Massage

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 with 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.

Active Myofascial Therapy, The Diamond Method™

Clinical manual and movement therapy to help people with pain, dysfunction, injuries and the need for myofascial recovery. The Diamond Method™ utilizes an exclusive, unique combination of Myofascial Therapy, Trigger Point & Neuromuscular Re-Education, along with Ergonomic Education and Postural Re-Training.

AMT is Specifically Designed To:

  • Reduce or Eliminate Pain
  • Rehabilitate Injuries
  • Improve and Enhance Function and Movement
  • Correct Your Poor Posture!

Book your appointment with Katie or Toni for Active Myofascial Therapy.

Acupressure

Acupressure uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. These points follow specific channels, known as meridians – the same channels used in acupuncture. According to Asian medical philosophy, activation of these points with pressure can improve blood flow, release tension, and enhance or unblock life-energy, known in China as “qi” (pronounced “chi.”) This release allows energy to flow more freely through the meridians, promoting relaxation, healing and the restoration of proper function.

Book your Acupressure appointment with John.

BodyWraps

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. More. . . 

Book your Body Wrap appointment with Katie or Toni.

Bamboo Fusion Massage

Bamboo tools are warmed similar to hot stones. They allow for deep pressure to be applied to the Client.  Well into the treatment, clients often ask “when are you going to start using the bamboo?” The treatment has a very luxurious feel.

Katie is our Bamboo Fusion Massage Therapist.

 

Chair Massage

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.

CranioSacral 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
    • TMJ
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Migraines

Dave, John, or Lisa will be happy to see you for CranioSacral Therapy.

Cross Fiber Friction Therapy

Cross-fiber friction is administered with a braced finger or thumb moving across the grain of a muscle, tendon or ligament. This treatment effectively reduces fibrosis and encourages the formation of strong, pliable scar tissue at the site of healing injuries. This technique reduces the roughness that forms between tendons and their sheaths that can result in painful tendonitis. It can also prevent or soften myofascial adhesions.
Ask to schedule your Cross Fiber Friction Therapy with Dave.
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.

Ana, Bernadette, Dave, Katie, Linda, Lisa, Toni and Whitney provide deep tissue massage.

Ear Candling

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.

Katie and Toni are our ear candling therapists.

Essential Oils / Aromatherapy

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.

Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage therapists specialize in providing relaxing massages to elderly clients to promote flexibility and relieve joint pain. Due to the fragile nature of many elderly clients, the geriatric massage therapist must treat his patients gingerly to avoid bone fractures, muscle irritation or bruising.
See Katie for your personalized Geriatric Massage.

Lymphatic Drainage

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 Dave, Toni, or Whitney for Lymphatic Drainage.

Massage for Special needs Clients

Anoka massage has therapists trained in providing treatments for disabled and special needs patients. Our main level facility meets handicap accessible guidelines including: 36″ doors, no stairs, large restrooms with support rails, and handicap accessible massage, acupuncture,  and chiropractic tables that lower down to 19″.

Make your appointment today with John or Toni for need specific treatments

Medical Massage

Medical Massage differs from regular massage and bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor.  This massage will focus on functional outcomes and results must be measurable. 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 Workman’s Comp Insurance. . . . more

Myofascial Release

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 Ana, Dave, John, Lisa, or Whitney when booking your appointment.

NOTE: Dave and John are trained in the John F. Barnes method of Myofascial Release and suggest visiting the John Barnes website.

PNF stretching

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation is a set of stretching techniques commonly used in clinical environments to enhance both active and passive range of motion with the ultimate goal being to optimize motor performance and rehabilitation.

See Ana to incorporate PNF stretching into your therapy.

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Pregnancy Massage

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.

Book your Pre-Natal or Post-Natal massage appointment with Ana, Bernadette,  JohnKatie, Lisa, Toni, or Whitney.

Reflexology

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.

Ana, Bernadette, Lisa, and Whitney are all trained in Reflexology.

Reiki

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 Bernadette or Linda for Reiki.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork and is sometimes described as a finger pressure massage. Shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”) through the body. Shiatsu therapists use finger and palm pressure to energetic pathways, called meridians to improve the flow of qi. Shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stresss.

Unlike other forms of massage, with shiatsu no massage oil is applied, so you remain fully clothed during the treatment. You may be asked to bring comfortable clothing to wear.

Call to schedule your Shiatsu session with Sherri.

SomatoEmotional Release

SomatoEmotional Release is a therapeutic process that helps rid the mind and body of residual effects of past trauma associated with negative experiences.  Research shows that the body often retains (rather than dissipates) physical forces, and often the accompanying emotional energy, triggered by physiological, psychological, emotional or spiritual trauma.  As the body heals, it can isolate or wall off, this energy into what is called an “energy cyst”.  Although a body can initially adapt to the presence of this “energy cyst”, eventually the body weakens or tires of this accommodation and can develop symptoms of pain, dysfunction or emotional stress in response.

The goal of an SER session is a comfortable holistic mind-body approach to dissipate the residual effects of past trauma and negative emotional experiences from the mind, body, and spirit and to gain insight as to how that held trauma is influencing their physical and emotional health.  The SomatoEmotional Release process requires sensitivity and expertise on the part of the therapist and a positive attitude and trust from the client.

During a session, subtle body work is combined with dialogue to assist the process of release and to increase an awareness of your “inner self.”  This work truly accesses and assists the body in healing that very powerful and basic “mind-body connection”, facilitating healing at the source level of the pain or problem.  Sometimes, an awareness or association of past trauma may arise during the course of a craniosacral session and the release progresses within the framework of the physical bodywork being done during that session.  Or, as larger issues become apparent, several focused sessions might be helpful to fully and safely allow the body to release the effects of the held physical/emotional trauma.

Call to schedule your appointment with John for SomatoEmotional Release.

Sports Massage

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.

Book your Sports Massage with Ana, John or Lisa.

Stone Therapy

Stone Therapy is a type of bodywork that uses deep penetrating heat and/or alternating cold from specialized stones. The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven.

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.

Ana, Bernadette, Katie, Toni, and Whitney are our hot stone therapists.

Swedish Massage

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

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 Ana, Lisa, or Sherri 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.

tui-na

Tui-na (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 Tuina appointment with Whitney.

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation, or VM, does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. The VM therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques. VM therapy re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health.
Ask to schedule your Visceral Manipulation therapy with John.
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