When you book your massage with us, an hour massage is 60 minutes on the table. Essential oils, hot stones, bamboo, hot towels, and many other tools may be incorporated into your massage for no additional charge. We strive to give you the best massage that is specific to your needs. We book 30 minutes in between clients so that you never feel rushed to get off of the table and out the door. Take your time, enjoy the calm, relaxed state of your body following your massage. If you have a specific modality or type of massage in mind, mention this when scheduling your appointment so that we can match you with the appropriate therapist.
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- » CranioSacral Therapy
- » Cupping
- » Deep Tissue Massage
- » Ear Candling
- » Essential Oils
- » Lymphatic Drainage
- » Medical Massage
- » Moxibustion
- » Myofascial Release
- » Oriental Bodywork
- » Pregnancy Massage
- » Reflexology
- » Reiki
- » Shiatsu Massage
- » Sports Massage
- » Stone Therapy
- » Structural Integration
- » Swedish Massage
- » Thai Massage
- » Trigger Point Therapy
- » Tuina
Acupressure is a form of bodywork similar to acupuncture, with the aim of stimulating specific points along the energy lines of the body to establish overall health and vitality by balancing your Qi (energy) flow. Unlike acupuncture, however, hands are used to apply pressure to the specific points rather than needles, producing similar therapeutic results. Book your appointment with Melissa for acupressure.
Bodywraps produce therapeutic and cosmetic benefits by cleansing the body of toxins and reducing inches. Body wraps are great for anyone who wants to improve, tone and tighten the look and texture of their skin, including people with loose skin from weight loss or pregnancy. Also those who experience joint pain and inflammation will benefit from the therapeutic effects of body wraps.
What you will experience:
We use Dead Sea salt in our exfoliation scrub that leaves your skin feeling softer with a natural glow.
Application of the mud:
Next we apply Pure Dead Sea Mud to your arms, legs, stomach and back.
- Dead sea mud is highly enriched with 26 minerals essential to skin health and function
- High mineral content allows skin to stay naturally hydrated and moisturized while increasing oxygen flow to skin cells
- Dead Sea Mud has been shown to provide excellent relief from Psoriasis and Eczema
- For effective relief from Arthritis, joint and muscle aches or stress tension – the mud will be heated before applied
You will be wrapped in several layers and kept warm allowing the Dead Sea Mud to pull out toxins and pollutants, unclogging pores and purifying your skin revealing a younger, healthier skin tone.
While wrapped, your massage therapist will give you a face and foot massage ….allowing you to relax.
Your therapist will then remove the wrap and the mud with warm wet towels.
Body butter in your choice of scents will then be applied to help hold the moisture in your skin.
Allow yourself to Relax, Relieve, Renew with our body wrap today.
Be sure to hydrate well before and after your wrap.
Using an ergonomic chair, the client is placed face-forward in a seated chair. We provide this service offsite: Can be used in an office setting, or for larger groups as a quick pick-me-up on workers’ break times or during office meetings. Call to get group pricing.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy is a bodywork method that focuses on gently stimulating your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system.CST effectively complements your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including:
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sherry or Dave will be happy to see you for craniosacral therapy.
Cupping massage therapy is a process by which a vacuum is created in a thick glass jar which is then attached to the skin via suction. It is most often used on the back or other areas where large muscles are present.
During a cupping massage, the cups are pleasantly glided across the muscles on oiled skin, while maintaining suction. The process is therapeutic, relaxing, and feels wonderful!
In medical terms, cupping brings healthy blood flow into the muscles and encourages waste products to be more effectively eliminated via the lymph system and other routes. This process nourishes the body’s tissues which reduces the build-up of cellular wastes, promotes tissue healing, assists the body’s natural detoxification
processes, reduces inflammation, and helps to dissolve areas of knots and adhesions. The suction action on the skin and soft tissues encourages circulation and thus, the body’s ability to heal itself.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine terms, cupping moves “qi and blood” and can help alleviate pain and areas of stagnation. (You can think of stagnation as areas where tissues and body fluids have become stuck). Using Chinese medical theory, the cups are also used over specific acupuncture points, selected based upon your unique body.
Cupping has a long history of therapeutic use in most cultures throughout the world and is frequently used based on both Asian and European traditions.
After a session there may be a harmless area of reddened or purplish skin present which will dissipate over time. This redness is actually a positive sign that the therapy is working as it’s supposed to. Ask to see Melissa for cupping.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Historically used by people who may suffer from itchy inner ears, hearing loss, or ear infections, Ear Candling may also provide relief from sinus infections, nasal congestion, or migraine headaches. It’s a simple and safe way of removing ear wax and toxins that have collected in the ear. Ear coning may also help to improve your hearing, smell, taste, vision and color perception, and it will help to detoxify your sinus and lymph system. It helps to decrease headaches and open your sinus cavities. Most people enjoy the process and find it to be very relaxing — some to the point of drifting off to sleep. Sounds similar to ocean waves or a crackling campfire have been described. We use ear cones that resemble hollow candles. The larger end is lit and the smaller end is placed comfortably into your ear. Ear coning uses a vacuum process to remove the old wax and bacteria build up from your ear that can cause ear aches, loss of hearing, sinus pressure, ringing, and fluid in ears. Toni and Katie are our ear candling therapists.
