Massage Therapy 

We are a team of experienced massage therapists who craft a custom massage to each person. Everyone’s body is unique. We all deal with stress, muscle tension, and pain differently. That’s why we take the guesswork out of picking a different modality by listening to you and helping you reach your health goals. Our training is extensive. We blend several modalities into each session. Some of the modalities we use are listed below. 

Swedish Massage

is the standard type of massage offered in most clinics, gyms, spas, and wellness centers, Swedish massage therapy is virtually synonymous with massage therapy. Using lotion or oil, massage therapists typically begin with broad flowing strokes and then transition to specific strokes to address problem areas.

Deep Tissue

is a focused, therapeutic massage that targets muscle knots (also known as "adhesions") and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using deliberate, slow strokes or friction across the grain of the muscle, the therapist addresses chronic tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or injuries.

While it's true that the pressure of deep tissue is generally more intense than that of a Swedish massage, it shouldn't have to be painful to be effective. If you're experiencing pain, let your massage therapist know right away.

This type of massage is particularly beneficial for people with chronic pain or lingering injuries that cause limited mobility. It's effective in treating repetitive stress injuries such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome and can be helpful in reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Hot/Cold Stone Massage

As the name implies, this type of massage uses hot stones. The therapist places heated, smooth stones on specific points on the body and also holds the warm stones while giving the massage. The stones are usually basalt (a volcanic rock that retains heat well).

The warmth of the stones can be relaxing and can loosen tight muscles so that the therapist can reach areas of muscle tension quickly. We also use cold stones following either deep tissue and hot stone to help reduce swelling from an injury. 

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If you have certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or varicose veins, you should check with your health care provider if you plan on getting a hot stone massage. Likewise, if you take any blood-thinning medication, be sure to get a medical opinion first.

Pregnancy Massage

Also known as prenatal massage, pregnancy massage is customized to an expectant mother's needs but is most often used to promote relaxation. Since many pregnant women suffer from lower back pain and swollen ankles especially in the later months, massage is a relatively safe, drug-free way to provide relief.

We specialized training and in prenatal massage know how to position and support the woman's body during the massage, modify techniques, and avoid certain areas and techniques during pregnancy. If you are looking to book pregnancy massage always consult with your Doctor first for approval. 

Aromatherapy Massage

is a massage with scented plant oils (known as essential oils) added to the massage oil. We use YoungLiving Essential oils. You can also purchase oils from us. 

Extracted from flowers and other plant parts, essential oils offer a pleasing scent and are believed to have healing properties.

Lavender and rose, for instance, are known to promote relaxation. Although oils may be selected to address specific needs, the therapist typically uses pre-blended oils to relax, energize, or uplift.

The soothing effects of aromatherapy massage can benefit a variety of conditions, including headaches, insomnia, certain digestive disorders, back pain and even premenstrual symptoms.

Before receiving an aromatherapy massage, make sure you're not allergic to any of the plants used in the oils, since they may cause a reaction on the skin.

Sports Massage

Designed to prevent and treat injuries, improve flexibility, and enhance athletic performance, sports massage can be used by athletes of all abilities to prepare for or recover from athletic or sports events. Even if you aren't an athlete, sports massage may help muscle pain or restricted range of motion.

The idea behind sports massage is to manipulate the body's soft tissues, and focus on certain muscle groups depending on which sport the athlete plays. This type of massage can help with increased blood flow, increased the range of motion, and increased flexibility.

In sports massage, the strokes are generally faster than a typical Swedish massage. The therapist may also include compression, pressure point therapy, friction, and joint mobilization.

Medical Massage 

Medical massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problems the client presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by us.tIt is also known as clinical massage, therapeutic or treatment massage. We will work closely with your physical therapist, Doctor, Chiropractor to help you achieve and desired outcome. 

CranioSacral Therapy

Uses a soft touch generally, we help 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, including:

-Migraine Headaches

-Chronic Neck and Back Pain  

-Central Nervous System Disorders    

-Learning Disabilities

-Chronic Fatigue

-Emotional Difficulties

-Stress and Tension-Related Problems

-Fibromyalgia and other Connective Tissue Disorders

-Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

-Post-Surgical Dysfunction

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