A relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle treatment that relieves muscular tension, increases circulation, and promotes a general sense of relaxation.
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain and reduce stress. These techniques mainly treat musculoskeletal issues and could also focus on specific problems—such as a frozen shoulder or sciatica.
During a Deep Tissue Massage, the therapist applies specific techniques to release tension deep within the muscles. Firm pressure slowly applied gains access to the deeper layers of muscle tissue that contribute to the body’s overall stability.
Warm Stone Massage is an ancient practice that places heated natural Basalt stones over precise points along the body and with smooth long flowing massage strokes. The soothing pressure creates a deep relaxation and releases stress within the body and mind. Benefits include help with back pain and improvements with depression and/or anxiety.
Traditional massage incorporates the use of oils to soothe and relax the muscles. It is customizable to your minor pain points or problem areas and is typically a full body massage.
Performed fully clothed, Thai stretching massage combines compression, acupressure, and passive stretching to increase the range of motion in your joints and muscles all while loosening energetic blockages in the body. ***Important to come wearing comfortable loose fitting clothing***
Swedish massage uses long strokes with light-to-firm pressure to provide gentle relaxation.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the restricted myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion. A postural assessment is performed before the session that guides the therapist to the major unconscious pulls in the body. Learn more about Myofascial Release »
Traditional Myofascial Release includes several types of physical manipulation techniques that work directly with the fascia (connective tissue) in the body. This modality targets skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
Reiki is an energy healing technique in which a Reiki master (who has undergone formal training in this healing art) uses gentle hand movements with the intention to guide the flow of healthy energy (what’s known in Reiki as life force energy) through the client’s body to reduce stress and promote healing.
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, this alternative medical practice involves the application of pressure to specific points on the feet, ears, and hands to influence the body and its organs. This is done using thumb, finger, and hand massage techniques without the use of oil or lotion. Relief for headaches, digestive issues, insomnia, kidney […]
Structural therapy is a non-invasive technique that identifies the source of pain based on structural imbalances and uses body positioning to relieve tension. When you go in for a structural massage session, the therapist will identify the cause of your pain by locating a tender spot.
A postural assessment, also known as a postural analysis or a postural alignment assessment, is an observational assessment that looks at a person’s overall alignment to assess the client’s body is moving and functioning, as well as how muscles and joints work together. The purpose of this is to observe the person’s posture, interpret any […]
Neuromuscular massage therapy is a form of soft tissue massage that aims to alleviate chronic muscle and nervous system disorders and problems. It is mainly used to fix trigger points, circulation, nerve compression and repetitive movement injuries.
Neurosomatic Therapy (NST), is a cutting-edge form of manual therapy that uses an advanced system of postural analysis to create a personalized treatment plan just for you. Your plan is specifically designed to target the root causes of your pain, rather than simply treating your symptoms.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a light, skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the swollen limb. It is specifically focused on the lymph vessels to help the flow of lymphatic fluid. Therapy is applied to your unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the […]
Massage cupping is a more modern version of cupping where the therapist uses silicone or plastic cups in a massage-like movement that targets myofascial restrictions in the underlying structures and in turn, breaks knots and adhesions down.
Sports massage focuses on enhancing circulation, increasing tissue elasticity and reducing muscle tension. Sports massage is also used to help relieve tight muscles that limit flexibility, increase pain and cause future injuries. Sports massage helps release muscular tightness for optimal sports recovery and improved performance.
In sports cupping, silicone cups are placed over specific areas of the body, then specific stretching techniques are used to improve soft tissue mobility, decrease pain, and improve range of motion in various areas of the body like the hips, spine, and knees.
Oncology massage is the modification of massage therapy to safely work with the effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Everyone affected by cancer — people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, those at the end of life, and even caregivers — can benefit from oncology massage. These benefits can include: respite from pain, […]