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Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massages are schedule Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Swedish Massage

Massage oil or cream is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. Swedish massage is used as a full body relaxing massage without specific detail to any given area.  It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation

Deep Tissue Massage

Designed to remove severe tension. It helps to relieve chronic pain, improve range of motion and help correct postural imbalances. Deep Tissue is often applied with firm pressure along with specific detail to the area or areas causing pain. While often associated with deep pressure, it doesn’t always have to be. Deep tissue is about working a specific area and getting into not only the most superficial layer of muscles but the deeper muscles underneath.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy identifies and eliminates trigger points. Trigger points are focal points of hypersensitivity in tissue which generate pain. Often called "knots", they occur in tissue which are stressed through injury, or postural distortion and can also refer pain to other areas of the body. Deep pressure is applied to such trigger point for short periods of time and finished with gentle Swedish like strokes to reestablish and correct muscle fibers in their proper direction.

Sports massage

Sports massage with Joint Range of Motion. This massage uses repetitive strokes to help flush out the muscles to prevent soreness after strenuous activity such as work outs or games. Joint Range of motion uses techniques to mobilize the joint and increase movement. This type of massage is usually integrated into a massage session, however can be done on its own.

Myofascial Therapy

Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds and wraps every muscle, bone, organ, tissue and cell of the body. Because of its continuous nature, soft tissue injuries, postural distortions and functional imbalances found anywhere in the body are transmitted through the entire fascial structure or body. Myofascial therapy works to re-establish balance in the connective tissue by decompressing and elongating the membranes. Myofascial therapy is applied to a specific area often with long pauses while pressure is applied to that area. This type of therapy is usually integrated with posture corrections and takes more than one session for improvement.

Prenatal Massage

During pregnancy many women experience lower back pain, neck pain and often swelling of their legs. Pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the specific needs of expecting women. Side-lying postures with the use of pillows are used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen. Women who book a prenatal massage must be at least 13 weeks into the pregnancy.

Hot stone massage

Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils, the therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply. Hot stones also increase circulation with in the body. Used as an extension of the therapist’s hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering.