Kansas City Massage Therapy
Meet our Therapists | Massage Styles Offered | Massage Service Fees | Ear Candling
Many practice members ask about the value of massage in combination with their chiropractic care. While chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and its impact on the nervous system, massage focuses on the muscle component. Both disciplines work together.
Retraining Your Spine
Long-standing spinal problems often accompany ingrained muscle patterns. Muscle spasms and scar tissue are often involved. Complementing your chiropractic care with massage therapy addresses these muscle and soft tissue problems. This can help speed your recovery and enhance the retraining of your spine.
Massage therapy feels good. If you’re tempted to choose massage over your chiropractic care, keep in mind that your nervous system (the focus of your chiropractic care) controls muscles. If you must choose one or the other, choose chiropractic. Because as helpful as massage therapy can be, ultimately the integrity of your nervous system is more important.
Meet Angelique Kelley :: Massage Therapist
Licensed in the State of Missouri- License Number 2009024312
Nationally Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Angelique is a graduate from the Well Spring School of Allied Health in Kansas City. A talented body worker that brings compassion and professionalism to the Fountain of Life Team.
Offering Therapeutic and Relaxing modalities, Angelique’s approach to wellness is a perfect match to Fountain of Life’s Vision of holistic health. Massage is a powerful tool in managing pain without surgery or masking drugs and an open way to a more relaxed, happier self. Paired up with Chiropractic care, Massage Therapy becomes an even more effective way to become and stay healthy; addressing the soft tissue aspects of the body, so spine and junctions are stabilized and adjustments hold longer.
Meet Amanda Yousey :: Massage Therapist
Amanda graduated from Heritage College in 2006, and has been working as a massage therapist ever since.
Amanda has worked at the Fountain of Life as a massage therapist since 2014.
Mainly working with chiropractors for the majority of the time, she has developed a passion for therapeutic massages in particular, focusing on specific problems, and using a wide variety of techniques to bring relief to the people she comes in contact with. Specializing in all of the techniques below, Amanda can be aggressive when needed, yet keep her clients comfortable on the table.
Amanda lives in St Joseph, Mo. with her two sons ages 10 and 8, that keep her busy when not working on clients.
Massage Styles Offered
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- Deep Tissue Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Pre-Natal Massage
- Chair Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Chinese Cupping Massage
Deep Tissue Massage [TOP]
Deep Tissue therapists look for shortened muscles and/or distorted postural patterns. With slow deep strokes, the therapist works to lengthen the muscle fibers, to restore balance, and to reestablish structural and functional integrity to the greatest degree possible for the client.
Deep Tissue Massage increases and restores range of motion and flexibility to your muscles and joints. It also helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue that can be restricting muscle movement or causing long term pain. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients. This leads to inflammation that eventually builds up toxins and lactic acid. Deep tissue aims to release these chronic patterns of tension and get blood and oxygen circulating properly again.
Known as one of the best ways to release constrictive tension and promote healing deep within the muscle fibers, deep tissue will by far be the most therapeutic, relaxing, and soothing massage for your tired and sore muscles.
Deep Tissue Massage Main Benefits:
- Restores muscular and structural balance
- Increases range of motion
- Increases flexibility
- Major release of toxins
- Promotes deep relaxation
Hot Stone Massage [TOP]
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones to deeply soothe and release tired muscles and pains. Your therapist will use stones of various shapes and sizes, and when placed on specific joints, these stones help muscles release more quickly than in a traditional massage. Hot Stone Massage is one of the most relaxing therapies we offer.
Pre-Natal Massage [TOP]
During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes many changes, some of them stressful and uncomfortable. Massage is a perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. We will be using as many pillows and blankets as you need during your pregnancy massage. This modality will focus on relaxation and relief for specific areas of your body as you go through this amazing journey.
Common problems for muscle pain in pregnancy tend to focus on the lower back/hip area, and the upper back/neck area. The low back is being pulled at more of a curve than usual with the result of then pulling on the upper back as well. These areas need the tender care of massage to give you the relief you deserve. During your visit, we will have you lie on your side with the aide of pillows and blankets to keep you as comfortable as possible.
Is Prenatal Massage For You?
Massage during pregnancy is very safe in most situations. If you are however having any complications with your pregnancy, we will require approval from your primary health care provider before giving any massage.
Pre-Natal Massage Main Benefits:
- Reduces stress hormones
- Relaxing touch is vital to emotional well being
- Relief for trouble areas
- Alleviates stress on weight bearing joints
- Helps you feel more at home in your changing body
- Helps skin elasticity to ease stretch marks and tightness
Chair Massage [TOP]
Performed on a specifically designed massage chair, this modality addresses mainly the neck, back and shoulders area and is typically performed with the client fully clothed. For its brief and modest nature, chair massage is a great way to be introduced to all kinds of massage therapies. Sessions last no longer than 30 minutes, yet can address areas of muscle tightness and discomfort on most people.
Swedish Massage [TOP]
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.
Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotionally and physically. Swedish massage has been suggested as a regular treatment to receive for stress management.
Swedish Massage Main Benefits:
- Feels good
- Improves circulation
- Positively effects nerves, glands, muscle fiber, circulation and emotional well being
Myofascial Release [TOP]
In practice, Myofascial Release is a gentle therapy, consisting of a mixture of light stretching and massage work. During a session, the therapist will apply hands-on massage strokes in order to release tension from the fibrous bands of the muscles, bones, nerves and joints, by unblocking any scar tissue or adhesions due to injury in the muscles and surrounding tissues.
The therapist will often use light to moderate traction and twisting strokes to apply the appropriate tension on the soft tissue, and to achieve a full reflex range of the muscle. This slow and subtle technique can be used to unblock fascia and muscle throughout the body restoring total physical harmony. Myofascial release therapy is applied hands-on, in kneading-style strokes that are meant to stretch, loosen, soften and lengthen muscle tissues.
A typical Myofascial Release massage lasts an hour, and afterwards clients often rave about the total release of body tension they experience. This is why the treatment is often recommended to soothe a plethora of pain-associated conditions including migraine headaches, menstrual cramps, menopause-related pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, whiplash and muscle spasms.
Chinese Cupping Massage [TOP]
A wonderful ancient technique has found it’s place in the modern world of healing. Cupping bodywork is based on the common practice of Chinese cupping therapy, and the incredible results that this simple treatment produces have truly impressed those who experience it’s subtle power.
By creating suction and negative pressure, Cupping therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways. Cupping bodywork is versatile and can easily be modified to accomplish a range of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage and physical therapy.