Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body’s largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing.
Therapeutic is a massage that is between Swedish and Deep Tissue. It addresses conditions with moderate pressure, less invasive than Deep Tissue.
Hot Stone Massage$100
Developed in the Midwest for use in health spas, this technique uses stones that have been heated. These stones are positioned on the body and some are gently moved about with light to deep pressure being exerted on the warm stones.
Pregnancy places strong demands on a woman’s body and is a time for the body to be nurtured and pampered. This massage not only relieves the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight and shift in the center of gravity to the body, but it reduces swelling, soothes the nervous system, acts as a tonic, reduces fatigue, and enhances energy.
Clinical & Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Massage uses alignment and release techniques to aid in recovery from injuries and surgery. With this modality, therapists put their detailed anatomical knowledge into practice. They understand the way soft tissues influence the musculoskeletal system and manipulate trigger areas to release bodily tension, decrease pain, and increase mobility.
Muscle Energy Technique$80
Muscle energy is a direct, noninvasive manual therapy used to normalize joint dysfunction and increase range of motion. The practitioner evaluates the primary areas of dysfunction in order to place the affected joints in precise positions that enable the client to perform gentle isometric contractions. These directed movements help correct neuromuscular and joint difficulties.
Neuromuscular Therapy is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes by utilizing specific massage therapy, including the pressure of trigger points, to eliminate the causes of pain patterns. This approach brings about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. It enhances the function of joints, muscles, and movement, and it releases endorphins, the body’s own natural pain killers.
Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of emotional patterns and belief systems that are no longer relevant or are impeding progress. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.
Deep Tissue Massage$80
Deep Tissue is a combination of corrective massage therapies intended to relieve injuries, spasm and pain patterns with regular treatments, intense stress reduction and pain relief results.
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion.
Trigger Point Therapy$80
Neuromuscular treatment is a deep tissue massage that releases trigger points, allowing muscles to relax and heal. Pin patterns are interrupted and stress reduction is achieved. Neuromuscular treatment is the preferred style of insurance companies and chiropractors.
Sports Massage helps prevent athletic injury, keeps the body flexible, and assists in the recovery process. Sports massage is applied to athletes to assist them in training, to perform pain free and without injuries. It is generally a combination of Swedish massage, pressure points, stretching, hydrotherapy, and cryotherapy designed to meet the needs of a particular sport.
Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.
Cranial Sacral Therapy$80
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, but highly effective treatment. You will experience a very light touch therapy with hand and finger placements followed by gentle movements from head to sacrum. CST targets the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord that get twisted from various daily stresses, causing a restriction of proper nerve impulses responsible for all of our muscular movements necessary for daily activities. A CST session enhances the body’s ability to create a right environment to heal itself by creating ‘inner stillness and peace’, allowing this tissue/membrane to unwind.
Aromatherapy (as an add-on)$10
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for curative and rejuvenating effects. Dating back to ancient Egypt, India, and the Far East, this simple therapy has been used for centuries to reduce stress and tension, refresh and invigorate the body, soothe emotions, and clear the mind.