Massage Therapy Services: As a Licensed and AMBP Certified Massage Therapist I offer many forms of relaxing and therapeutic massage that reduce stress and its related hormones, relieve pain and tension, help you cope with fatigue, enhance mental clarity, treat chronic conditions, enhance athletic recovery and performance, improve your immune system, increase circulation, and soothe tight and painful muscles.
Massage Specialties: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish/Relaxation, Sports Massage for Athletic Recovery/Performance Enhancement, Prenatal Massage, Medical and Condition-Specific Treatments, Reflexology, Certified A.R.TTM Provider.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. Deep tissue massage, done properly by a skilled professional, is NOT PAINFUL. This type of massage focuses on the muscles that may be located below surface tissues and structures. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent or chronic pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and those who have sustained physical injury or suffer from chronic conditions.
Swedish massage uses to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Certified ART® Provider
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. ART can be performed ONLY by a Certified ART Provider who has undergone highly specialized training followed by rigorous written and practical demonstration exams performed on the actual technique developers and instructional staff.
Sports/Athletic Recovery Massage
Sports massage treats sports injuries and can help prevent future physical damage to critical parts of the body. It helps with workout recovery, injury treatment, health maintenance, pre-event readiness and post-event recovery. Sports massage supports healthy joints and can also aid in correcting posture problems.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy applies concentrated finger pressure to "trigger points" (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain. It appears that most muscular pains have a trigger point that causes the muscle to go into spasms. Trigger Point Therapy involves placing pressure on that trigger point so that the muscle can relax and the pain can be lessened. Pressure is generally applied with fingers, knuckles, and elbows. This form of therapy is often followed by stretching the muscles.
Reflexology is an ancient Chinese technique that uses pressure-point massage (usually on the feet, but also on the hands and ears) to restore the flow of energy throughout the entire body. Reflexology is based on the belief that each part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system to the hands and feet. Stimulating specific reflex points in the feet can bring needed nutrients to poorly functioning areas of the body. This can help restore balance throughout the body.
Prenatal/Pregnancy massage focuses on giving the mother-to-be the special attention she needs, which helps to nurture the new life that is growing within her. Prenatal massage focuses treatment on the concerns of each trimester. After the mother has given birth, treatment will assist in restoring the body back to its normal condition. Prenatal massage may also help reduce and/or eliminate excess water retention.
On-Site Chair Massage
Chair massage is a 5-30 minute, stress-reducing massage in a supportive and portable chair. It uses no oil and is conducted through the clothing. Henry Dixon Therapeutic Massage works with organizations to implement a program that meets their personalized needs. Research indicates that massage increases employee productivity and reduces turnovers. Chair massage is a wellness program that employees will take advantage of. It can be used as an incentive program to recognize achievements, milestones or anniversaries. Companies that invest in the well-being of their employees benefit from improved morale and employee relations.
Henry Dixon • THE MASSAGE STATION • 1603 Battleground Ave • Greensboro, NC 27408 • 336.541.6801