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Services

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a specialized form of manual therapy that focuses on identifying and treating trigger points, areas of hyperirritability within muscles, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction. Through targeted pressure and manipulation techniques, NMT aims to alleviate pain, improve flexibility, and restore proper muscle function by addressing underlying neuromuscular imbalances. This therapy is commonly utilized to treat chronic pain conditions, injuries, and musculoskeletal issues, offering individuals relief and improved physical well-being.

Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu is a unique form of massage therapy that involves the therapist using their feet to apply deep, broad pressure to the client’s body. Originating from Asia, where “ashi” means foot and “atsu” means pressure, this technique utilizes the therapist’s body weight to deliver a deep tissue massage experience. By using their feet, therapists can apply consistent pressure over larger areas, effectively targeting muscle tension and promoting relaxation. Ashiatsu is praised for its ability to relieve muscle soreness, improve circulation, and induce deep relaxation in clients.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique aimed at enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities. It involves the manipulation of the craniosacral system, which includes the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. During a CST session, a practitioner uses light touch to assess and facilitate the movement of cerebrospinal fluid and release any restrictions or imbalances in the craniosacral system. This therapy is based on the belief that disruptions in this system can cause physical or emotional tension and that restoring balance can promote overall well-being. CST is often used to address a variety of conditions, including headaches, chronic pain, stress-related disorders, and musculoskeletal issues.

TMJ Massage

TMJ Massage

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) massage is a specialized form of massage therapy aimed at relieving tension and dysfunction in the muscles associated with the jaw and temporomandibular joint. TMJ disorders can result in pain, stiffness, clicking, or locking of the jaw, as well as headaches and other symptoms.

Prenatal and postnatal massage

Prenatal and postnatal massage is a specialized form of therapy tailored for pregnant individuals before and after childbirth. During pregnancy, prenatal massage focuses on easing discomfort, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation. It addresses common pregnancy-related issues such as back pain, swelling, and fatigue. Postnatal massage, on the other hand, helps new mothers recover from childbirth by relieving muscle tension, promoting healing, and providing emotional support. 

Infant massage

Infant massage is a gentle form of touch therapy designed specifically for babies. It involves using gentle strokes and movements to massage a baby’s muscles and promote relaxation. Infant massage has numerous benefits, including promoting bonding between caregivers and infants, improving sleep patterns, aiding digestion, and reducing crying and fussiness. It also provides an opportunity for parents to communicate and connect with their baby through touch, fostering a nurturing and loving relationship. Infant massage can be learned through classes or guided sessions with a certified infant massage instructor, and it’s a wonderful way for parents to bond with and care for their little ones.

Restorative Yoga Massage

Restorative yoga massage combines elements of restorative yoga and massage therapy to promote deep relaxation and stress relief. During a session, the individual is guided through gentle restorative yoga poses supported by props like bolsters and blankets to encourage relaxation and release tension in the body. Additionally, the therapist incorporates gentle massage techniques, such as Swedish massage or myofascial release, to further enhance relaxation and relieve muscle tension. This combination of restorative yoga and massage helps to calm the nervous system, reduce stress levels, and promote overall physical and mental well-being. It’s a deeply nurturing and rejuvenating experience, providing both physical and emotional benefits.

Instructor for LMT Refinery

I’m thrilled to join a new Continuing Education group, The LMT Refinery where I’ve recently written several of my own classes to share a little more of my style of specific, result-oriented techniques. We hope to bring something a little different to the round table, shall we say. Where we can be human beings than not only hope to teach from experience but continually learn ourselves, as we navigate new ways of helping and connecting people.

About Meridith Glass

20+ years of experience • Customized treatments

Results oriented therapy • “Neck Guru”

Meridith Glass

I am passionate about helping others. I see massage therapy as a way to improve the quality of one’s life.

Whether it is pain relief from chronic conditions or stress relief. I am always striving to continue understanding what may be the most appropriate care for each individual client. I have the unique opportunity to enjoy and see the overwhelming rewards from bodywork.

I’m a wife, mother, lover of nature, and I’m still in the pursuit of learning more about health and wellness. I am forever passionate about connecting with people and clients. I love learning ways to empower them to understand their own bodies and how to navigate through stress and injury. I love, love, love what I do! I’m beyond grateful to still love my job after 20 years!

 

Learn more About Meridith Glass

I moved to Florida in September 2013 from North Carolina, where I worked as a
neuromuscular therapist in a very busy medical practice. There I was able to train and work with physical therapists, neurosurgeons, doctors, athletes, to name a few. I learned a wide variety of ways and how to handle hard cases.

