MASSAGE

Massage Therapy Modalities

Check out the various Massage Therapy Modalities offered at San Diego’s The Metta Space!

CIRCULATORY MASSAGE

Also known as a Swedish massage. Includes long flowing strokes for general relaxation and improved blood and lymph flow. Benefits include a boost in immunity, increased metabolism for weight loss and flushing of harmful toxins from muscle tissues. Can be very invigorating or sedating depending on your needs.

DEEP TISSUE SCULPTING

Includes myofascial release technique known as “skin rolling”, a series of deep compressions and strokes that facilitate the relaxation of muscle tissues and the release of muscle origins and attachments that encourages the body to be free of chronic pain and tension. Deep healing at its best.

EAST WEST SPORTS MASSAGE

One of the most popular Metta Massages! Choose this massage when you don’t know what you want but want to experience it all.

Enjoy an integrative blend of Eastern and Western massage techniques that may include Thai Massage, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Circulatory Massage, Deep Tissue Sculpting, Sensory Repatterning, Structural Integration, Neuromuscular Therapy, and general energy work. Highly effective for chronic pain.

HOLISTIC MASSAGE THERAPY

Our holistic approach to your health and wellness involves taking into consideration not just your physical body but also your emotional and mental bodies as well. We have been trained to be psychologically sensitive while facilitating a massage. We create a safe space for you to process, heal, transform and transcend. Each holistic massage session is carefully customized to meet your goals, needs and intentions.

NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY

Also known as Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) balances the central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Pressure is applied directly to specific points on the body that may be the cause of chronic pain or discomfort. Cross fiber techniques in combination with Circulatory Massage techniques help bring back life to ischemic tissue. This work releases nerve compressions and nerve entrapments and through soft tissue manipulation. NMT can also improve poor posture. Be free of pain now with NMT.

SENSORY REPATTERNING

The body can experience pain or discomfort due to repetitive activities. Sensory Repatterning (SR) breaks up this repetition by utilizing gentle rocking motions, undulations and passive joint movement techniques to affect the body on a cellular level so that the body can feel easy and free again with a greater range of motion. SR also allows you to release and be free of trauma, pain and bad memories that are stored in the body’s joints.

TABLE THAI® MASSAGE

Traditional Thai Medical Massage elevated to the table. Includes acupressure, yogic stretches and breathwork which activates the body’s energy and enlivens the spirit. Gain more flexibility, explore new range of motion and alleviate sore muscles.

THAI ABDOMINAL MASSAGE

Ancient Thai abdominal protocol ideal for assimilation and “times of change”. Invigorates internal organs, reduces stagnation and congestion, and harmonizes the flow of energy. Helps balance menstrual cycles and relieve low back tension. This abdominal treatment may also help boost fertility.

THAI ACUPRESSURE FOR ORTHOPEDIC DISORDERS

Based on traditional combinations of therapy points that treat bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that may be causing pain, discomfort or restricted movement. Yields clear and lasting therapeutic results.

Thai Acupressure can treat the following:

  • Two-sided headache
  • One-sided headache with dry eyes and blurred vision (migraine)
  • Tension headache
  • Temporal headache
  • Mouth distortion (Bell’s Palsy)
  • Jaw pain (TMJ disorder)
  • Sprained neck
  • Stiff neck
  • Neck pain while turning the head
  • Shoulder pain
  • Weak arm
  • Heavy arm
  • Numb hand
  • Arm pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Stiffness and pain in arm
  • Wrist pain 
  • Swollen wrist
  • Sprained fingers
  • Upper back pain
  • Middle back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Hip pain
  • Heavy and weak leg
  • Stiff calf muscle and hamstring
  • Pain at the groin
  • Pain at the inner thigh
  • Knee pain
  • Stiff knee
  • Sprained ankle
  • Foot pain
  • Stiff Achilles tendon
  • Sprained toes

THAI FOOT MASSAGE

Includes rhythmic pressure points on the feet that encourages homeostasis for internal organs and the entire body. Stretching of all the joints of the feet, ankle, legs, and hips is incorporated. Nourishing lotions and balms will be used for ultimate hydration. Therapeutic and relaxing at the same time.

TRADITIONAL THAI MEDICAL MASSAGE

Received traditionally on a comfortable mat on the floor. Includes acupressure, yogic stretches and breathwork which activates the body’s energy and enlivens the spirit. Gain more flexibility, explore new range of motion and alleviate sore muscles.

For any questions or if you need help booking your massage appointment, please contact us at info@themettaspace.com.

 

ROLF STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

Grace and ease are the natural conditions of the human frame in space. Rolf Structural Integration is a hands-on bodywork method of reorganizing the body, but it is first of all a theory of movement.

