35 Mitchell Blvd #14, San Rafael, Ca. 94903 ~ leazacmt@gmail.com ~ (415) 233-2244

Modalities Descriptions

*Please note that Leaza Urban and the other CMTs who contract with her may offer

different modalities. Please read bios for a description of each therapists work.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

The steady, firm pressure of deep tissue massage penetrates the deeper layers of muscle tissue, encouraging relaxation. It aims to relieve chronic patterns of muscle pain & tension and improve your range of motion. It also helps to encourage new patterns in the body as muscles are released or awakened. (Pressure can be adjusted for those who need a lighter touch).

 

Myofascial Release Techniques

Myofascial Release is a technique used to work on the muscles, their attachments and connective tissue. It increases the release of muscle tension, breaks up adhesions and frees up the fibers of the muscle(s) that have been bound up, helping your body hold the results longer. Myofascial work can be done with light to deep pressure to suit the individual. 

 

NeuroMuscular  Reprogramming

NMR is an interactive technique used for locating and correcting the imbalances causing pain & tension in the body. Client participation consists of very gentle & subtle resistance in order to isolate certain muscles to see if they are functioning to the best of their ability. These movements are integrated into the massage session in conjunction with release techniques (i.e., massage and myofascial release) to correct the imbalance. The NMR protocol relieves pain & tension by creating a conversation between the muscle(s) and the brain, allowing each muscle to be more functional and balanced.

Acupressure

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the principles of acupuncture. Acupressure is the application of pressure rather than needles on specific points on the body to control various symptoms. 

CranioSacral Therapy

Uses very subtle, light touch to balance the craniosacral system, including the sacrum, spine, skull, nerves and connective tissue.

 

Energy Work (Polarity)

Energy Work uses a light “energetic” touch. This technique helps balance your energy and release blocked energy. When you experience better energy flow, your body’s natural healing ability can take place. Energetic release will increase the release of muscle tension as well.

 

Pre-Natal Massage

Massage is very beneficial during pregnancy. It eases the emotional changes taking place by promoting relaxation and offering support. It also addresses the structural changes, helping your body adjust throughout the pregnancy. I am Certified in Pregnancy Massage and can safely practice on pregnant women. 

 

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone massage incorporates the use of heated basalt stones to penetrate the muscle tissue. The heat from these stones encourages relaxation & blood flow and eases muscle tension.