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vivaMD Medical Spa and Weigh Management proudly introduces another essential element of wellness-Massage. Massage has been used all over the world to ease the body, mind and soul for centuries. Massage therapy has a wide range of benefits. Massage increases circulation of blood to the heart, increases lymphatic drainage and helps the body deal with metabolic waste that builds up in muscle tissue. Having a vivaMD massage membership means having easy access to massages, spa facials, non-surgical face and body treatments, organic and medically/scientifically proven cosmetic products and more. Best of all, the benefits of spa facial treatment and massages are cumulative. So the more you go, the healthier you feel.


Thai Herbal Ball Hot Compress Massage

This is a special herbal massage in which a special blend of herbs are collected, put into a muslin cloth, and tied into a ball. The Thai Herbal ball massage compress technique offers several potential health benefits:  It induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts both emotional and physical well-being, assists alignment and postural integrity of the body, improves circulation of blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs. The hot compresses are ideal for alleviating pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, chronic back aches, arthritis, even skin conditions, migraines and chronic stress or anxiety.  The blend of traditional Thai herbs used in these compresses has a relaxing and invigorating effect on the body and mind, soothing sore and overworked muscles while giving the body’s energy reserves a huge boost.The herbs in the compress possess properties that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and antioxidant.  They are used to address sprains, bruises and sore muscles, cleanse and heal the skin by promoting cell growth, and aid upper respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, asthma, and the common cold.

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Swedish Relaxation Massage

The most relaxing in our massage repertoire, vivaMD’s Swedish Relaxation Massage treatment combines various techniques which encompass long smooth strokes to promote relaxation and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots and reduce stress within the entire body.

Your Swedish Massage service will be performed by one of vivaMD’s highly trained and licensed massage therapists that leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to re-enter your day.


Deep Tissue Massage

vivaMD’s Deep Tissue Massage is similar in technique to a Swedish Massage, but offers deeper pressure, which is helpful in releasing chronic muscle tension in the body.

Your licensed vivaMD massage therapist will spend the hour focused on addressing the deepest layers of muscle tissue and tendons in order to release toxins, relax the body and help to heal ongoing muscle pain and tension.


 Myofascial Therapy:

vivaMD’s Myofascial Therapy Massage uses a variety of techniques taken from Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy and stretching as needed to decrease muscle tension and aid in injury healing. This massage addresses muscle tension relevant to anyone having long term tightness, muscle fatigue, numbness, pain, decreased range of motion, postural tension from work, post injury care. Session includes an assessment, body work based on assessment ( which includes DT , PNF stretches if needed, and Trigger Point work ) and then reassessment before leaving.

Your Sports Massage treatment is performed by one of vivaMD’s licensed and experienced massage therapists and can be instrumental in relieving pain, preventing stiffness, and returning muscles to their normal, relaxed state. (This massage includes assessment and bodywork and reassessment  by the massage therapist.


Reflexology

Is a therapeutic method of pain relief, performed by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. Controlled pressure used on the correct body points helps to alleviate many sources of discomfort and is often considered quite effective for promoting wellness and preventing illness. Reflexology is known to promote healing by stimulating nerves and assisting with the flow of blood. Applied correctly, it can often alleviate allergy symptoms, stress, back pain, and even chronic fatigue.

Your licensed vivaMD therapist will work with these predefined pressure points on the hands and feet, which connect to the nervous system, in order to address sources of pain and illness throughout the body. If you struggle with chronic symptoms, this treatment will bring relief!


Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy, or Prenatal, Massage focuses on the specific concerns of the mother-to-be throughout each trimester of pregnancy. Pregnancy Massage addresses concerns such as swelling, excess water retention, circulation issues and other discomforts which often occur during pregnancy. Prenatal Massage Therapy also helps to enhance the function of muscles and joints as well as general body tone. In addition, after the mother has given birth, massage treatment can assist in restoring the body back to its normal condition.

Your licensed vivaMD massage therapist will discuss your individual pregnancy concerns and will tailor your massage to your specific needs. We recommend weekly sessions for best results and ultimate mommy-to-be relaxation.


Oncology Therapeutic Massage

Oncology Massage utilizes existing massage therapy techniques to safely work with the side effects of cancer treatments. This type of massage is best performed by a therapist who has an informed understanding of the disease, knows the side effects of cancer treatments such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and has the ability to modify techniques in order to account for these side effects, as well as for the cancer itself.

At vivaMD, we take this responsibility very seriously and our licensed and trained therapists, under the supervision of a medical staff, understand the needs of those with cancer and are qualified to perform oncology therapeutic massage services. We take great pride in the ability to help bring comfort to the mind and relaxation to the body for those undergoing cancer treatment.


Orthopedic Rehabilitation Massage

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Massage involves the assessment, manipulation and movement of the body’s soft tissues in order to resolve pain and dysfunction. Its focus is to restore normal function and balance throughout the body for both the prevention and rehabilitation of the body’s imbalances. The focus during this massage is to identify problems within the client’s musculoskeletal system and integrate diverse techniques to release tense muscles, stretch compromised tendons and decompress joints. Common orthopedic conditions can be a result of sports injuries, postural imbalances, chronic pain and scar tissue. Orthopedic Rehabilitation Massage can be used to address many issues such as sciatica, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and back pain just to name a few.

Your licensed vivaMD massage therapist will discuss your specific needs and tailor your massage to help relieve your individual body imbalances. This is a comprehensive massage treatment that will help to heal the body and relieve the mind.


Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage is a natural therapy by which warm stones are positioned on specific areas of the body to elicit a therapeutic benefit. The stones used are typically river rocks or other types of smooth surface stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water prior to use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. Stone massage is beneficial both physically and psychologically.


Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Supremely gentle, yet highly effective at flushing out toxins and excess fluids. This soothing European technique is recommended for correcting sluggishness, total body cleansing and post-surgery healing.


Infrared Sauna Health Benefits:

Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health making infrared saunas one of the “hottest”  therapies for overall healthier living. If you want to get yourself back into balance, vivaMD infrared sauna combined with massage can be the ticket to achieving your wellness goals.

Please call (510) 742-5795 or click on the link below to schedule your massage.

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