Medical Massage Therapy Return To Top

Medical Massage Therapy is a manual technique that is used in rehabilitative therapy environment. It is not a general massage treatment like Swedish massage, rather it is a therapy applied to a specific problem area of pathology. The Medical Massage Practitioner uses many of the same techniques as Swedish massage, but uses them as a preliminary softening of tissue in order to get to the deep muscle tissues, complex joint systems and inelastic connective tissue. Medical massage combines several manual therapies, including deep tissue massage, acupressure, neuromuscular massage, and manual lymph drainage.


Foot and Hand Reflexology is related to the ancient art of acupressure. The reflex points on the hands and feet correspond to the organs and structural parts of the body. There are over 72,000 nerve endings in the feet alone that become congested from lack of stimulation.

Massaging and applying pressure increases circulation and breaks up the crustal-type deposits felt at the reflex points. Increasing circulation promotes healthier organ, nerve, and muscular function, relaxation, and general state of well being.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. This type of massage also breaks down scar tissue, known as restrictive fascia (pronounced, fascia). Clients are usually instructed to drink plenty of water for a couple of days following the massage to help eliminate the released toxins.

Chinese Cupping

Oriental Cupping is an ancient Chinese method that uses cups from a cupping set to create a suction (or a partial vacuum) on the skin. This helps in activating the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing can take place much easier.

Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available.

LypossageReturn To Top

The fatty tissue of your body acts as a "toxic waste disposal site," where substances that it cannot metabolize are dumped.  This congested tissue can have poor circulation (you'll note that cellulite prone areas are cool to the touch).  Lymphatic flow may also be restricted by tight undergarments and pantyhose.  The cellulitic layer is a physiological fatty layer that is supposed to be there.  The extent to which it is visible is affected by several variables including: genetic predisposition, dietary habits, exercise habits, and hormones among others.

Why do I have cellulite, lumps and bulges?

Where does the Lypossage® Technique come from?

The Lypossage treatment is a specific blend of massage modalities that derive from physical therapy, including deep lymphatic drainage and deep tissue release.  It was created by Charles W. Wiltsie III, LMT, an internationally recognized massage therapy educator and practitioner.  Mr. Wiltsie conducted a year long study of 100 female subjects that documented the effectiveness of the technique.  The study was published in Massage and Bodywork Magazine in 1999.  In the study, notable results included an average inch loss of 1-1/2 inches per thigh, and a cumulative average inch loss of almost 7 inches.

How does Lypossage® work, and is it safe?

Lypossage cleanses the body of stagnant, stalled lymphatic fluid (Lymph edema) that can create the lumps and bulges we know as figure imbalance.  The deeper Lypossage strokes break up adhesions under the skin that can contribute to the dimpled, uneven appearance of cellulite.  Lypossage also tones the muscles, lifting and firming sagging tissue.

What parts of the body respond to Lypossage®?

Lypossage can be performed on three areas of the body known as zones.  The zones are defined as follows:

Zone 1:   refers to the lower body, including the hips, thighs, buttocks, and lower abdomen.  Expected outcomes for this part of the body include dimension loss, structural improvements (posture and carriage), diminished look of cellulite, improved muscle tone, improved skin tone, cleansing of the lymphatic system, and improved circulation.

Zone 2:   includes the upper abdomen, back, décolleté (chest and neck area) and arms.  This zone targets improving posture, dimension loss in the arms and abdomen, toning and firming of the bust area, and improving circulation and lymphatic flow in the upper body.

Zone 3:   is performed on the head, neck, and face.  This can provide quite dramatic results in lifting and toning sagging tissues in the lower face and neck, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, and significantly improving skin tone and texture.  This truly is a "natural" face lift.

I've heard that machines can do this too.   Why should I choose Lypossage®?

