Swedish Massage is often known as the "traditional" or "relaxation" massage. It is
one of the lighter and more nurturing modalities of massage therapy that helps relieve daily stress, tight muscles, and minor aches and pains. It also increases circulation, improves immunity, promotes restful sleep, increases energy, and improves flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is similar to Swedish but provides more pressure to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. By incorporating deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, its purpose is to loosen the fibers of the muscle and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension. This is best for the client who needs help with common tension knots and tension areas.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is also known as Triggerpoint Myotherapy. This type of massage is most effective in treating pain patterns, postural distortions, and repetitive motion injuries. It treats specific muscles or muscle compartments that have become short-locked, thus creating pain and limited range of motion. This therapy is for clients who want to "fix" the problem and help maintain proper muscle function and posture. Excellent for conditions such as: TMJ Disorder, Plantar Fasciitis, bRotator Cuff Injuries, Tennis Elbow, Carpel Tunnel, & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure if desired.The warmth of the stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. It is suited for the client who has deep muscle tension, but prefers a lighter massage. This modality also helps back pain and aches, poor circulation, Osteoarthritis and Arthritis pain, Insomnia, and Depression.
Sports Massage is not only designed for athletes, but also for the physically active client. It has similar techniques of Deep Tissue Massage along with stretching and assisted range of motion in order to help the client recover from injuries and improve performance. Sports Massage is great for moving blood andlymph through the body, flushing metabolites out of tissues, broadening and elongating muscle fibers, and for maintaining healthy joint mobilization.
Seated Chair Massage
Massages are given in a special massage chair with the
client seated and fully clothed. Time increments for sessions
are between 5-30 minutes. Great for social events, office breaks,
and introducing massage therapy. Seated Massage is also
offered as a great add-in to social events or gatherings,
fund-raisers, pampering parties, as well as staff appreciation
and health fairs. Chair Massage Packages available for this service.
Geriatric Massage is a form of massage therapy that is specific to the needs of the elderly population. Sessions last no longer than 30 minutes, since a longer session may be too much
for the elderly client. Gentle techniques are used to help improve lymphatic flow,provide mental and physical relaxation, improve length and quality of sleep, and to reduce anxiety, Depression, and loneliness. If the client is unable to travel, this service is also offered in client's home, hospital, or assisted living facility.
Foot reflexology treats the client's feet with specific pressure points. These pressure points help treat areas of the body as if the feet were a map of the entire body.
Pregnancy Massage gives expectant mothers much needed relief from the stresses and pains of their changing bodies during pregnancy. Sessions are generally 1 Hour and focus on pain management and relaxation. Mothers are placed in a sideline position to protect mother and child during massage.
Esalen® massage, created on the cliffs
of Big Sur, California, is a holistic approach that joins body mind and
spirit. This modality is well-known for
its healing and nurturing touch; it combines long strokes, gentle rocking,
stretching and sculpting of deep musculature. However, EM goes beyond the physical result of
bodywork by focusing on energy exchange and psychological well-being. Esalen Massage helps release the stresses of
everyday life while creating a sense of serenity and peace.