H. Karma Williamson, LMBT


Therapeutic Neuromuscular Massage

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My Therapeutic Services

I specialize in a variety of therapeutic and holistic massage treatment services. I regard each patient as a whole, rather than an illness to be defeated. I believe in nurturing, rather than battling against the body. Each session is customized to the client's needs and requests. I will take the time to discuss your needs and therapeutic goals. Communication is the key to maximizing your experience, so adjustments can be made to suit your comfort level throughout your session.

The amount of time you schedule is always equal to the amount of time we spend during your hands-on therapy.

 

As a neuromuscular therapist, it is my intention to get to the root of the muscular issue. Let's tailor a massage therapy plan that is meant to alleviate and eliminate the acute and chronic conditions we all experience in everyday life. I am knowledgable in postural assessments and have worked with a variety of chronic conditions. Some of the most common conditions I treat are headache and migraine, neck, shoulder, and back pain. I can utilize a variety of techniques to treat sciatica and muscular issues that mimic sciatic pain. Frozen shoulder syndrome and build-up of scar tissue is a common ailment I regularly treat.  I have found massage very beneficial in addressing fibromyalgia, Sjögren's syndrome, and different types of arthritis. If you are seeking relief from TMJ, Sports injuries, or range of motion problems, plantar fasciitis, or circulatory disorders, then soft tissue manipulation is the key to recovery. I have treated a wide range of anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. Massage can help the body to relax on many levels and facilitate restful, peaceful sleep. Simple tasks such as typing on a keyboard, using our phones, and driving daily, can actually cause some of our most common and chronic pain conditions. Schedule your session with me and get back to better wellness.

 

If you're looking to relax with a Swedish massage or have an area targeted for specific needs, this is the atmosphere you're looking for. Aromatherapy is another way to tap into the body's self-healing abilities. To enhance your massage experience, please ask about adding essential oils to your session. Join me in revitalizing and energizing your health. Get in touch with me today to start healing your mind, body, and spirit.

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Customized Massage

30 Minutes | $40.00 
45 Minutes | $50.00
60 Minutes | $65.00
90 Minutes | $90.00
120 Minutes | $120.00

My customized massage integrates different modalities and techniques that are designed to treat an individual's specific needs. For example, I can perform deep tissue massage on the upper shoulders, back and neck, and therapeutic Swedish massage to the lower body, if the legs are sensitive. I can adjust the pressure and flow of the massage according to your body's needs. If you have an ailment or condition that requires special attention, a customized massage is perfect for you.


Please call or email if you have questions about your specialized session. I am here to help tailor your therapy and help you find a place of relaxation and rejuvenation.  I will be happy to discuss the best way to optimize your massage.


Massage

Swedish Massage

30 Minutes | $40.00 
45 Minutes | $50.00
60 Minutes | $65.00
90 Minutes | $90.00
120 Minutes | $120.00

Swedish Massage is used to relax the entire body. I incorporate long gliding strokes in the direction of returning blood to the heart. Other relaxing techniques include circular pressure, kneading, bending and stretching, and general stress relieving touch. Swedish Massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing oxygen in the blood, helping remove muscle toxins, and improving circulation and flexibility. Swedish Massage has been proven to decrease levels of the stress hormone, Cortisol, as well as increased lymphocytes that help boost the immune system. These techniques, combined, greatly reduce tension and promotes overall wellbeing. Swedish Massage is the best-known type of bodywork performed today.

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Deep Tissue Massage

30 Minutes | $40.00 
45 Minutes | $50.00
60 Minutes | $65.00
90 Minutes | $90.00

Deep Tissue Massage is a type of therapy that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Realigning the muscles and underlying tissue is especially useful for relieving chronic aches and pains in most muscle groups. This therapy can be used in applications that focus from the neck and upper back, down to the feet. Patients claim to feel relaxed and renewed after each session. I tailor your session to work on your specific goals and needs.

I love showing my patients how just a few treatments can make an enormous difference to their health.

