Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Benefits of a Massage

Based on my experience receiving massages, personal research, years of continuing education, and recertification in various modalities, I feel strongly that the most useful benefit of my massage is the ability to regain what one has lost and to become pain-free. This benefit above all has motivated me time and time again to double my efforts and take my passion for helping people and ability to the next level.

Massage Therapy Benefits

* Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
* Stimulates the lymph system, the body’s natural defense against toxic invaders.
* Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles.
* Reduces spasms and cramping.
* Increases joint flexibility.
* Reduces recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminating subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
* Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is being incorporated into treatment for chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
* Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and reduces and realigns scar tissue after healing has occurred.
* Improves range of motion and decreases discomfort for patients with chronic low back pain.
* Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
* Provides exercise and stretching for the benefit of atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What is the Neuromuscular Therapeutic Massage?

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) was made popular by Paul St. John and it is a massage modality that focuses on the treatment of trigger points. They are called trigger points because they refer pain to another part of the body.

Trigger points are painful points located within taut bands of muscle, hypertonicity, and are treated primarily with the application of sustained, usually static pressure. Sometimes this is referred to as ischemic pressure and can vary from very light to heavy depending on the stage of development of the trigger point.

Through the softening of trigger points, NMT aims to reduce chronic pain, increase range of motion, and correct postural distortions. -- Source:

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Who We Are

25 years of experience allows South Charlotte Mobile Massage to offer a money-back guarantee.

I'm Ricky Prevatte, owner and operator of South Charlotte Mobile Massage.

Let me quickly tell you what makes me different from others in my profession: I’m totally blind. My massage treatments are life-changing. And I love what I do. My primary goal is to help people become pain-free and to watch my clients regain their lives. My focus is on you.

There are plenty of “one size fits all” massages available. Our profession is growing, and there are increasingly more “fast food” massage services around. There’s nothing wrong in choosing to partake in that type of massage. But if you need more from your massage, I will proudly offer to you what I favor so highly (even for myself), and you can dine at the Ritz and receive the results you would expect from that type of establishment. Please understand the art of healing can vary from one end of the spectrum to the other - from utterly mediocre to extremely powerful. I am not a medical doctor. I do not diagnose. But I am so blessed that my powerful results are sought by doctors. More than half of my massage clientele is doctor referred, and I am honored that those doctors respect my judgment and care enough to put you under my hands.

Our pricing system is simple. We sell one hour, 90 minute and two hour massage sessions. We do sell packages allowing you to purchase multiple hours of treatment to use over time at a discount. You tell me what you want from a massage and I’ll tell you what I have to best help you in your situation. We offer no tricks or gimmicks to get you in the door – just good service and 25 years experience. It’s your body.