If you are seeking pain management, chronic pain relief from neck and shoulder or hip and back, a relaxing special treat, or wish to improve your sport, welcome to the world of massage therapy. As a Holistic Health Practitioner in Gainesville, VA, I help the body relieve pain and stress by integrating an array of techniques from massage therapy to effectively help attain more physical and emotional health. I offer *Deep Tissue *Relaxing Swedish *Hot Stone *Sports Massage and *Prenatal. Thank you for your interest!
|Person||Faith M. Coppola C.M.T.|
|City||Gainesville , VA|
|Address||7001 Heritage Village Plaza Suite 230|
|Phone Number||(540) 303-6954|
Faith M. Coppola C.M.T.
Why I Became A Massage Therapist: Massage therapy chose me. I discovered by committing to my intuition and knowledge of anatomy, I'm able to offer clients the ability to achieve stress relief and reach their performance goals.
I suffered many years from a shoulder injury and after seeing a massage therapist and learning how our muscle fibers are aligned in our bodies, I was able to have that issue relieved and found that my stress level had been managed. I like to pass that gift on. Being a therapist is my way of, “paying-it-forward.” We all deserve to be healthy and pain-free.
My Beliefs About Massage Therapy: I believe with ever-changing demands in our environment, it's important to heal from the trauma. Our bodies experience holding patterns from pain and misalignment that may cause debilitating issues. I utilize various muscle tissue techniques to ease the body into a new pattern of well-being and seek to develop a unique session with each client to help them reach a life where pain is eased and relaxation is achievable.
Products & Services
Deep Tissue Massage
A Deep Tissue Massage releases achy, chronic muscle tension, and the focus is on deep layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (a protective layer surrounding muscle, bone and joints.) You should talk about outstanding issues you would like to see addressed. It is also important to communicate during the session about pain, because a massage should never hurt. The massage may be intense, or hurt so good, but if you start to feel pain, communicate that immediately.
Relaxing Swedish Massage
This type of massage can be soothing and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on my personal style and what you want to achieve. Most of the time, this modality is good for unwinding and relaxing. This is accomplished by working the muscle with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. You can choose if you like a softer touch or a medium pressure massage.
This helps athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons, and is a good choice if you have a specific problem - a tender knee or tight hamstring from running, for instance.
My dear Faith... how you changed the way I think about a massage... it is something that a person should allow themselves to experience at the very least.. once a month. I would come to you with such back pain, shoulder pain... you would work your magic ...and then I would have my back adjustment -- and life would begin to settle down and I would start to feel so much better... You have an amazing way! Thank you for all you do.
I just wanted to say thank you, Faith and let everyone know how good of a job you do. I have gone to my share of massage therapists, and none seem to help me the way you have. Thanks to you, I am back to ride & train my horses. Thank you. You're the best. From a patient who feels so much better now.
For a year I could not raise my right arm past my shoulder and could not take my arm behind my back. Faith asked if she could take a look. She worked on my shoulder, and wow, I could not believe the results. At the end of the first session, I was actually raising my arm, which I could not do for a very long time. With that, I asked her when could I have another session. By the end of the third session, I had full range of motion and the pain was going away.
Faith did wonders with my rotator cuff and back injury. She worked her magic on me for several months, until I had major rotator cuff surgery. Faith listened and explained everything she was doing to me. I would highly recommend her! Faith was a stranger when we met, we bonded and became friends! Thanks Faith, for everything you did for me!