Therapeutic touch has been shown to have an enormous impact on wellness. Massage promotes healing, relaxation and rejuvenation by targeting certain areas of the body and applying different forms or types of touch and pressure, called massage techniques, which include effleurage, petrissage, rocking and trigger point therapy.
While massages can vary widely, the therapist delivers a customized therapeutic massage to best meet the client’s needs. By listening to what you need, the massage therapist are able to blend techniques to deliver a truly customized massage experience that I do my very best to meet or exceed your expectations.
Swedish Massage- The Swedish modality has one main focus: relaxation. However, through soft, long strokes and touches of effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement, Swedish is also therapeutically beneficial by relieving muscle tension, increasing blood flow to critical areas and breaking down scar tissue.
Deep Tissue- Traditionally designed to apply pressure to layers of muscle, tendons and other tissues deep under the skin, deep tissue massage can be very effective in relieving problem areas and is highly therapeutic. Deep tissue massage is generally a modality to consider for athletes as well as the eight-to-five desk job. Muscles easily become tense and deep tissue massage can relieve some chronic patterns of pain and tension, specifically in the back, shoulder and neck areas.
Prenatal Massage- Congratulations! You are creating the miracle of life. There is nothing in the world like the nine-month miracle of pregnancy. We understand the delicate nature of pregnancy also requires great care and attention. Because of that, prenatal massage is only performed after the first trimester. you will be comfortably supported with pillows during your massage. In later pregnancy you can experience a complete massage comfortably supported in a side-lying position. You will be draped with a sheet everywhere except the part of the body being massaged.
Integrative Reflexology- Integrative Reflexology is different than traditional reflexology, which is performed by a reflexologist, requires a separate training and discipline than massage therapy. Integrative Reflexology is an alternative medicine that involves an intricate and detailed application of pressure points to the feet, hands and ears with specific techniques using the thumb and fingers. Traditional reflexology is applied without lotion or oils. It is believed that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health.
Oncology Massage- is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist's skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.
Trigger point massage- designed to increase circulation and nutrition to your muscles. The massage therapist will relieve chronically tense and contracted areas of your body to reduce soft tissue inflammation. this treatment will break down adhesion's (band's of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments to increase your range of motion and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Hot Stone Massage- is a form of massage therapy that follows the same principles of Swedish Massage with the addition of heated stones, which helps lead to deep relaxation. Adding heat to specific areas on the body enhances the feelings of relaxation and peace. Recommended in particular for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allows the massage to be delivered without excessive pressure.