Promoting Preventive Care and
Promoting Preventive Care and
Functional Movement Therapy
Here at Bardos Wellness and Massage, our therapies are designed to find the root cause of your musculoskeletal and joint pain. They are also aimed to facilitate the healing process so you can move freely without pain, improve vascular and joint health, and prevent such kinds of pain from returning in the future.
In Tibet, the word "bardo" means "an interval between two things," an escape from external pressures, a time when healing can occur. Our therapists would like to invite you to find which healing path is right for you in your journey of healing.
Therapeutic massages are tailored for athletes, expectant mothers, and for those suffering from stress, addiction, muscular pain, or more serious ailments needing the soothing benefits of massage. Our top services include our signature massages. They incorporate the best of what we have to offer and make us stand apart from the rest.
We cater to clients all over Richmond, Virginia. Contact us to learn more about our services and to book an appointment.
What Is Functional Movement Therapy?
Functional Movement Therapy (FMT) is an effective way of facilitating healing and bringing balance to the vascular and nervous system. The healthy function and movement of your joints and vascular systems is the key to eliminating pain when performing activities.
FMT is a protocol to get to the root cause of myofascial and structural imbalance. This therapy targets the parasympathetic response of the nervous system to reset or release fascial compression that is inhibiting proper blood flow and nerve communication.
The nervous system controls every function in the body—this is the root cause that needs to function optimally for cell repair, cell growth, and daily autonomic functions that keep you healthy and vibrant. We help not only in repairing and recovering your body after it has sustained an injury, we can also help you in maintaining overall optimal health.
Massage therapy should not just be a treatment that is only required when you have muscular pain or after an injury has occurred. It should be seen as an important part of sustaining health by helping maintain homeostasis—a term that refers to regulating the variables within your body. This ensures that your internal conditions remain stable and continue to function properly.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues, we can help you get relief:
Your treatment may include all or some of these protocols:
We will create a strategy that best fits your individual needs. You are unique. We can get you moving, feeling, and playing at your best!
The Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy
Your joints have restrictive movement when the fascia surrounding muscles tighten. The impact from your sport puts pressure and tension on your joints, causing joint friction which can lead to joint pain and injury. Regular sports massage can loosen these muscles, allowing your joints to move freely.
When your muscle tightens, your blood flow and circulation are restricted in inhibiting your muscles from healing as quickly as possible. The lactic acid and other debris build up in your muscles, causing irritation and tenderness. Sports massage helps flush the muscle and increase circulation for a quick recovery.
Your muscles have a “natural resting length.” When your muscles are chronically tense, muscle strength lessens. Your range of motion decreases, limiting your power for your sport. Regular sports massage can help return your muscles to their natural resting length, increasing your power as you train.
Ultrasonic Slimming Cavitation
This technique melts cellulite and fat cells and tightens skin with sound waves. This is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. Its results also include:
Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation
This technique uses ultrasound to cause a cavitation effect (bubbles) in the intercellular fluid surrounding subcutaneous fat cells. This action causes the fat cells to rupture, while all other cellular membranes, tissues, and systems remain unaffected.
When the fat cells are ruptured, the contents of the fat cells, triglycerides, and adipocytes are released into the body and absorbed by the body's lymphatic system. Then, they will be processed out of the body through the liver by the body's natural metabolism.
Radio frequency uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate the production of sub dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines, loose skin, and pore size. This technology induces tissue remodeling and the production of new collagen and elastin to provide the epidermis with a more supple and youthful appearance.
Also known as the Non-Surgical Face Lift, it is a great alternative to Surgical Skin Tightening. It is a simple procedure to perform on the entire body and works well with Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation as well.
High Intensity Light Wave
High intensity 650nm light transmits thermal energy into the subcutaneous fat cells. It creates a chemical signal that causes the fat cell to break down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol, releasing them though the cell membrane and causing the cell to shrink through contraction.
The fatty acids are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them to create energy. Exercise after the procedure is required to metabolize the free fatty acids for permanent results.
This is the latest technology for non-invasive fat reduction and skin tightening. No scarring, no surgery, no downtime—an affordable pricing for you to reach your goals in a relaxing and supportive atmosphere.
Ultrasonic cavitation creates low frequency acoustic waves. It produces increased pressure on fat cells which breaks the cell wall and eliminates the stored fat through your lymphatic system. Cellulite and fat literally are then melted away.
How to Get Optimal Results From Your Treatments?
Following this protocol ensures that you will achieve the optimum results from your ultrasonic cavitation therapy.