The very essence of structural integration, what makes it different from other deep tissue manipulation, is Dr. Ida Rolf’s principle: “hold things where they are supposed to be and induce movement”. It pursues the goal of integrating the whole body in a unified, dynamic relationship with gravity. Awareness, the body’s own experiential awareness, is what enables a change to occur. To be present to touch is to be present in the body and to be aware in the present moment.

Dr. Rolf argued that the major segments of the body should be aligned so that the line of gravity passes through the center of the pelvic floor, up forward of the spinal column, and out through the crown of the head. Rolf Structural Integration organizes the structure of the body through a somatic process of touch and movement.

Structural Integration: Reawakening Your Core” By Nathan LeBlanc, CMT #70086

At its essence, Structural Integration is movement-oriented deep tissue bodywork. It is most commonly a ten-session systematic approach to working with the connective tissue of the body that can allow for the possibility of more ease of movement, relief from chronic pain and/or enhanced athletic performance. The sessions are a co-creative process in which the client uses the practitioner’s contact, along with specific guided movements to find and release areas of chronic tension or restriction.

The first three sessions are directed at opening and differentiating the “sleeve” of the body, which are the bigger muscle groups that give us power, but can also restrict movement and lead to chronic pain or injury. Sessions four through seven focus on contacting and reawakening the deeper muscles of the “core” that gives a new sense of stability to the “sleeve”. Sessions eight, nine and ten integrate these two “layers” of the body and provide a sense of completion, along with a new way of relating to your body and the way it moves.

The intention for every session is to empower the client by providing a new felt-sense of their body so they can recognize their current movement patterns while finding and exploring new ones.

Here is a brief description of the goals of each session of the Ten Series:

“Sleeve Sessions”

Session 1 – Free the breath, begin balancing the shoulder and hip girdles
Session 2 – Balance and awaken the feet for support
Session 3 – Balance the shoulders, differentiate arms, scapula, and torso.

 

“Core Sessions”

Session 4 – Free and balance the pelvis along the medial leg and thigh
Session 5 – Relate pelvis to the front of the lumbar spine, lengthen/stabilize the lumbar spine
Session 6 – Find a balanced, horizontal pelvis, from the back
Session 7 – Free the head and neck

 

“Integration Sessions”

Session 8 – Relate the legs to the core
Session 9 – Relate the arms to the core
Session 10 – Integrate both girdles across the core -Experience the counter-balancing sleeve/core relationship

Although the work is designed as a series, there is great benefit in receiving just one or two sessions.

Nathan LeBlanc currently is a Certified Massage Therapist and Structural Integration Practitioner at The Metta Space in San Diego, California.

CIRCULATORY MASSAGE

Also known as a Swedish massage. Includes long flowing strokes for general relaxation and improved blood and lymph flow. Benefits include a boost in immunity, increased metabolism for weight loss and flushing of harmful toxins from muscle tissues. Can be very invigorating or sedating depending on your needs.

DEEP TISSUE SCULPTING

Includes myofascial release technique known as “skin rolling”, a series of deep compressions and strokes that facilitate the relaxation of muscle tissues and the release of muscle origins and attachments that encourages the body to be free of chronic pain and tension. Deep healing at its best.

EAST WEST SPORTS MASSAGE

One of the most popular Metta Massages! Choose this massage when you don’t know what you want but want to experience it all.

Enjoy an integrative blend of Eastern and Western massage techniques that may include Thai Massage, Tui Na, Shiatsu, Circulatory Massage, Deep Tissue Sculpting, Sensory Repatterning, Structural Integration, Neuromuscular Therapy, and general energy work. Highly effective for chronic pain.

HOLISTIC MASSAGE THERAPY

Our holistic approach to your health and wellness involves taking into consideration not just your physical body but also your emotional and mental bodies as well. We have been trained to be psychologically sensitive while facilitating a massage. We create a safe space for you to process, heal, transform and transcend. Each holistic massage session is carefully customized to meet your goals, needs and intentions.

NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY

Also known as Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) balances the central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Pressure is applied directly to specific points on the body that may be the cause of chronic pain or discomfort. Cross fiber techniques in combination with Circulatory Massage techniques help bring back life to ischemic tissue. This work releases nerve compressions and nerve entrapments and through soft tissue manipulation. NMT can also improve poor posture. Be free of pain now with NMT.

SENSORY REPATTERNING

The body can experience pain or discomfort due to repetitive activities. Sensory Repatterning (SR) breaks up this repetition by utilizing gentle rocking motions, undulations and passive joint movement techniques to affect the body on a cellular level so that the body can feel easy and free again with a greater range of motion. SR also allows you to release and be free of trauma, pain and bad memories that are stored in the body’s joints.

TABLE THAI® MASSAGE

Traditional Thai Medical Massage elevated to the table. Includes acupressure, yogic stretches and breathwork which activates the body’s energy and enlivens the spirit. Gain more flexibility, explore new range of motion and alleviate sore muscles.

