Get relief and relaxation through a variety of massage methods.
Swedish massage is the foundation for many types of massage therapy. During a Swedish massage, the massage therapist will perform various massage strokes. The specific massage strokes include effleurage (gliding) strokes, petrissage (kneading) strokes, friction, tapotement (percussive) strokes, and vibration. The Swedish massage techniques can vary by continuity, depth, direction, duration, excursion, intention, pressure, rhythm, sequence, speed, and touch.
Swedish massage movements help warm up the muscle tissue, increase circulation, lengthen muscles, release tension and break up muscle knots. These different movements are combined with joint movement to relax and energize the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage offers deep pressure to release muscle tension. The focus of deep tissue massage is on the surroundings of muscles, bones and joints including the muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. This type of massage is used to improve posture and increase range of motion. Deep tissue massage helps break up scar tissue that forms in muscles from injury, poor posture, inflammation and repetitive motion.
In addition to stress relief and relaxation, a medical massage focuses on a medical need. It is often used to manage pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, relieve nerve compression, improve digestion, increase flexibility, or treat other health care concerns. It targets your needs through a variety of techniques. Medical massage technique will use a broader set of therapies for muscle health and recovery. Often including specific follow-up recommendations, a targeted plan for treatment, along with recommendations for a series of timed visits versus a periodic spa visit.
Oncology massage uses light touch and slow, steady movements, working with the central nervous system to help the body relax. Massage can help with many of the temporary side effect of chemotherapy and radiation, lower anxiety and pain, improve energy, and decrease nausea.
Manual Lymph Drainage
The lymph system is responsible for flushing out toxins and draining fluid, which supports a healthy immune system. When lymph circulation stagnates fluid can build up and cause physical problems, such as inflammation, edemas and neuropathies.
Manual lymph drainage helps restore proper lymph flow by using a “mapping” system to assess congested areas in the body, then apply gentle, pressure using the fingers and hands on these areas to reactivate proper circulation.
Massage for neuropathy includes a combination of gentle Swedish massage techniques along with deep pressure trigger point therapy and kneading of affected areas such as hands and feet.
Dr. Tamar Brionez
About Our Doctor
Dr. Brionez has more than 10 years of experience in diagnosing and treating rheumatic musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University and completed her Doctor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Additionally, she completed her Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Texas-Health Science Center. Dr. Brionez is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and has been in private practice since 2009.
Dr. Brionez is known for her dedication to her patients and her ability to diagnose complex conditions. She adheres to the highest standards of medical care while relying on cutting-edge technology and the most up-to-date medical research. Dr. Brionez has adopted a holistic view of her patients’ health and is considered a leading specialist in managing complex autoimmune disorders including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, osteoporosis, and many others. She is fluent in Spanish and is dedicated to hiring diverse staff to best meet her patients’ needs.