The Wellness massage is your typical Swedish massage; which is characterized by long flowing strokes called effleurage. Swedish massage also incorporates kneading and percussive strokes that aim to put you in a nice relaxed state. This massage is relaxing, boosts circulation, and stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system. A Swedish Massage is your general relaxation/therapeutic massage.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
A Deep Tissue Massage is great for those who find themselves needing more pressure. Deep tissue massages are good for breaking up adhesion's (knots), breaking fascia up and ultimately eliminating pain. The benefit of deep tissue is that, is surpasses the superficial layer of muscles and reaches the deeper "problem" muscles that may be causing your pain. For those who want to go beyond relaxation and go more in depth, this would be the session for you.
INJURY TREATMENT MASSAGE
A Treatment Massage is used to address specific conditions such as rotatory cuff injuries, sciatica, tennis & golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis and much more. Your massage session will be focused on treating the injury, pain and muscle stress, through different techniques that aid in improving circulation back throughout the body and muscle. It will also decrease muscular strain, bring relief of pain and reduce body stress. Some techniques used are: Trigger Point Therapy is a healing technique based on the principle of free and uninterrupted energy flow and helps activate the natural healing processes in each patient's body as well as to restore their physical and emotional well-being. Tender Point Therapy involves positioning the body in certain positions for a certain amount of time at sore areas on the body, these particular positions shorten the muscles to ease tension and relieve pain at the site.
PRENATAL / POSTNATAL MASSAGE
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
A Prenatal Massage is beneficial for the mother and the baby to come. During a prenatal massage session, the client is laying on their side with pillow cushions, which are used to support the spine and increase comfort for mommy-to-be. Mother and baby both can get stressed during points in the pregnancy cycle. With massage, tension and many anxieties are encouraged to decrease. This leaves mommy-to-be and baby feeling balanced and less tense. The feet, lower back, neck and more will be treated in a prenatal massage session, which can also help to reduce swelling and other discomforts.
*Please consult with a doctor before receiving a prenatal massage to ensure a massage session is okay
In efforts to provide massage to those who don't really feel comfortable with skin-to-skin contact, or its your first therapeutic massage experience, this clothed massage is great! In this session your massage will consist of comforting massage strokes; light to medium pressure, with a silk cloth that easily glides over just about any type of clothing. However, it is recommend that clothing that fits tight to the skin is used to assist with the glide. Upper and Lower back, Anterior and Posterior arms, legs and feet (with socks) will be massaged in this session. You can't go wrong with any type of therapeutic touch! Some level of benefits still remain.
FULL BODY STRETCHING & MYOFASCIAL SESSION
Stretching is one of the best ways to help ease and reset those sore muscles. This type of session is great for individuals who could use some extra stretching techniques to aid in their everyday active life or settle life recovery. This session is paired with myofascial technique which focuses on the pain irritation that radiates in the fibrous tissues of the body.
MASSAGE + CUPPING THERAPY MASSAGE
Cupping Therapy helps alleviate tight muscles, bring up adhesion's (knots) and draws out old blood from muscles. Cupping Treatment may help body tensions, that cause discomfort, aches, pains and restrictions in the muscles. Cupping Therapy is a technique that "pulls" straight from the source.
Lymphatic drainage is a massage technique used to promote the increase of lymph fluid flow. When this is increased, immune function is increased. Substances that are harmful to the body, are removed from the tissues and rendered in the lymph nodes. Lymphatic drainage can be useful to reduce swelling and puffiness after surgeries, such as liposuction on the tummy, thighs, arms, etc. It can also promote the reduction of cellulite due to massage, increasing blood flow and circulation to the affected areas; that helps the body break down the toxins which causes dimples in the skin.
Medical massage, is your standard insurance referred massage session. This session gives you massage medical treatment that has been outlined by your physician, doctor or primary care provider. Can include deep tissue treatment, Swedish massage therapy or any other specific medical massage modality/technique. You must have a prescription for medical massage/doctor referral to select this option.