reduce chronic pain, increase range of motion, and correct postural distortions.
Dr. Perkins or a licensed massage therapist are available by appointment only.
Dr. Perkins has been practicing Raindrop Therapy for over 12 years. It combines aroma therapy, massage techniques and heat to stimulate every organ, muscle and bone of the body at a cellular level. It activates structural and electrical whole body alignment. Raindrop therapy boosts the immune system and enables the body to release toxins.
A person receiving raindrop lays facedown as oils are dropped up their back from a height of 6-12 inches. The oils are gently massaged in with a "feathering" motion. After the essential oils have been applied, a towel soaked in hot water is applied to the back to drive the oils further into the body. The oils used in raindrop flush out toxins and kill dormant viruses and bacteria along the spine, restoring health to the entire system.
Tui Na massage has been developed in China for over 2000 years. It uses massage techniques to ease the knots and tension out of muscles, and at the same time work with the meridians and acupoints to regulate and balance the flow of energy (Qi). Sometimes, Tui Na is called 'acupressure massage' as it uses acupressure, and other manual techniques, to stimulate the same points that are used in acupuncture. Unlike acupuncture it does not use needles but it works on chi energy to bring the client's body back to the balanced state. Tui Na massage also acts as a preventive measure by strengthening the immune system.