What is swe-thai massage therapy and what are the benefits?
Swe-thai massage therapy is a wonderful combination therapy for stress relief and relaxation, blending the relaxing strokes of Swedish massage with the stretching techniques of traditional Thai massage. Although the entire body is massaged, this treatment is superb for neck and back pain, areas where most people carry stress and are often primary areas of concern.
What to expect
The swed-thai massage therapy session will usually require 80-minutes for the treatment itself. You will disrobe and lie face down on the table with linens to cover you. Oil or lotion will be used and much of the time will be spent on your back and neck areas. At times, your therapist may get up on the table and position themselves above you, using their arms and legs to manipulate your muscles. This positioning adds to the level of power they are able deliver to provide deeper impact and more accurate stretching.
Your massage therapist will talk to you regarding the amount of pressure being used and your comfort level - be sure to let them know if the pressure or stretch is too much.
The swe-thai massage session will relieve stress and anxiety, leaving your back and neck free of tension you may not have even realized you had.
After the massage be sure to drink plenty of water; this will aid in flushing toxins from your system that were released during the massage. Avoid alcoholic beverages and other toxins that have the tendency to rush through your bloodstream and back into your muscles.
Please talk with your massage therapist to see if Swe-Thai Massage would be beneficial for you.
Monday - Saturday
10:00 am to 8:00 pm
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Bill Neckman, the Neuromuscular Massage Therapist in residence at Rio Vista Wellness Center, is superb. I've had hundreds of massages in my life from many highly regarded therapists. What Bill does goes far beyond traditional massages he can actually fix what ails you. For example, I had some very uncomfortable tightness on the left side of my chest. I'd been to several doctors, thinking that I might in fact be having a heart issue. They couldn't find anything, but it was very uncomfortable, and had been with me for years. During a session with Bill, I described the issue. He did some very deep work that lasted about 10 minutes, and the pain is now gone. I've never met anyone that knows the body, how it moves, and how to fix things like Bill. I can't recommend him highly enough. The only thing I would say, is that if you want a relaxing massage, go to a Spa, but if you have a musculoskeletal issue that you need help with, see Bill.
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In July of 2009, I was doing heavy barbell curls in the gym when I felt a sharp pain in the left side of my neck. In the days and weeks that followed, the pain moved from the left side to the right side. It went from sharp to dull. But it never went away. From that day forward, I spent more than 9 months looking for a massage therapist who did neuromuscular re-education ---- which is basically massage therapy on steroids. Unable to find anyone who did NMR, I went from one massage therapist to another. To put it mildly, it was painfully obvious that none of them knew what they were doing. You see, it wasn't just my neck. It was my neck, my back, my hips, legs-- all the damage I'd done to my body over years of playing rugby, being greedy in the weight room, and now working 12+ hour days as a lawyer. But in spite of all this, some massage therapists would spend 50 minutes working on my back and then tell me how everything seemed great. But I knew everything wasn't great. I knew that I had done lots of damage to my body and needed someone who could fix all of this. Really, someone who could heal me. Through good fortune or serendipity, I found Bill. And from day 1, I knew this guy was the real deal. I'll put it this way: As far as I know, there are only 2 people in the country who are true masters of NMR. Bill is one of them. This guy has saved me from finding myself in a wheelchair at age 50.
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Blown away! Myofascia release is an amazing modality of pain relief/healing! I wasn’t sure what to expect, really, I made the appointment for my boyfriend's chronic back pain from failed herniated disk surgery, but I had to try it as well. It is by no way typical massage, but rather targeted therapeutic pressure, and motion with some massaging. I imagine treatment varies by individual. If during a “regular” massage they hit the spot, but then keep moving, and you wish they’d just stay on that spot, you will LOVE this myofascial massage/release. A completely transformative experience, really. My BF left in the least pain he’s felt in YEARS and was asleep(not in a fetal position) 30 minutes after getting home. My neck and shoulders (typically bothersome from a car accident coupled with stress) feel better than I can remember in years. In addition to his unique talent in targeting pain, Bill is an interesting man who really seems to take pride in his work and seeing the outcome of total bliss on your face when he is done. He’s also located in a cool old historic building, beautifully renovated inside and super clean. Parking was close, easy & free, first-floor office. We drove from Coral Springs to SE FTL, and it was worth the effort. If you have chronic or targeted pain that has been difficult or impossible to treat with meds or surgery, make an appointment. It’s a unique experience probably unlike any other you’ve had prior. Thanks, Bill!
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