Our Philosophy

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08 December 2011
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Benefits of Advantage Massage

Advantage Massage is known as the premier resource for medical and therapeutic massage with an emphasis on injury management. body alignment, and gait issues.

Our staff works with physicians and chiropractors throughout the Las Vegas Valley to quickly and efficiently get patients through the rehabilitative process, as well as performing preventative and maintenance massage modalities for clients who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle free from everyday aches and pains.


Advantage Massage has had the privilege of attending to the needs of individuals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

Make an appointment today and see why our clients three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lori Harrigan chooses us. Let us guide you on your journey to better health today.
 

 

What to expect on your first visit!
Upon arrival, clients are asked to complete an intake form allowing the therapist to begin the evaluation process. The client is directed to the therapy room to be interviewed and any pertinent medical records are reviewed.  Then a series of orthopedic and/or kinetic tests are performed to fully determine to plan of care to be implemented.

The therapist leaves the room while the client undresses to the point of comfortablity and lays down on the massage table under a cover sheet. The therapist re-enters the room shortly thereafter.  Treatment per the plan of care is performed and may utilize a number of modalities to include: deep soft tissue manipulation, trigger point therapy, Muscle Energy Technique (MET), hydro/cryotherapy, sports massage techniques and/or Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).

The treatment is concluded and the therapist steps out of the room while the client redresses.  A home exercise program may be reviewed and implemented following treatment.


Increasing water consumption is highly recommended following all treatments as it helps the body flush out any accumulated materials in the muscles which were released during the massage otherwise, they might build up, causing muscle aches and soreness after a massage.  Always let the therapist know of any increased soreness following each session so adjustments can be made to future treatment plans.

Continuing Education

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Continuing Education

Lisa Agnew is an Approved Provider (#450643-08) of Continuing Education through NCBTMB. Her Advanced Sports Massage and Sports Medicine classes are in constant demand.  These exceptional classes feature small class sizes of no more than 20 students per class affording students individualized attention.


Lisa’s dynamic style and effective delivery of the course materials as well as the high quality, well-organized curriculum all but ensures you a rewarding experience that will allow you to successfully incorporate the newly learned techniques directly into your practice. All continuing education programs are accepted for your National Certification renewal.

Should the class you are interested in be unavailable, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, contact information and the class in which you are interested.  We’ll place you on the waiting list and notify you when a spot becomes available or a new class is posted.

40 CEU's in Advanced Sports Massage – This class is State and NCTMB approve.
 
Course Includes:
  • Review of Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology
  • Effects of Sports Massage on athletes
  • Stretching and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Advanced Sports Massage Techniques
  • Learn to recognize postural deviations and pain patterns through postural analysis
  • General Acute Injury Evaluation
  • Massage for basic strains and sprains, ice massage, muscle cramping, edema, and prepare athletes to resume training

    *  This Class includes a manual and instructional DVD
    *  A test is required to receive CEU credit

Types of Treatments

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Medical Massage
Medical Massage is an outcome-based, physician-directed, and scientifically grounded healing modality. As with physical therapy sessions, medical massage sessions are prescribed by a physician for specific issues including post-surgical rehabilitation, and are limited to a physician-designated course of treatment.

Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massage is also outcome based, as described above (prescription not necessary). This multidisciplinary approach facilitates the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, chronic pain and sports injuries.


 

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Benefits of Medical & Therapeutic Massage
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces acute and chronic pain
  • Relieves cramps and muscle spasms
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Increases the body’s ability to heal
  • Physically relaxes the body
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Reduces heart rate
  • Reduces acute and chronic pain
  • Improves skin tone
  • Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins
  • Improves muscle tone


Our Therapists

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Lisa Agnew MS, AT, MMP, LMT
Lisa Agnew has more than twenty years of extensive training and professional experience in the field of Medical Massage and Bodywork Therapy.  She has comprehensive training in various techniques and modalities of bodywork, including Orthopedic Massage, Postural Analysis, Medical Massage, Kinesiology, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Sports Massage.  She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health & Physical Education from Bluffton College and a Masters of Sports Science Degree in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy and is a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner.

Throughout her extensive career, Lisa has held many distinctions, such as, working with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Frank B. Kelly, three time Olympic Gold Medalist Lori Harrigan, local entertainer Earl Turner, professional soccer players, professional dancers and so many others from the professional to the everyday ache and pain. She has been the Director of Education for several local Post Secondary Education Schools in the greater Las Vegas area as well as teaching for College of Southern Nevada and Central Texas.  She is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education through NCBTMB.

Lisa is currently a nationwide provider of advanced training instruction for massage therapists, conducts highly sought after Advanced Sports Massage and Sports Medicine continuing education classes and is the owner of Advantage Massage.

 

Celeste Harlow CMT
A native Las Vegan, Celeste has been a nationally certified massage therapist for ten years.  She is trained in orthopedic and Swedish massage with a focus on therapeutic, rehabilitative and energy work modalities.  Celeste was the Education Coordinator and taught full curriculum classes in massage therapy for Medical & Technical Institute as well as teaching with Academy of Medical & Business Careers, both local Post Secondary Education Schools.


She has been a guest speaker for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District as well as various civic organizations on a variety of topics related to massage and bodywork. The owner of Celestial Connection Massage Therapy, Celeste has worked closely with nurses, hospice care providers, and other professionals in the healthcare industry.  Her private clientele includes local performers from various Las Vegas shows as well as area coaching staff.

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"Although it has been over 10 years (!), I never got the chance to personally thank you and Byron for allowing me to finish up my program, so please accept this very BELATED thank you!" ~ Ken Garcia

“After being offered a variety of prescriptions for pain management from other doctors, I went to Lisa instead. Lisa worked her magic with no drugs. Her knowledge of the human body is unbelievable. She eliminated my pain and gave me my quality of life back!  ~ Jeanette S., Business Owner”