Massage Therapy designed to help those in pain get better without the need for toxic Medications!
Meet Crystine Sandefer, Massage Therapist
Crystine’s mission with Massage Therapy is to facilitate the healing process for individuals dealing with chronic pain and her specific passion is help those in need get rid of their need for toxic medications.
Some of the proven benefits of Massage Therapy that help this process include:
- Decreases Anxiety
- Decreases Depression
- Reduces Blood Pressure
- Reduces Stress
- Helps with sleep
- Improves Circulation
Meet Tony Le Cara, Massage Therapist
Tony’s mission with Massage Therapy:
“If you have pain with movement, or feel stiffness that hampers your activities and performance, then I have the recipe through multiple techniques guaranteed to relax you and your muscles, that makes you move better, feel better, and live better.”
Our Massage Therapy focus is to enhance and facilitate your body’s own healing processes and to complement what we already do in Physical Therapy. We use many manual techniques including hands-on Massage Therapy for the benefits of the “Power of Touch” to provide a novel stimulation or neuromodulation to the nervous system. We then try to couple this with movement of the muscles (when appropriate) to help lock in the correct muscle use.
We use a variety of techniques that are individually tailored to your situation including traditional Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Therapy, and Neuromuscular Therapy among others. We do not provide “DEEP TISSUE” as it is shown to cause more negative effects than positive.
Our office uses our advantage of collaboration between our Massage Therapists and Physical Therapists to speed results!!
Package discounts are available for significant savings and you may share packages with family and friends!
Active Patients are eligible for significant savings, ask the front desk for details!
Our Massage Therapists: Tony LeCara (MT126005; MI3487), and Crystine Sandefer (MT130700).
Call Valeo Physical Therapy today for more information and to schedule an appointment! (832) 431-9908
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