Treatments by Lizz Pugh, LMT
Lakewood Ranch Medical Massage does things differently than most other massage therapists starting with the very first visit.
I specialize in non-surgical, drug-free, non-invasive soft tissue therapies that help people overcome their complicated and exhausting pain and dysfunction.
Some of the things I treat day-in and day-out are:
- Neck Pain
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Lower Back Pain
- Hip Pain/Sciatica
- Shoulder Issues
- Plantar Fasciitis
Every treatment you receive will be fully customized based on your unique needs and may integrate such techniques as:
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Trigger Point Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Clinical Massage Therapy
- Orthopedic Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Medical Massage
- Thai Massage
- Active and Passive Stretching
- Visualization and Stress Management
- Therapeutic Exercise/Personal Training
- Flameless Massage Cups/Vacuum Therapy
- ROCK Taping/Kinesio Taping
- Therapeutic Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Treatments
- Electrical Stimulation
- Scar Release Treatments
- Dolphin Neurostim MPS
These, and many more tools in my toolkit, are at your disposal and I will build custom sessions around helping you feel better. No guesswork on your part; we co-create each session together.
Additionally we will work towards creating a home and work environment that will support your healing rather than destroy it. I call this my “The Other 167 Hours” program.
By giving you the tools you need to carry your healing forward between sessions, you’ll likely experience faster results.
And because this is all I do, all day long in my office (I don’t offer nicey-nice or spa-type services–though I have to fabulous employees who do via Mad Science Massage) I have many more education and hands-on hours with patients in pain than the average local therapist. I also have technology that few other therapists have invested in.
I invite you to come for an in-person initial new patient evaluation and consultation. Most patients find this initial 2-hour welcome visit to be highly educational and are relieved to finally have someone explain how their pain connects together in a way they can understand.
We’ll create a treatment plan together, taking into account your availability, budget, and ability to commit to doing your “homework”. (Compare this to the industry standard of 2-3 minutes of consultation time, and you’ll begin to see how I’m different!)
If you aren’t sure that a New Patient Welcome Visit is where you want to start, you can schedule a FREE LASER DEMO and TREATMENT. This half-hour visit allows you to see how Class IV Laser works on ONE area. Please note that the consultation is very brief and abbreviated compared to the welcome visit. 941-321-5311
You can also work with one of my proteges who I am training to take on the less complicated medical massage cases. Some clients see them first and then are referred to me.
Why Choose Lakewood Ranch Medical Massage?
Lizz is well worth the price. She’s a fantastic healer and an even better educator. The tools she taught me will last me a lifetime. My only regret is that I waited so long to invest in myself.
~Megan T. Sarasota, FL
Call 941-321-5311 today to find out how I can help.
A note about insurance:
We use a billing specialist who is happy to verify your health insurance benefits to see if you have insurance coverage for massage therapy/manual therapy. Manatee County employees tend to have excellent coverage through their jobs whereas Sarasota County employees generally have a higher deductible. Other plans vary greatly. Please give us your information about a week in advance of your appointment to ensure we have time to verify.
Most patients will be out-of-pocket. It’s frustrating to need care and not have it covered by the expensive insurance you pay for every month. Others have felt that way too. What they’ve found is that paying out of pocket for the services we offer at Lakewood Ranch Medical Massage was well worth it. (Check out what others have said on our Success Story page.) Rates listed on our massagebook account and other locations reflect an approximate discount for clients who are paying cash at time of service due to the greatly reduced administrative and billing costs that filing insurance takes.
A note about same day appointments:
I am lucky enough to have a thriving and successful massage therapy practice in Bradenton, FL (minutes from both Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch). My massage schedule is almost always full several days in advance, and during “Season” up to two weeks in advance.
Please plan ahead and schedule your first massage therapy appointment in advance. Don’t wait until it’s critical and you are stuck getting into the first therapist who has an opening.
If you are interested in a same-day appointment TEXTING me at 941-321-5311 is the quickest and easiest thing to do. I do not answer my phone or texts while I’m with a patient; I will get back to any messages as quickly as I can between appointments.
I also can schedule an appointment for you with either of my Licensed Massage Therapists on my team who I am working closely with to help them become medical massage therapists as well. They have more openings than I do, currently.