TOTAL BODY BALANCING TECHNIQUE

Total Body Balancing (TBB) is a relaxing total body approach, using long levers (arms, legs, head/neck or torso) and gentle rhythmic mobilization to release tension in the muscles, fascia, joint capsules and ligaments to improve circulation, nerve, and energy flow.

TBB also improves the patient’s physiological function focusing on balancing organ mobility/motility, blood, lymph, body fluids, nerve, and energy flow while reducing swelling and pain. “You will see immediate changes in your functionality and pain levels,” shares Chad Taylor.

TBB can be used in the treatment of back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, rib pain, upper and lower extremity orthopedic dysfunctions, swelling, and postural asymmetry. Because of the gentleness and effectiveness of TBB, it is appropriate for the following patient populations: pediatrics, geriatrics, sports injuries, auto accidents, general orthopedic conditions, amputees, respiratory, and neurological patients.

“This is a unique therapy, as it can comfortably maneuver the body into the correct body mechanics to loosen and release the deep holds within the body” says Taylor. “Clients wear loose clothing throughout this therapy”.

MASSAGES WITH PURPOSE
2070 Meadowlane Avenue
West Melbourne, FL   32904
(321) 652-3946

 

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Pregnancy, Labor and Birth during COVID-19

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COVID-19 in Brevard during your pregnancy or after delivery can be a lot to take in during this time.  Please rest assured that hospitals and pediatric offices are being extremely careful to sanitize and make your experience safe.

Upon recently experiencing my first VIRTUAL BIRTH at Cape Canaveral Hospital, I can assure you that I was able to support, advocate and comfort my clients during their labor and delivery. I was able to provide everything I normally provide, with the exception of holding my client.  Dad had that completely under control.  He was very patient, asked me questions, and loved her completely.  The nurses and Midwife were very helpful in assisting me with my role as a DOULA.

My clients decided to use their cell phone as their screen so that they could “carry me around” the hospital for continued support and comfort measures.  I was able to see when mom needed either: a rest, position change, to be hydrated, empty her bladder, a wash cloth, a fan,  a hot pack, pressure holds on her hip & sacrum, and much more.  I explained the heart rate screen to the clients, and when to notify me if they change.  Mom wanted her mother to join her in her birth; so I contacted mom via cell phone and invited her to our Zoom virtual birth. It was beautiful to hear and see them converse.  It was a joy to have my clients mom, grandmother and father there with her during her memorable birth.

During the labor and birth, I was able to capture 50+ photos of my clients, later to crop and adjust the lighting.  It was like I was in the room.  Baby is healthy and home.  Mom is nursing wonderfully, though is tired from lack of sleep; as every new mom is.

I encourage current pregnant moms to NOT give up their hopes and dreams to have a support and comfort doula with them during COVID-19.  It will make a world of difference with your experience and memories.  My fellow doulas and I have contact with doctors, midwives, and hospital staff to create a support team both inside and outside of the hospital.

May all the expectant and new mother’s in Brevard be comforted and  supported during this time.  You may reach out to me for questions and support any time.

In Health and Happiness,

Ginger Taylor, LMT
Certified Birth Doula CD(DONA)
(321) 480-9986

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INTRODUCING THE BODY’S MOST POWERFUL, PRIMAL GROUP OF MUSCLES… The ILIOPSOAS

The Iliopsoas is the inner hip muscle whose function is to flex the thigh at the hip joint. It is a large muscle composed of the union of two individual muscles; iliacus and psoas major. It takes its name from the combination of the names of these two muscles.
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The psoas muscle is located in the lower lumbar region of the spine and extends through the pelvis to the femur.   The psoas is the only muscle in the human body connecting the upper body to the lower body. The muscle attaches to the vertebrae of the lower spine, moves through the pelvis and connects to a tendon at the top of the femur. It also attaches to the diaphragm, so it’s connected to your breathing, and upon it sits major organs. This muscle works by flexing the hip joint and lifting the upper leg towards the body.  A common example of the movement created from this muscle is walking. And there’s one activity, in particular, that’s the sworn enemy of your psoas muscle… SITTING! It may be the most harmless activity known to man, but can lead to a wide variety of issues. Even if you’re the most active of athletes, you may still suffer from a tight psoas due to the amount of time you spend each day planted to a chair. Weakness, shortening and tightness develops in the muscle from sitting for extended periods of time, contributing to poor sleep, posture and even stress and tension.

