Hello and welcome!
Who Am I?
My name is Jason Shipman and I have been a licensed massage therapist (LMT) since July 1st, 2012. I was trained at the Texas School of Massage. My passion and purpose is to help you figure out what you are doing in your everyday life that is causing your discomfort or pain, and then working together to find ways you can help yourself remedy those issues.
I am married, a father of two daughters, and a pet dad to three cats and a dog. I enjoy working with my hands, even when I am not performing massage, and my current obsession is energy efficiency research for home remodeling or new construction.
What Do I Offer?
I perform Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, chair massage, prenatal massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage massage, and cupping services for you in a mobile setting, held in your space. This can mean an apartment, house, office, rental, other venues, or almost anywhere if I have enough space to set up the equipment. My normal service area is the greater Houston, TX area including Pearland and Katy. (If you need me to travel farther than that, please contact me.)
What Do You Need?
Are you looking for a relaxing massage that doesn’t cause you pain? Swedish massage is using light to firm pressure while doing long, flowing strokes to relax the skin and layers of tissue under it in an effort to reconnect you to your entire body.
Are you pregnant? Prenatal or pregnancy massage can help. If you are not very far along and can still lay on your stomach, we can do a regular massage session except we cannot do deeper pressure in your lower body. If you cannot lay on your side, prenatal massage is done with you in a side-lying position, supported by pillows to ease any discomfort from the different body angles.
Do you have adhesions (knots) or areas in your body that are bound up or causing you issues such as pain, numbness, or tingling/burning? In more extreme cases this can also be for people who are suffering from Sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, or things like being unable to turn your head from side to side because of the pain. We need to do deeper tissue work to release these types of issues.
Most of my clients request deep tissue work, but I mix in Swedish techniques with firm pressure to give you a more therapeutic approach. I do not like to “crush people to the floor.” I would rather you feel relaxed after your session instead of feeling like you were just beaten up. We can achieve this by holding pressure for a longer duration instead of pressing as hard as I can. This keeps me from bruising you or causing other soft tissue damage. In summary, I use the firm Swedish strokes to warm up the area of your body I am working on and to feel for adhesions (or knots), and then I use deep tissue techniques to release the adhesions I found.
Cupping can also help with these adhesions but you cannot currently book a cupping session using my online schedule. If you are looking for a cupping session, please go to the contact page and use that information to communicate with me. Due to the extra time required to clean up all of the equipment used in the sessions, I am unable to allow people to book their own sessions at this time.
Have you recently had cosmetic or other surgeries, or do you suffer from edema in an area or areas of your body? If so, lymphatic drainage massage can benefit you greatly. This type of massage is light touch therapy. It should cause you no pain at all. I use a manual pumping type technique to invite your body to drain the excess fluid that builds up after your soft tissues have been cut during procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, or Brazilian butt lifts.
Would you like me to use reflexology to work on various issues you are experiencing in your body? The reflexology sessions can really help. I have found that these sessions helped clients who were not ready to have another person touching their bodies form a trust with me that allowed us to go on to regular massage sessions later.
You can use the online schedule to book yourself any one of these services except for cupping. Simply choose the length of time you wish me to work with you and then include what type of session you are requesting in the notes section. If there are any issues or questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email.