ABOUT THE PRACTITIONER
As a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Carissa Jenkins is one of Tuscaloosa’s premier massage therapists. With more than nine years experience, Carissa's professional services are suited to assist you on your journey to health and vitality. From Traditional Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages to Pain Management Treatment and more, Carissa's versatility is truly meant to treat a client with the modalities that will benefit them the most. Carissa is interested in helping the client achieve well-being and caters each session to the individual.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, improved circulation, enhanced mental clarity and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. It 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.
Neuromuscular therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on applying pressure to specific myofascial points to assist with pain relief. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins. Neuromuscular therapy is often incorporated into Deep Tissue bodywork.
Myofascial release (MFR) is a form of manual therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the body. The practitioner uses massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. MFR focuses on pain that arises from myofascial tissue - the connective tissue that covers and connects all muscles, organs and skeletal structures of the body. This technique is done without cream or oil and can be painful to receive. Soreness is common after receiving this work, however the benefits are many.
2703 McFarland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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8:30 AM - 3 PM Monday | Thursday
8:30 AM - 2PM Friday
BAMA THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
Carissa Jenkins is the heart and soul of Bama Therapeutic Massage. She is a graduate of The Birmingham School of Massage, and a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Neuromuscular Therapist. Carissa has experience with Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Structural Integration and Trigger Point Therapy.
Having suffered with chronic pain herself, she has a passion for helping clients find pain relief. Myofascial work and neuromuscular therapy are the principal modalities she prefers to utilize to aid clients in achieving their objectives.
Carissa specializes in helping clients recover from repetitive motion injuries. She has worked with volleyball players, tennis players, football players, baseball players, cross fit athletes, runners, manual labour professionals, hair dressers and even musicians to help relieve their pain.
Carissa also encourages clients to be active participants in their healing process and loves hearing your stories of progress and relief. She believes in the health benefits of massage and looks forward to helping you meet your wellness goals.