Massage

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage involves a classic set of techniques including stretching and compression that are designed to increase massage-male-1circulation, mobilize scar and connective tissue and induce relaxation in the parasympathetic nervous system. Many other modalities have evolved from traditional Swedish techniques, and often incorporate them to achieve a relaxing and therapeutic session.

Results from a Relaxation massage include increased flexibility and a renewed positive outlook on your day. You can expect to feel relaxed and rejuvenated; you may also feel warm, fluid and more open in joints and tendons.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage describes more targeted techniques designed to release knots, improve range of motion and alleviate muscular pain. If you have a specific area of discomfort where you need focused, sustained and intense work, this is the treatment for you.

Deep does not imply that the work uses strong pressure, but rather that it is accessing the deeper tissues of your body’s structure. The techniques of deep tissue are often combined with Swedish strokes to create a unified and balanced session, helping to relax the nervous system while decreasing the discomfort of chronically contracted or adhered tissues.

Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.

Myofascial Massage

The term “Myofascial” means muscle connective tissue or fascia. The fascia attaching muscles, bones and skin is the most susceptible to postural habits, injury, scar tissue and overuse, which create patterns of holding in the body. When fascia is holding in an inappropriate area, it will constrict nerves and cause pain and reduce range of motion.

massage-female-1Myofascial therapy addresses the muscles and joints in three dimensions, using pulls, stretches and broad compression to achieve movement. The techniques can be subtle or applied deeply, and typically employ long holds, giving the fascia time to melt and release its powerful grip. The work can achieve very profound results in decreasing pain and increasing range of motion. Regular myofascial work can result in improved posture and gait and significantly improved circulation, especially in the joints.

 

Hot Stone Massage (Therapist must be notified 24 hours in advance)

A hot stone massage uses smooth, flat, and heated rocks placed at key points on the body. The rocks used in a stone massage are basalt, which have high heat retention qualities. Stones are placed in water and heated before placement on the body. The stones are usually placed on specific points on the back, but can be placed other places such as between the toes, or in the palms of the hands. The heat of the rocks causes muscles to relax, thus allowing the therapist to apply deeper, more precise pressure if desired or necessary.

Prenatal Massage

Massage is a gentle and natural form of self-care for pregnant women. Improving the condition of the mother inherently improves the condition and well-being of the baby. Every stage of pregnancy has its concerns and complaints, and our massage-male-2therapists can help address them with this specialized massage treatment. Prenatal training gives our therapists the tools to safely address the low back pain, shoulder stress, swelling and balance issues common with pregnancy. Studies of pregnancy and massage reveal that massage therapy can reduce cortisol levels, back and leg pain, obstetric complications, labor pain and, most notably, premature birth rates.