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The Healing Point - Prenatal Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue Massage - Montgomery County, PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania

Maury Malyn, MS, PT - Myofascial Release, Physical Therapy - Main Line of Philadelphia and Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County, PA

Julian B. Metter Ph.D. and Associates - A Holistic Psychological Practice and Wellness Center - State College, PA, Central Pennsylvania (PA)

The Henderson Center - Dr. Jon Garzillo - Chiropractors, Shiatsu Therapists, Massage Therapists - King of Prussia, PA, Montgmery County PA, Southeastern Pennylvania


  • Acupressure

  • Shiatsu

  • Deep Tissue Work

  • Jin Shin Do

  • Hanna Somatics

  • Myofascial Release

  • Oriental Body Therapies

  • Reflexology

  • Rolfing

  • Swedish Massage

  • Thai Massage

  • Trigger Point Therapy

Acupressure/Shiatsu (see Chinese Medicine)

Deep Tissue Work

This term describes a large variety of hands-on methods which focus on the deeper tissues of the body. Examples of deep tissue work include Rolfing, connective tissue massage, and deep friction massage. This work is often done around a joint and on the ligaments and tendons which lie below the muscle level.

Jin Shin Do (see Chinese Medicine)

Hanna Somatics (see Body Work--Somatic Work)

Myofascial Release

A hands-on technique used to work the connective tissue or fascia around a muscle. This can be helpful if a person is experiencing muscular or joint pain.

Oriental Body Therapies

Refers to techniques and training in various Chinese Massage therapies.


Reflexology involves stroking or applying pressure to one part of the body in order to effect changes in another part of the body. This method emphasizes free-flowing vital force, or Chi. It is usually applied to the feet.

Swedish Massage

Massage techniques based on a circular pattern of stroking and kneading, often a more gentle form of massage, depending upon the practitioner's style.

Thai Massage (see Chinese Medicine)

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are points on muscles, ligaments and tendons that, when touched, are extremely painful and, because of that pain, often cause referred pain to another part of the body. The Nimmo Receptor-Tonus Chiropractic Technique uses digital pressure to remove "nerve interference" at trigger points. This develops a response (reflex) from the body which causes the blood vessels to open up and enlarge. Built-up toxins then have a chance to escape into the blood stream.


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