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Massage Therapy Awareness Week – Massage for Medical Conditions

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Massage offers something special for everyone.  Skilled, nurturing touch of a massage therapist can make a big difference in someone’s life.  Do you know of someone who might benefit from massage?

For Massage Therapy Awareness Week, we are telling the stories of a few of our clients- maybe one of them will make you think of someone you know that could benefit from massage!

 

Mary F has a neurological disorder that causes her muscles to tighten, cramp,spasm and rebel.  It’s a rare condition called Dystonia.  She has a lively intellect and loves to study ecology and evolution.  But much of her spare time is filled with doing research on finding ways to mitigate Dystonia’s symptoms, and going to therapy appointments.  Her physical capacity is limited. Having full range of motion, with ability to sit, stand, walk and even swim, she looks “normal”.  However, her body is in a constant state of tension that makes her exhausted after a simple activities like a brief trip to the market.  And her leg cramps make driving even a short distance nearly unbearable.  Her body gets so tired, so quickly that she has to lie down often.  So she gets massages weekly, and considers it a big part of her routine to reduce the symptoms of her condition without the unwanted side effects that go along with medications and injections.  It also gives her some much-needed relaxation, since dealing with the everyday challenges feels overwhelming sometimes.

 

Fibromyalgia makes life complicated because you can’t count on a consistent level of energy.  You never know when you are going to wake up with pervasive muscle pain, or a severe headache, or feeling as if you haven’t slept at all.  But life won’t wait, especially with a legal career and a young child to take care of.  Lisa A has been living with Fibromyalgia for many years now, and finds that monthly massages help reduce the frequency and intensity of her Fibro flare-ups.  She gets great headache relief from deep tissue massage at the base of her skull, and the calming, quiet of the massage room helps her escape and “reset” her body and mind to a relaxed state.  Her routine massages smooth out the rough spots and make her feel more in control.

 

Rachel B is a charming woman, and one of the most entrepreneurial people you will ever meet.  Her bright eyes and sunny disposition defy the fact that she has rebounded from two bouts of cancer 20 years apart.  Her first experience was with lymphoma around the time of her first children, and her second was in her late 50’s with breast cancer.  Both times she was treated effectively and today you would never guess she ever had such health challenges.  While she is definitely a “survivor”, she wouldn’t describe herself that way because that implies too much hardship.  She has no time for hardship, she’s too busy sharing smiles and running her business!  She takes every day in stride, and perhaps her health crises have influenced her with the intention to live life to the fullest.  Her regular massages help her reconnect, relax, and refresh her body and mind.  And knowing she’s in the hands of a trained Oncology Massage Therapist who will take her full health history into account makes it even easier to forget about the past and live for today.

 

Tell a friend, Schedule an appointment, or purchase a gift certificate today!

Prenatal Massage, Easing The Changes

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PRENATAL MASSAGE, EASING THE CHANGESWhat better way to show you are dedicated to giving this new life every advantage in the world than to arrange for a pregnancy massage from a specially certified therapist. Each session is designed to focus on the special needs of a mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the child-bearing year, which includes pregnancy, birth, and post-delivery. Massage provides a nurturing touch, which in turn, nurtures the life of your unborn child.

A Woman’s body changes a great deal over nine months. Her weight increases, her breasts change, her blood pressure elevates, organs are compressed and pushed up, and the muscles in her abdomen become stretched and strained. Massage can help relieve pressure and tensions created by these changes.

Client Testimonials

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After a few visits, I feel like you know my body, and how to help me.  As a fitness instructor and endurance athlete, I demand a lot from my body.  Whether I need recovery from a hard lifting workout, or if I’m training for a 500 mile bicycle race, or even working through minor injuries, your touch is Dynamic, and helps keep me going!

— Alex Isaly of R.I.P.P.E.D.

Thanks so much for the wonderful massage and following up on it. The massage was great and you really helped me look at my back pain differently. Thanks again and I hope to make another appointment with you in the near future.

— Emily

All the therapists at Dynamic Touch are true professionals and worth every penny! I am much more able to deal with all my / life’s challenges, thanks to you all. My week would not be fulfilled without at least one visit…I look forward to every minute in your capable hands.

