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Corbin’s Massage Therapy

corbinCorbin Pemberton is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and a Certified Lymphatic Therapist (CLT). He received his massage training at Oceans Massage School in 1995 and he began practicing at Natural Health Chiropractic, in Lubbock, Texas that same year. In 1996, Corbin expanded his practice by becoming an independent contractor at Avalon Day Spa. He worked at both locations until 2013, when Natural Health Chiropractic merged with another health care provider. Corbin continued working at Avalon Day Spa until August 2015, when he followed Barbara Acker, owner of Avalon Day Spa, and her daughter, Renee Acker, to DermaSmooth Med Spa.

In 2012, Mr. Pemberton began his specialized training in Lymphatic Drainage and Decongestive Therapy (compression bandaging) by attending the Dr. Vodder School International TM, the world’s premier training in manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy. The rigorous training provides treatment protocols for more than 35 conditions including, but not limited to: Primary and Secondary Lymphedema, Cancer, Post-operative Orthopedic Joint Replacements, Hydrocephalus, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Burns and Ulcerated Skin, as well as Venous Insufficiency. Dr. Vodder School International TM requires biannual re-certification to ensure the highest level of professional competence.

Prior to becoming a CLT, Mr. Pemberton obtained his Massage Therapy Instructor (MTI) license in 2009. In addition to teaching Anatomy & Physiology; Kinesiology; and Pathology for Oceans Massage School, Mr. Pemberton has developed multiple Continuing Education (CE) classes for licensed massage therapists. Among the CE classes is a treatment protocol for Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD), and several sports massage training modules to meet the individual needs of runners, cyclists, as well as the unique position-specific needs of pitchers, catchers and fielders in baseball.

Corbin is excited to offer a high level of professional treatments that compliment the menu of services at DermaSmooth. Call Corbin at 806-239-9430 to schedule your next visit.

Treatment

25

Minutes

50

Minutes

80

Minutes

120

Minutes

Swedish Massage

$30

$50

$75

$100

Deep Tissue/ Sports Massage

40

65

95

120

Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

40

65

95

120

TMJD Treatment

N/A

65

N/A

N/A

Prenatal Massage

N/A

65

95

N/A

Reflexology

30

N/A

N/A

N/A

Hot Stones

N/A

65

95

N/A

 

Swedish Massage is a light to moderate pressure massage that may include some gentle stretching. The goals of Swedish massage are to provide relaxation, to improve circulation of blood, and to relieve muscle tension.

Deep Tissue/Sports Massage includes multiple modalities including Myofascial Release (MFR), Reciprocal Inhibition (RI), Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, as well as slower and deeper applications of Swedish massage strokes. Each session is tailored to the specific needs of the client. During the acute phases of injuries, more gentle modalities such as MFR or RI will be used. While gentle in application, these modalities are extremely useful in reaching the deeper layers of musculature and connective tissue. More forceful modalities include: Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, and Client Resisted Stretching. The goals of Deep Tissue and Sports Massage are to: reduce healing time for injuries, eliminate inflammation, reduce scar tissue, improve range of motion, improve performance in athletic events/competitions, as well as to prevent injuries.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)/Decongestive Therapy is a very light and non-invasive treatment that has a powerful effect on the body. Aimed at reducing swelling, the technique employs very light pumping and stretching of the skin based on scientific and physiologic principles. The technique has several benefits: First it stimulates and accelerates the body’s natural drainage of fluid (water) in the connective tissue just below the surface of the skin. Second, MLD affects the Central Nervous System by “turning off” the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) and allowing the body’s parasympathetic nervous system to predominate. The body does its natural healing while in the parasympathetic nervous system, as the body is at rest. Third, the technique is a boost to the immune system because pathogens are moved to the lymph nodes where they can be neutralized. The Decongestive Therapy often accompanies MLD. Decongestive Therapy consists of compression bandaging to prevent fluids from re-entering the areas of the body that have been drained. Bandages are the responsibility of the client and should only be worn for up to 24 hours before being replaced with clean bandages that are professionally reapplied.

Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) Treatment TMJD can have several causes including: clenching of the jaw and/or grinding of teeth, a misaligned bite, emotional tension, postural imbalances, mineral deficiencies and genetic predisposition. Symptoms of TMJD may include: ringing in the ears (tinnitus), migraines and other headaches, pain in the jaw, neck and/or upper back, limited movement or locking of the jaw, and painful clicking or popping of the jaw when opening the mouth. This treatment utilizes cranial-sacral techniques and intra-oral applications of trigger point therapy. The cranial-sacral techniques are applied lightly and help reduce tension prior to the application of the intra-oral protocol. The trigger point therapy on the muscles inside the mouth can be intense at first, but the intensity should quickly subside.

Pre-Natal Massage. Prenatal Massage Therapy can be an instrumental part of a woman’s prenatal care. I use the adjustable Body CushionTM so that YOUR prenatal massage will be customized to the contours of your body throughout your pregnancy. Benefits for you and your baby include: Relieving back, hip, & sciatic nerve pain, relieving headaches, improving sleep, reducing stress and anxiety, decreasing swelling, improving blood circulation and lymphatic flow, and stimulating production of mood enhancing hormones (dopamine and serotonin).

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Reflexology This 25 minute treatment on the feet targets specific reflex areas that correspond to specific organs and other body parts. Firm pressure is applied to the various reflex areas. There are specific protocols for treating digestive issues, reducing headaches, improving the immune system, increasing energy, as well as relieving back pain and general muscle tension.

Hot Stone Massage. This treatment utilizes smooth river stones of various sizes that are heated to approximately 115-120 degrees. To eliminate any chance of burning the client, the stones are held in my hand and used as a tool to transmit heat deep into the body. The heat is quite soothing and relaxing and is an excellent way to “melt” away adhesions and stubborn knots in the muscles and tendons. Because heat can stimulate inflammation and swelling, this treatment is not to be used on recent injuries, or on any client/patient who has lymphedema or has ever had lymphedema.