Massage therapists

Thomas Thompson  kikiphut@gmail.com  405 255 8757

 

Thomas has practiced some modality of body work at the Ashtanga Yoga Studio since the doors opened on Tonhawa street. Below describes the modalities he currently practices:

Applied Kinesiology & Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Applied Kinesiology (AK) was synthesized by George Goodheart over a lifetime of clinical observations. Later forerunners of his work, Walter Schmitt and Kerry McCord brought together a system from Applied Kinesiology called Quintessential Applications(QA). QA is “a physiologically base, basic science driven, neurological hierarchy for the ordered application of clinical procedures and techniques.”

A person’s symptom is usually wrapped in layers of structural mal-alignments and compensations. Range of motion (ROM), both passive and active assessment are taken into consideration and weighed for the biggest discrepancy. The biggest discrepancy in range of motion is then tested with manual muscle testing (MMT) and treated with muscle spindle techniques, contract relax stretching, origin insertion palpation and other applicable techniques. The practitioner re-evaluates the ROM discrepancy intermittently throughout the session to monitor for more symmetry and usually a fairly sharp decline in symptoms.

AK/QA can address a whole array of issues too long to count. We are complex beings that are very good at creating successful adaptations, however sometimes these adaptations come at a considerable cost to our system and AK/QA offers a lot in the way at addressing these issues.

Awareness Through Movement(ATM) came of of the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, a scientist with ceaseless curiosity and an interest in all things movement oriented. It is movement specialization that re-organizes a person to have better overall organization in movement through being presented with movement puzzles, of sorts.

ATM can be taught on an individual basis or in small groups depending upon the complexity of the lesson.

Questions: contact Thomas directly by phone or text 405.255.8758

Pricing:

60-75 minute session: $75

Thomas Thompson received a certification in Muscle Activation Techniques in 2008, however, is not currently renewing his certification and pursuing a QA certification instead which entails more than this page can hold and more than you care to read. He has consulted with Oklahoma University and a number of sports teams and currently works in a private practice in Oklahoma City and his home of Norman, Oklahoma.

He was also authorized to teach Awareness Through Movement in 2011 and has taught ATM since 2008 in ATM format, yoga classes and in group fitness. He also teaches in the Theatre department at Oklahoma City University in the spring semester.

Thomas also teaches yoga and has taught continually since 1997. You might see a lot of Feldenkrais and techniques derived from Applied Kinesiology in his blend of yoga. He’s always exploring something new.

Reina Maria

Reina Maria

405 294 2264 reinamariamt@gmail.com

Reina is a cretified massage therapist and has been practicing massage and bodywork for over 14 years. By appointment only.

Healing with my hands is my calling and passion.  I have been practicing massage therapy, and teaching Pilates, Yoga, and dance classes since 2002. My healing practice is my heart, I am so thankful to do this work. “For Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” -Matthew 6:21 

 

The services that I offer-

 

Swedish Massage- Involves soft, long, light strokes on the topmost layers of muscles to help relieve muscle tension. Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing.

 

Deep Tissue- Similar to Swedish massage but the deeper pressure is more beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension.  the focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints.)

 

Thai Massage- Yoga like stretching to relax the whole body on a deeper level.  Thai massage can improve posture, breathing, flexibility, digestion and circulation.  Muscles are stretched, inner organs toned, and emotional and nervous tension is reduced.  Often a deep sense of peace can be experienced during and after a treatment.

 

Body Wraps- Several health benefits come with a body wrap treatment.  Not only do wraps

remove excess water weight but they help eliminate toxins.  With just the right combination of herbs, essential oils, mud and aloe vera, your body will naturally detox itself through your skin’s pores.

 

Reiki- A Japanese Hands on healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.  If one’s “life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being healthy and happy.

 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.”-Matthew 11:28

 

 

 

 

Laura Erickson, B.A.
    Nationally Certified Massage Therapist; 200 Hour RYT
 
Massage Info:
- Ashiatsu
- Ashi-Thai
- Thai-Yoga Massage
- Deep Tissue
- Swedish
- Prenatal

*To schedule an appointment: 405-615-4204