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Meet the talented Emily Murphy, Artist and Healer, at the recent Spirit Fest event. Learn and discover all the many gifts Emily shares with others, with her healing arts. Emily is also the owner of The Massage Fix, located in Orlando, Florida.

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MediCupping

Why should I try MediCupping?

Firstly, it feels marvelous. The sensation is difficult to describe because most people have no frame of reference for what it's like to have tension literally be lifted away. Most people know what it's like to be squished and pressed by a massage therapist, a loved one, or even by your own hands trying to dig in and release painful areas. The massage cup does the opposite by gently lifting and releasing those tight areas. The cups can release problem areas much faster than traditional massage techniques. This allows more to be accomplished in a session, and often long-standing issues can be resolved in a single treatment. Additionally the effects are cumulative, meaning the progress from one treatment is built upon by the one that follows it. Applications for this technique include body contouring, cellulite, and detoxification; presurgical preparation and post surgery recovery; detoxification and substance recovery; chronic pain relief, and increased sports performance. Conditions that have responded to MediCupping therapy include colon disorders, edema, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, cellulite, nervous tension and many more.


Is MediCupping therapy safe?

This technique is used safely on children, adults, and elderly persons. While MediCupping should never be painful, or even uncomfortable, this is still an intense therapy and its impact on the body systems is significant. In particular, the elderly, children, persons with diabetes, and those on blood thinners should be treated gently. After any MediCupping session it is important to avoid excessive heat or cold, and sufficient hydration is required to facilitate elimination. A complete assessment of specific conditions at the time of treatment must be taken into consideration by the practitioner.


What about those purple marks?

The first thing to know is that the discoloration that can occur from cupping is NOT bruising. Bruising is caused by impact trauma leading to broken capillaries and tissue injury. There is no compression or breakage of blood vessels in cupping therapy. Cupping marks are the result of stagnant waste from the underlying tissues being pulled up to the underside of the surface of the skin. Additionally, there is a "marked" difference between Traditional Chinese cupping therapy, and MediCupping therapy. The dark purple circles that have been seen on prominent figures such a Olympic athletes and Hollywood celebrities are from the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to cupping. In TCM the marks that are left behind are part of the desired result, and occur because the cups are left in place for up to 5 minutes or more. MediCupping technique focuses primarily on keeping the cup in motion as a part of the massage flow. While cups may still be used in stationary positions, and marks can come up whether the cup is moving or not, MediCupping can be done without producing discoloration. When marks do occur they indicate the release of intense stagnation in the area. It most frequently occurs where there are areas of chronic imbalance, repetitive stress, scar tissue, or even decades old injury. Any marks that occur will dissipate anywhere between a few hours and a few days; It is also unlikely that the mark will re-occur in the same area once all the waste there has been cleared.


What can I expect in a session?

 First you'll have a consultation discussing your needs and concerns, then you'll be left in privacy to disrobe and get on the massage table. After applying a generous amount of oil to facilitate gliding, the therapist will place the cup on the area to be treated. A vacuum is then created, either by using a handheld pumping mechanism, or by turning on a electric cupping machine, and the pressure will be adjusted slowly to your comfort level. The sensation is amazing, often experienced as a deep warmth and tingling sensation that lasts long after the session has ended. Because this technique is sedating to the nervous system people will often descend into a profound state of relaxation. In the first session you may only receive 10 to 15 minutes of cupping, as it is possible to overwhelm the body by doing too much. In subsequent sessions you may work up to longer blocks of cupping, but it will usually not be more than 30 minutes, so you can still enjoy all the traditional massage techniques used during a standard massage. After the session has ended you will experience, along with reduced or eliminated pain, a warmth and greater range of motion in the treated area. After your appointment it Is important to avoid extreme heat or cold, strenuous workouts, steam, saunas, or hot tubs for at least the next 6 hours. If you have any cupping marks, they will gradually fade over the next few days. It is normal to be sleepy or have an increased appetite in the hours afterward, and of course it's very important to drink plenty of water to facilitate flushing of waste and toxins that may have been loosened.
 

I'd love to help you discover the benefits of MediCupping.
Feel free to call me for a complimentary consultation: 407.476.4679

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Dolphin Neurostim

How does it work?

A Neurostim session is composed of one or more treatment protocol sequences that address two different types of points on the body:


  • Nerve or Trigger/Motor points are tiny, tight bundles of nerve endings located throughout our muscles. They become tender when a muscle or a related muscle is injured. These points on the skin display a lowered electrical resistance than the surrounding tissue, and can be precisely identified and stimulated with the Dolphin Neurostim™. 


  • Traditional acupuncture points lie within a system of bio-energetic pathways called meridians. While these points are connected to our internal organs and body tissues, they’re often located in areas with no anatomical relationship to the injury. Acupuncture points will also manifest the same electrical characteristics that the units are designed to detect with great accuracy. 

As many of these acupuncture points are nerve points, and vice versa, the most successful results follow treatment which combines acupuncture and trigger point therapies. The battery-operated Dolphin Neurostim™ works by sending an electrical impulse to locate, then stimulate both the nerve and acupuncture points connected to a disorder. When properly stimulated, these points relax muscles, improve circulation, and trigger the release of beta-endorphins – the body’s own painkillers. Because of its ability to activate the body’s natural healing and pain relieving response, this treatment can be a preferred alternative to pharmaceuticals.


