Meet Your Massage Therapist!
Rena Wilson, BS, LMT
Avazzia Microcurrent Practitioner
Rena Wilson is the owner of Step by Step Therapeutic Massage. She has been freeing people from pain since 1993 at her clinic in Alpharetta Georgia. Rena earned her degree in Rehabilitative Services with a minor in Bio-Mechanical Analysis and Exercise Physiology. Rena has the experience to correctly assess and apply the appropriate treatment in order to provide the best obtainable health and well-being for her patients.
Feel Better Faster!
Whether it is PAIN RELIEF, STRESS REMEDIATION, or RELAXATION that you seek, The Step by Step Therapeutic Massage Team is skilled in accelerating your healing process on the road to long-term health. Our many massage therapy modalities include cupping, deep tissue, relaxation and appropriate stretches and isometric exercises. Through the utilization of these therapeutic techniques the experts at Step by Step Therapeutic Massage will provide the most appropriate and comprehensive therapeutic methods to fill our client’s tool box with information that facilitates the patient’s independence for healing.
In Pain? We Can Help!
Step by Step Therapeutic Massage provides the highest quality, customized therapeutic massage to our clients. We address complex muscular, skeletal and bio-mechanical conditions using the latest modalities and advanced techniques. Our values of trust, care and respect are at the core of every treatment. We are committed to your well-being!
From improved mobility to reduced stress, our therapists utilize our hands-on therapy methods to improve your overall health. We offer massage therapy services to treat women’s and men’s health, chronic pain and sports injuries or just so you can relax and enjoy a therapist’s healing hands at the end of a stressful day. Whether you are utilizing massage for general muscle relaxation or as an adjunct to your wellness or rehabilitation program, our therapists will help restore normal tone and balance to your body. One size does not fit all—we offer a variety of massage therapies customized to an individual’s specific needs.
Step by Step Massage
Problem Focused Treatments.
General massage techniques may incorporate several types of massage therapy. Our experienced massage therapists will individualize your massage to include techniques to effectively address your specific needs.
Swedish massage uses long, flowing strokes, kneading and circular movements. It is the most commonly requested massage technique and has been shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness and improving function in patients with conditions that cause muscle stiffness due to stress, chronic illness or injury. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, improves circulation and provides relief of muscle tension
Deep Tissue Massage
Systematic and site specific massage which lengthens and strengthens tissue which breaks the cycle of muscle spasm and pain. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints or other connective tissue, as well as organs. Deep tissue massage is effective in treating muscle soreness due to over exercise, stress or injury.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers, and focuses on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions.
Oncology and massage for people living with chronic illness is administered by therapists who have been specifically trained to provide massage for conditions such as fibromyalgia and cancer. A customized plan which usually works in unison with a physician, helps to improve the immune system and decreases muscle soreness. This special service provides great comfort for the patient working through a chronic or serious illness.
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions.
Pre & Post Natal Massage
This massage requires a doctor’s prescription. The technique shares many of the same goals of Swedish massage. It is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. The therapists are certified and have specific training in caring for the mother-in-waiting and also focusing on the mother’s healing from childbirth.
A wonderful ancient tool has found its place in the contemporary world of health care. Massage cupping is a modern form of vacuum therapy. By creating a negative vacuum pressure, massage cupping is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
Youth Sports Massage Ages 8-17
Sports massage for kids/teens can be the most effective form of injury rehabilitation therapy and proven to be helpful towards preventing injuries, shortening recovery time between games, increasing endurance and overall performance. At MMG we take great care in providing your child with therapeutic massage to relieve muscle tension, improve muscle flexibility and range of motion, improve circulation and get them back in the game.
Just like adults, children experience stress on a daily basis. Stress from school, HS admissions testing, SAT testing to name a few. Let Step by Step Massage help relieve their stress and perform better with our Youth Massage service. Massage reduces stress hormone levels which not only can reduce anxiety but improve immune function. We use therapeutic massage techniques to help relieve tension, relax the body and create a state of well being.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It involves gentle hands-on therapy to improve circulation, relieve pain and increase range of motion. It can also help to relieve anxiety and depression and provide comfort through touch to the elderly population.
Orthopedic & Neuromuscular Therapy
NMT is a series of treatment protocols that are different than the general massage. This type of therapy has specific goals in place from the beginning to the end of the treatment. Treatments include postural assessment, before and after photos, future planning and after care instruction. Your first consultation will be the basis for forming a treatment plan with Neuromuscular Therapy.