Deep Tissue Massage|Myrtle Beach|

Deep Tissue Massage|Myrtle Beach

Want to experience one of the best massage therapists in Myrtle Beach? Give me a call to book your appointment today! I am highly trained in many forms of massage and body treatments,and have worked for several years in 5 Star resort spas. My client reviews are evident of my skill and knowledge in body work,and I ask you to read for yourself what some of them have said.
I know how difficult it is to find a therapist that is well versed in both relaxation techniques as well as therapeutic massage for injury and pain,and I implore you to book with me if you are truly seeking a world class therapist.
I do specialize in Deep Tissue massage techniques,and have developed my own style of corrective and preventive therapy. I am also trained in lomi lomi massage, a Hawaiian form of massage,that is both relaxing and stress relieving,as well as beneficial to the lymphatic system. I offer a no mess body scrub add on to any massage service,in which I use exfoliating gloves and rare Argan oil for a renewed skin glow and softness,seamlessly transitioning into the massage session.
Again, I implore you to book with me if you are seeking one of the best Deep Tissue Massage sessions in Myrtle Beach.(843-492-1764) I conveniently travel to my clients location with a very comfortable massage table,fresh linens,and all products used for the massage. I look forward to helping you heal! Michael Champagne LMT
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Sports Massage – Myrtle Beach Baseball –

Sports Massage – Myrtle Beach Baseball
The Ripken Youth Baseball tournament has been heating up all week here in Myrtle Beach,with players and teams traveling from all over the U.S to compete in this great championship event.Unfortunately with any sport,injuries occur that can disable a player and team and cost them a win. I have had the opportunity to meet some of these great youth players and their parents this past week,but not under the greatest of circumstances.
“I can’t promise miracles”,as I told one concerned parent, but I did my best on a star pitcher from North Carolina, and got him back in the game. I do a combination of sports massage and stretching,and acupressure to release contracted areas of muscles and pinched nerves. There are very few spas in Myrtle Beach that will travel to their clients,which is why my services are unique. I travel to wherever my clients are,equipped with a top of the line massage table,fresh linens,and an assortment of products that I use depending on the type of massage modality.

If you are looking for a professional,convenient,and affordable therapeutic massage service in Myrtle Beach,S.C,give Michaels Massage a call and schedule an appointment with me!
Michael Champagne – LMT

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Massage Services |Michaels Massage

Massage Services | Michaels Massage
Myrtle Beach,SC
Affordable,professional,and convenient mobile spa services

Michaels Massage in Myrtle Beach,SC. Give me a call to bring the Spa to you!
I offer a wide variety of massage techniques as well as body treatments.
All one hour and one and a half hour massage sessions are a set price whether it is deep tissue,lymphatic, lomi lomi, neuromuscular work, or just a stress relieving Swedish massage. Each session is catered to the individual client, as some areas may need deep tissue therapy, while the remainder of the body just needs to relax. I am trained in many different techniques, and tend to culminate a variety of modalities during a session. A deep tissue session would definitely have some lymphatic work involved, as blood and lymph fluid movement are vital in recovering from strained muscles. I may even add some light Thai stretching as well into a deep tissue session,as the synovial fluid in our joints need a great amount of daily movement to stave off stiffness of the joints.

Massage in Myrtle Beach is only a phone call away! I conveniently travel to my clients to enjoy an amazing spa experience right in the comfort of your own home or vacation getaway! I travel with a very comfortable, and top of the line Oak works massage table, fresh linens, and all products needed for your customized massage session. Whether you need a therapeutic Deep tissue massage, recovering from a sports injury, or simply want to relax and destress

I now offer during the summer months an Aloe Vera massage treatment for sun burned and sun damaged skin, and as always my affordable add-on no mess body scrubs that can be combined with a massage session.

All massage sessions 70$ per hour/100$ per 1.5 hours.
Or one hour massage/30 min body scrub combo 100$

Massage inMyrtle Beach,SC

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Myrtle Beach Massage-Michaels Massage™

Myrtle Beach Massage-Michaels Massage™

Visiting Myrtle Beach and looking for a pampering spa treatment or fantastic massage?
Call Michaels Massage™ – Myrtle Beach Massage , and have your spa treatment brought to you!
Convenient,affordable,professional massage and spa services in the comfort of your own home or vacation destination. Michael Champagne, owner of Michaels Massage™ – Myrtle Beach Massage, is a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist with years of experience in 5 star resort spas.Trained in many styles of massage and body treatments, Michaels Massage offers therapeutic massage, no mess body scrubs,detoxifying mud wraps, and for sun damaged and sunburned skin until the end of summer an Aloe Vera Massage to cool and soothe the pain from overexposure of the sun. Give Michael a call to book your appointment,and be sure to visit Michaels Massage™ webpage to read more on the experience and services offered. 843-492-1764
Michaels Massage™ – Myrtle Beach Massage.

