Learn more about Massage Modalities
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will be released from the deep tissue during the session.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a very specialized form of manual therapy. A therapist trained in NMT is educated in the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal systems. The Neuromuscular Therapist also is educated in kinesiology and biomechanics and how to work in a clinical or medical environment. More…
(CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. More…
Massage during pregnancy is an ideal way to reduce fatigue, improve muscle tone and circulation, increase energy, and reduce muscle pain and joint stiffness that often accompany the changes occurring in the body during pregnancy. Prenatal massage is very gentle and relaxing, with the added benefits of easing aches and pains (particularly in the lower back and abdomen), reducing fluid retention and slowing the processes which can lead to varicose veins, . Through prenatal massage, expectant mothers can learn to consciously release tension and focus on breathing techniques and muscle relaxation.
At its most basic, oncology massage is bodywork that is designed specific to the needs of people who are dealing with cancer and/or its treatments. The main focus is to enhance healing while “doing no harm” to people whose bodies are: dealing with lowered immune systems, at risk for developing lymphedema and stressed by radiation and/or chemotherapy treatment(s), or recovering from surgical procedures. More…
Polarity Therapy is a holistic method that involves balancing the flow of energy to improve and maintain a healthy way of life. When energy is unbalanced, blocked or fixed due to stress or other factors, pain and disease arise. More…
Reflexology is a therapy based on the principle that there are small and specific areas of innervation in the hands and feet that correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. Using specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques, the reflexology therapist will apply pressure on particular areas of the hands or feet usually without the use of oil or lotion. Your feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of your body, so reflexology is an effective way to interrupt the stress signal and reset your body’s equilibrium. Reflexology helps promote relaxation, reduce tension, increase circulation and improve well-being. More…