Massage Therapists, Massages, Biographies

Emmanuel Abraham, LMT
Deep Tissue, Medical, Cupping, Stretching
917-213-0664
eaHealingTouch@gmail.com
eaHealingTouch.com

 John Ezaki, BS, LMT
Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue,
Sports, Relaxation, Pregnancy, Whiplash,
Migraine Treatments
610-462-6103
johnezak@hotmail.com

Julia Franke, BA, BS, LMT
Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy
215-589-5559
julia@dandelion.health
dandelion.health

Linda Printz,LMT
Therapeutic Massage & Reflexology in Salt Cave,
Deep Tissue, Oncology, Geriatric, PTSD, Pediatric, Prenatal,
Trigger Point Therapy

484-955-7306
LPrintz@yahoo.com

Rossana (Sana) Ruffing, LMT
Swedish, Cupping  
484-602-7694
Sana@MassageTherapy.com

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Cupping / Negative Pressure: some of the benefits are:

  • Strains excess fluids and toxins, relieves inflammation
  • Lifts connective tissue, treats muscle and joint pain, stiffness and arthritis
  • Loosens adhesions, brings blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin
  • Strengthens the immune system by promoting the flow of lymphatic fluid

Deep Tissue: This massage is administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. Helps with:

  • Chronic muscular pain
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Reducing inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis

Medical: Therapies used, but varying with each patients’ condition, are Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Massage. Conditions that can be helped are:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, whiplash, sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, neck pain, back pain
  • Frozen shoulder, muscle spasms, and strained muscles

Migraine Treatment: Massage therapy has proven to be an effective measure for reducing both chronic migraines and tension headaches. This massage focuses on the muscle tension in the scalp, neck, face, jaw, and shoulders, which helps:

  • Reduce frequency
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce pain

 Neuromuscular Therapy: soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Helps with:

  • Locating and releasing spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue
  • Eliminating trigger points that cause referred pain
  • Rebuilding the strength of injured tissue, assisting venous and lymphatic flow
  • Restoring postural alignment, proper biomechanics and flexibility to the tissues

Oncology: light, relaxing massage can safely be given to people at all stages of cancer. Studies have shown that massage on people having chemotherapy and surgery may experience help with:

  • Pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression, mental clarity and alertness
  • Sleep, quality of life
  • scar tissue, range of movement.

Pediatric: Many children have academic and athletic schedules that are as loaded as their adult counterparts. This massage can offer many wellness benefits, including:

  • Help with constipation and tension headaches
  • Decreased irritability and/or hyperactivity
  • Improved concentration and quality of sleep
  • Decreased anxiety, reduce aggressive behavior

Prenatal/ Pregnancy: many methods of message are effective and safe. Specific techniques can:

  • Reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns
  • Enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of mother and fetus
  • Ease pain and anxiety, facilitate labor, shortening labor times

PTSD Massage: rids soft tissue of stress hormone overload that can keep the muscles in a constant state of contraction and pain. Breaking the “fight or flight” cycle that many clients experience can help:

  • dissolve long-held stress patterns
  • reduce pain, decrease anxiety and depression

Reflexology: manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot that correspond to other parts of the body. Pressure is applied to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. It is used to:

  • Increase relaxation, reduce pain, useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders
  • Stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids
  • Convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate

Sports: designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery.

  • Pre-event: establishes blood flow and to warm up muscles
  • Post-event: calms the nervous system and begins process of detoxing
  • Injury treatment: helps speed and improve the quality of healing

Stretching: when combined with regular massage, stretching can help your Massage Therapist work more effectively with less restriction. Benefits may include:

  • Alleviates strain on your joints
  • Enhanced flexibility, increased range of motion, improved posture
  • Better circulation

Swedish: the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But, it goes beyond relaxation. It is exceptionally beneficial for:

  • Increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, improving circulation
  • Decreasing muscle toxins
  • Improving flexibility while easing tension

Trigger Point Therapy: an integrating approach to myofascial pain and dysfunction. Benefits may include:

  • Reduced pain, increased range of motion
  • Increased strength, Increased endurance
  • Other improved function

Whiplash Treatment: includes Relaxation Massage, Myofascial Approach and Trigger Point Therapy To help:

  • Increase oxygen that reaches the injured tissues, release tension held in tight knots of muscles
  • Free movement of muscles and ligaments, break up scar tissue and relieve stiffness
  • Relax a client’s psyche, ease and prevent headaches, prevent chronic fallout

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BIOGRAPHIES

Emmanuel Abraham,  LMT, received an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies in Therapeutic Massage at New York College of Health Professionals in 2012.  This degree includes European Massage which focuses on the musculoskeletal system, and Asian Bodywork, based on the principles of Oriental medicine and the movement of energy. Over time, Emmanuel has worked closely with Chiropractors and Physical Therapists which provided him with keen insight to enhance his treatments for neck, shoulder, and low back problems.

John Ezaki, BS, LMT, graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Psychology and the University of North Florida with a degree in Biofeedback. In 1993, John graduated from Health Options Institute in Bethlehem where he studied massage and later taught. John has also studied a variety of other modalities, but his main style is Neuromuscular Therapy. John tailors each massage to each particular client’s needs. He works with his clients and stresses that ”communication is an integral part of the therapeutic process.”

Julia Franke, BA, BS, LMT, graduated with a BS in Applied Mathematics and a BA in Economics; after 10 years of crunching numbers, consulting and staring at a computer screen, she could no longer suppress her true calling of helping and healing. Julia studied Massage at Lansdale School of business, becoming a licensed massage therapist in 2012.  She specializes in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Low Level Laser Therapy. She is currently satisfying her yearning for learning by studying Herbal Medicine with renowned Herbalist David Winston.

Linda Printz, LMT, a massage therapist and owner of Salt of the Earth Massage Therapy and Himalayan Salt Cave. Linda wanted something non-medical, natural and holistic that would help her clients who suffered from allergies, asthma, and other breathing and skin issues that seemed to be ever increasing. Linda not only offers massage and reflexology out of the Cave, but also within the Cave for those who want the added benefits of the salt air. Linda integrates modalities such as Oncology, Geriatric, PTSD Massage, Pediatric, Prenatal, and Trigger Point Therapy to create a therapy specific to her clients’ needs.

Rossana (Sana) Ruffing, LMT, graduated from National Massage Therapy Institute in New Jersey in 2007. Sana is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). Her desire to eliminate stress from her office work was the deciding factor in her becoming a Swedish Massage Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher. She is also trained in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy and Chakra Balancing and continues to learn even more techniques. Rossana incorporates different modalities into each session so that clients have a personalized experience with improved outcome.