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Aloe Massage Treatment – Sunburned in Myrtle Beach

Aloe Massage Treatment – Sunburned in Myrtle Beach

Aloe Vera massage treatment-Myrtle Beach

Michaels Massage™ – Myrtle Beach Massage – Mobile Massage & Spa services.
Now through the summer months I am offering an Aloe Vera Massage for sun burned and sun damaged skin. Aloe is rich in vitamins,minerals,and essential amino acids that replenish the skin as well as a cooling and soothing agent for pain related to overexposure from the sun. I combine equal parts pure Aloe Vera gel with clients choice of unscented cocoa body butter or Almond body butter for a skin nourishing and pain relieving swedish massage. I am a mobile massage company and conveniently travel to my clients vacation spot or home. Expertly trained, Nationally board certified, and years of experience in 5 Star resort spas, I now offer an affordable massage and spa service to Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas.Give me a call at 843-492-1764 to book your massage of choice or other body treatments starting at 70$ per hour service.
My Aloe Vera massage treatment is 80$ per hour, or 110$ per 90 minutes.

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Michaels Massage™ – Detoxifying Mud Wraps

An interesting article on the benefits of mud wraps. I now offer detoxifying mud wraps as an added spa treatment to my mobile massage company.I am trained in International treatments and conveniently bring the spa to your vacation destination.

Are you looking for an all-natural way to enhance and moisten your skin? Want to decrease excess water weight from your body in a matter of hours? Then a body wrap might be exactly what you are looking for.

Body wraps are designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin by helping to rid the body of excess fluids and toxins. The benefits of body wraps may include body contouring, detoxification, boosting of the lymphatic system and metabolism, temporary inch loss, skin tightening, and skin softening.
How Are Body Wraps Performed?

People undergoing body wrap treatments typically have their torso, legs, arms, and neck wrapped with elastic cloths (either dry when wrapped or pre-soaked with body wrap mixture). The elastic cloths absorb and help remove excess body fluids and toxins. The cloths are wrapped snugly (though not too tightly), creating a thermal blanket that promotes sweating and aids in the shedding of unnecessary interstitial fluid (fluid located between the small spaces of body tissues).
The Benefits of Body Wraps

Body wraps are all-natural, most often containing a mixture of herbs and minerals designed to beautify the skin. Essential oils and sea salts may also be used in daily spa body wrap treatments, helping to tone and soften the skin while helping to rid you of those unwanted inches. Results sometimes may be realized immediately. But toxins and interstitial fluids eventually re-accumulate, so regular body wraps may provide better long-term benefits.

Here is a summary of what you can expect from a body wrap:

Body scrubs may use salts and other natural ingredients to exfoliate and detoxify the skin.
Body wraps use detoxifying organic materials such as mud or aloe vera to draw toxins from the body and soften skin.
Most body scrubs use a blend of oils with fine and coarse grains, and are followed with the application of emollient lotions to further soften skin.
Skin will feel soft and fine lines will lessen after just one treatment.
Such deeply relaxing treatments are shown to decrease stress, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Since the skin is our largest organ, detoxification can have profound effects on our health and sense of well-being.

Body Wrap Cost

Body wraps typically cost between $100 and $300 (depending on your location) at most day spas. Body wraps are often performed as part of a larger body treatment that may include aromatherapy, mud baths, hot tubs, and saunas. Day spa body wraps can be less expensive when performed in conjunction with other body treatments or day spa therapies that may include facials, massages, or waxing.

Bring the spa to your vacation getaway! Michaels Massage™ – Myrtle Beach Massage & Spa services. A Mobile Massage & Spa company offering therapeutic massage,body scrubs, and detoxifying mud wraps.

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Axillary Nerve Damage Symptoms – Michaels Massage

Axillary Nerve Damage Symptoms | LIVESTRONG.COM.

The axillary nerve innervates the deltoid muscles in the shoulder and is located in the armpit, or axilla. This nerve can be damaged in patients who have a fractured upper arm bone, a cast or splint on the upper arm, improperly use crutches, have disorders of the nervous system or a shoulder dislocation. These conditions can cause the nerve to be damaged or entrapped, which can lead to the symptoms associated with axillary nerve damage.

