Structural Relief Therapy (SRT)
SRT is a noninvasive advanced massage technique that reprograms the jammed neurological signals of the muscles to and from the brain, dramatically decreasing pain and increasing range of motion.
Myofascial Release (MFR)
MFR is a refined technique, focused on the melting or release of the fascia around muscles, tendons and ligaments without pushing or forcing a change. It is a slow and gentle method with a pace that is respectful of the client's needs and tolerance.
"I was fortunate to find Janine Smiley three years ago after moving to Mount Vernon. Janine is extremely knowledgeable about the skeletal and muscular structures of the body. She has been consistently successful in relieving pain caused by my pulled over-used muscles. She even resolved an issue for which my doctor suggested surgery as the only option. I confidently recommend Janine to friends and family".
"An 18 year old back injury caused inflammation and stiffness with constant pain in the sciatica, hips, hamstrings. Seeking help in order to continue working, I began receiving treatment massage from Janine. It has enriched my physical health, comfort, and movement tremendously. I am so grateful!”
Benefits of Massage
As people strive to heal the current crisis in healthcare, we are making proactive choices about how we manage our health. Massage therapy is central to “wellness care” and is becoming the new standard in integrative medicine.
Massage is essential for the balance of the body and mind.
We use our bodies to carry heavy loads, moving fast from one place to another, sitting or standing for extended periods of time in one position. The muscles executing the same movements over and over until they have become permanently shortened. There are occasions when we force our bodies to perform all of the above without proper rest due to time constraints and stress.
The emotional and physical trauma of everyday life initiates a slow wearing down of the delicate balance between the Central (brain and spinal cord) and Autonomic (heart, and digestive) Nervous Systems. There is now an imbalance with a loss of function, and much of our energy becomes consumed by pain and tension.
The fascia then compensates for the muscle restrictions and pulls the skeletal frame out of the healthy posture. At this point, we no longer have the freedom of movement we once experienced, and we view our body as a foe and not our ally.
Massage is unique in that it gives us a chance to access our healing ability and allow our mind to view the body in a more compassionate unified way.
The physiological benefits of massage include:
- Decreased local pain
- Improved local circulation
- Separation of scar tissue and adhesions
- Increased flexibility and muscle function
- Loosening of joint ligaments
- Improved relaxation and sleep
- Increased energy