The iliacus muscle is shaped like a triangle, flat and an exact fit of the iliac fossa — the curved surface of the largest pelvic bone. Together with the psoas major muscle, it is also called the iliopsoas muscleA portion of this muscle is attached to the iliac fossa, two-thirds from its top. Another portion is attached to the inside portion of the iliac crest, the top, outer portion of the pelvic bone. Other fibers of this muscle are attached to the iliolumbar and anterior sacroiliac ligaments (located at the base portion of the sacrum) and up to the anterior iliac spines (bony projections that lie toward the edges of the iliac). These muscle fibers then converge and insert on the tendon at the lateral (outer) side of the psoas major muscle, which stretches from the lumbar spine in the lower back to the lower pelvis. Some of these fibers extend to the femur bone, or thighbone.
Your hips are the bridge between your upper body and lower body. They are at the center (core) of your body’s movement. Sitting within the well of your hip and lower spine is the psoas major muscle, one of the two muscles that makes up the iliopsoas.
A properly functioning psoas muscle creates a neutral pelvic alignment, stabilizes the hips, supports the lower spine and abdomen, supports the organs in the pelvic and abdominal cavity and it is what gives you great mobility and core strength.
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When it functions well, it has the power to ….
… Help the body metabolize (burn) fat. 
… Help improve athletic performance.
… Help improve strength training and endurance.
… Help improve energy levels.
… Help you sleep more comfortably and soundly through the night.
 
STRETCHING and MASSAGE THERAPY are the best way to get these two muscles, the Psoas and Illiopsoas, loose and back to core functioning.  Get started stretching today and schedule your massage therapy session.  You’ll move so much better.  TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

#PSOAS  #ILIOPSOAS  #ILIACUS  #Stretch  #MassageTherapy  #TakeCareOfYourself

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY THERAPY

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Foot Reflexology Therapy is a natural healing therapy that puts the nervous system into a calm and balanced state; the only state in which rest and repair can occur. The foot is the most sensitive part of the body, containing over 7,200 nerve endings, all of which are stimulated during a reflexology treatment. Reflexology can assist the flow of energy through the body to the areas affected by illness or stress. Benefits include:

  • Relaxes by reducing tension and stress
  • Improves circulation of blood and lymph
  • Promotes normal functioning of the body’s organs and glands
  • Reduces Headaches
  • Helps to maintain optimum health
  • Improve brain power
  • Eliminates your body’s toxins

Schedule your foot pampering today!  (321) 480-9986

Therapist:
Chad Taylor, LMT
Ginger Taylor, LMT

Massages With Purpose
2070 Meadowlane Ave
West Melbourne, FL 32904

 

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The Benefits of Back Salt Glow Massage

Salt Glow Therapy gets its name from how you will look and feel as if you are “glowing” with soft, smooth skin and a calm mind. This therapy has been gaining a lot of popularity around the world thanks to its relaxing method of improving the body both inside and out. Here are some of the many different kinds of benefits Back Salt Glow Massage provides:

Exfoliation – The salt scrub removes dead cells and polishes skin to make it silky smooth and look good as new (because it is!). The high concentration of magnesium in sea salt helps heal the skin too.

Detoxification – The magnesium sulfate in marine salts stimulates the liver and adrenal glands. This promotes new, healthy skin cell growth, increase blood circulation around the skin, and aids in reducing toxins in the body. Your immune system will thank you for your relief in the effort to fight infections and illness.

Hydration – The minerals within sea salt moisturizes the skin to combat dryness and irritation. This is especially effective when combined with essential oils (you’ll experience some nice smells too!)

Aromatherapy – The minerals in sea salted water and essential oils have a calming, relaxing effect on both muscles and nerves. Perfect for destressing and recovering. A perfect start to a weekend, vacation, or pit stop during a tough week.