Patients with damage to their axillary nerve often complain of a decrease in sensation on the outer part of the affected shoulder, reports The New York Times Health Guide. The axillary nerve supplies the touch receptors in the skin of the outer shoulder. If the nerve becomes damaged, the patient will be unable to feel any sensation in that area. Shoulder numbness is a very common symptom in axillary nerve damage, and can be very distressing to the patient.
Shoulder Weakness

Shoulder weakness is one of the more common signs of axillary nerve damage. The axillary nerve controls the deltoid muscles of the shoulder. Without this innervation, the deltoids become slack and lose strength. Patients will notice a decrease in shoulder muscle strength. If the axillary nerve damage is not treated, the muscle on the affected shoulder will start to lose muscle mass and become smaller.
Difficulty Lifting Objects

The muscles in the shoulder participate in the lifting of objects. Axillary nerve damage makes using the affected shoulder to lift heavy objects very difficult, according to Medline Plus. Since the nerve is unable to communicate properly with the muscles of the shoulder, patients will start to notice that lifting heavy objects is noticeably harder than prior to the axillary nerve damage. The damage can be so severe that patients will be unable to lift objects that they once were able to lift easily.
Inability to Lift the Arm Above the Head

The deltoid muscles enable the patient to raise her arms over the head. Patients suffering from axillary nerve damage cannot perform this simple movement because the deltoid muscle is unable to function properly without the innervation from the axillary nerve. A patient will notice stiffness, weakness and possibly pain when she attempts to raise her hand above her head. This is a common symptom of damage to the axillary nerve.

The New York Times Health Guide: Axillary Nerve Dysfunction Axillary Nerve Dysfunction
Medline Plus: Axillary Nerve Dysfunction

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Massage can greatly increase the circulation and blood flow in areas where nerve damage and muscle damage are incurred. Feel free to contact me for a consultation and to book a massage appointment in Myrtle Beach to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with the discomfort you may be needlessly enduring.

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Dupuytren’s contracture – Michaels Massage

Dupuytren’s contracture – Michaels Massage

I have treated a lot of different muscular problems in my practice, but seldom do I get achance to work on someone with Dupuytren’s contracture. Although the ultimate repair for this condition is surgery, massage therapy can be beneficial to relieve some inflammation and swelling until corrective medical procedures are initiated.

I have found a great article on Dupuytren’s syndrome from the mayo clinic blogs that I would like to share,I hope you all find it as interesting as I have.

Dupuytren’s Contracture
Dupuytren’s (du-pwe-TRANZ) contracture is a hand deformity that usually develops slowly, over decades. Dupuytren’s contracture affects the connective tissue under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin — eventually forming a thick cord that can pull one or more of your fingers into a bent position.

Once this occurs, the fingers affected by Dupuytren’s contracture can’t be straightened completely, which can complicate everyday activities such as placing your hands in your pockets, putting on gloves or shaking hands.

Dupuytren’s contracture most commonly affects the ring finger and pinky, and occurs most often in older men of Northern European descent. A number of treatments are available to slow the progression of Dupuytren’s contracture and relieve symptoms.

Dupuytren’s contracture typically progresses slowly, over several years. Occasionally it can develop over weeks or months. In some people it progresses steadily, and in others it may start and stop.

Early symptoms
Dupuytren’s contracture usually begins as a thickening of the skin on the palm of your hand. As Dupuytren’s contracture progresses, the skin on the palm of your hand may appear puckered or dimpled. A firm lump of tissue may form on your palm. This lump may be sensitive to the touch but usually isn’t painful.

Later symptoms
In later stages of Dupuytren’s contracture, cords of tissue form under the skin on your palm and may extend up to your fingers. As these cords tighten, your fingers may be pulled toward your palm, sometimes severely.

The ring finger and pinky are most commonly affected, though the middle finger also may be involved. Only rarely are the thumb and index finger affected. Dupuytren’s contracture can occur in both hands, though one hand is usually affected more severely than the other.

Doctors don’t know what causes Dupuytren’s contracture. Some researchers have speculated that it may be associated with an autoimmune reaction, where a person’s immune system attacks its own body tissues. Dupuytren’s often occurs in concert with conditions that cause contractures in other parts of the body, such as the feet (Ledderhose disease) or penis (Peyronie’s disease).

Risk Factors
A number of factors are believed to increase your risk of the disease, including:

Age. Dupuytren’s contracture occurs most commonly after the age of 50.
Sex. Men are more likely to develop Dupuytren’s and to have more severe contractures than are women.
Ancestry. People of Northern European descent are at higher risk of the disease.
Family history. Dupuytren’s contracture often runs in families.
Tobacco and alcohol use. Smoking is associated with an increased risk of Dupuytren’s contracture, perhaps because of microscopic changes within blood vessels caused by smoking. Alcohol intake also is associated with Dupuytren’s.
Diabetes. People with diabetes are reported to have an increased risk of Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dupuytren’s contracture can make it difficult to perform certain functions using your hand. Since the thumb and index finger aren’t usually affected, many people don’t experience much inconvenience or disability with fine activities such as writing. But as Dupuytren’s contracture progresses, it can limit your ability to fully open your hand and make it difficult to grasp large objects or to get your hand into narrow places.

Preparing for your appointment
While you may initially bring your symptoms to the attention of your family doctor, he or she may refer you to an orthopedic surgeon.