A 30-minute cardio workout is also a must after each session. This includes a brisk walk or an aerobic workout. We also provide NASA's top proven rebounder for the BEST workout without the pressure on your joints. Rebounding also opens and closes the lymph system to further assist the fat to be processed through the body.
One (1) liter of water must also be consumed before and after your treatment. A week of pre- and post-treatment liver cleansing is needed for the optimal function of the liver, too, as it processes your unwanted fat.
We highly suggest a far infrared sauna treatment in between treatments to help assist the body in flushing. Six to twelve treatments are recommended to get the most out of your sessions, one to two sessions per week.
This amazing modality is revolutionizing the way we look at massage, soft tissue manipulation, and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses or injuries. The nature and wisdom of the vacuum therapies in the form of cupping has been around since Ancient Chinese Medicine and as early as Egyptian times.
Modern technology has enabled us to be able to harness this ancient healing technique and take it further into the health and medical fields. This technique is effective and groundbreaking and it is fully expected to be a common practice in massage clinics, physical therapy clinics, and hospitals.
The beauty of the practice lies in its ability to pull toxic substances out of soft tissues and into the lymph system. Capillaries expand with the suction pressure and allow waste in the form of heat, bacteria, scar tissue, and solid bloat. They break apart and pass through the vascular system, ultimately cleansing the body on a cellular level.
This is amazing news for anyone suffering from chronic or acute illnesses, injuries, and auto-immune disorder and gastrointestinal disorders.
Rehydrate Tissues and Relive Muscular Pain
MediCupping opens cellular tissue to allow the lymph to flush as well as to better absorb vital minerals and nutrients. Shoulder and neck pain from postural dysfunction can tax the body of its vitality, leaving tissues dehydrated.
When these problems progress and are lived with over time, muscle tissue becomes more and more compact, dehydrated, and depleted of nutrients needed to flush, hydrate, and circulate through blood. In pushing the muscle from the inside-out and expanding the tissues, MediCupping allows hydration and an open lymph system.
Using the Food as Medicine program and adding a tonic before or after your massage will optimize your treatments. Your body is ready for hydration and restoration and should be honored and used intelligently. Consultations will guide you to the best tonic for your needs. The results are amazing, immediate, and long-lasting.
Scar tissue from injuries, surgeries, and constrictions are pulled away from the bone like no other massage technique. Tension is also stripped from the body. The techniques can be gentle yet effective.
Relief From Chronic and Acute Illnesses
MediCupping is a natural nervous system depressant that calms overactive nerves and relieves chronic and acute illnesses. Detox therapies with MediCupping is highly effective with its ability to clear the system of debris. Inherently, when we detox the tissues, the body loses cravings by means of clearing the nicotine, food, or other drug out of the body.
This technique also increases insulin production and helps the body in its metabolic process, leading to faster and more efficient weight loss. Combined with our Food as Medicine program and Infrared Sauna Therapy, your body will be renewed and rejuvenated.
Pre- and Post- Surgery Healing
Pre- and post-surgery MediCupping treatments are highly beneficial in helping the body's recovery time and ease of surgery. Scar tissue and range of motion can immediately be improved in just one session. Please contact us to learn more about our Pre- and Post-Surgery Treatments, MediFace Lifts, MediCupping Massage, and MediCupping in our Detox Program for Body Contouring and Detox.
Body Contouring through MediCupping is a natural by-product of flushing solid bloat and debris out of the system. We use it to specifically give your body and face a non-surgical lift. In conjunction with the Far Infrared Sauna and Body Wraps with Aromatherapy, 10 to 12 inches can be lost within a 4- to 8-week regimen.
Far Infrared Sauna Therapy gives you all the benefits of the sun without the dangers of ultraviolet rays. It also does the following to our bodies:
Regular infrared sauna sessions also lower blood pressure and increase energy levels when metabolism is raised, burning 400 to 700 calories per 30-minute session. Weight loss and detoxification are just some of its amazing effects. Our sauna sessions will not burn you in the heat just like what the traditional ones usually do. Instead, we will gently reach your desired and personalized temperature.
The private room offers space for physical therapy and strengthening and stretching needs. It is ideal for those who need a detox from heavy metals and suffering from stress-related ailments and auto-immune disorders. This is also great if you have been injured, impaired, if you are trying to kick-start a cleanse, or if you just want a deep relaxation.
As little as one session can already have an anti-inflammatory effect and provide dramatic relief from arthritis. No matter what the temperature is, the effects of the far infrared rays are working to bring you to a state of health and relaxation, a sauna experience like no other. Choose which plan works best for you with our member and non-member options!
