Balanced Touch

Anita Reed Dean, Licensed Massage Therapist.

Located at the Well Being Center

1801 South Australian Ave, Suite #3, West Palm Beach, 33409

By Appointment. Monday-Saturday.

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Our approach

Anita Reed Dean brings expertise, compassion and thousands of hours of hands-on experience to an extraordinary therapeutic practice. Utilizing Tina Sohn’s AMMA® oriental therapy as well as traditional western massage techniques, Reflexology, CORE Myofascial Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage and Personal Attunement she creates in her work a profound sense of physical and spiritual well-being. By incorporating these techniques on a case-by-case basis, each treatment becomes a personal experience, designed specifically for the individual and tailored to restore balance and peace.

Anita’s experience ranges from stress management and conventional therapeutic massage to specific medically related complaints. Where medical issues exist, she works in tandem with other professionals utilizing massage as well as other complimentary therapeutic modalities to provide support. Taking into account the patient’s background and concerns, specific complaints are analyzed and addressed and a treatment designed that will most effectively and efficiently bring relief. Diet, lifestyle, exercise and emotional issues often have a direct impact on health. With this is mind, compassionate attention is paid to each and every unique situation. An extensive array of print and electronic resources is available and every attempt is made to provide help and information for the patient.

A highly refined and complex system of bodywork Therapy. AMMA utilizes techniques and treatment strategies that combine the use of traditional Oriental medical practices (for the assessment and evaluation of general imbalances in the energetic system) with a western approach to organ dysfunctions. AMMA Therapy restores, promotes and maintains optimum health through the treatment of the physical body, the bio-energy and the emotions, which reflect and are bound into the neuromuscular system. As a result, AMMA Therapy also indirectly frees the mind and thus over time, the spirit.

Safe, therapeutic massage — before, during, and after cancer treatment.

An oncology massage is a client specific, customized massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. A safe massage plan generally revolves around the side effects (both short-and long-term) of chemotherapy, radioation, and surgery.

Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is an original method of hands on lymphatic drainage that combines anatomy and direct listening techniques to enable the practitioner to feel and affect the lymphatic flow. It has been shown to aid in the absorption of toxins; assisting the body in deep cleansing; stimulate fluid circulation and the work of the immune system; absorb fat molecules; induce deep relaxation and provided anti-spasmodic actions.

European Therapeutic Massage utilizes the basic strokes of effleurage, friction, vibration, tapotment and nerve stroking. Oils and/or creams are typically used in treatment.

Bowen uses gentle touch to rebalance and re-pattern the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system which is responsible for involuntary operations of the body such as cardiac function, digestion and motor skills. Because it is gentle and noninvasive, the Bowen Technique is appropriate for people of all ages and all health levels from the highly trained athlete to newborns, pregnant women, the elderly and the chronically ill and is extremely effective for treating pain and releasing stress.

CORE Myofascial Therapy combines five formatted techniques, (Myofascial Spreading. Arthokinetics, Core -Back Specific, Core – Release and End Work), awareness, exercises and three session strategies. This format offers many possibilities based on the client’s history, level of fitness and personal goals.

Active Isolated Stretching is a method of muscle and fascia release that is founded on controlling the body’s stretch reflexes. The A.I.S. method myofascial release technique uses active movement of the muscles on the opposite side of the muscles being stretched.

To attune means to bring into harmony. Attunement integrates the energy of all healing techniques. It utilizes the specific contact points located in the seven major Chakras and endocrine systems and accelerates the healing of the physical body and instantly restore the experience of inner peace, this opening the conscious doorway to inner Wisdom and Divine Guidance.

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. These Oils can be applied topically to the skin during massage with carrier oil or inhaled via diffuser or via compress.

“I have spent many years searching for the perfect massage—on ships, at spas, and through private individuals. What I was really looking for was the perfect massage therapist. I have found her—right here in West Palm Beach. Anita Dean appears to be a very slight woman, hardly likely to perform a massage worth its weight in gold, but looks can be deceiving. Anita’s touch is not too hard and not too soft. Capable of great strength, she is exquisitely gentle (when delicacy is called for) treating each person individually, according to his or her specific aches or pains (both physical and emotional). Anita has had extensive training in her field and it shows. Initially, I thought I would have an occasional treatment—now see Anita every other week. I heartily recommend her to anyone and everyone.”

— Andrea Thomas

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