Studies continue to show numerous health and medical benefits from regular massage therapy under the hands of a trained, skilled professional. Adding this service is a natural fit for our patients, whether they are surgery, injectable, or skin care patients.
Vivian Alexatos is our staff massage therapist. She is a graduate of Cy-Fair College and licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Massage therapy goes beyond relaxing to improving circulation and releasing trouble areas caused by stress and tension, and it is truly beneficial for the mind, body, and soul.
Vivian has advanced training in all the of massages she offers, listed below.
Deep Tissue Massage
Targets the connective tissue using many techniques with calculated increased pressure to release chronic muscle tension and knots. Usually an hour long, this massage is $75 per hour.
Therapeutic / Relaxation Massage
This is the most popular massage performed in the U.S. It warms and works muscle tissue, easing tenion and promoting relaxation. Ususally an hour long, though some patients add time to that, this massage is $69 per hour.
Hot Stone Massage
Water-treated and heated stones are used to allow for easier deep tissue manipulations. This massage promotes relaxation, alleviates stress, relieves pain, improves circulation, and calms the psyche. Has shown benefit for patients with muscular aches and pains, arthritis, fibromylagia, circulatory issues, and insomnia. Priced by the hour, regularly at $80.
A soft tissue massage therapy. Fascia is a soft part of the connective tissue that supports and protects muscles. Myofascial release targets these areas that may become restricted due to overuse, trauma, inactivity, or other conditions. It helps to relieve pain and motion restriction by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, and helping stretch the treated area(s).
A gentle massage that aims to promote natural drainage from the body's lymphatic system from muscular tissue. A controlled, specific amount of pressure is used in rhythmic circular patterns to reach this result. Lymphatic massage is beneficial to surgery patients and can expedite healing time, help prevent hematomas, and help limit bruising and swelling. This massage is priced per minute at $1.50 per minute. Time is determined by desired results in a conversation between the patient and the massage therapist. For surgery patients, it has been recommended to have a total of five massages as follows: one prior to surgery, two massages the week following surgery, and two the next week - with each massage at a 20-minute duration.
If deciding which massage may best benefit you, Vivian can share the differences and suggest one based on what you're looking to treat. Aromatherapy is $10 extra.
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To learn more about massage therapy and find out what it can do for you, or if you have interest in skin care, cosmetic injectables, cosmetic surgery procedures, or other treatments in the Houston metro area, please call us at (281) 894-9990 or email us with your name, phone number, and area of interest, so we may contact you.
At Winds of Change, you will receive the special, individualized care that you deserve. We strive to exceed expectations beyond patient satisfaction. Please let us know what we may do for you.