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Svitlana (Iana) Yamshchykova, LMT
New York State Licensed Massage Therapist
Staten Island, New York
Your massage therapist will begin by asking you about your medical history and any health concerns you may have, and she will answer any questions you may have.
She will then leave the room while you remove your clothing to your own level of comfort. You will be covered with a sheet or blanket during your massage therapy, and only the areas that are being worked on will be uncovered. At the end of your session you will have time to yourself to relax and dress.
Because massage therapy releases toxins in your body, we recommend that you drink plenty of water before and after massage therapy. Water helps your body remove those toxins.
Call 718-356-9222 to schedule a massage therapy appointment.
Therapeutic massage addresses your specific health concerns, and is increasingly recognized as an indispensable complement to conventional medical treatment. Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to reduce stress, pain, and muscle spasms. The goal is to promote your overall health and wellness, and to treat the specific areas you're concerned about.
Swedish massage is a gentle technique that helps you relax, improves your blood flow, and relieves the tension in your muscles. Your Swedish massage therapist will use long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood flow to the heart, along with kneading and tapping techniques on the top layer of muscles. She may also gently move your joints to improve your range of motion.
Reflexology applies thumb and finger pressure to the reflex points of the feet, which of course correspond to all the areas of your body. Reflexology is used to help you achieve balance within your body.
Sports massage is an integral part of an athlete's training program because it improves your performance in your sport and helps your body recuperate from stress or injury.
Amma massage therapy was developed in Japan on the basis of ancient principles of Chinese medicine. Amma relieves stress and promotes relaxation by focusing on your body's pressure points. Amma can include pressing, stroking, stretching, and tapping with the thumbs, fingers, arms, elbows, knees, and feet.