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Therapeutic Massage

What does a Massage Therapist Do?

Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

When is Therapeutic Massage Needed?

Therapeutic goals can vary considerably between massage therapists and clients. In some cases, massage is recommended by a health professional and may be performed as a larger treatment plan. For example, someone in physical therapy for an injury might have regular therapeutic massage to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase flexibility. Likewise, it can be used to supplement wound care, cancer care, and a variety of other treatments. People of all ages benefit from therapeutic massage and is suitable for people with disabilities, expecting mothers, and people in treatment for medical conditions including the following:

  • Allergies
  • Amputees
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Depression
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • HIV
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries
  • PTSD
  • Postoperative Pain Relief
  • Premature Infants
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Reduced Range Of Motion
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Tendonitis

Massage should not be construed as a substitute for medical treatment

Available Massage Modalities

Swedish massage: A system of long gliding strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints.

Deep Tissue: Releases chronic tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger, forearm or elbow pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of the muscles, tendons, and fascia.

Trigger Point Therapy (also known as myotherapy): an application of finger pressure to “trigger points” (painful irritated nodules in the muscle) to break down cycles of spasm and pain.

Myofascial Release: A safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

Craniosacral: A gentle, non-invasive, technique for correcting cerebral and spinal imbalances or blockages that may cause sensory, motor, or intellectual dysfunction.

Sports Massage: A focus on muscle systems relevant to a particular sport.

Reflexology: A system of points in the hands and feet thought to correspond or “reflex” to specific areas throughout the body.

Warm Bamboo Fusion: An innovative way to provide Swedish or Deep Tissue massage using heated bamboo sticks.

Special Certifications: Oncology Massage, Pediatric/Infant Massage, Equine Sports Massage and Rehabilitation

Also Offering: Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal massage, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching

Benefits of Infant/Pediatric Massage

ADD/ADHD: Helps improve behavior. Soothes, calms, relaxes and decreases anxiety. Improves focus and concentration.

Autism: Less erratic behavior, reduces inattentiveness, fewer sleeping patterns, child becomes more accustomed to tactile stimulation and aides in body awareness.

Cerebral Palsy: Reduces spasticity, less rigid muscle tone, improves fine and gross motor functioning, improved cognition and digestion.

Cancer: Controls treatment related physical and emotional symptoms including pain, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, anxiety, and depression.

Downs Syndrome: Improves muscle tone, increases performances on motor tasks, provides relief from constipation.

Trauma: Improves body image and feeling of self worth, decreased tactile aversion, improved social interaction, decreases production of stress hormones (cortisol, epinephrine)

Preparing for a Massage Session

Our professional, experienced, master massage therapist, Alicia Romine, will be performing the services. Arrive for appointments 15 min early. Wear loose, comfortable clothing if possible. You may disrobe to your own comfort level and you will be appropriately draped at all times If you decide to eat before your massage session, eat light. Treatments are approximately 60 minutes but we do offer shorter sessions. However, for kiddos the sessions typically do not go over 30 minutes but can be longer depending on the child. It’s important to be on time for your appointments so not to lose any of the time you are paying for.

Full body massages are available, however, if you choose for the therapist to only focus on certain problem areas during your session then we will accommodate your requests.

The basic purpose of massage is for relaxation and relief of muscular tension.

Breathe, relax, and let your body sink into the massage table.

Prices, Hours, & Locations

Parents\Caregivers: $40.00 for 1 Hour $25.00 for Half Hour

Public: $55.00 for 1 Hour $30.00 for Half Hour

Chair massage is also available for $1.00/min with a 20 min maximum/person. Available for events and corporate meetings.

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Occasionally accommodations will be made for later appointments

Available at both Ward and North Little Rock Locations

Therapeutic Massage Therapist

Alicia Billings
Master Massage Therapist (MMT)
Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMT)
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB)

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