Our massage therapists use Essential Oils which will enhance your personalized massage treatment. The therapeutic-grade essential oils are a great addition to your health and well-being.
Essential Oils are freshly cultivated and steam distilled, are life-enhancing gifts from the plant kingdom, revered for centuries for their restorative properties to body, mind, and spirit. Pure essential oils now re-emerge as a key solution to the challenges facing modern lifestyles. Therapeutic-grade essential oils deliver positive benefits to the body through smell, direct absorption into the skin, and by normal digestive processes. Cleansing, calming, stimulating, and soothing, essential oils bring balance to all systems of the body.
We stock all of the essential oils that our therapists use. Check out our display to get some information about the oils that your therapists used during your massage. Purchase and take home your favorite oil.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, MLD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness. Make your appointment today with Toni, Whitney K. or Dave for Lymphatic Drainage.
Medical Massage differs from regular massage and bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor. We may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but we focus the treatment on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from injury. With proper documentation, we will bill your Auto Insurance or Workmans Comp Insurance.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy), and enhance overall vitality and health.
Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that up to 75% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian. Ask to make your appointment with Melissa for moxibustion.
Fascia is the tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. Myofascial Release consists of gentle application of sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions. Pressure applied slowly, along with stretches, will allow the fascia to elongate. Specify “Myofascial Release” with Dave or Whitney K. when booking your appointment.
Dave is trained in the John Barnes method of Myofascial Release and suggests this website for more information. John Barnes website.
Oriental bodywork aims to restore and balance the flow of energy (Qi) throughout your body. It uses gentle hand and finger pressure along specific points and energy pathways (meridians) on your body to restore your body to full health. There are many forms of Oriental bodywork, but they all share a common foundation in Chinese Medicine. They simply differ in their use of specific techniques to balance your energy. Melissa is trained in Oriental/Asian Bodywork.
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. Every part of the human body is mapped into the feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression. Alison, Melissa, and Whitney K are all trained in Reflexology.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health.
During a session, your therapist will work with an energetic connection with you in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy. The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between patient and practitioner. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain. Be sure to schedule your appointment with Lisa A for Reiki.
Shiatsu Massage is a Japanese form of massage. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words – “shi” (finger) and “atsu” (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit. Ask to schedule your Shiatsu massage with Whitney T.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Stone Therapy delivers a profound expansion and contraction inside your circulatory system, improving the function of your lymphatic and immune systems, and enhancing your body’s self-healing mechanisms. This style of bodywork takes you into deep states of relaxation, releasing stress and anxiety, detoxifying the body, and balancing your nervous system. Katie, Toni, Alison, Crystal and Lisa A are our hot stone therapists.
Structural integration employs soft tissue manipulation with the goal of realigning the body in relationship to the force of gravity. The theory underlying structural integration asserts that often the body’s connective tissue is “bound up,” thus restricting opposing muscles from working independently of one another. Thus, we aim to loosen the restricted connective tissue by using a practice very similar to deep tissue massage. Practitioners typically prescribe a specific sequence of ten sessions lasting between 75 and 90 minutes in order to “unlock” the whole body. Be sure to ask for Sherry when booking your Structural Integration session.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. All of our therapists are trained in Swedish Massage.
Thai Massage combines passive yoga-like stretching with gentle pressure along your body’s natural energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle tension, and enhance your overall well-being. The session is performed on a special mat on the floor, leaving you with a deeply nourished, relaxed and energized feeling. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a full range of motion during the stretches. Be sure to schedule your appointment with Alison or Melissa for Thai Massage.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These “knots” are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
All of our therapists are trained in Trigger Point Therapy.
Tuina (pronounced, twee-nah) is a highly therapeutic bodywork modality based on traditional Chinese medical theory, dating back to about 1700 B.C. Tuina is based on the same principles as acupuncture and is commonly used with people who have musculoskeletal pain and injuries, digestive disorders, infertility, insomnia, anxiety, and more. After a detailed intake and assessment of your situation, customized tuina techniques will combine massage manipulations with range of motion movements, passive stretching, and acupressure to treat your specific pattern. Cupping and herbal therapies may also be used in some instances. Please dress in loose, comfortable clothing for your appointment. Ask to schedule your appointment with Melissa for Tuina.