Pennsylvania Massage Therapy SessionsServing New Jersey & Surrounding Areas
We have a new member joining our team on Tuesdays from 1pm-6pm. Offering 2 new services!!
Richard Paterson, Ph.D., is certified in Rolfing® from the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration, as well as Thai Massage and Reiki Level II. He is a licensed massage therapist in Pennsylvania (License #MSG005541) and New Jersey (License # 18KT01039000). He has about 1000 hours of formal bodywork training and additional training in Cold Laser Therapy and Electro-Photonic Imaging. Richard holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Union Institute. He has had many careers — high school guidance counselor, planetarium director, and teacher in elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The primary career was with Federal land-managing agencies, where he was in charge of the Forest Service Recreation Program. Through all his occupations, his pre-occupation has been running (50+ miles per week for 54+ years and still going.
Energy Center Balance
Through Electro-Photonic Imaging, the session begins by capturing images of your energy field (Aura) and your energy centers (Chakras). In the case of energy centers, images show how balanced they are and how much energy is present. While the client places breath and intention in each of the centers, the therapist applies a combination of myofascial bodywork, cold laser therapy, and guided imagery. After the session, follow-up images are taken of the energy field and energy centers. Changes are often dramatic, but never guaranteed.
Rolfing® Structural Integration
After an initial postural assessment, the Rolfer™ works to create balance and postural alignment. Rolfing addresses underlying causes of pain and dysfunction. Sessions can often reduce or eliminate pain and improve range-of-motion. Best done in a series of 10 sessions, but many issues can be resolved much more quickly. With the aid of Cold Laser Therapy, Rolfing can help athletes who want to perform better, seniors who don’t want to give in to aging, people resetting their bodies after emotional change, people recovering from accidents or surgeries, those with chronic pain or numbness, and anyone who wants to stand taller and move easily.
**For Rolfing, clients are not always draped, so should wear clothes that are comfortable for diagnostics–walking, sitting, standing. Most men wear underwear or swim trunks. Women can wear underwear or shorts and bra, or two-piece swimwear. Please do not wear cycling shorts or a sports bra with wide straps that blocks access to the back. Please remove all jewelry. If you are not comfortable with any of the above, wear what you want, and your therapist will work with it.
For our wellness clients:
In 2002 we started the Massage Therapy Program to help train and license amazing practitioners in the Pocono area. We soon realized how effective the student clinic was impacting our community. Our clients were benefiting from massage therapy. Many of our grads have stayed with the Academy’s wellness center after they became Licensed in PA. They offer exceptional services to the local community at affordable prices. Many have moved on to other Day Spas, Resort Spas, Dr’s offices, or have opened their own offices. We have also hired many talented Licensed Therapists from other amazing programs. I was, and still am a devoted advocate for the healing power Massage can bring to a persons life. We strive to bring new healing modalities to you, our loyal clients!
As we continue to grow our family of Massage Therapists and provide them with new and exciting continuing education courses to grow professionally, we keep our clients’ needs in mind. We will be unfolding many new techniques, alternative therapies, client educational workshops to help our community live a healthier, more mindful quality of life. Services such as Meditation, Stress Reduction -Art Therapy, Chakra balancing, Reiki, Health Coaching, Naturopath Holistic modalities, Compassionate Touch, Aromatherapy and much, much more.
My career has taken me to amazing destinations over the past 30+ years, I have cultivated many relationships with healers of many modalities. We are very excited as we build new relationships and grow as your local health practitioners. We are Blessed to be able to use the Academy’s wellness center to bring you more Holistic Wellness choices.
Thank you for your loyalty and trust in us.
Peace and Blessings,
Vicki Hicks, BCTMB, LMT,