Matty Termotto specializes in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy (Neuromuscular therapy), Swedish & Sports Massage. She treats clients for muscular tension due to stress, for pain reduction, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, whiplash, repetitive motion pain, and arthritis and other muscular and soft tissue discomfort. Her association with friends in the athletic community at Cornell University helped her to cultivate her skills in treating athletes. She now serves the needs of many athletes and coaches in a variety of sports including running, biking, basketball, rowing, football & racket sports.
Modalities or Massage Techniques
Many different kinds of modalities are used in an integrated approach to facilitate balance:
What is a Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic Massage is bodywork administered by a licensed massage therapist. Using touch, the therapist is able to relieve sore muscles, ease tension and reduce stress. Other benefits include improving circulation, aiding digestion and assisting the immune system.
Do I have to take off my clothes?
No, it is not necessary to remove your clothing to receive therapeutic massage. Many people find bodywork to be most effective when contact is made with their skin. For those people, it is recommended that you remove whatever clothing you're comfortable with. State laws
require massage therapists to employ proper draping techniques for the comfort of their clients during massage. Your privacy and modesty will be honored at all times.
How can I benefit from Therapeutic Massage?
In today's high stress world, more people are turning to massage as a means of achieving relaxation and coping with stress. Massage therapy can work out the knots of contracted muscles, increase blood circulation and stimulate lymphatic flow that fights infections in the body. It can also reduce chronic pain in joints and soft tissue (tendons, ligaments and muscles) resulting from injuries or surgery. Sufferers of fibromyalgia agree that nothing is as effective as massage to ease the achiness, stimulate and restore vitality. Sports Massage can help prepare an athlete for a sports event by stretching and warming up the muscle tissue. Post event massage helps to flush toxins and lactic acid from muscle bellies accelerating recovery. Pregnant women find immense relief from the pressure and strain particularly in their 2nd & 3rd trimesters. Infant massage has proven to be a highly effective therapy for colic.
How Does Massage Assist the Chiropractic Treatment I'm Receiving?
Most people who receive massage therapy, find it easier to relax when receiving their adjustments. And Chiropractors will tell you that the two therapies work well together. While most chiropractic adjustments focus on hard tissues, joints and nerves, massage therapy addresses the body's soft tissue i.e.: muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. Adjustment and manipulation of both hard and soft tissue are essential for a balanced body
Will it hurt me?
Most people find therapeutic massage so soothing and relaxing, they want to fall asleep. Others find it stimulating and invigorating. Still others encourage the therapist to work deeply to release stubborn contractions that inhabit their range of motion or cause chronic pain. They are willing to endure strong periodic sensations to achieve the ultimate release. Throughout the session, the therapist communicates regularly to remain mindful of where a client's pain threshold is and avoids crossing it.
Is massage covered by insurance?
Some insurance policies do provide coverage for therapeutic massage. If you have been involved in a car accident, massage therapy is covered by No Fault insurance in New York State with a Doctor's prescription. You may want to call your carrier to check on the extent of your coverage. People who have Medical Savings Accounts can use their funds for Massage Therapy.