R. Allen Doyle, LMT, NMT, CTMP, CLP |
Location: Mobile service (w/table and/or chair) now available in the Temple Terrace area of Tampa, FL
Tampa, FL 33617, USA
Outcalls only. Available within the provider's 5 mile range.
Style(s): Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Connective Tissue Massage
Hours: generally available from 10 am till 8 pm If a different time is needed, requests will be considered with ample advanced notice.
Fees: I am offering absolutely without charge:
Seated chair massage
Table massage @ your location
My professional license is presently "expired" so I am offering services free to the public. In full compliance with the Florida Free Gift Advertising Law.
For those interested in having chair massage brought into your office, I'll need someone to act as the contact person between your office & mine.
Typically I can see 4 people in a one hour time... or according to your specifications.
Table treatment, I am based in Temple Terrace (52nd & Busch). Using HART to travel is how I'll do it.
Donations are gladly accepted. Thank You & May God Bless You!
If any happen to be in pain, I especially look forward to treating you.
Description: Neuromuscular Therapy helps restore the structural, functional, and postural integrity of the body by removing restrictions, normalizing dysfunction, reducing pain & energy loss, and improving posture and biomechanics.
Neuromuscular Therapists accomplish this by evaluating and addressing conditions that cause and/or intensify pain:
* Ischemia (lack of blood flow in the tissues)
* Nerve compression/entrapment
* Trigger Points
* Postural Distortion(s)
By addressing these conditions as well as others such as nutrition and stress, a Neuromuscular Therapist can help remove the sources of pain and discomfort, and encourage the body to normalize itself (homeostasis).
Neuromuscular Therapy has been found to aid in the following:
* Neck stiffness
* Carpal tunnel syndrome
* Upper and mid-back pain
* Whiplash injuries/neck pain
* Shoulder Pain/Rotator Cuff Injury
* TMJ dysfunction & pain
* Arm & hand pain
* Leg & foot pain
What is Connective Tissue Massage?
Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) is a dynamic approach to bodywork that releases myofascial restrictions. CTM relieves chronic tension, increase ease of movement, improves posture, and enhances self-awareness. These results are often achieved with remarkable efficiency, providing immediate relief from symptoms without requiring excessive force. Because of this, CTM can benefit almost anyone, and is useful in a wide variety of circumstances ranging from accidents to illnesses to managing the stresses of daily life.
What is Connective Tissue?
The term "connective tissue" refers to tissues that surround, protect, and support all of the other structure in the body. Connective tissue is the matrix that binds together the body's organs and systems, while at the same time providing compartmentalization between them. Fascia, a specific type of connective tissue, is a continuous sheath that provides structural support for the skeleton and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.).
Gravity, injury, illness, emotional trauma, or other stresses can affect fascia, causing an imbalance in the connective tissue network. Specifically, this imbalance usually manifests as tightening and shortening of the fascia. This can be experienced as pain, stiffness, discomfort, or decreased flexibility anywhere in the body. Once myofascial tissue (i.e., muscle and its fascial envelope) becomes chronically shortened, it loses flexibility and resilience, and is unable to relax completely even when the body is at rest.
In this situation, CTM is the most direct way to restore length and flexibility to the fascia, normalizing the tissue and bringing greater health through the fascial network.
How does CTM feel?
Receiving Connective Tissue Massage is a unique sensory experience, and does not involve the use of oil or lotion. The practitioner's contact is generally broad, slow, and intentional. This approach is intense but noninvasive, allowing clients to remain open to the work during the session.
Fascial shortening and restriction can be released almost instantly with the conscious touch of CTM, bringing an immediate and deep feeling of relief from tension. The sense of well-being which ensues can include more energy, increased breathing capacity, an enhanced self-awareness, and an appreciation of the body as an integrative whole, organized through its fascial matrix.
Receiving CTM in an area of chronic pain might at first cause some discomfort, as areas of tissue that have become shortened begin to stretch and release. Any initial sensitivity usually lessens within a few minutes, as the fascial release is accomplished. Your CTM therapist knows ways to minimize any discomfort, and is careful to ensure the work feels right to you. In Connective Tissue Massage, your practitioner works with you, not on you, and he or she encourages you to give feedback so that the work can be adjusted to best meet your needs.
While CTM is primarily concerned with physical changes in the body, it can - sometimes subtly and sometimes dramatically - affect the whole person. When fascia is lengthened and more space is created physically, more space is also created for emotional change and release. As the body is released from restrictions, the emotional self is also "released," and is freed to respond more spontaneously. Physical "letting go" may coincide with a sense of emotional "letting go."
Clients describe this as a positive change, reporting diminished stress, heightened self-awareness, and greater potential for self-actualization.
Who can benefit from CTM?
Because Connective Tissue Massage is adjusted to the individual needs and comfort of each client, almost anyone can experience this work and receive its many benefits. CTM can reduce stress, relieve chronic tension, and improve flexibility and posture. Many athletes and dancers use this work to enhance their performance.
CTM can also be helpful in preventing, and rehabilitating from, many types of injuries. CTM is ext
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