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Trigger Point Therapy

30 Minutes | $40.00 
45 Minutes | $50.00
60 Minutes | $65.00

Trigger Point Therapy is a bodywork technique that involves pressure to usually three or four major muscle groups. Pressure is used to manipulate tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. This technique may also be called "myofascial" trigger point therapy, as it addresses the connective myofascial tissue that is also affected during muscle tension and pain. This technique has proven effective for all types of chronic muscle conditions.

This therapy is a healing technique based on the principle of free and uninterrupted energy flow and helps activate the natural healing processes in each patient's body as well as to restore their physical and emotional well-being. As a certified Massage Therapist, I help patients reduce their stress and anxiety, among other ailments.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

45 Minutes | $65.00
60 Minutes | $85.00
90 Minutes | $110.00

Hot Stone Massage is a therapy that involves the use of smooth heated stones. The heat deeply penetrates the tight and sore muscles to melt away stress and tension. The heat and weight of the stones create an environment conducive to deep tissue therapy. Hot Stone Therapy aids greatly in reducing aches and pains, as well as reducing inflammation throughout the body. It is also for increasing circulation.

 

Hot Stone Massage can be enjoyed during the cold and warm weather months.

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Massage with Cupping

30 Minutes | $45.00 
45 Minutes | $55.00
60 Minutes | $70.00
90 Minutes | $95.00

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cups can be used in a stationary or gliding fashion in order to break up scar tissue, muscle adhesions, and tension. Cupping is used for many purposes, including alleviating actue and chronic pain, inflammation, increasing blood flow, promoting relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Cupping does leave varying degrees of superficial bruising on the skin. The bruises are typically not painful, but, do take three to seven days to go away. During the time the bruises are healing, the muscles are also healing and becoming stronger, due to the increased blood flow.

 

Remember Michael Phelps? The Olympic gold medalist swimmer? Those big purple round circles were from cupping... seems to have helped him quite a bit!  

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Lomilomi Massage

60 Minutes | $75.00
90 Minutes | $100.00

Lomilomi in the Hawaiian and Samoan language means, "to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work as the paws of a contented cat." Lomilomi massage techniques, mimic the waves of the ocean and flow to create a deep state of relaxation and muscle tension release. The rhythm simulates the tides of the Hawaiian seas. Experience the ancient techniques and let them lull you closer to the shores of peace and relaxation. Schedule some time to relax today!

 

Traditionally coconut oil is used during this massage. I also infuse the coconut oil with essential oils native to the islands. 

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Sports Massage

30 Minutes | $40.00 
45 Minutes | $50.00
60 Minutes | $65.00
90 Minutes | $90.00

Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Contact me for your pre or post-event session. I specialize in helping runners of all types, I can incorporate all types of massage into your sports massage session if needed. Stretching is typically used in sports massage. Based on the client's needs, we can work on range of motion, flexibility, and utilize passive and active stretching.

I can also offer PNF therapy. PNF is Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. It is a method of stretching muscles to maximize their flexibility that is often performed with a partner or trainer and that involves a series of contractions and relaxations with enforced stretching during the relaxation phase.

Sports Massage can be performed in performance wear.

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Chair Massage

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Chair Massage is a style of seated massage that is typically 15-30 minutes. It focuses on your back, shoulders, neck, and arms. Chair Massage is done over the clothes and does not require any massage oils.

I also offer off-site chair massage for many different types of events. Please contact me if you are interested!

Massage Supplies

My Essential Oils & Lubricants

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100% organic massage lotions and oils are used.

 

All massage oils are 100% hypoallergenic and water dispersible.

 

Essential Oils are 100% therapeutic grade and derived from reputable sources.

 

 

Essential Oils are included at no extra charge, per request.

 

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Chiropractic Services


Provided by Nicole A. Gilliam, DC

Better Wellness Chiropractic Center

 

Dr. Nicole A. Gilliam has been practicing in the Charlotte metropolitan area since 2006. Dr. Gilliam opened the first Better Wellness Chiropractic Center doors in 2008. Her practice has a friendly, professional staff that takes the time to listen and understand your specific situation.

 

Dr. Gilliam is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Dr. Gilliam received her Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic in 2000 from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. She is certified in Physiotherapeutic and Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Gilliam has held Chiropractic licenses in Georgia as well as North Carolina. She is also a proud member of North Carolina Chiropractic Association (NCCA) as well as a member of American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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