This relaxing massage technique uses light to medium pressure and smooth sweeping strokes to increase circulation, relieve tension, restore energy and create a sense of well being. This massage is recommended for those with stress and chronic pain.
Prenatal Massage (2nd and 3rd trimesters only)
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of a regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. It is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Movement & Structural, and Sports Massage
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and clients who have sustained physical injury. It also loosens scar tissue and lengthens muscles. It is good for chronic and overuse injuries.
The goal of Trigger Point Therapy is to relieve myofascial pain. This involves deactivating trigger points (also known as "knots") that may cause local pain or referred pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. This is achieved by using isolated cycles of pressure and release. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Movement and Structural Bodywork is an integrative modality designed to correct structural misalignments and relieve chronic issues, while educating the client about their body. Many aspects of our daily lives can influence holding patterns in the body resulting in subconscious postural holds and structural misalignment. By targeting and releasing subconscious postural holds and patterned restrictions, this bodywork will help you reconnect with your body while helping raise awareness of postural patterns and repeated movements. The focus is placed on specific muscle strengthening and stretching techniques to ensure a long lasting balance and results.
Sports Massage is used for professional sports athletes, competitive sports athletes, or those who exercise. It is the application of many techniques in a timely and systematic fashion in order to manipulate soft tissue to support function, performance, and the overall well being of an athlete. It is targeted to support fitness, help reduce the demands the sport places on the body, increase the ability to perform the sport, and to enhance and shorten recovery time.
A customized massage will be developed for any client using all of the above modalities.
Russian Sports Massage
A sports massage developed in the former Soviet Union as a part of an overall approach to sports training. It is a highly effective treatment for anyone. It has been used to increase circulation of blood and lymphatic flow, to stimulate production of endorphins, control physical and mental stress, and to increase range of movement. This modality is performed in segments and across the body.
Deep Muscle Treatment
Includes warm towels, warming oil, then cooling gel placed on specific areas (back, arms or legs) to help relieve and relax muscles. Allows for deeper, detailed work during the massage.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to obtain specific moods, promote healing and ease muscle pain, aches and sprains. When you receive a massage with essential oils, the oils are absorbed into your skin and you inhale the aroma, providing a physical and emotional benefit. Aromatherapy massage is often an effective treatment for numerous ailments.
Revitalizing Foot Scrub
This revitalizing foot scrub is a nutrient-rich treatment formulated for those who require aggressive exfoliation. It's formulated with six luxurious oils, plus it's loaded with omega oils and botanical extracts which help heal, rejuvenate, and revitalize the skin. Vitamins A & E are included for their antioxidant properties. We use premium Turbinado Brown Sugar making it antibacterial and great for a variety of skin conditions and end with a luxurious 100% pure African Shea Butter to moisturize, protect, and soften your feet. Alternative salt scrubs also available- Mango /Tangerine and Peppermint/Eucalyptus. Pamper your feet today!
Reflexology, Acupressure, Cranial Sacral, and Shiatsu
These modalities can be integrated into any of the above massages. Please request when scheduling your appointment.