Hello and Welcome! I am an ABMP insured and MA Licensed Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner. I attended the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, CA where I completed over 1000 hours of theoretical and hands-on training in bodywork. At IPSB I specialized in Thai Medical Massage, although my training has allowed me to explore and realize my passion for bodywork through a variety of massage modalities. I have been seeing clients since 2010.
A session with me consists of integrative and customized therapy focused on restoration of the body and relaxation of the mind. Awareness is key. Techniques primarily range from Thai Massage (Table Style and Acupressure), Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, Deep Tissue Sculpting, Swedish Massage, Sensory Repatterning, and Sports Massage- although elements of Tui Na, CranioSacral Therapy BioMedical Model, Jin Shin Acutouch and general movement and meditation are commonly woven into a session.
I see clients from all walks of life and their reasons for coming in are as diverse as the paths they lead. The blends utilized in each session are unique and versatile- the benefits ranging from general relaxation to deactivation of painful trigger points, from relief of chronic pain to restoration of a healthy and full range of motion and everything in between.
Detailed Description of Modalities
I have found that employing the following primary techniques together as a unique, customized blend for each client has proven very beneficial and effective as a treatment for a variety of conditions. The implementation of which is determined by what I find and feel in the client’s body, in conjunction with the client’s preferences and situation.
As the client it is important that not only you communicate with me your ailments and discomforts, but that you also express your preferences and goals for the session.
Please consider bringing active-wear or yoga style clothes to your session if you would like elements of Thai Massage and/or Sensory Repatterning incorporated. If you have any questions please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.798.1708. I look forward to working with you. Thank you.
- Ramon Rodriguez LMT, HHP
Thai Medical Massage (Table Thai) and Thai Acupressure
This work involves a series of gentle rocking, yogic stretches, and rhythmic compressions along energy lines; techniques specific for treatment of chronic conditions such as low pack pain, tightness in the lower body, reduced range of motion in the shoulder girdle and other types of physical and psychological problems. In order to effectively blend Thai Massage in with other techniques and modalities, it has been adapted to the massage table instead of the ground where it is more traditionally practiced. Thai Acupressure consists of targeted, specific work along designated points in the body that have been found to help reduce pain and restore functionality during both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, such as a stiff neck, pain in the lumbar region, pain at the ankle, pain at the shoulder or in-between the shoulder blades, etc.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system maintains homeostatic balance, NMT aims to deactivate trigger points in the body (trigger points and “knots” often inhabit the same space) through specific and targeted soft tissue manipulations in order to restore functionality and eliminate pain specifically during chronic and sub-acute conditions.
Utilizes the techniques of Undulations and Slow Motion to facilitate change in the client’s body through their unique body rhythm. It uses gentle rocking motions and resilience to help encourage all the body’s cells to experience freedom of movement. Slow passive joint movement is also utilized to remind the body of the full potential range of motion. Working through the parasympathetic nervous system, the practitioner communicates to it a quality of feeling that elicits response in the tissue, resulting in a deeply relaxing and physically opening experience for the client.
Circulatory or Swedish Massage
Facilitates greater health by increasing blood and lymph flow, aiding digestion, promoting general relaxation and giving the client a deeper awareness of their own bodies. It can also help alleviate soreness after intense workouts. It is the most common form of bodywork/massage and is applied with oil or lotion through strokes varying from broad and sweeping to specific and isolated, as well as from slow and deep to light and swift.
Deep Tissue Sculpting
Using a series of deep compressions, pressure is slowly increased as the muscle tissue relaxes and invites the therapist’s hands deeper into the tissue. This work can help release chronic pain and muscle tension. Unlike a deeper circulatory massage, which encompasses the entire body, Deep Tissue Sculpting sessions target only one or two areas of the body for which the client asks to have addressed. This work is performed directly on the skin without the use of oil or lotion.