THAI ABDOMINAL MASSAGE

Ancient Thai abdominal protocol ideal for assimilation and “times of change”. Invigorates internal organs, reduces stagnation and congestion, and harmonizes the flow of energy. Helps balance menstrual cycles and relieve low back tension. This abdominal treatment may also help boost fertility.

THAI ACUPRESSURE FOR ORTHOPEDIC DISORDERS

Based on traditional combinations of therapy points that treat bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that may be causing pain, discomfort or restricted movement. Yields clear and lasting therapeutic results.

Thai Acupressure can treat the following:

  • Two-sided headache
  • One-sided headache with dry eyes and blurred vision (migraine)
  • Tension headache
  • Temporal headache
  • Mouth distortion (Bell’s Palsy)
  • Jaw pain (TMJ disorder)
  • Sprained neck
  • Stiff neck
  • Neck pain while turning the head
  • Shoulder pain
  • Weak arm
  • Heavy arm
  • Numb hand
  • Arm pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Stiffness and pain in arm
  • Wrist pain 
  • Swollen wrist
  • Sprained fingers
  • Upper back pain
  • Middle back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Hip pain
  • Heavy and weak leg
  • Stiff calf muscle and hamstring
  • Pain at the groin
  • Pain at the inner thigh
  • Knee pain
  • Stiff knee
  • Sprained ankle
  • Foot pain
  • Stiff Achilles tendon
  • Sprained toes

THAI FOOT MASSAGE

Includes rhythmic pressure points on the feet that encourages homeostasis for internal organs and the entire body. Stretching of all the joints of the feet, ankle, legs, and hips is incorporated. Nourishing lotions and balms will be used for ultimate hydration. Therapeutic and relaxing at the same time.

TRADITIONAL THAI MEDICAL MASSAGE

Received traditionally on a comfortable mat on the floor. Includes acupressure, yogic stretches and breathwork which activates the body’s energy and enlivens the spirit. Gain more flexibility, explore new range of motion and alleviate sore muscles.

For any questions or if you need help booking your massage appointment, please contact us at info@themettaspace.com.

ROLF STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION

Grace and ease are the natural conditions of the human frame in space. Rolf Structural Integration is a hands-on bodywork method of reorganizing the body, but it is first of all a theory of movement.

The very essence of structural integration, what makes it different from other deep tissue manipulation, is Dr. Ida Rolf’s principle: “hold things where they are supposed to be and induce movement”. It pursues the goal of integrating the whole body in a unified, dynamic relationship with gravity. Awareness, the body’s own experiential awareness, is what enables a change to occur. To be present to touch is to be present in the body and to be aware in the present moment.

Dr. Rolf argued that the major segments of the body should be aligned so that the line of gravity passes through the center of the pelvic floor, up forward of the spinal column, and out through the crown of the head. Rolf Structural Integration organizes the structure of the body through a somatic process of touch and movement.

Structural Integration: Reawakening Your Core” By Nathan LeBlanc, CMT #70086

At its essence, Structural Integration is movement-oriented deep tissue bodywork. It is most commonly a ten-session systematic approach to working with the connective tissue of the body that can allow for the possibility of more ease of movement, relief from chronic pain and/or enhanced athletic performance. The sessions are a co-creative process in which the client uses the practitioner’s contact, along with specific guided movements to find and release areas of chronic tension or restriction.

The first three sessions are directed at opening and differentiating the “sleeve” of the body, which are the bigger muscle groups that give us power, but can also restrict movement and lead to chronic pain or injury. Sessions four through seven focus on contacting and reawakening the deeper muscles of the “core” that gives a new sense of stability to the “sleeve”. Sessions eight, nine and ten integrate these two “layers” of the body and provide a sense of completion, along with a new way of relating to your body and the way it moves.

The intention for every session is to empower the client by providing a new felt-sense of their body so they can recognize their current movement patterns while finding and exploring new ones.

Here is a brief description of the goals of each session of the Ten Series:

“Sleeve Sessions”

Session 1 – Free the breath, begin balancing the shoulder and hip girdles
Session 2 – Balance and awaken the feet for support
Session 3 – Balance the shoulders, differentiate arms, scapula, and torso.

 

“Core Sessions”

Session 4 – Free and balance the pelvis along the medial leg and thigh
Session 5 – Relate pelvis to the front of the lumbar spine, lengthen/stabilize the lumbar spine
Session 6 – Find a balanced, horizontal pelvis, from the back
Session 7 – Free the head and neck

 

“Integration Sessions”

Session 8 – Relate the legs to the core
Session 9 – Relate the arms to the core
Session 10 – Integrate both girdles across the core -Experience the counter-balancing sleeve/core relationship

Although the work is designed as a series, there is great benefit in receiving just one or two sessions.

Nathan LeBlanc currently is a Certified Massage Therapist and Structural Integration Practitioner at The Metta Space in San Diego, California.

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