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123 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

215-627-3782

The Healing Arts Center provides everything you need to reach your health and wellness goals. Whether you're seeking acute or chronic pain relief, stress reduction, help with infertility, physical rehabilitation, anti-aging treatments or just plain relaxation, our staff are here to provide safe, effective treatment and classes to help you on your way. Our center's goal is to maximize your body's function, increase energy, give you a higher self-esteem and provide an overall improvement in your quality of life.

We named it the Healing Arts Center because every practitioner on the team has a wide repertoire of integrative techniques and treatments to draw upon. We believe the art of healing is in the creative application of techniques and the mix should always be fresh, responding to the demands of the moment. After all, we believe every patient is unique and every day presents a new challenge that demands our creativity.

Massage Therapy in Philadelphia

Therapeutic massage is a time-honored, hands-on healing art that treats the body’s soft tissues using a combination of strokes, applied pressure and stimulation to acupressure points. Massage increases circulation, facilitating the removal of toxins and wastes, and improves overall bodily function and mental clarity. By reducing stiffness and tension in the muscles, massage also allows for greater mobility. The release of endorphins that occurs naturally during massage combined with the nurturing aspect of touch therapy generates an enhanced sense of well-being.

 

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is a time-honored, hands-on healing art that treats the body’s soft tissues using a combination of strokes, applied pressure and stimulation to acupressure points. Massage increases circulation, facilitating the removal of toxins and wastes, and improves overall bodily function and mental clarity. By reducing stiffness and tension in the muscles, massage also allows for greater mobility. The release of endorphins that occurs naturally during massage combined with the nurturing aspect of touch therapy generates an enhanced sense of well-being.

 

What types of problems does massage therapy address?

Most types of musculoskeletal and chronic pain, as well as various organic conditions can be treated with therapeutic massage.

What are the common types of therapeutic massage and how do they work?

Swedish massage involves the application of directed pressure to muscles against deeper muscles and bones, and the rubbing of muscles in the direction of blood flow to the heart. This technique relaxes the muscles, improves circulation, eliminates wastes and stimulates the skin and nervous system. Deep tissue massage focuses more specifically on problem areas, using greater pressure at deeper layers of the muscle. Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage that opens the body’s energy meridians by stimulating specific acupressure points. Craniosacral therapy addresses tensions and restrictions within the cerebrospinal membranes and bones of the head and spinal column.


Nina Medley, LMT Massage Therapy, Old City Office

Nina Medley, LMT Massage Therapy, Old City Office

Nina Medley, LMT

Nina's Specialties

  • Chronic Pain
  • Scar Tissue and Adhesions
  • Pre and Post Natal
  • Deep Tissue Work
  • Shiatsu
  • Gua Sha

To Schedule with Nina Medley, Please call 215-627-3782

Nina Medley, LMT has been practicing massage therapy for nearly 30 years, 22 of those with Barry L. Silverman, DC. Her formal education includes Shiatsu and Reflexology study with Martin Ravitzsky in New York, private study of deep tissue with Anthony Colagreco, and most recently, certification in Pre and Post-natal massage and advanced Gua Sha.

She brings a deeply intuitive approach to her practice by following the energetic pathways through the body to give the most effective results. She tailors each session by assessing individual needs and responses to techniques to provide a treatment unique to each client. A typical session may include deep tissue work, myofascial release, acupressure, meridian balancing and Gua Sha (a traditional Chinese method of remedying muscle congestion with spoon work).

Nina has experience treating many complaints including, but not limited to, most musculoskeletal conditions such as whiplash, acute and chronic pain syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, trauma injuries and sports or professional performance injuries (dance, acrobatics, acting, music) and chronic strain conditions. She has also worked with migraine or chronic headache pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, scar tissue reduction, adhesion reduction and abdominal massage for fertility and digestive disorders.

Her areas of special interest include Gua Sha for scar tissue, sports and dance injuries and repetitive strain, abdominal treatment for digestive issues and head treatment for migraines, chronic headaches or sinus problems.


Lisa Lauer, LMT Massage Therapy, Exton Office

Lisa Lauer, LMT Massage Therapy, Exton Office

Lisa Lauer, LMT (Exton Office)

Lisa has had a life-long passion for health and well-being. She graduated from Cortiva Institute in May of 2013. She has been trained in swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, pregnancy massage, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, and Reiki. Prior to becoming a licensed massage therapist, Lisa earned her BA of Science from East Stroudsburg University for Education. She was an elementary/special education teacher for 10 years. She discovered the benefits of massage and Reiki while searching for a natural way to alleviate chronic headaches. Her fascination with the mind-body-spirit connection was ignited through this discovery. She continues to further her knowledge and education to help others benefit and heal. Her true passion in life is to help others reach their optimal health and well-being goals.

Lisa is Pennsylvania-licensed in massage therapy. She is CPR certified and a member of AMTA.