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Introducing NEW Massage Therapists | RbR Hike Closing 09/14/17 Thursday

Introducing NEW Massage Therapists | RbR Hike Closing 09/14/17 Thursday

Please welcome TWO new therapists, Devin Young, LMT and Lorisha Raynor, LMT. They will help to supplement those morning to early afternoon hours Tuesdays through Thursdays as well as allow Shaun to commute less on Thursdays.

Devin: Wednesdays 10-2:45pm and Thursdays 11:15-2:45pm. He will be starting with some additional hours on 9/11 Monday as well as 9/15 Friday. Please inquire appointments and we will offer our introduction rates for him  (10%0ff)

Graduated from the prestigious Swedish Institute, Devin, a native of Queens, has been honing his unique style of massage therapy 16+years  by blending therapeutic techniques of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, trigger point, myofascial release and structural integration with an emphasis on postural alignment. With the education of Anatomy Trains and Myofascial Meridians via Thomas W. Myers; Orthopedic massage and functional assessment via  Whitney W. Lowe from 

Omeri Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute and Structural Integration bodywork via Bonnie Crellin Guild Structural integrationist plus years of experience at Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa @ Reebok Sports Club as well as 5 star spas, he has fine tuned the techniques and belief system of clients centered sessions for each individual.

Devin believes that each individual’s body is unique therefore each pathology’s presentation will  differ as well as the appropriate treatment.  Devin is also a believer that the human body has a vast ability to heal itself and sometimes just needs the proper encouragement.

In his spare time, Devin is very much a foodie who enjoys exploring and cooking culinary inspirations, playing tennis and binge watching on Netflix.

Lorisha: Tuesdays 10-2:45pm and Thursdays 1:45-9pm. She will be starting  on 9/12 Tuesday as well as 9/15 Friday. Please inquire appointments and we will offer our introduction rates for her  (10%0ff)

Graduated from renowned Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mt. Kisco NY in 2014, Lorisha comes from athletic training background. She obtained her BS degree 2006 from North Carolina Central University under their athletic training education program (ATEP -an undergraduate accredited program which enables students to work directly with the athletes and be involved in majority of the action on and off the field)  Then as an athletic trainer for PACE University, she was involved daily with over 10 teams, covering practices, games, treatment room activities/rehab protocols, and first aid. 

Now focusing mostly on massage she has worked with a number of body types at a number of different levels, pre and post injuries. Using massage as her main tool for rehab she has been able to add aspects of energy work, trigger point therapy and connective tissue therapy, as well as various range of motion and stretching techniques to help aid in increased flexibility. 

The years of experience in the bodies’ performance levels have given her a deeper understanding and appreciation for each body as a whole within this universe and the ways to work with the body to gain optimal healing and overall health.

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RbR is heading out to the wild wild territory of Sawangunks, Minnewaska in New Paltz area again! We will be closed 09/14 Thursdays as a group so that we can take in the breath and amazement of this wonderous state of NY.

 

Prenatal Massage Experience at Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage

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Prenatal Massage Experience at Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage
Written By: Elizabeth Gleckler LMT
Edited By: Judie Rhed Yim LMT

We all know women come in all different shapes and sizes, have different postures and different gaits, and therefore often experience bodily aches and pains in a variety of different places. Though, one thing every woman can agree to during pregnancy, is that their bodies are changing, and these changes are happening very quickly! Often quicker than one expects or is ready for. Whether it is the leg swelling and cramping, that weird pulling in your groin, the new waddling walk you’ve adopted or that lovely slouching posture that the baby bump has caused you; you are now experiencing new aches and pains in places you’ve never felt before, or the ones you’ve had since before you were pregnant are now ten times worse. But what’s a girl to do? You can’t take any Advil, simple sitting on the couch or lying in bed is just making the aches even worse, and on top of that, it’s becoming harder and harder to focus at work since you have unlimited preparations before the baby arrives. This is where massage comes in.

As prenatal specialized massage therapists, we work with a variety of different women to help their bodies adapt throughout the pregnancy. When our bodies go through changes, we naturally adapt thereby trying to reach a state of equilibrium and this is no different during hormonal roller-coaster pregnancy. The diffculty now though, is that your body is going through many changes so rapidly, it is really hard to stay balanced and you begin to need outside
help. Massage has the incredible ability to decrease stress in your body and of your mind by releasing happy hormones and decreasing your stress hormones. The amount of research that is now being done on the benefts of decreasing your stress during pregnancy is incredible. Massage also helps tonify overtaxed muscles compensating for the slow increase laxity of pelvic ligaments due the Relaxin hormones which spike-up towards labor date. There are also myriad benefts for your baby as well as yourself when you keep your stress levels low. This is also why we
often recommend prenatal acupuncture, prenatal yoga/Pilates classes and proper nutrition, as they all work in tandem with massage to balance your stress hormones as well as energize those overtaxed muscles.

As far as the specifc aches and pains go, we are trained in therapeutic massage techniques. This means we work to treat pregnant women’s ailments on an individualized basis. If you are experiencing pain or tension in a particular area, we will assess and locate the source of the pain, then not only treat that specifc area, but the surrounding and distal areas as well. For instance, I often see women who complain of lower back and sciatic pain. This is a common complaint as the new weight in the front of the body causes the glutes and back muscles to fire continuously, which is your body’s way of preventing you from falling forward and also supporting a growing belly. This also means that your Glutes or Sacroiliac joint attachments become really sore because the muscles are constantly contracting and ligaments are constantly pulled! So, often I will massage the entire hip region and most of the muscles that attach to the pelvic girdle, (ie: lower back deep intrinsic muscles, QLs, Piriformis, Glutes, Quads,Hamstrings etc.) attempting to ease the shifting overstretched muscles in the posterior line and the overly contracted anterior line.

Since we work with many prenatal women, we are experienced not only in special side-lying position massage techniques, but in the precautions as well. We always massage with Organic pregnancy safe oils of Sunfower Seed and Calendula which are nourishing to the body and of course good for preventing stretch marks.We also avoid the contraindicated areas and use customized levels of pillows and bolsters to aid in the client’s comfort, making sure baby and mama are completely safe. Water or Pregnancy supporting tea are offered post-treatment as well as stretching or exercise advice and answering of any questions you may have. We love our prenatal clients, so please come join us— for your own well-being and ultimately your baby within you!

As per the NYTimes article noted in the picture above, we never share pictures of the myriad happy zen newborns we were privileged to work with.