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Ted Parker

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7 Years in Practice
 
Los Angeles, CA

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Good morning!

My name is Ted Parker and I am a world class massage therapist. I have just returned from 3 years abroad where I was practicing massage therapy in Siberia and on the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus.

I utilize a massage therapy treatment that  integrates the most efficient and effective massage techniques applied over myofascial meridian tension lines to restore (at least improve) postural and appendecular balance and function.

For goal oriented therapy sessions I have adopted a protocol favored in Russia that provides rapid and dramatic beneficial results like reduction in pain, increased strength and range of motion and delayed return of some symptoms. - my record is a client who reports that she was symptom free for 2 years.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Ted Parker, CMA, CMT CMTC
Bring me your aches and pains, poor posture, stiff joints and sore muscles for relief.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE MASTER


RELAX AND UNWIND
Escape your stress and aches and pains with a soothing massage treatment of your full body. This treatment is good to relieve daily stress, recent aches and body pains and improves your sense of well being. The areas treated are all of the functional muscle groups, skin, nervous system, lymphatic system and circulation.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Heal and rehabilitate problem chronic  tension patterns, old injuries and posture distortions. This treatment is effective for long term and recurring physical aches and pains, stiff, sore joints, injury recovery and exaggerated postural distortions. The areas treated are functional muscle groups, deep myofascial tension lines, joints of the extremities, skin, nervous system, lymphatic system and circulation.

SHIATSU/THAI COMBINATION

An intense exotic therapeutic treatment of the entire body. This treatment is good for otherwise physically fit individual. the entire body is treated while fully clothed with deep compression, lifting, pulling and stretching of the limbs and torso. This treatment is intense and the effects are long lasting.

HOT STONE

In combination with soothing massage, hot stones are placed on the major postural muscles of the back and on the limbs. the weight and deep penetrating heat of the stones solve most aches and pains, soak up stress, improve your sense of well being and provide for a profound relaxation experience. most people fall asleep during this mild treatment targeted at reduction and relief of stress and anxiety.

FAQ

Who should get a massage?
the short answer is everyone. the benefits of massage are universally recognized. the more massage you get, the better you feel. my ideal massage clients are those who have persistent aches n' pains, stress, anxiety and their doctor says there is nothing clinically wrong, and chiropractic care provides limited or temporary relief.

Who should NOT get a massage?
there are some physical and pathological conditions that contraindicate massage. some of these include:

What conditions are massage good for?


How often should I get a massage?
The more massage you get, the better you feel.
I recommend that everyone receive a massage at least once or twice a month to maintain a strong sense of well being.
For those people with physical problems associated with injury recovery, prolonged sitting, standing, driving or a sedentary lifestyle I recommend a course of therapy to start with, then maintenance treatments tapering off to once or twice a month.
If you have a good tolerance for massage therapy, daily treatments are advised for rapid and dramatic improvement.
If you find yourself sore after a treatment during a course of therapy,  then every other day is indicated until your tolerance improves.

What is a massage like?
When you arrive for your massage appointment you will be given a short questionnaire to fill out. This will help me to get an idea of your specific needs and areas of concern. Soft music and aroma therapy fragrance will greet as you are directed to a massage table that has been specially designed for massage comfort and function. Please disrobe and remove your jewelry in private, to your comfort level. lay face down and cover yourself with the top sheet and blanket provided. Your privacy and modesty will be respected at all times. I usually start at your head and work down to your feet, then I will ask you to turn over face up. Please slide down so your head is resting on the table rather than on the face cradle. While face up, I will work from your feet up and finish with your head. Please remember to breathe, relax and try not to help me by moving your limbs. I will gently move your limbs in order to relax complex joints, stretch muscles and assess your range of motion. Sometimes I  will ask you to resist some movement. This is another way to get muscles to relax and release called neuromuscular therapy. After your massage you will get dressed in private and be instructed to drink plenty of water. If you have any residual knots that are nagging you, please tell me, it is an easy fix to turn them off and takes only a couple of minutes. You should feel relatively better, lighter and taller.

What should I bring to a massage?
Please wear loose comfortable clothing if possible.
Bring the note from your doctor if you need one.
Bring any specialty oils or lineaments you would like me to use on you.
Bring payment for your session
Leave your pets at home.

What techniques and modalities do you use?
I use:
Swedish massage
efflurage
petrissage
tampotement
friction
compression
Neuromuscular therapy
reciprocal inhibition
pin and stretch
contract and release
Advanced Muscular Reconditioning
Trigger point Therapy
Passive Stretching
Positional Release
Hot Moist Packs
Hot Stone Therapy
Shiatsu
Thai Massage
Lymphatic Drainage
Myofacial Release

Do you massage children?
Yes! for children the sessions are shorter and abbreviated depending on the child's tolerance and patience. for infants, i would rather teach the parents to massage their baby as it is a powerful bonding experience.

Do you massage pregnant women?
I have in the past. I would prefer to refer pregnant clients to someone with specialized training. please call me for a referral.

Please call me or email me if you have any additional questions
818 640 3409
massagemasterted@yahoo.com

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