A soothing Swedish Massage using firm yet gentle strokes to ease muscle tension, increase circulation and encourage a state of both relaxation and rejuvenation. We can use oil or crème; the choice is yours.
Medical Massage focuses on a specific injury or area. This treatment assists in the recovery and rehabilitation of injured muscles and/or joints. Most often it is recommended to people suffering with chronic injuries or to compliment post surgical therapy.
We use heat to soften muscles and connective tissue. The warmth increases blood flow and encourages pliability and flexibility in muscles and joints.
Ice constricts blood flow. It helps to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Choose from a variety of essential oils to enhance your massage treatment. Our therapists can guide you through the many scents and specific applications of each.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a hyperirritable area that is painful when compressed. At times trigger points can refer pain to other parts of the body. Many people refer to them as “knots”. When treating knots or trigger points, pressure is held to the spot. When the therapist releases the pressure fresh blood and oxygen flood the area, flushing out toxins and alleviating pain.
Hot Stone Massage
This is a European method that uses heated oiled stones or chilled stones to enhance your massage.
Hot Stones melt away tension and create a deeper sense of relaxation. Stones are placed under the back as well as on the chest and belly. A combination of stones and hand techniques are used to massage you from head to toe.
Some people prefer chilled stones. This is popular among people with chronic headaches and sinus trouble.
Deep Tissue Therapy
The focus of Deep Tissue work is to affect the various layers of muscle and connective tissue. Strong pressure is applied to effectively release tension and loosen bonds between layers of soft tissue. The result is reduced pain and increased mobility.
Active Isolated Stretching
This form of stretching requires the client to actively engage a muscle as the therapist assists in stretching the muscle that has the opposite function of the activated muscle. The muscle is stretched for 1 to 2 seconds and then released. The technique is coordinated with breathing and achieves circulation, relaxation and flexibility.
Pre & Post Natal Massage
A great way to alleviate aches and pains associated with pregnancy. All of our massage rooms are equipped with a Prenatal Table to ensure the expecting mother’s maximum comfort full term.
This technique is used to release what is known as fascia. Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds muscles. When we have injuries to muscles and joints, the fascia can become restricted. This technique uses gentle manipulation and light passive stretching to release restrictions and restore mobility.
Infant Massage Instruction
Our massage therapists guide mommy and daddy while they learn how to massage their little one. Massage has been found to encourage calmness and helps create a strong bond between parent and child.
Pre Event Sports Massage uses compression, jostling, stretching and general massage to prepare the body for exercise.
Post Event Sports Massage is used to flush the muscles and keep them from tightening. The massage helps to decrease lactic acid build up and reduce soreness.
Specific Lymphatic Massage
This is a gentle technique that encourages lymphatic circulation and helps improve lymphedema.