I am grateful to have such a knowledgeable and friendly team of sweetheart / experts help me along the Path…

— Steve Nelson

For the last several years I have been involved with getting patient needs taken care of; regarding both skeletal and muscular injuries and rehabilitation issues. As a Case Manager I believe that many of my patients have benefited by this powerful tool, massage therapy. Dynamic Touch showed me personally that attention, when they helped me recover from several long distance triathlons. You too will see the benefit after just one treatment. They are true professionals!

— Aaron C RN BS BA

I have been trying to find the right massage therapist for the 3 years I have been in CA, and have finally found it at Dynamic Touch Massage! I tried the chain massage, my chiropractors office, referrals, etc and nothing compared to Kathy. I highly recommend her and all of her massage therapists. They will do more than the relaxing massage and will actually get you relief! Highly recommended!

— Google User

I’m an athlete who also deals with CFS/Fibromyalgia symptoms, so sports massage is essential to not only my well-being, but to my ability to be active at all.

Katcha is smart, knowledgeable, and very intuitive when it comes to alleviating the aches and pains that come with CFS/Fibromyalgia symptoms. I strongly feel that my work with her has relieved much of my soft tissue/muscular pain and has allowed me to continue to remain active, even on my “bad” days. I trust her implicitly and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who faces challenges from CFS/Fibro or other health conditions. My work with her is an integral part of my overall health maintenance program. =)

— Elaine N

Dynamic Touch has done chair massage at my office twice now and it has been amazing! All my coworkers loved the in office relaxation!! It is an inexpensive way to show the office that they are appreciated and deserve a little extra attention. I highly recommend it! Bea and Denise were fabulous!

— Michelle G

As a Massage Therapist myself, it is important that I receive quality care with high standards. Dynamic Touch always delivers professionalism!

— Ava S

What is Therapeutic Massage?

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Certified/Licensed Massage Therapist, Kathy Flippin explains the difference between therapeutic massage and relaxation/spa massage. Dynamic Touch Massage in Orange County, CA offers Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, and Pregnancy/Prenatal Massage sessions that are customized so that you get pain relief that will make you feel better.

Gentle Scar Tissue Release after Mastectomy

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You  may already know that our office provides Oncology Massage.  Oncology Massage is intended for those who want to receive massage during or after cancer treatment.  Did you know that A “deep tissue” massage is NOT appropriate during treatment, or for anyone who has had any lymph nodes removed, no matter how long ago?  Cancer patients and survivors require special Massage considerations to keep them safe such as avoiding interference with treatment, and avoiding any risk of inducing lymphedema (mild to severe swelling of an entire arm or leg).

Massage after Race or Workout

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Dynamic Touch Massage Therapy owner Kathy Flippin spends some time after a recent team meeting talking about the benefits of massage therapy for both racers and non-racers alike. A long-time sponsor of Team Velosport/Sho-Air, Kathy has locations in Costa Mesa & Laguna Niguel. She helps athletes and non-athletes alike live a better life.

Your First Massage Explained

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Bodywork Etiquette – Guidelines to Help you Get The Most Out Of Your Session by Karrie Osborn

Understanding what will happen during your massage, and what is customary allows you to fulfill the main purpose of the massage: to relax and enjoy it. It’s difficult to completely appreciate the experience if you’re fretting over how much to tip, what you look like, if it’s OK to fall asleep, or any other extraneous issue. Your massage practitioner is a professional and is there to contribute to your health and well-being.

Dynamic Touch Massage

Dynamic Touch—we don’t just make you feel nice, we make you feel BETTER!

We are experts in Massage Therapy with the highest level of experience, integrity, and dedication. Through years of excellent service, we’ve dedicated our careers to your health needs and create a relaxed environment that revitalizes you and eases your pain. We find our purpose in life by truly caring for our community, our clients and their health.

Client Testimonial

From Michelle G:

"Dynamic Touch has done chair massage at my office twice now and it has been amazing! All my coworkers loved the in office relaxation!! It is an inexpensive way to show the office that they are appreciated and deserve a little extra attention. I highly recommend it! Bea and Denise were fabulous!"