How quickly will I see results?

The majority of patients have reported 50-75% relief within one or two treatments. Almost every patient will respond favorably within 2-3 applications. Most patients require 2-10 treatments for lasting outcomes, with some chronic patients requiring ongoing daily or bi-weekly applications. The treatments may be quickly individualized to your needs and applied within 3-20 minutes. This therapy has been providing the only “breakthrough” many of my patients have ever experienced.


How long does the relief from pain last?

 The relief from pain can last anywhere from just a few hours to a few days. The average response is 24-72 hours, with results building with each successive treatment. Depending on the issue you're looking to resolve, a treatment plan can be made to provide you with the most lasting results as quickly as possible.


I would love the opportunity to introduce you to this amazing therapy. Call today for a complimentary consultation. 407.476.4679

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Myofascial Unwinding

What is Myofascial Unwinding?

Myofascial Unwinding, or Myofascial Release, is a technique that can be used alone, or blended seamlessly with other approaches into any massage session. it is firm, but gentle and works in three different stages:


  • Structural Release – waiting for the melt!

Structural release involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into areas of tightness, restriction, or pain and waiting for your body to release. Never forceful, pressures are applied to gently reach the barrier of the tissue restriction. At first, you will feel an elastic or springy give, but the tissue will just spring back once the pressure is disengaged. Why? This ‘fool’s gold’ is the elastic component of the tissue giving way. The only way to experience a lasting change in the tissue is to wait. Additional time spent holding the pressure (beyond 3-5 minutes for each restriction!) enables your connective tissue to fully ‘melt’ and lengthen. Beyond 5 minutes, your body will begin producing interleukin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory! This response is only elicited when pressure is sustained and uninterrupted – no rubbing, poking, manipulating, or bouncing!


  • Stretch & Unwind – untangling knots!

Everyone has an innate ability to self-correct tension, postural imbalances, and tissue restrictions through natural, intuitive movement! When you first wake up in the morning and have that urge to yawn and roll and stretch a bit before hopping out of bed, you are experiencing a snippet of your body’s self-correction mechanism. With the help of a therapist to support your body and minimize the effect of gravity, your body can stretch and move for more than a quick snippet which takes the unwinding to a deeper level to thoroughly clear your body of stress, holding patterns, and tension!


  • Rebounding – waves of release!

Think of the gentle wave that moves through your body when you’re floating on a raft in the water? Doesn’t it feel soothing and luxurious? We are approximately 75% fluid, and when rocked, an internal wave of motion and energy begins to form and move through the fluid inside our bodies. If the rocking is gently sustained and continued over time, as with rebounding, this fluid motion perpetuates and begins to reach and affect the solidified areas of our bodies. This wave gently starts to invade those tight, restricted areas giving opportunity for softening. With rebounding, every cell of your body can be reached, even the denser structures such as your bones, by this profound fluid wave. Rebounding is also helpful for accessing and clearing out those habitual holding and bracing patterns which hang out in our bodies due to a buildup of stress and trauma. 


I'd love to help you discover the benefits of Myofascial Release.
Feel free to call me for a complimentary consultation: 407.476.4679

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Neuromuscular technique

What is Neuromuscular Technique?

Neuromuscular therapy is a specialized form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle. These areas of strain are called tender or trigger points and are the cause of muscular pain symptoms.


What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are areas of hypersensitivity in a muscle caused by overstrain. These are small areas of the muscle in which there is a contracture of muscular tissue (think of a tiny snag in a knit sweater). Blood and nutrients are lacking in that part of the muscle and therefore the muscle spindle is unable to relax. Trigger points cause pain, fatigue and weakness in the muscle. Trigger points also cause a phenomenon called referral pain.


 What is Referral Pain?

Referral pain is caused by trigger points and is a phenomenon in which areas far from the trigger point suffer from sensations of pain, tingling, or numbness. Examples of referral pain include: sciatica like symptoms, carpal tunnel like symptoms, and headaches.


What is Neuromuscular Therapy used to treat?

Neuromuscular therapy is used to treat many different soft tissue problems. It can be used alone to treat specific areas, and can be blended with other techniques into a full body session.The following list is a small example of issues that may be helped by neuromuscular therapy:
Back pain, carpal tunnel symptoms, sciatica symptoms, hip pain, headaches, plantar fasciitis, calf cramps, tendonitis, knee pain, iliotibial band friction syndrome, tempomandibular joint pain (TMJ disorders).

 

I'd love to help you explore Neuromuscular Therapy.
Feel free to call me for a complimentary consultation: 407.476.4679

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Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage, nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energywork using spiritually guided life force energy.
 

Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
 

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.


 What can I expect in a session?

Reiki may be added in to any massage session, or it may be experienced purely on its own. When receiving only Reiki, a typical session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. The client will lie comfortably, face up, on a massage table, with shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.
 

The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.
 

It would delight me to introduce you to Reiki.
Feel free to call me for a complimentary consultation: 407.476.4679

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Custom Oil Blends

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Let me create the ultimate oil blend to continue your healing at home.

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