What you can do
Before your appointment, you may want to write a list that answers the following questions:

When did your symptoms begin?
Have they been getting worse?
Does anything make them better or worse?
How does the contracture interfere with your day-to-day tasks?

What to expect from your doctor
During the physical exam, your doctor will visually inspect your hands closely, comparing them to each other and checking for any puckering on the skin of your palms. He or she will also press on different parts of your hands and fingers to check for toughened knots or bands of tissue.

Tests and diagnosis

A simple maneuver, called the tabletop test, can determine if you have a contracture in your hand. If you can lay your hand, palm down, flat on a tabletop, you don’t have a contracture.

In most cases, though, doctors can diagnose Dupuytren’s contracture simply by looking at and feeling your hands. Other diagnostic tests are rarely necessary.

Treatment and drugs
If the disease progresses slowly, causes no pain and has little impact on your ability to use your hands for everyday tasks, you may not need treatment. Instead, you may choose to wait and see if Dupuytren’s contracture progresses.

Treatment involves removing or breaking apart the cords that are pulling your fingers in toward your palm. This can be done in several different ways. The choice of procedure depends on the severity of your symptoms and any other health problems you may have.

This technique uses a needle, inserted through your skin, to puncture and “break” the cord of tissue that’s contracting a finger. Contractures often recur but the procedure can be repeated. Some doctors now use ultrasound to guide the needle. This might reduce the chance of accidental injury to nerves or tendons.

The main advantages of the needling technique are that there is no incision, it can be done on several fingers at the same time, and usually very little physical therapy is needed afterward. The main disadvantage is that it cannot be used in some locations in the finger, because it could damage a nerve.

Enzyme injections
The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved injections of an enzyme, collagenase clostridium histolyticum (Xiaflex) for the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. The enzyme in this drug softens and weakens the taut cord in your palm. The day after the injection, your doctor will manipulate your hand in an attempt to break the cord and straighten your fingers.

In many ways, this is similar to the needling technique, except that the manipulation happens the next day, instead of during the injection procedure. The advantages and disadvantages of the enzyme injection are similar to needling, except that the enzyme injection may be more painful initially. Currently, enzyme injections can be used on only one joint at a time and treatments must be spaced at least a month apart.

Another option is to surgically remove the tissue in your palm affected by the disease. This may be challenging because it’s difficult to identify tissue in very early stages of the disease. Diseased tissue may also attach to the skin, making it difficult to remove and increasing the chances of recurrence.

The main advantage to surgery is that it results in a more complete joint release than that provided by the needle or enzyme methods. The main disadvantages are that physical therapy is usually needed after surgery, and the recovery time can be longer.

In some severe cases, surgeons remove all the tissue likely to be affected by Dupuytren’s contracture, including the attached skin. In these cases a skin graft will be needed to cover the open wound. This surgery is the most invasive option and has the longest recovery time. People usually require months of intensive physical therapy afterward.

Lifestyle and home remedies
If you have mild Dupuytren’s contracture, you may want to:

Stretch your fingers. Gently bend your fingers backward from your palm. One way to do this is to place your fingers on the edge of a table, palm down, and then lift the palm upward gradually as you keep your fingers flat on the table.
Use massage and heat. Before stretching, warm up your hands with a microwavable heat pack and then massage your palms with lanolin cream.
Protect your hands. Avoid a tight grip on tools by building up the handles with pipe insulation or cushion tape. Use gloves with heavy padding during heavy grasping tasks.

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If you or someone you know has dupuytren’s and have yet to receive corrective surgery, give massage therapy a try to relieve some of the symptoms, but be sure to take your time searching for a good therapist…. keep in mind the nicest day spas does not mean the best therapists are employed there.Call around for independent therapists that are well trained in deep tissue and myofacial release techniques.
If ever in Myrtle Beach give me a call to experience the best therapeutic massage you will encounter! Michaels Massage™ – Myrtle Beach massage and spa service!

Dupuytren’s contracture – Michaels Massage

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Michaels Massage™ in Myrtle Beach,SC. Expert in Deep tissue massage,Swedish massage,Lomi Lomi massage,sports massage, and no mess body scrubs using Argan oil & exfoliation gloves.
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Michaels Massage in Myrtle Beach

Whether you are a local or visiting the Myrtle Beach area, treat yourself to an affordable and convenient method to alternative health. Michaels Massage™ , Myrtle Beach massage, travels to your home or vacation getaway for one of The Best Massages you will ever experience. I travel from the north end of The Grand Strand to the far south for my clientele, from Little River to Garden City. With very affordable rates and vast knowledge and experience with years in high end spas, I now offer a traveling massage and spa service that is difficult to contend with in price as well as expertise. Michaels Massage – Myrtle Beach Massage – Mobile Massage & Spa Service.

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