Studio 105 Hair Design is pleased to recommend the services of Mary Beth Given, LMT. Mary Beth has been trained at one of the finest schools on the planet. In the industry when you hear the name “Bancroft School of Massage” people listen to what you have to say and they know you are truly a superbly trained professional. Mary Beth has been practicing as a Massage Therapist in the Monadnock Region for 7 years and is licensed and certified nationally and through the state of NH.
Her specialties include Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release Massage as well as Plantar Fasciitis work. She also does on-site seated massages for many local businesses and private organizations.
Mary Beth works with her clients to develop a treatment plan to meet their individual needs. Her goal is to gain the trust of the client and make them comfortable in order to achieve complete relaxation.
She can help relieve acute/chronic pain, decrease stress and anxiety and increase Range of Motion.
Swedish Relaxtion Massage
Swedish Relaxation massage is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure.
During a Swedish Relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a Swedish Relaxation massage.
There are still substantial health benefits to a Swedish Relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.
Deep Tissue Massage is aimed at reaching both superficial and deep layers of muscle tissue throughout the body. Pressure is gradually applied to reach the deeper layers. Friction is used to loosen muscle attachments and muscle fibers within the muscle bellies.
Deep Tissue Massage is recommended for:
breaking down adhesions within muscles, due to lactic acid buildup or scar tissue, improveing posture, increasing range of motion, injury prevention, faster recovery from previous injury, increasing blood supply and nutrients and reducing muscle soreness.
Deep Tissue Massage is Not recommended for:
areas where varicose veins are present and/or if skin integrity has been compromised (i.e. in some cases of Diabetes); DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a total contraindication; and if taking blood thinners due to bruising. It is best to obtain your physician’s written consent before seeking treatment for a pre-existing or unknown condition.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow. Although fascia and its corresponding muscle are the main targets of myofascial release, other tissue may be addressed as well, including other connective tissue.
Myofascial release therapy is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. The therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles.
Mary Beth contact information:
T: (603) 831-0792