My name is Michael Brooks and I started my Massage Therapy journey in January 2021. I enrolled in the Massage Therapy program at Chattanooga State. I was compelled to This career due to my love for helping people and interest in holistic and alternative medicine. Shortly after enrolling, I met a Massage Therapist with over 25 years of experience and a master practitioner of myofascial release who has mentored and trained with an additional 200 hours plus my regular 700 hours of regular school training. I have continuing education “the facial pelvis” a John F. Barnes Seminar and multiple other trainings and certifications.
Massage therapy is one of the oldest therapies that is still utilized today. It has been considered a scared system of natural healing. It has been passed down through generations to relieve pain and prevent and cure illnesses.
Today, and especially in America, massage has been known as a relaxing and superficial luxury. Most Massage Therapists provide strictly relaxation massage. Most schools do not teach a true deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy.
Massage is a therapy not just for relaxation but as history has shown, it is for curative and the preventive place for most people. Massage therapy should not be a luxury for the privileged, but a well accessible tool for every human being.
Common conditions Massage therapy can benefit are:
Myofascial Release is a specialized therapy that focuses on the interconnected webbing of the body, know as the fascial system. This webbing connects to all muscles and most organs. The pain caused by facial system restrictions is often mistaken for joint pain, muscle pain, range of motion, and structural and postural issues. When myofascial release is applied, the therapist uses slow but tissue engaging hand holds to spread back out the fascial system and any restrictions that lie within it. The fascial system is widely overlooked in the medical community and is extremely relevant in correcting and maintaining a person’s overall wellbeing. MFR is a well-established way of manipulating this webbing structure of the body. It is generally pain free and the results can be long lasting and often permanent
-Sports and Rehab
-Alternative medical solutions
Skin care is a vital part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Getting facials and other esthetic services can help you clear up any blemishes or wrinkles, and our amazing esthetician can help you find a self care routine to keep your skin looking clear and revitalized!