Jamie offers a broad range of therapies, from the deep to the subtle. Jamie works with clients to select the best combination of modalities to meet their needs. He often uses several different techniques in the same session to provide the most comprehensive care.
Deep tissue massage is often confused with deep pressure massage. Deep pressure massage means a constant, strong pressure throughout the session. Deep tissue massage can indeed have a significant amount of pressure behind certain techniques but deep tissue always has a goal. It works on the tissues and structures that are “deep” in the body and are the source of issues like chronic pain, limited mobility, postural problems and muscle tension or spasm, among others.
Orthopedic Massage works to correct structural imbalances with a combination of different massage and stretching techniques. Did you know, for instance, that the upper back pain so common among desk workers and drivers can be due to a forward rotation of the shoulders? Or that low back pain can be caused by a tilt of the pelvis? Jamie can help identify these imbalances and work with you to correct them.
Craniosacral Therapy is a very subtle modality that facilitates the alignment the structures of the body as the therapist helps gently guide them into their natural rhythms. In a crasiosacral session, Jamie gently places his fingers or hands on points of the head or body and allows those areas to release. This technique is especially helpful for people suffering from migraines and TMJ.
Jamie mixes Reikki and Polarity Therapy in his own approach to energy work. For those unfamiliar with this approach to healing, energy work is a subtle, non-invasive method of helping both the physical and emotional body release blocks and receive a more balanced connection to the deeper self. One does not have to believe in the “New Age” to receive benefits from this modality. All it requires is openness.
Swedish massage is what most people mean when they talk about the general term massage. It is one of the most relaxing types of massage to receive as it works over the whole body. Jamie uses a combination of long strokes and focused attention to help produce a relaxing and therapeutic effect.
To understand this brand of therapy it is important to know what the fascia is. Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be affected as well, including other connective tissue. Myofacial release works to gently stretch, lengthen, and open the fascia to improve range of motion, increase circulation, and decrease pain.
Positional release therapy is technique in which the massage therapist skillfully moves the muscle and joint into a position of greater comfort that eases the client’s pain and holds it until a full release of pain and tension occur in the body and proper pain-free movement has been restored. The position of release which allows the muscle to “reset” itself may be held for up to a couple of minutes or more but the release most often occurs within 10-20 seconds. Since there is no force required whatsoever, to the client, Positional Release works as if by magic to relieve pain, joint hypo mobility, facial tension and protective muscle spasms where other more forceful techniques have failed.
Massage with hot stones can be deeply relaxing and can help unwind hypertonic muscles. It is particularly helpful on cold Humboldt County days! Visit us in McKinleyville, for Hot Stone Massage Therapy to experience all the benefits Hot Stone Massage has to offer.
Call Jamie Bellermann Massage Therapy at (707) 834-4643: we take care of you so you can focus on the ones that need you.