Massage is a safe approach that manipulates soft tissue (skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments) through manual stimulation using various massage techniques. These techniques may include light strokes to deep targeted pressure and are intended to maintain, rehabilitate, augment physical function, relieve/prevent dysfunction and pain, and to enhance the well being of the client.
• Swedish MassageIs a gentle form of massage therapy often associated with relaxation and energizing the body. It involves long strokes, kneading, deep circular motions, vibrations and tapping.
• Deep Tissue MassageIs a more intense form of massage therapy targeted at muscle damage from injuries or just sore muscles. It involves slower, more-focused strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
• Trigger Point MassageIs a more focused massage targeting tight muscles fibers and knots. It is beneficial for relieving pain from overused or injured muscles.
• Sports MassageDepending on the desired results, this technique leverages a combination of all of the above therapies. It's geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries. Please see our Sports Massage Page for more details.
• Hot Stone MassageSmooth Stones are warmed and used as an extension to the therapists hands or placed on the body. The warm heat from the stones relaxes and warms the muscles for easier manipulation. Please see our Host Stone Massage page for more details.
• Other TherapiesWe also over other forms a therapeutic massage, please see our Other Therapies page for more details. If you’re looking for a particular massage technique, please mention it at the time of booking, as some therapists specialize in these forms of massage.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
More and more often massage is being recommended by physician, chiropractors and rehabilitation specialists, due to the complimentary benefits and alternative healing approach it provides. Massage is an excellent tool to address the strains we place on our bodies on a daily basis or address a specific problem. It has been proven as a successful means of reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Many common conditions can benefits from massage such as... • Anxiety • Digestive disorders • Fibromyalgia • Headaches • Insomnia related to stress • Myofascial pain syndrome • Soft tissue strains or injuries • Sports injuries • Temporomandibular joint pain • More befenits below... While most people can benefit from massage, it is not always appropriate if you have one of the following conditions: • Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication • Burns or healing wounds • Deep vein thrombosis • Fractures • Severe osteoporosis • Severe thrombocytopenia When seeking massage to assist with a specific medical condition, it is always recommended to discuss with your doctor in advance and continue with your Doctor’s prescribed treatments.
During and After a Massage
In general a massage should not be painful or uncomfortable. Some discomfort is expected during more aggressive massages targeting problems areas. However… If at any point during a massage you feel uncomfortable please speak up. By voicing the discomfort your therapist will be able to adjust the technique to ensure your massage is enjoyable. It is common to feel sore the next day from massage due to the manipulation of the body. Stretches, Cold compresses or Heat can provide relief from the discomfort. Feel free to call the clinic with any questions or concerns after your massage, so we can provide assistance in seeking home remedies for the soreness.
Trusted References: • Mayo Clinic - Massage Therapy • Live Strong - Massage Therapy • Massage for Life
What conditions can be treated with massage therapy?
- Anxiety, Depression
- Digestive disorders, Diabetes
- Fibromyalgia, Insomnia
- Myofascial pain syndrome/disorders
- Sports injuries, Whiplash
- Tendonitis, Bursitis
- Low back pain, Strains, Sprains
- Arthritis, Joint Pain
- TMJ dysfunction
- Carpal Tunnel
- Throacic Outlet Syndrome
- Headaches, Migraines
- Asthma, Bronchitis
- And More....
30 minutes - $45 45 minutes - $57 60 minutes - $72 90 minutes - $97 60 minutes - Hot Stone Massage - $85 90 minutes - Hot Stone Massage - $110