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Featured Services

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.


Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.


Chair Massage

Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.


Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.


Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.


Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.


Myofascial Massage

Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.


Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.


Infant Massage

Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging your infant are potent and numerous. For example, many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. Infant massage has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby's sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system.


Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.


CranioSacral (SM)

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.


Reflexology

Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.


Biopuncture Injections

What is it used for-
Many patients can have muscle spasms, low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, muscle tension discomfort, joint strains/sprains, plantar fasciitis, nerve tingling in extremities, and other  acute or chronic symptoms due to car accidents, sports injuries, falls, repetitive motion overuse, and fibromyalgia.  Dr. Patti Mullen provides an extremely effective treatment to reduce inflammation and pain and stimulate natural healing by injections of homeopathic products either into the muscles (Trigger Point injections) or under the skin (Biopuncture).  This is especially useful when massage, chiropractic treatment, prescription drugs, and/or physical therapy have not provided satisfactory results.  People are often recommended to have cortisone shots, but most often can avoid them when receiving this treatment.  Patients have been heard to say “I can’t believe I am looking forward to more injections”!

What to expect-
Your first visit will be an evaluation your condition to assess whether or not injections are the treatment needed.   After the evaluation, you will lat down or sit on the treatment table to receive the injections.  Dr. Patti Mullen will then give you a set of injection around in and in the affected area.  Because the treatment is an injection, it will usually sting or burn a little as you receive the treatment.  This sensation will dissipate within a minute or so.  After treatment, there is a slight chance of bruising at the site of the injection, however Dr. Patti Mullen has full expectation of pain relief and increased range of motion within minutes.  This relief may last for a few days after treatment, and as treatment progresses the relief lasts longer as healing of the tissue occurs.  If treatment is received in conjunction with other therapies, such as physical therapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy, there is a high likelihood that these treatments will then be more effective due to healing at the tissue level.


Vitamin B-12 injections

What to expect-
The first part of the visit is to assess whether or not a Vitamin B-12 injection is what you need to help with fatigue, poor sleep quality, trouble with concentration, peripheral neuropathy, PMS, jet lag, moodiness, dizziness, arthritis, bursitis, and chronic pain, along with many other symptoms and disease states.
You will then be given an injection in your gluteus of vitamin B-12 possibly mixed with folic acid.  A series of injection maybe needed before obvious effects occur.  Some people notice an improvement within 30 min of receiving the injection, others may not notice any change for a day or two after the injection, while some other may not notice any effect until after the 3rd or 4th injection in a series.  After the injection, there might be some slight bruising at the site.  The effect of the injection often “wears off” after 3 days.  The best results occur after a series of 6 injections, more maybe needed if you have deficient for a long period of time.


Health and Wellness Consultation

What to expect-
A health and wellness consultation is a general “check up” to assess your overall health.  This time is also used to discuss how aspects of your lifestyle may be negatively impacting your health. Lifestyle includes sleep patterns, meal patterns, daily stress and exercise routines.  The activities that you engage in on a daily basis can have a substantial impact on your overall health and wellbeing.


Supplement Review

What to expect-
A supplement review is exactly as the name implies.  This is when you bring in all your bottles of supplements to check for redundancies between products, and evaluate whether or not the supplement is the right one for you.  The goal of this visit is to make the most out of the supplements you are taking and ensure that you are using those supplements to have their greatest effect.


Nutrition Consultation

What to expect-
The first visit is to asses the quality, quantity, and timing of the food you are putting into your body.  A nutritional consultation can also be used to find trends in eating patterns and possible food sensitivities.  
Bringing a food log to this visit is very useful to streamline the visit and find trends in possible food reactions.  The goal of the visit is to give you a clearer idea of the types of food that work well with or against your body.  At the end of the visit you will be given functional nutrition evaluation form to be filled out and brought back for your second visit.

The second visit is to go over the functional nutrition evaluation.  This tool will help find food sensitivities, food handling issues and systemic food dysfunctions.  The goal of the visit is to fine tune your nutrition habits.
 The third visit will be time for any adjustments in food choices and to quickly reassess the functional nutrition evaluation.


Five Elements Acupuncture

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture is a complete system of healing, providing patients with a substantive and effective means of regaining balance on all levels. It is one of the safest, most comprehensive and far reaching systems of medicine in the world.