Massage techniques personalized to every client and individual treatment.
There are many methods and types of massages to choose from. See below for a list of many services we provide that are more catered to your problem areas.
Swedish and Relaxation Massage
Swedish massage is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body, including skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Often performed with oil or lotion, the goal of Swedish massage is to alleviate minor discomfort and improve relaxation. Techniques often used during this treatment are long strokes, circular manipulation, rocking or vibration.
Sports Massage - Athletic Continuing Care
Athletes require ongoing treatments to reduce chance of injury during their training sessions and sport performance. As their training regimes increase in difficulty their bodies become more prone to injury/re-injury. Continuing care for an athlete is used to improve performance, decrease injuries and sustain them while competing.
Deep Tissue Massage – Therapeutic
Deep Tissue massage is used for treating and relieving symptoms of a specific issue or injury in pursuit of complete resolution of the problem area. Some discomfort may be experienced during the treatment but will not exceed your personal limitations set during the initial assessment with the therapist. Deep Tissue massage is recommended, but not limited, to treat chronic or acute injuries such as neck & back pain, shoulder strain and plantar fascitis.
We offer massage during all stages of your pregnancy. Pre-natal Massage is an affective treatment option to relieve aches and pains during pregnancy. Post-natal massage can help with the body’s recovery and pain management. If you have recently given birth by C-section ask us how we can help manage pain and reduce scarring post-op.
We are here to help you and your newborn thrive. Ask us about our Infant Massage Therapy classes!
Infants and Toddler Massage
Infants and toddlers love physical interaction, as a parent you will quickly realize they love to be held and hate being put down. Massaging them can help strengthen their immune system, establish healthy relationships, improve sleep and assist in teething/growing pains. We can work with you to teach you the basics of infant & toddler massage and how you can incorporate it into the daily routine.
Pre and Post-Surgery Care
Surgery is a great tool for pain relief, but even the best surgery requires the right amount of pre- & post- care to yield positive results that will last. Leading up to your surgery date massage can assist in reducing pain, tissue rigidity and anxiety. After your surgery massage will be focused on restoring range of motion, decreasing pain, normalizing sensation and mobilizing scar tissue.
Breast massage, is great for targeting specific breast issues experienced by women. The therapist will discuss outcomes & reasons of the treatment, draping of the body and the unique techniques to be used to ensure you feel safe and comfortable through the entire session.
Breast Massage can help with:
Sore or painful breasts
Neck and back pain
Pain & Recovery from lumpectomies
Pain & Recovery from mastectomy
Scar tissue adhesions
Loss of range of motion in the shoulder and neck
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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Swelling and edema can happen as a result of impact injuries, surgeries or change in health conditions. We provide massage the deals directly with the swelling by encouraging the body to reabsorb the extra fluid with light rhythmic strokes, compressions and passive range of motion.
Myofascial and Fascial Release
Our bodies respond to distress or injuries by building a complicated system of connective tissue called fascia. This fascia is not easily reabsorbed into the body and can become a chronic pain if not dealt with correctly. We work by manipulating the soft tissues to assist in breaking down the fascia to decrease pain and restore lost range of motion. Ask us how this technique is similar to Active Release Technique (ART).
The use of silicone cups helps to break up scar tissue using suction. Silicone cups are safer to use than glass cups and do not require the use of heat.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM is the use of special designed tools to aid in the mobilization of scars and myofascial adhesions. There are several IASTM tools but the most common is the Graston Technique.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are painful spots within a band of muscle. They can become irritated by different stressors that we experience in our daily life. These trigger points often present in predictable patterns of pain which allow therapists to assess and locate the specific area being irritated. Manual manipulation, stretching, heat and ice therapies are used to reduce the pain.
Low grade oscillation, distraction and traction for pain relief.
An approach to maximize the effectiveness of a stretch using muscle activation to turn off the muscle that needs to be stretched.