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Colleen E. Dumas, LMT
Massage Therapy & Clinical Reflexology
Colleen E. Dumas is a licensed Massage Therapist and graduated with a Certificate for Academic Excellence from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Anthropology and Spanish Language from Stetson University and The University of Madrid.
Believing the client holds the key to their own health and well-being, therapeutic massage can assist in increasing the awareness of one’s mind-body communication and connection, thereby contributing to the overall optimal functioning of the mind, body, and spirit.
Colleen specializes in Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release, in order to promote pain reduction in acute and chronic injuries and to correct structural imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. Colleen is trained in Trigger Point Therapy and has the ability to release chronic points of tension caused by physical and/or emotional stress. She is known for providing the ultimate in relaxation, incorporating Aromatherapy, heat therapy, and guided breathing and movement techniques into her comprehensive and therapeutical massage work.
Colleen is also a board certified Clinical Reflexologist. Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy and is a form of body work that focuses primarily on the feet but can include the hands. A Reflexology session with Colleen will include heated towels on the hands or feet, aromatherapy, a thorough assessment of the reflex points and clearing of the energetic pathways of the feet, and a professional foot/hand massage.
Spending time with her family, especially her son Leo, brings her much joy. Likewise, there are so many beautiful things going on in the garden. Colleen loves nature and the pleasure she gets from working in the soil, nurturing plants, and watching them grow into healthy, delicious food for her family.
Colleen is a member of the Onsite Wellness Team at the Oneida Holistic Health Center and is also available to travel to your event or business. Massage is a delightful yet affordable treat to offer guests at family reunions, employee appreciation events, and bridal and baby showers.
Ross Ashley, LMT
Ross is a graduate of the Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy in Newington and brings to the table a high degree of creativity, patience, care and attention to detail. He offers orthopedic style massage with a palliative care approach, which incorporates elements of acupressure and sports massage techniques. The result is a relaxing massage while targeting specific muscle groups to alleviate areas of tension and release areas of energetic holding. Ross enjoys working towards a goal with an individual to help alleviate symptoms caused by chronic tension, facilitate the formation of healthy scar tissue while recovering from injury and provide assistance and relief from the elements such as stress and anxiety. Ross was inspired to pursue massage based on his own personal journey to health and wellness.
Ryan Reed, LMT
Massage Therapy & Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Ryan Reed attended the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington in 2012 and was a awarded a Certificate for Perfect Attendance. He launched his own practice in 2015 and has recently joined the Oneida Holistic Health Center team of massage therapists.
Ryan specializes in Deep Tissue and Bamboo Massage. He offers a wide range of deep tissue techniques and modalities and can tailor to your individual specific needs. Ryan looks forward to working with you to achieve your health goals.
Therapeutic Massage is a term used to describe massage therapy and to let clients know that massage is not just a luxury; it also has many health benefits. A professional massage is therapeutic. Sometimes deeper work is needed, with more pressure, to break up knots within the muscles. A full body massage consists of work being done on the arms, legs, back, neck and face while you are securely and completely draped for maximum comfort and modesty. We offer 60-minute, 90-minute, and 120-minute massages.
Swedish Massage is a more gentle and relaxing massage. Long, gliding strokes are primarily used to reduce tension in the muscles. During the massage, less pressure is used, and working on the knots within the muscles is not the main focus. Relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation are the main focus.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a more intensive massage, concentrating on the deeper levels of muscles and tissue. The strokes are slower, and friction is applied to the muscles to help with the reduction of chronic pain. It also works with the fascia, which is a connective tissue that covers the entire muscular system. Deep tissue massage works to reduce patterns of repetitive and chronic tension in the body.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a massage that uses heated smooth stones for a deeper, more relaxing massage. The stones are placed on the body to help melt away stress and tight muscles. Long, gliding strokes are used when using hot stones to massage the body. Organic coconut oil is used during the massage to help glide the stones to their proper placement.
Our clinical reflexologist applies acupressure to the feet, giving more attention to those specific points on the feet that require more attention and release. Our 60-Minute “Happy Feet” treatment includes hot towel therapy, aromatherapy, complete reflexology, and a professional foot massage.
A 90-Minute or 120-Minute Therapeutic Massage AND Reflexology COMBINATION treatment is available for the ULTIMATE experience in relaxation!
Chair Massage is a therapy that can be done almost anywhere. It is a great way to be introduced to massage. It is done in a special chair that is adjusted to the comfort of the client. The client is fully clothed and the massage is usually done on the back, neck, shoulders, arms and scalp. The sessions are usually 15 – 30 minutes long. Sometimes, it is called Onsite massage because it can be done in the work place or at different functions or sites including home parties, health fairs, family gatherings, schools, holiday/staff appreciation days and athletic events.
Craniosacral Therapy works with the whole body to help with the body’s natural healing process. It is a gentle touch therapy that helps to remove restrictions in the craniosacral system, which contains the membranes, the cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The client remains clothed for the session and usually lies on the table face up while the therapist works to release the restrictions within the craniosacral system.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle, light touch massage used to treat and control different types of lymphedema or swelling of an arm, leg or other part of the body due to an abnormal build-up of a fluid called lymph in the body tissues. MLD uses a range of specialized and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the excess fluid into an area with a working lymph vessel system. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels and helps move excess fluid away from the swollen area so that it can drain away normally.
MLD encourages the body to naturally detox which results in clearer skin, a reduction in puffiness around tired eyes and improved skin tone. It is also used to improve acne and other skin conditions, strengthen the immune system, relieve fluid congestion, promote healing of ligaments and sprains as well as scarring.
Sexual Boundaries All services offered at the Oneida Holistic Health Center are non-sexual. Sexual harassment and vulgar language is not tolerated. Massage and bodywork clients are draped at all times during the session. Only the parts of the body being worked on are exposed at any time. The genitals are never exposed or massaged. If our safety feels compromised, the session will end immediately.
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Note: We do provide insurance reimbursement assistance, and are considered out-of-network providers for most insurances. Your reimbursement rates will vary depending on your insurance coverage. Payment is due at the time of service.