(Available in 30, 60, 90 or 120-minutes sessions)
Therapeutic Massage - The scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
Swedish Massage - This is the most common type of massage therapy for relaxation. Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil. Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you've never had massage before, this is a good one to try first.
Hot Stone Massage - Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body. The massage therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.
Deep Tissue Massage - Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.
Sports Massage - Specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. But you don't have to be a professional athlete to have one-it's also used by people who are active and work out often. The focus isn't on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance. A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.
Trigger Point Therapy - A style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Reflexology - is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers to stimulate more than seven thousand two hundred nerve endings in each foot. These nerve endings correspond to all parts of the body, including organs and glands. Some reflexologists also work with the hands and the ears. Stimulating the appropriate region is intended to eliminate energy blockages thought to produce pain or disease in the related areas. Reflexology is used to prevent, rather than cure, and is used to relieve a wide variety of ailments.
Seated Chair Massage - Chair massage utilizes acupressure and Swedish massage to relieve tension. Though beginning at a slower pace, the work moves a little faster as the practitioner proceeds. The session ends with quick, revitalizing strokes in order to bring the client back to a state of full consciousness. You will be seated upright on a special massage chair and will remain fully clothed. No oils are used, so there is no need for them to be concerned about stains on clothing. The session generally lasts from
ten to 30 minutes.
Acupressure - Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the same principles as acupuncture without the use of needles. Points on the body are stimulated with finger pressure to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain. It can be very effective both as prevention and as a treatment for many health conditions, including headaches, general aches and pains, colds and flu, arthritis, allergies, asthma, nervous tension, menstrual cramps, sinus problems, sprains, tennis elbow, and toothaches, among others.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) – CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. The practitioner uses a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, to release restrictions in the craniosacral system and improve the functioning of the central nervous system Clients will remain fully clothed in light comfortable clothing. No lotions or oils are used in this massage.
Shiatsu - Shiatsu is a form of bodywork that originates in Japan. Clients will remain fully clothed in light comfortable clothing. The practitioner uses finger pressure to provide kneading, pressing, soothing, and tapping. Stretching techniques are also incorporated to assist with elongating tight muscles. This modality is typically performed on a Shiatsu mat that sits very low to the ground for client safety and stability.
Russian Massage - Russian massage integrates sports massage with the relaxing techniques of therapeutic massage. It offers a number of benefits because the style of the treatment depends on the physical makeup of an injury, rather than the person’s body as a whole. The actual massage techniques used throughout the three stages include stretching, gliding, kneading, vibration, and friction. The amount of pressure applied during these techniques depends on the patient’s body state and comfort level. The application of techniques will differ from person to person and the depth of the pressure ranges from light, to medium, to deep.
Reiki - Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Sugar Scrub - A sugar scrub is a body treatment utilized to exfoliate the skin by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and leaving your skin softer and smoother. It is one of the gentlest of all the different types of body scrubs. It also hydrates the skin because of the sugar combined with the oil and uplifting essential oil like Lavender, Grapefruit, Peppermint, Citrus. This modality is followed by a short shower, which gives the client an opportunity to rinse off privately. Once the skin is dry, the practitioner applies body lotion to leave the skin soft and fragrant.
Aromatherapy - Aromatherapy can be included into any massage therapy session. Highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, are added to the massage oil, lotion or diffused into the air. When clients inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system.
Couple’s Massage - A Couple's Massage allows partners to experience massage together in the same area as one therapist works on each person. This tandem massage invites couples to get a bit closer and reconnect, and it can enhance intimacy and teach each partner how to take care of the other. The type of massage is customized per each partners needs.
Kinesiotaping - The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. The tape used is Latex-free and wearable for days at a time. It is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric. It successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, kinesiotaping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas. Clients should expect a full evaluation (manual muscle testing, range of motion testing, gait assessment, other orthopedic special testing) before any application of tape is applied to chart placement and the bodies receptivity to the treatment.