Jim O'Gara, M. Mus., NCTM, LMBT
Services Offered

Relaxation Massage

This massage is based on traditional Swedish Massage with other modalities mixed in.  The goal of this massage is stress relief along with muscle relaxation.  If you doze off during this massage, that's perfectly fine!

During this massage, the client is undressed (to their level of comfort), but as always properly draped with a sheet (and blanket if desired) with only the body section currently being worked on undraped in accordance to North Carolina law.

Feelings like you are "walking on clouds" afterwards are not uncommon.

Therapeutic Muscular Therapy

These sessions usually are focused to address a specific pain or injury caused by myofascial dysfunction. (Myo= muscle, fascial=having to do with fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscle)  Conditions can include, but not limited to:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow
Lower Back Pain
Trigger Finger
Shin Splints
Plantar Fasciitis
Sinus Headaches
TMJ Pain
Frozen Shoulder

In these sessions, the client remains clothed.  I just ask that jeans not be worn as they are difficult to work through.  Loose fitting comfortable clothes work just fine.  Also, the client remains fully present/awake during the session as communication between client and therapist are crucial to work within the client's pain tolerance level.  

Corporate/Event Chair Massage

Chair massage is performed in the workplace or event location. Your employees or attendees will be seated upright ona special massage chair and will remain fully clothed. No oils are used, so there is no need to be concerned about stains on clothing. The session generally lasts from
ten to twenty minutes. The chair is lightweight and portable, enabling it to be set up in virtually any offi ce or break room.

Chair massage utilizes acupressure and Swedish massage to relieve tension. Though beginning at a slower pace, the work moves a little faster as the practitioner proceeds. The session ends with quick, revitalizing strokes in order to bring the client back to a state of full consciousness.





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