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About Massage Therapy

Designed with something for everyone, massages today are not only centered on relaxation and pampering but also have many health benefits. The careful manipulation of the muscles, skin and joints helps to relieve stress and can reduce pain.

Forms

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Meet the Therapists

Learn more about each of our massage therapists

Massage Techniques

Craniosacral therapy

A manual procedure for remedying distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism – the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum, and interconnected membranes. It is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, TMJ, and a range of other conditions.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue massage is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Healing Touch therapy

Healing Touch is an “energy therapy” that uses gentle hand techniques to help re-pattern the patient’s energy field and accelerate healing of the body, mind and spirit. It is based on the belief that human beings are fields of energy that are in constant interaction with others and the environment. The goal of Healing Touch is to purposefully use the energetic interaction between the practitioner and the patient to restore harmony to the patient’s energy system.

Hot Stone

Deeply soothing and relaxing, this technique uses heated stones. Stones are a variety of shapes and sizes; black volcanic rock is often used, which absorbs and retains heat. Sanitized with each use, the stones are heated in hot water. The therapist will use Swedish massage strokes while holding the heated stones. As the stone cools, it is replaced with another heated stone. Cold stones may be used if you have inflammation or a muscle injury.

Myofascial Release

Used to treat a variety of soft tissue problems, myofascial release involves stretching of the fascia to equalize muscle tension throughout the body. Fascia is the thin tissue that covers the organs of the body. When muscles are injured, the fascia becomes tight, causing discomfort. The therapist will locate the area of tightness and apply a light stretch to the tightened area. After the tightened area relaxes, the therapist then increases the stretch. This is repeated until the area is fully relaxed.

Prenatal

Specifically tailored for pregnant women and their changing bodies, prenatal massage will relax tense muscles, ease sore spots and improve circulation. This technique may also decrease mental and physical fatigue. This is performed on a special cushion with hollowed out areas to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Reflexology

This technique applies pressure to the feet and hand with thumb, finger and hands. The movement taps into pressure sensors that are connected to the reflex system, improving general health and relieving stress. This pressure can help release natural painkillers in the body called endorphins. This is a clothed session; only shoes and socks are removed.

Swedish

The best-known and most-commonly offered massage, Swedish massage involves five different movements, including long, gliding strokes; kneading of the muscles; friction; tapping; and vibration. This technique is used to increase oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.

Trigger point therapy

Trigger point therapy (also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy) applies concentrated finger pressure to “trigger points” (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain.

Pricing

Individual Massage: Members

  • 30 minutes: $40
  • 60 minutes: $60
  • 90 minutes: $85

Individual Massage: Nonmembers

  • 30 minutes: $45
  • 60 minutes: $70
  • 90 minutes: $100

Massage Packages: Members

  • 30 minutes: $175 for 5
  • 60 minutes: $275 for 5
  • 90 minutes: $400 for 5

Massage Packages: Nonmembers

  • 30 minutes: $200 for 5
  • 60 minutes: $325 for 5
  • 90 minutes: $475 for 5

Scheduling

To schedule a massage session, call 573-331-3355.