Services: Therapeutic Massage

Massage for your Health and Beauty

Any professional massage is therapeutic, with real health benefits. But the phrase "therapeutic massage" is also sometimes used to indicate that the massage will be a little more intense than a pure relaxation massage and perhaps deal with long-term or chronic issues. The most common examples would be a Swedish, Deep Tissue or Sports Massage.

Therapeutic Massage combines various hands-on techniques the main purpose of which is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. A Therapeutic Massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on the therapist's personal style and what the client wants to achieve.


Session Pricing & Appointments

Massage is offered in 60 or 90 minute sessions.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm

For deep relaxation therapy, we also offer massage services for up to 3 hours. Please call for availability and pricing.

1 Hour Massage: $ 45

1 1/2 Hour Massage: $ 70

Gift Certificates Available

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a form of massage therapy that involves stretching and manipulating connective tissue or fascia of the body. This is done through mild sustained pressure from the therapist's hands to the fascia. This works to reduce tension and soften the tissue.

Fascia is unique, in that it covers and connects all of the body's muscles and bones and can store memories of physical trauma. Because of this relationship with the body, trauma, inflammation, scarring and repetitive stress can cause tightening of the fascia — resulting in abnormal pressure on other parts of the body (e.g. nerves, vessels, organs). Myofascial Release works to release these tensions and knots. This therapy is commonly used to treat recurring sports injuries, scoliosis, headaches, neck and back pain, recurring emotional and physical pain, as well as to increase flexibility and mobility.

Lymphatic/Sinus Massage

Light-touch massage therapy assists your body in building a healthy lymphatic and immune system. This massage helps to eliminate toxins from the body.

During this massage session, the massage therapist applies lymph drainage massage movements to relieve the pressure and body aches the sufferer is experiencing. In a massage therapy to relieve sinusitis, the therapist concentrates on the face, head and neck area, where all the pressure and congestion occurs and leads the toxins toward the lymph nodes to drain unnecessary fluids and toxins.

Adding lymphatic or sinus massage to a 60 or 90 minute treatment is a great way to finish your session. These services can be added to any therapeutic massage… just mention it to your therapist.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage focuses on the mother-to-be as she goes through the changes due to pregnancy. Certified therapists will focus treatment on the concerns of each trimester. After the mother has given birth, treatment will assist in restoring the body back to its normal condition.

Prenatal massage may also help reduce and/or eliminate excess water retention, enhance the function of muscles and joints, improve circulation and general body tone, and relieve mental and physical fatigue.

Reflexology

Foot Reflexology massage can be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. Massage therapists apply traditional Swedish and sports massage techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg. This will not only help relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis, but can also decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body.

In addition, a variety of stretches can be beneficial. With pain and sensitivity in the foot, heel and calf areas, be sure to communicate your pain levels with your massage therapist during your treatment. It is also a good idea to rest after receiving the reflexology massage.

Sports Massage

A deep muscle massage using acu-pressure, range of motion and stretching exercise.

Recommended for athletes who play vigorous sports such as basketball, football, racquetball or runners.

Swedish Massage

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.

Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses. Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions.

Thai Massage

Yoga done for you. You are fully clothed in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. This massage is performed on a mat on the floor, and no oil or lotion is normally applied. The treatment consists of passive, yoga-like stretches, with rhythmic compression and precise pressure point work along the "Sen" energy lines and muscles in the body.

Thai massage opens up the body and frees it of restrictions, bringing new vitality to tight or tired muscles, and balancing the life force energy in the body. Thai Massage can be a very relaxing treatment, or it's effects can be therapeutically corrective when more pressure is applied. It all depends on your needs and desires.

Zero Balancing®

Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. The practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize.