Massage therapy can be a helpful and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions including headaches, lower back pain, arthritis, circulatory problems, motor vehicle accident recovery, sports injury, insomnia, lack of energy, neck pain, depression, grief, stress and anxiety.
This is our classic stress-relieving, light to medium pressure technique using varied strokes of gliding and kneading to promote circulation and an overall sense of well-being and relaxation.
Our focused and intense deep tissue massage treatment rids the body of tension, releases tightness, and alleviates chronic and acute pain. This therapeutic massage targets deeper problem areas of the muscles and fascia, with greater pressure applied during the massage.
Trigger points are hyper-irritable taut bands located in connective tissue that can cause pain that varies from sharply intense to dull throbbing aches. They will often feel like knots. We usually incorporate this treatment modality into therapeutic, deep tissue and sports massage sessions.
Our prenatal massage is excellent supportive therapy for expectant mothers designed to meet the needs of their changing body and help to decrease some of the stress and discomfort that may be experienced during the ensuing months.
This is a deep tissue massage that aims to manipulate the muscles, stretch out the fascia, and work remedially to ease tightness and restrictions. Used as preventative care, sports massage increases overall flexibility, endurance and decreases chance of injury. For overworked or damaged muscles, sports massage therapy alleviates muscular pain and promotes healing, leading to faster recovery and an earlier return to effective training or physical activity.
Our classic Swedish massage is enhanced by heated basalt stones applied to the body using long, flowing massage strokes. Smooth lava stones glide over skin, warming muscles and inducing a unique state of tranquility. Hot stone therapy has been an ancient healing practice used by many cultures for thousands of years to harmonize, cleanse and relax the body at its deepest level.
Static and dynamic cupping are incorporated into our therapeutic massage treatments employing negative pressure and suction to loosen adhesions, soften tight muscles, drain toxins, lift connective tissue (fascia), and increase blood flow.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is a form of soft tissue technique that is often used in conjunction with therapeutic massage. Specifically designed stainless steel instruments separate and break down scar tissue, as well as stretch connective tissue and muscle fibers to initiate and promote the healing process.