Zen Shiatsu With Lili Just Simmons
Zen Shiatsu originated from Japan. As a complete system of healing through touch, it draws extensively on key aspects of the thousand-year old Traditional Oriental Medicine. Shiatsu works primarily on the body´s energy system, the meridians, and the acupressure points.
The meridians are the pathways where the energy/chi flows. Chi is life force and vitality; it is the basis of health and reflects the strength and harmony of energy circulation in the body. Imbalances in our energy flow causes stress, chronic disease, and emotional problems.
Zen Shiatsu also helps you balance your energy in all levels, while experiencing a profoundly relaxing and therapeutic treatment. Regular sessions can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.
In this treatment, Lili will use diagnostic methods to determine the current state of the energy in the body. He will plan the treatment accordingly to balance the energy flow toward greater healing. It is performed on a futon fully clothed. For clients who have difficulty lying on the floor, the work is easily adapted to a massage table.
The Benefits of Shiatsu
Conditions Helped by Shiatsu
Butterfly Wrap Detox
Detoxifying from surgical drugs, a smoking habit, food addiction, emotional fear or anxiety, or just simply relaxing would be great with the soothing blend of aromatherapy infused in a butterfly cocoon wrap.
Hot Bamboo Recovery
Your massage will include new techniques with four different bamboo tools along with hot stones. There is a cold stone option as well for those who enjoy the invigorating feeling of cold marble stones. MediCupping and Laser are added for therapeutic value for recovering from an injury, muscle rehydration, or revitalization. Thai Yoga Stretches are also added to create a Sports Massage experience.
Oil is applied with hands and the body is prepared for the deep penetrating work with the bamboo tools. The larger rollers are amazing at compressing forearms and legs for "Ashiatsu"-like pressure but without the need to use the feet, body weight, and bars. The smaller tools are used to mimic neuromuscular-like stripping techniques and deep tissue techniques.
The half-moon bamboo stick can be used like Guasha with a scrapping-like motion for intense and satisfying strokes along trigger points. This massage is great for sports enthusiasts or for those needing deeper penetration or more specific work on smaller trigger points or muscles that lay underneath the superficial layers.
Hot stones and tools are used intermixed to add another level of contrast and relaxation. Tapotement with the bamboo sticks can be also a wonderful percussion to tired athletic bodies as the stretches add a deeper level of relaxation and revitalization.
A 30-minute FIR Session or a Freshly Pressed Juice comes with this signature massage and makes this combo a deal and one to repeat over and over again.
The Ashi-Thai Way
This is a fusion massage, including Thai, Shiatsu, and Ashiatsu or Barefoot massage. Suspended by bars, the therapists can walk and glide on the body, providing deep compression and rolling techniques. Bodybuilders will love this massage!
Thai for the table techniques are used to stimulate Sen Lines and the body’s natural ability to heal itself for greater mobility and sense of well-being. Traditional Shiatsu thumb massage can target specific areas, as well as stimulate energy pathways for healing and relaxation.
Thai Yoga Massage Way
Using a mat and comfortable clothing, Thai Yoga Massage uses stretches and massage techniques to soothe athletes, those working on flexibility, and for those who would like to experience an ancient healing art.
It can reach and work areas that may need more manipulation for release, having the ability to release blockages and invigorate the body. This amazing modality will leave you energetically charged and open. While very relaxing, Thai Yoga Massage is also extremely therapeutic.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy or LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy) uses light amplified with pulse laser therapy, for a safe, non-evasive intervention from pain relief. The number of photons in a given healthy DNA cell is tremendous. When this number lowers, the frequency or vibration speed of the cell also decreases. Lower frequencies equal disease and discomfort.
Laser therapy is a safe and effective way of quickly blocking pain by raising the photon levels and frequency of a cell. Photons enter the cell and create energy (ATP). Harmful oxidation is reduced and the cell is restored to a healthy respiration.
In just one to two sessions, conditions of pain will greatly reduce. For an in depth review on the efficacy of Laser Therapy, go to this link.
Use Cold Laser Therapy to reduce the effects of the following conditions:
Organic Juice Bar
Fresh Cold-Pressed Juices
Aide your detoxifying efforts with on-site freshly pressed green juices. Massage, MediCupping, and Far Infrared Sauna Therapy can all be enhanced as the body receives vital nutrients for a clear mind, a cleansing of the blood and repair of tissues and cells. Choose from the vitalizing Wheat Grass Juice, Sunflower Microgreens Juice, or Microgreens Buckwheat Juice. These are all gluten-free, organic, and full of live vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Try one of our freshly juiced drinks for a flavor sensation while getting vital nutrients!