I started my own practice after a year of living here. I adore the space I’m in and that I’m able to grow and learn with like minded professionals local to me. I met a wonderful therapist a few years back and I decided to mix it up and learn Ashiatsu which is open to expand my longevity as a therapist. Using my clean bare feet allows a deeper and broader pressure for my extremely tight clients that need a little something extra.

I can only hope to continue my work as I work on new avenues of treatment. I will continue to offer Cranial sacral sessions mixed with NMT and Ashiatsu. In 2013, I was privileged to dip my toes into teaching Integrative-NMT before leaving NC.** I’m thrilled to join a new Continuing Education group, The LMT Refinery where I’ve recently written several of my own classes to share a little more of my style of specific, result-oriented techniques. We hope to bring something a little different to the round table, shall we say. Where we can be human beings than not only hope to teach from experience but continually learn ourselves, as we navigate new ways of helping and connecting people.

Aside from the massage world, my passion is my family, my dogs, the hopes of being a great gardener. I love the Causeway and skies here just like all the other locals. We are insanely blessed to live here and I always strive to witness its beauty amongst work and a busy family life. Daily, I enjoy learning more about nutrition and homestead living. Constantly taking in new ways of not relying on the system. My grandparents were Quakers and I deeply believe in living more simply in this world. As I continue to try out new things and fail and try again, I hope to add these recipes, tips, tricks. One day, I’d love this website to be a place for information in health and wellness.

What I’m Looking For in a Client

I really love a client who has something specific whether it’s a chronic old injury or something new. The neck is truly my specialty: whiplash injuries, spinal fusions, herniated or bulging discs, Tmj Disorder, migraines, vertigo, range of motion impingements, clearly the list goes on.

Ideally I’m looking for clients that want to make an effort in their health. Not to just get relief but actually try to correct or manage the problem better. It’s hard to watch someone suffer because they feel stuck. I would never tell an artist to stop painting. I’d rather hope to encourage my client to find a different angle of therapy whether that’s through me or another gifted practitioner I associate with. The goal is to change the overall outcome.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION

For new clients, please arrive at least 5 minutes early to fill out my intake form before your session. If you have any MRIs, x-rays, or anything that pertains to why you are seeking treatment please bring or email in advance. I will spend about 5-10 minutes going over your needs for your session.

During sessions, you will be draped or covered accordingly. I usually will only uncover the area being treated.

Talking during sessions is normal and often required to communicate what is going on.

I’ve been told my massage is not like most sessions. I’m a little more specific because I’m looking to find a reason why there’s an issue. I love anatomy! No one person is the same. Why would their tissue be any different? I enjoy the problem solving aspect of what each person comes to me actually needs.

Pricing

30 min assessments/spot treatments
$50
45 minutes
$70
60 minutes
$90
90 minutes
$120

Testimonials

“I had the pleasure of having Meridith Glass as a massage therapist a few years ago, and she is, by far, the best massage therapist that I have ever been to, and I’ve been to many. I have had ongoing issues with my neck, shoulders, spine, and on top of all that, TMJ, and she was always able to provide much-needed relief, no matter how much pain I was in.

 

My condition was quite complicated, but she could always get to the root of the problem, and had me feeling better in no time.”

–Banita

Meridith Glass saved me from chronic pain! She has an amazing ability to seek out and relax tense muscles. Her knowledge and understanding of anatomy is incredible. I sometimes went in complaining about pain in one spot, and she would “fix” that referred pain by seeking out and addressing a completely different source. And all the while, she is a kind and gentle presence. Long after my initial problems were resolved, I continued going to see her for maintenance visits, because hers was the best massage I’d ever received, including at all the fancy spas I had tried.

–Kelly

I have seen Meridith Glass many times over the years. She is an amazing person and massage therapist. From back pain, headaches, TMJ and hip pain, to chronic stress, she listens and really cares about her clients. Her work is fantastic, always checking to make sure the pressure is okay so you are comfortable and relaxed, but it’s so effective. Upon wrapping up a session, she makes recommendations according to you as an individual to help you continue to feel great afterwards. I cannot say enough about how truly wonderful she is. Just go see for yourself!

–Erin

Meridith Glass Massage

Contact

2150 Alt 19 | Suite B
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

(727) 228-2287

meridithglassmassage@gmail.com

MA73416  MM33144

 

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Hours

Monday
11-3pm
Tuesday
9:30-3pm
Wednesday
12:30-8pm
Thursday
11-3pm (alternating)
Friday
10-3pm (alternating)
Saturday
9-1pm (alternating)