what is A Massage Therapist?

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists (LMBT) are board certified therapists with extensive training in anatomy and physiology.  Their knowledge of the body's neuromuscular structure is above and beyond most general massage therapists making them therapeutically effective in comparison.  IVY's LMBTs are trained to use a wide range of hands-on techniques for your greatest benefit.  These include but are not limited to Swedish massage, bodywork, myofascial release, tigger point therapy, joint mobilization, neuromuscular therapy, and rehabilitation exercises. 


For more information, visit North Carolina's Board of Massage and Bodywork or the American Massage Therapy Association website:




what can an LMBT

do for you?

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists can help relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness.  Some common conditions that LMBTs address include:

- Headaches

- Sciatica 

- Carpal tunnel syndrome

- General anxiety

- Neck and back pain

- Hip and shoulder pain

- Post accident injuries



Unless you are receiving a general total body Swedish massage for deep relaxation (which is highly recommended...), your LMBT will use your first appointment to analyze your areas of concern by collecting your history followed by inspecting, palpating, and assessing the range of motion of the area.  Special tests are often used to pinpoint the root problem.  And then...the massage!  This is where our therapists differ. Brandon uses Swedish and deep tissue massage which generally includes a total body massage.  Patty uses ART, body therapy, and "just hands" which are all used to focus on the area of concern.

Your LMBT will track your progress along the way to ensure the therapy is working. All you have to do is...relax. 

IVY Integrative LLC is committed to ensuring holistic healthcare for those with disabilities. We are continually improving the accessibility for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.