Bodywork and Massage Services
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Learn More
Massage technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system, to assist in reduction of localized swelling. The lymphatic system is a network of slow moving vessels in the body that is responsible for the removal of cellular waste and toxic microbes from the body. The lymphatic drainage massage is believed to help in detoxification of the body and stimulating the body’s immune system.
Also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy or manual & manipulative therapy, this is a physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and disability. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation. Learn More
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling.
Sometimes confused with pressure point massage, this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Learn More
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that relate to every organ, gland and system of the body. Foot reflexology massage can be therapuetic for those with ankle injuries or suffering from plantar flacititis.
A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly Basalt stones (or lava rocks) which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the client’s back, they help to retrain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.
Couples massage is a service offered where two people (usually, but not always, couples) are massaged side-by-side on separate table and by separate providers. It adds a social element to massage. Learn More
Medical massage is a controversial term in the massage profession. Many use it to describe a specific technique. Others use it to describe a general category of massage and many methods such as deep tissues massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy as well as reiki, osteopathic techniques, cranial-sacral techniques and many more can be used to work with various medical conditions. Massage used in the medical field includes decongestive therapy used for lymphedema which can be used in conjunction with the treatment of breast cancer.
Given some of the main benefits of massage, many people prefer to have a therapist come to them to perform the treatment as opposed to visiting the therapist. Learn More
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
Lowers blood pressure