Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy license number #MM31801

SPORTS MASSAGE
This technique utilizes range of motion and lengthening of the muscles that are similar to yoga techniques. The benefits of this treatment are increased oxygenation to the muscle tissue, stimulating blood circulation and energy flow.

SOLE-FUL REFLEX-TIONS (FOOT REFLEXOLOGY)
This massage technique focuses on reflexology as applied to reflex zones of the feet. Vicky will use these techniques to assist the client into both general relaxation and rejuvenation, while also targeting specific reflex points for a desired response. Because the feet help set the tension level for the rest of the body, reflexology is a simple way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis (the body’s equilibrium).

SWEDISH MASSAGE
Traditional Swedish massage involves a light to medium pressure. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. A relaxing yet therapeutic massage.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
The primary purpose of a deep tissue massage is to work the fibers and muscles of the body, releasing deeply rooted patterns of tension. As the muscles relax, toxins are removed and blood and oxygen begin to circulate properly, making the entire body function better. Deep tissue massage focuses on the deep layers of muscle tissues in an effort to release chronic patterns of tension.

MOMMY TO BE MASSSAGE (PRE & POST NATAL)
Prenatal Massage focuses on the mother-to-be as she goes through the changes due to pregnancy. This is not a replacement for medical care, but rather as an adjunct to aid in the health and rapid recovery of the mother. After the mother has given birth, treatment will assist in restoring the body back to its normal condition. Prenatal massage may also help reduce and/or eliminate excess water retention. Both Pre & Post natal massage assist in the function of muscles and joints, improve circulation and general body tone, and relieve mental and physical fatigue.

*Specialty Massage

INTUITIVE HEALING MASSAGE
Energy Work is a therapeutic method of deep purification that releases old traumas and fears that limit our natural healing capabilities. Through the process of energy work, our Chakras open and relinquish heavy energy blockages. By means of energy work, an individual gains mind clarity, understanding, and heightened awareness. Vicky assist the client in reaching a completely relaxed state of being, by combining the energetic work of Chakra Balancing with Tuning Fork Therapy along with Foot and Scalp Massage.

SELF HEATING SHELL MASSAGE
Leave the Stone Age behind with the Self Heating Shell massage. These versatile shells, which self-heat without electricity or equipment, offer a faster, safer, more sanitary and more effective heated massage than traditional hot stone. You will experience the effects of a deep tissue massage without painful pressure being applied.

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    "After 1.5 years of trying to conceive, I had been diagnosed with unexplained secondary infertility. All of my blood work (as well as my husbands) came back normal, but we still failed to get pregnant. We were thrilled to eventually conceive only to suffer a miscarriage a month later. This was devastating. After hearing from a friend about her success with acupuncture, I made an appointment with Drew. I will admit to being a bit skeptic at first. I thought, "how could needles and drinking tea be effective?" I had the consultation and based on all of my information Drew recommended a custom blended herbal tea and acupuncture sessions. I drank the tea and went to my acupuncture appointments consistently. On the 3rd month I was pregnant. Experience trumps skepticism and I'm now a firm believer in the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I credit Drew for helping us to conceive our little girl. If anyone is on the fence about trying this for fertility or any health issues, I highly recommend visiting Drew. I feel that we are lucky to have someone in our community who is one of the best in his field." T.B.

    "I was told by my G.I. doctor that I would be dead in less than a year (without a transplant) from cirrhosis compounded by hepatitis.... that was five years ago! Doc Drew gave me hope and the herbs that seem to keep my liver happy. Chinese medicine not only works well, it makes a great deal of sense." F. J.

    "I am a nurse and I am astounded. After a Lymphoma diagnosis, I decided to not do chemo/radiation and look to Chinese Medicine. After six months of herbs and acupuncture my IgM number dropped 500 pts... after six more months it has dropped another 700 pts... This is fantastic stuff!" M.J.

    "I was in and out of the hospital with Ulcerative Colitis and had lost tremendous weight. I am now back in the dojo, fit, and strong and able to continue my education. God bless this acupuncture." A.V.

    "I am an 88 yr. old woman and have been dealt more than my share of back pain. I have done chiropractic and massage for decades. I tell you, I love this kid. I will always have pain but I have less than ever before and consider him my grandson." M.B.

    We can't thank Drew and Tortoise Clinic enough. We came for secondary infertility after husband was diagnosed with low sperm count and I with low ovarian reserve, luteal phase defect and possible endometriosis. Being in the military with constant deployments definitely made a bad situation worse. I had heard great things but didn't know if acupuncture could really work for us.

    In our first consultation Drew said that he thought I would be pregnant in 3 to 6 months of treatment. Exactly 3 months later I was pregnant with our beautiful daughter after acupuncture and herbals and he had my husband drink a special tea which raised his sperm count to great levels. Our Dr couldn't believe it when she saw his results after he had been on the tea!

    I definitely believe that we found Dr Drew Smith and the Tortoise Clinic for a reason! We started going back again and I am now pregnant with baby number 3! Anyone having infertility issues should come here first despite what traditional drs. tell you, you may realize you don't need invasive treatments after all! Thank you Drew, Yoshi, and Michelle for all your instrumental help in growing our family! "Jill"

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tortoise clinic best ofThanks to all of our patients and loyal followers, we have once again (6th year) won the coveted Best of the Emerald Coast. Every patient at Tortoise Clinic receives not only their specific acupuncture but also dietary advice based on 3,500-year-old Chinese dietetics, as well as hot and cold therapy. The clinic also makes its own pain relief liniment based on a 600-year-old formula.