Last year we met an amazing massage therapist with a deep passion for helping people improve their health and their lives through multiple therapeutic techniques. Jennifer Carroll, LMT, CPI, CHC, and owner/proprietor of Massage & Skin Works in Farmington, Missouri has been serving the injured, the disabled, and the stressed in the 573 area for nearly a decade.
"Massage Therapy is a wonderful part of whole-body health. What you are doing every day is going to affect your muscles! Eating good whole foods, moving and stretching, and deep belly breathing is so vital for good health. I enjoy helping my clients with their wellness goals!" -Jennifer
...a whole new level.
Recently 573 Magazine discovered that besides having some amazing skills in massage therapy and relaxation techniques, Jennifer also has some pretty awesome new equipment to take the pain management and skin care therapies at Massage & Skin Works to a whole new level.
Advanced from NASA’s LED technology
LightStim is a multiwave LED tool that emits multiple wavelengths of light that work together to increase blood circulation and deliver a soothing, gentle treatment that sets in motion the body’s own natural healing/pain-relieving process. Advanced from NASA’s LED technology, LightStim Multiwave Patented Technology can be used for multiple therapeutic purposes from medical/health needs to aesthetic and beauty goals including acne relief, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, and pain management for injuries or ongoing conditions such as arthritis.
“Typically I use the LightStim systems on people that I see for massage therapy and they just want the additional help. And if they have, not quite an acute, but a prolonged issue, this extra light therapy seems to help that out. It’s also great for those recovering from certain surgeries and injuries, and for athletes. I’ve helped dancers, pitchers, basketball players... When you’re a really strong athletic type, you’re putting a lot of wear and tear on your body, and generally the parents of the student athletes that see me have an understanding for massage therapy and they’ll have them come in for treatment. And of course, with minors, we have the parents sit in the room with them for treatments, but it really seems to help them recover from that continual wear and tear and keep them in good condition to continue pursuing and enjoying their sports and activities.” -Jennifer
Today we’re meeting up with Jennifer and her two newest LightStim clients, Amanda Reynolds and her oldest son, Christian, to see how these super cool LED therapies work and find out what kind of results they can potentially create for you.
...designed to combat acne.
After checking in and assessing her new client’s health needs and aesthetic goals, Jennifer went to work on young Christian, first using a light combination specifically designed to combat acne.
573: Christian, how did the LED acne treatment feel?
It was just kind of warm on my face, not hot, just warm. Felt kind of nice. My face is a lot clearer now, I’m not gonna lie. It really worked. I thought it would take multiple treatments to really start working, but the results were amazingly fast. Within just a couple hours of the treatment, my face was clear! I wasn’t expecting that.
...designed for pain...
After his skin treatment, Jennifer set Christian up with another set of LED therapy waves designed for pain to relieve the slight tightness he had in his right knee.
"It felt warm all the way through, in an awesome way, and I could feel the tension being relieved, it really relaxed everything & felt great!" -Christian
While Christian was enjoying his new treatments, we got the 411 from Jennifer on how versatile her new tools really can be.