Lypossage is the leading manual body contouring modality in the world.  While both approaches deliver gratifying results, Lypossage® appeals to the person who prefers to have treatments performed by hand, rather than with a machine.  It must also be performed by a trained massage therapist or other qualified health services professional for the whole body treatment; or by aestheticians for the head, neck, and face; there are no such requirements of contouring machines.  For those who prefer body contouring machines, operated by highly trained technicians, Lypossage does offer this option. 

Is it safe?

Lypossage® is a non-invasive, natural health treatment that helps to cleanse the body of toxins and retaining fluids.  Most clients find that Lypossage® enhances their energy and mental clarity.  While there are some contraindications for specific medical conditions, Lypossage® can be safely experienced by most healthy individuals.  It is much safer than surgical procedures such as liposuction.  However, for those who opt for a more dramatic surgical result, Lypossage can be very beneficial both before and after the liposuction procedure. 

Who can perform my Lypossage® treatments?

Lypossage® practitioners (Lypotherapists) are specially trained massage and body professionals who have learned this extraordinary hands-on technique; these Lypotherapists are certified to practice under the Lypossage® name. How are my treatments scheduled?

Each Lypossage® session lasts about 30 minutes and is performed in a series of 18 sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks.  It is important to note that for most clients, it takes 8-10 sessions before the results of the initial treatments become noticeable.  After that, progress can often be quite dramatic.  Combining Lypossage® with Lypossage® wraps, and the new LypoSlim® wrap, further enhances your results.

What are some typical results and how will I know what mine are?

While results may vary, cumulative dimension loss over five key measuring points in Zone 1; the average was 6.75 inches in the original study.  However, it is not uncommon to find cumulative inch loss of up to 13 or 14 inches. One client in the study lost almost 3 inches in her waist alone.  One client in Ohio, while combining Zone 1 and Zone 2 had a cumulative inch loss of 21 inches in the 10 measuring points for those zones!  Most women find that they will drop one or two dress sizes without a significant reduction in their weight.  Your Lypotherapist will weigh, measure, and photograph you before you begin your program, and at key intervals to track your progress.

Is there a special diet or exercise program?

Though the individuals in the Lypossage® study were restricted from initiating any new diet or exercise program during the course of their treatments, we find that most clients become so inspired by their Lypossage® results that they readily adopt lifestyle changes that help them progress even more rapidly.  A diet rich in whole, organic foods and regular body movement will contribute to a terrific outcome.  Avoiding foods containing refined sugars, preservatives, hormones, caffeine and salt, will keep your newly detoxified body in the best shape possible.  Drinking significant amounts of water is also key to keeping the body hydrated and cleansed.

What should I do on my own to enhance the results of my treatment?

We recommend that you follow an at-home body care regime, including specialized Lypossage® treatment products to stimulate circulation in cellulite-prone areas, exfoliate and hydrate the skin, as well as improve its tone and elasticity.  The Lypossage® Home Care Collection should be available to you through your Lypossage® Practitioner (Lypotherapist) or facility and provides state of the art spa formulas that will bring your skin and body into beautiful condition.

What do I need to do to maintain my results?

Maintenance programs will be customized to the needs of each individual client.  At completion of a Lypossage® series, your Lypotherapist will sit down with you to do a final consultation, including going over your results with you and providing thoughtful recommendations on what your maintenance should be.  Continuing with the Home Care Protocol and a program of monthly or bi-monthly maintenance treatments will help you retain your results.

How do I get started?

To get started, schedule a private consultation today with your certified Lypotherapist!  You can find out more about your suitability for the program and have all your questions answered or call (832) 864-2686 today!

CBD Products and TherapyReturn To Top

Family Rehab and Medical Massage uses Earths Metta products.

What Makes our Products different?

After extensive research into the manufacturing of CBD and the decision to look for a US company that extracted organic CBD by the CO2 method as apposed to using solvents we decided on Red Strap, later to be renamed Hemplucid. Hemplucid was founded on transparency. They have the highest standards in the industry in the making of their CBD oils and stand by their products degree of purity 100%. These were the exact qualities we were looking for. Hemplucid whole-plant tinctures contains no artificial colors or flavoring.

