Welcome to the website of Crystal Pavis, LMT and Paul Rice, LMT of Eastern Therapeutic LLC - a professional massage therapy clinic located in Newington, CT. Our intention is to enhance your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being by naturally supporting your body's own innate healing abilities through many modalities of therapeutic bodywork.
Some of the more common benefits our clients experience are:
reduced stiffness and motion limitations
reduced muscular and emotional stress
increased flexibility and blood flow
increased athletic performance
enhanced recovery and soft tissue healing
Whether you are looking for medical massage, pain relief, relief from chronic tension, or you just need to de-stress, we can assure you that Eastern Therapeutic LLC can assist you on your path to wellness. We invite you to contact our clinic today and experience for yourself the benefits of natural, therapeutic massage therapy.
Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. This traditional healing practice stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapies. In traditional Thai massage the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
Cupping is an ancient therapy that is still popular today. When applied to the skin, suction is created which draws an increase in blood and qi (vital energy) to an area of injury or imbalance. Cupping achieves excellent results for a broad range of disorders including cellulite, stretch marks, scars, repetitive strains, inflammation, chronic fatigue, digestive problems and more. Benefits of cupping include increased range of motion, reduction in pain, reduced swelling and inflammation, improved blood flow and strengthening the immune system.
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Modern research has confirmed Gua sha reduces pain and inflammation while stimulating an immune protective response that can persist for days following treatment. Gua sha is a valuable treatment for musculoskeletal problems. The benefits of Gua sha are numerous. It resolves spasms and pain, and promotes normal circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs. When done on the face, Gua Sha can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restore firmness and elasticity, promote a brighter complexion, relieve jaw tension, promote lymphatic drainage, and decrease puffiness.
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.
Medical massage involves applying standard massage techniques and modalities directed toward relieving or removing a medical condition. Action is taken at the site of pain, discomfort or reduced mobility and to all factors affecting that site. It can be a detective process to find an original cause, working backwards to relieve each condition as it is found.
Craniosacral is a specific routine, to which I can add some techniques for releasing fascial structures within the skull, which may have become tight through head trauma or whiplash as in a motor vehicle accident.
Visceral manipulation is work on the internal organs and any dysfunctional fascial connections between them or with the skeletal structure.
Fascial work is the releasing of scar tissue, no matter how old, including surgical scars, removing adhesions, and releasing connections made from overuse, extended use or acute overloading of muscles and connecting fascia, or sudden force to which the body fascia naturally tightens, the softening of which may not be soon enough. Regular stretching does not release fascial tightness; a slower gentler stretch which challenges the connective tissue must be used. Fascial work reaches deep inside without the discomfort of "deep" massage.
Nerve Work is my term for the techniques taught by Doug Alexander LMT who specializes in relieving Nerve problems. They include assessments, releases, glides, pumping, flossing and regular massage techniques to soften and remove constrictions and adhesions that affect the nerve path. One restriction anywhere along the nerve path can cause irritation, a second restriction multiplies the effect, often sensed further along the nerve path, e.g. carpal tunnel pain, yet the cause or causes can be at any of the pinch points before that. Motivated by my own Sciatic events, I know what to do to keep it at bay, and remove the common condition of Carpal tunnel syndrome. The techniques apply to all trapped nerve conditions, hitting the textbooks when necessary to find the Nerve path and likely pinch points.
Energy work can be chakra balancing, removing attachments and healing holes in the aura layers, resetting the flow of meridians, applying acupressure to specific tsubo's or a host of other actions developing from ‘listening’ to the tissues and experiencing within myself your discomforts and finding out how to release them.