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Summer is right around the corner with poolside events and days at the beach! Boost your skin with finely ground Epsom salt blended with Coconut Oil, Peppermint, and Lemongrass pure essential oils. The salt is removed with hot towels followed by acupressure point therapy. A finishing touch of gentle hot stone massage (Relaxation or Deep Tissue, your choice!) with an application of aloe, arnica, and ivy massage cream to soothe the skin upon completion.

Schedule your Back Salt Glow Massage Today! Thirty (30) minute sessions for $55 or integrate this therapy into your massage session without extending the duration of the session for $15. You can find more information on this therapy as well as many others at http://www.massageswithpurpose.com/services.html

TREATING TENDONITIS

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If you’re experiencing stiffness and shoulder pain and it’s making it hard for you to sleep at night, you could have  Tendonitis. With this condition, 1- 2 centimeter deposits of calcium form in the tendons of the rotator cuff. As the calcium accumulates, the area becomes very tender and it is difficult to lift your arm without experiencing pain and stiffness.

The pain is typically felt around the rotator cuff  and deltoid muscles and is often misdiagnosed as frozen shoulder syndrome  The good news is that in most cases,  tendonitis can be treated using non-surgical means.

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At Massages With Purpose, Ginger treats Tendonitis with MicroCurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy and active/ Isolated stretching, followed by massage.  You will gain more range of motion after each session.

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THAI FOOT MASSAGE

Thai Foot Massage is one of the oldest healing arts and originated in India. It’s influenced by yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and traditional  Chinese medicine, as the movements are based on traditional yoga and the attention to pressure points is similar to the meridians of Chinese medicine.

Thai Foot MassageThai Foot Massage Using the stick to stimulate the pressure points works on the lower legs and feet with stretching and compression to open energy lines. A stick is gently used to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body, thus resulting in general health and well-being.

The benefits of Thai Foot Massage include:

  • Improved circulation in the legs and hands
  • Acceleration and stimulation of lymphatic drainage
  • Enhanced healing
  • Helps to boost the immune system and remove toxins
  • Improved flexibility and the reduction of stiffness
  • Detoxification and strengthening of the immune system
  • Relief of stress symptoms such as mental fatigue and anxiety
  • Provides feelings of relaxation and general well-being
  • Enhancing your energy levels
  • Helping to alleviate mental fatigue through stimulation of the mind
  • Overall feeling of balance and well-being
  • Helping with insomnia (poor sleep)

A wonderful pampering for your tired calves and feet.  It’s time to Regenerate and Renew….for you!

#ThaiMassage  #ThaiFootMassage #GreatStretch

Tell Me More About CranioSacral Therapy

 

 

 

 

CST for all

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY reaches to the subconscious level of the mind, unwinds soft tissue that holds deeply rooted emotions that cause pain in the body, and relaxes the central nervous system (calming the nerves). With this therapy, you can process all of your bound up emotions that have been buried deep and create a new beginning; Body, Mind and Spirit. Your smile will be rediscovered and your breathing will expand. Life will then rebegin as you rid the old, and begin the new.

 

Here are some amazing Testimonials, including a video link from MCNBC with Aetna CEO.

General articles, videos and services regarding:

 

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

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SOMATOEMOTIONAL RELEASE (SER) is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma. SER1 offers applications designed to enhance results using CST and other complementary therapies.

  • Assess and mobilize the Avenue of Expression working through more than 10 different body components, including the thoracic inlet, hard palate and hypoglossal tissues.
  • Locate and release Energy Cysts.
  • Release suppressed emotions that may be inhibiting complete structural releases.
  • Refine listening and comprehension skills.
  • Improve palpation and whole-body evaluation skills.

 


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2070 Meadowlane Avenue, West Melbourne, FL  32904
(321) 480-9986

www.MassagesWithPurpose.com
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DOULA SERVICES

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  GINGER TAYLOR, BSBA, LMT, CD(DONA)
 (321) 480-9986

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Ginger is a Native Floridian, born and raised in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County). Her career background consists of over 30 years in the healthcare industry. She is a Certified Doula with DONA International, Licensed Massage Therapist and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with Honors. Ginger believes that every woman should be empowered to choose that is best for her and her family. As your birth doula, she will provide information and support to help you tap into your inner strength and become an advocate for yourself, your baby, and your birth.

