The Retreat Day Spa

3920 Crosshaven Drive, Suite 100

Birmingham, AL 35243

(205) 834-8349

www.TheRetreatBham.com

Jill Copeland, LMT, NMT

Neuromuscular Therapy

NMT is a manual massage technique more specific than Deep Tissue. This trigger point therapy seeks out those communication centers of the muscles to communicate to the brain via nerves. Enkephalins are released which will stop the pain signal from reaching the brain for up to 2 hours. Simply breaking that cycle can make a big difference in pain and tension. 

NMT is recommended for:  Relief of chronic pain, increasing circulation and communication within the muscles, overall relief of pain and tightness, migraines, muscle spasm, and much more.

Visceral Manipulation

 This technique helps mobilize the organs of digestion and elimination.  With a light touch, restrictions to proper movement of the organs can be found and treated.  Organs can lose mobility and proper function from car accidents, postural misalignments, infections, and surgeries. 

Visceral Manipulation can help restores proper mobility and function to the organs.

Recommended for:  Constipation, IBS, Crohns’' Disease, Infertility, Bladder Incontinence, Endometriosis,

Liver and Gall Bladder Function, Acid Reflux

CranioSacral Therapy

CST is a very gentle therapy that corrects soft tissue restrictions that inhibit the spine and head from moving properly.  The production of cerebrospinal fluid causes the bones of the skull to contract and expand much like your ribs while breathing.  If an injury causes restrictions and the bones no longer move in rhythm, dysfunction can occur. Autism, Dyslexia, and ADD/ADHD have all been linked to this and clients with these conditions have shown vast improvements.

Recommended for:  Migraines, TMJ Dysfunction, Autism, Dyslexia, Systemic issues of an unknown source, Scoliosis​​​

Reflexology

This ancient Chinese therapy uses points on the feet (and hands and ears) to treat the whole body.  Every body part and organ has a corresponding reflex point in the feet that can stimulate that part, system, or organ to function better.  Reflexology uses moderate to heavy pressure to achieve optimal results.

Recommended for:   Chronic pain and injury, Sinusitis, Sciatica, Headaches, Organ health and digestive issues

Fertility Massage

Jill is a Certified Fertility Massage Specialist. These sessions will blend all of the above listed modalities as necessary, and will include instructions on the use of castor oil and it's benefits in removal of scar tissue. It is recommended that you come in the window of time between the beginning of your menstrual cycle and ovulation. Please call before coming in so we can discuss the right timing for you.

Recommended for:  Fertility, PMS, Painful or irregular cycles, Endometriosis, Fibroid cysts, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome​​

Prenatal Massage

Massage is safe and effective for moms in any stage of pregnancy. Side-lying position is used after the first trimester, or whenever the mother is no longer comfortable lying on her stomach. A variety of modalities will be used depending on the issues the mother is facing. CranioSacral, Neuromuscular, Reflexology and relaxation massage are all very helpful. Please call ahead if you have any concerns.  

Recommended for:   Sciatica, PSD, General discomfort, Edema (Swelling), Headaches

Please note I have removed Lymph Drainage Therapy from my services. Please contact Adrian Ward at (205) 296-6288,
she is incredibly well trained. 
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