Massage is the working of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure - structured or unstructured, stationary or moving - tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Tissues to be targeted may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, and forearm.
Virginia Sportsmedicine Institute recognizes the many benefits of massage therapy. We are pleased to announce that Barbara Raizen, a licensed Massage Therapist, will be providing services in our office**. Barbara has been practicing body and energy work for over a decade and received advanced training at Applied Kinesthetic Massage School in Herndon, Virginia in 2001.
She is certified in infant massage and has 4 children of her own. She has been a healthcare worker for 29 years, and has been active in mitigating tempomandibular joint (TMJ) disease issues for ten years, and enjoys serving clients of all ages and physical capabilities.
She has also been a serious athlete in various disciplines, including long distance running, tennis, biking and classical dance and has overcome many injuries of her own. Barbara believes in keeping an open line of communication between herself, the clients, and other health care providers in order to better serve the health needs of her clients.
Barbara is trained in several different types of massage (shown below) that are used to treat a variety of conditions:
On each visit she will sit down with you to discuss any problem areas or concerns you wish addressed. Massage is helpful for many acute and chronic problems such as:
|Headaches Whiplash Stress Overuse injury- Tendonitis Thoracic Outlet Syndrome||Pre & Post-Operative Pain Relief Back and Neck Pain Sprains and Strains|
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 703-525-5542 ext. 200
**Barbara is an independent contractor. Massage is performed by a licensed massage therapist and is not covered under your medical insurance.
"It was the best massage my husband said he ever had" -Megan
"I felt like the massage was magical" -Patricia
"I think you understand my body and we are on the same page" -Gina