Experiencing the births of her 3 beautiful children gave Ginger the inspiration and desire to become a Doula. She understands the importance of having a compassionate guide during the sensitive time of labor and delivery. Ginger’s desire is to help her clients find confidence within themselves, learn to trust their bodies and discover their strength and unique capacity to give birth. She offers her clients a calm, warm, and grounding space inspired by healing techniques including: breathing and relaxation, Hypnobabies, positioning, rebozo comfort, massage, aromatherapy, and craniosacral therapy. Ginger views every birth as unique and sacred. Whether a woman chooses a hospital, birth center or home environment, she believes that knowledge is key to personal empowerment, which is essential for a positive birth experience. “It is my privilege to encourage, nurture and witness the strength that is in every birthing woman. It is a blessing to participate in my client’s birth.”

She has attended Spinning Babies classes to assist mothers and babies during tough transitional labor stages. She has taken professional Maya Abdominal Therapy (Massage) courses to assist her clients during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery.

Ginger’s goals are to provide exceptional care, support, information and comfort during a very special moment for you…the MIRACLE of your baby.

PRENATAL MASSAGE

Prenatal Massage during pregnancy is a soothing, complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to decrease stress, promote relaxation, and helping you cope with discomfort such as: backaches, tight hips, stiff neck, leg cramps (swelling), headaches, edema, abdominal muscles, and tense shoulders. Additionally, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, promotes blood and lymph circulation, helps calm nervous tension; which assists in improved sleep. Massage may help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. Try Hot Stones and Aromatherapy with your Prenatal Massage!!

DOULA SERVICES INCLUDE:


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    • One complimentary, introductory interview to discuss your expectations & goals, answer questions, and empower you to discover and enhance your personal birth plan.
    • Second prenatal meeting to practice comfort positioning techniques, breathing methods, finalize your birth plan, review hydration and nourishment during labor, and answer any additional questions.
    • Informational support throughout pregnancy and the early stages of parenting via phone and email.
    • Ginger’s support as a facilitator is to communicate between you (the laboring mother), your partner and your clinical care providers throughout the labor. During labor, she will comfort you (the mother) while keeping the atmosphere and mental thinking positive; working towards your entire birth goals. She ensures that you are hydrated and nourished. Ginger will assist in labor positioning and massage, to assist in the progression of your baby moving down. Essential oils may be used by diffusion and/or application for a more comfortable labor.
    • Breastfeeding assistance immediately following birth.
    • One postpartum follow up visit at your home within 14 days to ensure that you (the mother) and your baby are settling in comfortably.
    • Complimentary CranioSacral therapy (see more) for your baby(s) at postpartum visit
    • Ginger offers discounted prenatal massage services to all of her Doula clients “Prior” to birth to allow her to understand your comfort level, to ease your muscles, and introduce a familiar touch with you and your baby (a babies) as you prepare for your birth journey. Massages “after” birth are given at a reduced fee within the first 3 weeks postpartum.

**Labor and Birth video and photos taken by my Doula Apprentice / Birth Photographer, at a small fee, to capture all of your special moments and baby’s first hour of life with you. For more information, please inquire during your phone consultation. “Like” on Facebook: Kaila T Photography

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Fall Season Relaxation Massage For You!

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It’s Fall Season and the weather is getting colder.  Cold and Flu season is just around the corner.   Schedule your Therapeutic Massage today using pure essential oils for health and relaxation!  Choose from:

(1) PUMPKIN SPICE:  Wild Orange, OnGuard (with Cinnamon), Ginger, and Cardamo
(2) IMMUNE BOOSTER:  Rosemary, Clove, Eucalyptus, OnGuard (with Cinnamon), and
Wild Orange.

                                                     SCHEDULE TODAY BY CALLING:  (321) 480-9986
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