We offer 30, 60 and 90 minute massage sessions performed by a licensed massage therapist. Specialties include swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, polarity, neuromuscular, cranial sacral, reflexology, lymphatic, Thai, trigger point, hot rock, aromatherapy, Pre/Post Natal, Thai, Reiki, Shiatsu and sports massages.
A deep tissue massage relieves severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue. This focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Often recommended for those who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity and patients who have sustained physical injury.
A Swedish massage uses styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis.
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 massage therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly river stones which over time, have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient’s back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.
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.
Thai massage technique combines massage with yoga-like positions during the course of the massage; the northern style emphasizes stretching while the southern style emphasizes acupressure.
Trigger Point Massage
Trigger point massage involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, injection, or other treatment is applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain.
Shiatsu massage is a Japanese therapy in which the massage therapist applies pressure with the thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy meridians as acupuncture and incorporates stretching. Rolling, brushing, vibrating and grasping techniques may also be used.