Choose from the wide variety of juices on our menu. Our 1-Day Juice Cleanse is 4 to 16oz juices. Pick two kinds of fresh juices for your box. Our 2-Day Juice Cleanse is 8 to 16oz juices. Choose two to four kinds of fresh juices for your box. Lastly, our 3-Day Juice Cleanse is 12 to 16oz juices. Choose two to four kinds of fresh juices for your box.
Pre-Treatment Booster Shots
Booster Shots are designed to enhance the massage by drinking specific nutrients to fuel the healing of organs and tissues. Spicy cayenne will open the capillaries and allow blood to flow while bringing much needed sulphur to inflamed joints. MediCupping, Massage and Laser will all direct the blood flow with nutrient rich blood to areas of concern. What a smart way to relax!
1- to 3-Day Juice Cleanses
1-Day Juice Cleanse is 4 to 16oz Juices – Pick two kinds of fresh juices for your box.
2-Day Juice Cleanse is 8 to 16oz Juices – Choose two to four kinds of fresh juices for your box.
3-Day Juice Cleanse is 12 to 16oz Juices – Choose two to four kinds of fresh juices for your box.
Add-on any Super food or Herb add-on to your juices at $1 per add-on per juice – Consultations are recommended to choose the right juice cleanse, super food, and herbs for you. Special requests are welcome!
Utilize the benefits of massage and nutrition with the high vitamin C smoothie, Acerola Cherry Cola Float Smoothie. Cherries are high in iron and antioxidants and are a great anti-inflammatory. Just add Aloe Vera, Chia, hemp seeds, or raw cacao for targeted tissue repair, protein, or a creamy feel good version.
This drink and more are given before or after your massage to enhance the efficacy and healing effects of your treatments. Such combinations promote wound healing in post-surgery or injury. Nutrient absorption into the blood stream begins 15 minutes after drinking which allows the MediCupping therapy to direct the nutrients to targeted areas and maximize your healing benefits.
Super Food and Herb Add-Ons
There are many super food add-ons to choose from aiding in liver detoxification, hormone balancing, and stress reduction. Let us guide you in choosing the best add-ons!
Super Food/Herb Add-Ons, $1
Add any super food powder or herb to your drink for $1:
What These Add-Ons Do to the Body
Heiros Gamos Detox Program
Letting go of things that no longer serve your well-being is a constant life transition and is impossible to do alone. To help soothe your mental anxiety, stress, and physical discomforts, we have created a system that will assist you in your efforts and heal your body.
Whatever your reason for detoxification is, having a plan and taking it one day at a time is the best way to succeed. Our program offers you the opportunity to have four to eight weeks of focused effort on your healing, creating new mental and physical patterns to ease your way into a new life and a new beginning.
Our Detox Program includes Far Infrared Sauna Therapy to penetrate the body, break up tissues and adhesions, and flush debris, heavy metals, and inflammation out of your body while providing a relaxing environment for healing. MediWrap Massages use cocoon aromatherapy wraps to give a sense of protection and safety to soothe the mind, relieve anxiety, and calm the body.
A series of eight different especially blended aroma therapies accompany each session to infuse the body with the healing properties. They come with blends for anxiety, insomnia, weight loss, and more. The blends have properties, such as:
Universal Angelic Light Body Sekhem: A Journey of the Soul
Dive into your spiritual nature and light body with meditations, activations, and the healing energy of Sekhem, your Angels and Guides. Connect with source energy and anchor in the fullness of your being. Heal with the exploration your Akashic Records and dimensional bodies, and discover what is in your heart. Gain clarity and insights on your soul's path.
Above all, learn the infinite nature of your soul's connection with love. Learn how your organ systemsare connected to your energy fields and how to interact with them energetically for deep internal healing.
Gaining insights from her past lives and access to her higher dimensional self has allowed Jamie the ability to work with lineages from Tibet, Taoism, Shamanism, Angelic Realms, and Egypt. Extensive body work in dance, shape shifting, tantric breathing, the Diamond Body, Angel Sekhem Seichem, and a spontaneous initiation into the Christed Consciousness Light Body has enabled her ability to connect with higher realms.
Jamie can also connect with the Mother's Spirit of the Earth to move and clear deep wounds and patterns with love and light. She will guide you to connect you to your own personal power. The ability to connect to these realms truly empowers your spirit and soul to be fully embodied and present for joy and unlimited potential.
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