The second important component of the Earth’s Metta balms were the essential oils needed to bring breath and life to the balms. After trying several of the high end essential oil lines we came across Nature’s Fusion. Natures Fusion’s pure therapeutic grade oils, are in a class all of their own. They are single sourced from locations around the world and are chosen for their degree of potency. All product are Gas Chromatography for quality and exact compounds. The test results are available for viewing by the purchaser. Lastly we found an organic Arnica that is 30X more potent than standard Arnica.

Third was the base for the product. We tried many brands of organic Shea & Mango Butter to insure the quality of the entire product. Fourth were the formulas used for each of the different balms. Each formula had been used by me for over 10 years and had proven it’s healing worth time and time again. The formulas had to then be scientifically balanced to the CBD, providing the exact healing benefit for each distinct balm.

Earth's Metta Products

Muscle Balm is designed to address not only the pain, but the inflammation causing the pain. All Organic Ingredients: Shea Butter, Industrial Hemp Oil Extract (CBD), Hemp Oil, Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Arnica. Sizes .5, 1.5 & 3 oz.

Muscle Balm with NO THC is designed to address not only the pain, but the inflammation causing the pain. All Organic Ingredients: Mango Butter, Kalki MCT is an isolated CBD (THC free) , Hemp Oil, Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Arnica. Sizes 1.5 oz. (larger sizes are available after the trial stage)

Fibro Pain Balm targets the pain and stress factor of Fibromyalgia. It has been shown to help with pain from shingles, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, unresolved back pain, unspecified nerve pain & sciatica All Organic Ingredients: Shea Butter, Industrial Hemp Oil extract CBD Hemp & Olive oil, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Helichrysum & St. John’s Wort. Sizes: .5, 1.5 & 3 oz

Fibro Pain Balm with NO THC targets the pain and stress factor of Fibromyalgia. It has been shown to help with pain from shingles, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, unresolved back pain, unspecified nerve pain & sciatica All Organic Ingredients: Mango Butter, Kalki MCT is an isolated CBD Hemp & Olive oil, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Helichrysum & St. John’s Wort.Sizes: 1.5 oz ( larger sizes will be available after the trial stage)

Sweet Dreams Sleep Balm combines a small amount of Industrial Hemp Oil Extract and a blend of essential oils to promote deep sound sleep, beautiful vivid dreams, is good for anxiety and depression and to help balance hormones. All Organic Ingredients: Shea Butter, Industrial Hemp Oil (CBD), Frankincense, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, California Poppy & Mugwort. Sizes: .5, 1.5 & 3 oz.

Warming Balm for Joint Pain Thailand’s recipe for Tiger Balm and India’s Narayan Oil were the inspiration for our new Joint Pain Balm. This subtle warming balm combines Whole -Plant full spectrum CBD (has 33% more CBD than other products) with Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Clove, Cinnamon and Arnica in Shea Butter. Feel the lasting internal warmth, comforting relief for joint and muscle pain, stiffness, arthritis and backaches from overexertion. Sizes: .5, 1.5 & 3 oz

Soft Gel CBD Caps Hemplucid’s full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD Gel Caps are a convenient way to dose CBD throughout the day, with no aftertaste. The 30 capsules per bottle make a great addition to your daily vitamin and mineral intake, and give you a subtle, yet effective, cannabinoid boost. Our unique formulation will help you feel relaxed and balanced for 6-8 hours.

CBD Whole Plant and Water Soluble Oil Hemplucid’s Hemp Seed Oil combines whole-plant, hemp-derived CBD carried in ultra-nutritious hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is incredibly nutritious and historically known for its holistic benefits. This is an effective, slower-acting product, with effects that become apparent within about 1 hour of sublingual ingestion.

