Therapeutic Swedish Massage practitioners manipulate muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments with techniques like kneading, cross fiber friction, trigger point and deep pressure to replenish, nourish, lengthen and relax your muscles. Regular massage can ensure all body systems are functioning at an optimal level. Swedish Massage:
• Eliminates muscle soreness
• Improves joint flexibility
• Decreases stress and anxiety
• Improves sleep quality
• Boosts energy levels
• Enhances post work-out recovery
Deep Tissue Massage practitioners use knowledge of muscle groups, their connective tissue, and muscle group actions to decrease restriction in places of tension and bring awareness to places where there may be weakness. By removing excess tension on the muscle, pain, soreness, and tightness go away. Deep Tissue Massage:
• Encourages balance
• Encourages freedom of movement
• Eases pain
• Increases body awareness
• Improves movement efficiency and function
Therapeutic Senior Massage practitioners use a light touch and soft gentle strokes in a safe, comfortable and very pleasant way. The NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) promotes massage as a treatment for the management and prevention of age related diseases and views massage as a good alternative to less natural pharmaceutical treatments such as pain medications and dietary supplements. Benefits include:
- Relief of joint pain associated with arthritis
- Stress reduction
- Deeper relaxation
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Reduction in swelling and edema
- Improvement in length and quality of sleep
Mastectomy/Oncology Massage practitioners are trained to meet people where they are in their experience with cancer and apply a highly individualized massage treatment to comfort, nurture and support them in their process. Massage is a natural way to enhance the healing process. Oncology Massage:
- Improves quality of life.
- Enhances relaxation, sleep, and immune function
- Relieves anxiety, pain, fatigue and nausea.
- Eases swelling and edema as well as sore, achy muscles
Prenatal Treatments relieve many of the normal discomforts of pregnancy such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps and edema (swelling). This treatment reduces stress on weight bearing joints, encourages blood circulation and helps relax nervous tension which improves sleep. It can also relieve depression and anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Postnatal Treatments relieve muscle aches and joint pain, increase circulation, improve skin firmness and alleviate fatigue and headache. Improved relaxation results in better, deeper sleep.
**Doctor’s note required before pre and postnatal massage. Massage should not be performed during 1st trimester.
Reflexology recognizes that everything starts with the feet since they are the fast track to deep relaxation, improved circulation and stress relief. Reflexology is perfect for pre/post running, pre/post workout, or anytime you need a quick but powerful therapeutic treatment. Available in 15 or 30 minute increments, this service is great for people who are short on time but in need of some effective TLC. Enjoy as a stand-alone service or add on to your massage!
Therapeutic Hot Stone is a great add-on service designed to enhance your massage. Smooth, heated stones are used as an extension of a therapist’s own hands or placed on the body. The stones heat up tight muscles making therapy easier and quicker.