Posted by: Oscar Abraham in on July 18th, 2010

Massage Methods Used

Oscar combines Swedish, Deep Tissue and Shiatsu massage with passive and active stretching techniques to induce and encourage deep relaxation, increase circulation of blood and lymph, release and eliminate toxins, lengthen and relax tight and stiff muscles, eliminate energy blockages and to reorient the body to its proper alignment.

Oscar understand’s the overworked body and successfully treats dancers, athletes, housewives, mothers, workingmen and others.

Oscar successfully treats computer, desk, car, airplane and truck bound people for arm, neck, shoulder and low back pain often associated with these activities.

Oscar studied colic in newborn babies and has successfully eased their gastric pain.

Oscar is Licensed to practice Massage Therapy in New York State. He is a graduate of the Swedish Institute Massage Therapy and is a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Oscar has passed the test for National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. In addition he has studied the martial arts for many years and has a Karate Black Belt certificate in the Tora Dojo Martial Arts Association.

Oscar has completed additional training in the following areas:

Tui Na Chinese Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Sports Massage
Functional Assessment and Testing
Swedish Massage and Aromatherapy
Shiatsu and Amma Massage
Oriental Abdominal Massage and Pulse Balancing
Lymphatic Drainage
Breathing Therapy
Other Continuing Education courses

Swedish Massage, the most common type of massage and the basis of “Western” techniques, uses a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, percussive and vibration techniques on the superficial and deep layers of muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. It is used for full-body sessions and promotes general relaxation, improves blood circulation and range of motion, and relieves muscle tension.

Deep Tissue Massage, focusing on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas, either following or transversing the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia.

Trigger Point Therapy (Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy) applies concentrated pressure to “trigger points” (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain.

Shiatsu and Acupressure are systems of pressure massage combined with stretching techniques, based on Oriental healing concepts, which treat special points along “meridians,” the invisible channels of energy flow in the body. Energy blocked along these meridians can cause physical discomfort, so the aim is to release the blockage and re-balance and open energy flows. They can be used for the full body or for specific areas of the body.

Specialized Applications for Lymphatic Drainage and Prenatel and Postpartum (Mother) Massage.

Chair Massage is very useful for upper body work. In addition, it allows complete access to the neck and shoulder area. As an added benefit clients and patients do not need to disrobe.

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