Massage / Bodywork
This technique is best known as Swedish massage. It utilizes five basic strokes in rhythmic succession to invite relaxation and balance to all body systems. Regular relaxation massage is a helpful way to relieve general muscle and joint tension, poor circulation, fatigue, and alleviate some symptoms of depression. Stimulation of the immune system also occurs allowing your body to assist in its own healing process.
Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe muscle tension and to unwind the connective tissue or fascia just below surface muscles. Various deep tissue massage techniques are delivered with sustained pressure on active “trigger points” or centers of inflamed tissue. This is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and those who have sustained physical injury.
It is common for deep tissue recipients to experience some new muscle aches for a few days post treatment. Self-care instructions will be provided by your therapist in order to obtain optimal results from your session.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage utilizes heated, smooth basalt stones to apply direct pressure and penetrate deeply into muscle tissues. Stones may be placed on certain centers of the body to promote relaxation and “melt away” stress and tension. The stones are coated in oil to move in coordination through major muscle groups and coax you into calm, relaxed state.
Hot Stone Massage cannot be used on those who are pregnant or those who have certain medical conditions. If you have questions please reach us before booking your appointment.
Pregnancy Massage is designed to assist and prepare the expectant mother’s body and mind for birth. Swedish massage is the recommended massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy. Attention is especially paid to major joint areas such as the low back/hips and the shoulders. ***We do not make 90 minute apppointments out of saftey concern for Mother and Baby***
This is a great gift idea and can also be done during a couple’s massage to allow Mom and Dad some relaxation together.
This is a great experience for yourself and guest of choice! We prepare a room with two massage tables to enjoy your treatments together at the same time. Couple’s massage is a great way to enjoy the benefits of therapeutic massage and celebrate each other.
Myofascial release is the compression and gentle stretching of the fascia and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain and increasing range of motion. Surgical procedures, trauma and inflammatory responses can all create fascia pressure and discomfort. Shear sustained compression, skin rolling or tension in various directions may be applied using no lotion, oil, or machinery. This allows your therapist to correctly identify areas of restriction and where to work accordingly.
Reflexology is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
The modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and its treatments. For those who have ever received cancer treatment, those in active treatment, or in recovery/remission.