Kalki MCT - THC Free Isotrep Oil Kalki MCT is an isolated CBD product that is paired with MCT (medium-chain triglycerides). MCT has its own healthpromoting properties including vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. By combining MCT with CBD and adding hemp plant terpenes back in, this is a powerful combination that will strengthen and soothe. This product is designed to be used under the tongue.

Roxy Pet Dog & Cat Hemplucid is proud to introduce Roxy Pets, our new line of CBD dietary essentials for dogs and cats. Chicken for dogs and fish for cats. 100 & 300 mg Roxy Pets for Dogs is full-spectrum CBD bonded to hemp seed oil. This is a delicious, nutritious addition to your dog’s daily diet. The natural Chicken flavor will be a new favorite for your pup. Because dogs and cats have endocannabinoid systems, and Roxy Pets contains cannabinoids at various concentrations, pets will respond to CBD the same way that humans do. In our experience, this means balance, relaxation, and an increased sense of well-being. Possible benefits for pets could include:

  • Calmness (relief from separation anxiety, fear of fireworks, etc.)
  • Balance
  • Increased Mobility
  • Playfulness
  • Improved appetite and digestion
  • Relief from joint stiffness
  • Healthy skin and fur

Spa TreatmentsReturn To Top

Aromatic Sea Salt Body Scrub/Wrap

If you have never had a body scrub, be prepared to having the softest, most radiant skin ever. This exfoliation is a vigorous, deep cleansing way to have a soft and vibrant feel to your body. A salt glow also hydrates your skin, because the salt is combined with oils and aromatic scents of your choosing followed by an application of body lotion. You can also combine this process with a massage

Seaweed, Green Algae & Mud Body Wraps

Wraps are designed to cleanse and detoxify you skin ... your body's largest organ. In this process, toxins are removed from your body, and as a result, wonderful contouring, sculptured trimming, and weight loss are reported. So that means it leads to a much healthier looking figure, a feeling of exhilaration, and a renewed vibrancy. The detoxification actually improves the appearance of cellulite, creates inch loss, and helps tighten and tone the skin. The wrap process takes about 1 hour to perform or under steam takes only 20 minutes.

Indulgence by Chocolate Body Wrap

A gentle exfoliation of the entire body. Sugar glows are much easier on the skin than salt and are applied by hand in a circular motion gently removing dead skin and opening pores with the added bonus of being chocolate. After the glow, the oil and sugar cleanser is wiped away with hot moist towels followed by an application of chocolate moisturizer. A full body massage may be added to make this a totally

AIS (Active Isolated Stretching)Return To Top

Stretching has been a hot topic within the running community for years, with much of the debate centered upon whether or not stretching is not actually good for you and if so, what type of stretching actually works.

Most of the studies on stretching have shown mixed results as to the benefits of stretching, but the problem lies in the types of stretching routines they examined. Science has documented the incredible gains that proper stretching can add to your training program.

Stretching will help you achieve greater flexibility.

Active isolated stretching (AIS) accommodates a number of very important considerations. The body is put in the best anatomical position both to maximize an isolated stretch and to warrant safety. You hold each position for only two to three seconds; then you return to the start position and relax.

The stretch is repeated eight to 12 times for optimal results. The benefit of repetitions is to increase blood flow oxygen, and nutrition to the muscle tissues. In effect, AIS is a warm-up in itself.

Stretching is the single most important thing you can do to keep your body limber as you age.

Benefits of AIS (Active Isolated Stretching)
  • Improve circulation
  • Increase muscle elasticity
  • Elongate fascia
  • Increase muscle power
  • Decrease joint stress
  • Reduce risk for muscle strain
  • Improve performance potential
  • Increase range of motion
  • Decrease risk of muscle spasms
  • Decrease recovery time
  • Increase oxygenation of muscles
  • Increase the delivery of nutrients throughout the body
  • Aids in the elimination of toxins in the body after exercise
  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Increase neuromuscular education of the muscle
  • Decrease muscle imbalance