Swedish Massage

60 minutes: $50

90 Minutes: $80

 

Swedish Massage is the most popular massage in the United States.  If it's your first time receiving a massage, Swedish body massage is the perfect place to start. Swedish massage is a gentle, light to medium pressured rhythmic massage that manipulates the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health and facilitate healing.  It is lighter in touch than other massage techniques and include long flowing strokes, kneading, and friction techniques.  Active or passive movement of the joint may also be part of the massage. 

 

The benefits of a Swedish massage include:

* Increased Blood Circulation

* Increased Mental Relaxation

* Increased Physical Relaxation

* Increases serotonin levels

* Decrease Stress

* Decrease Muscle tension

* Improve range of motion

* Loosen stiff joints

 

 

 

Deep Tissue Massage

60 Minutes: $60

90 Minutes: $90

 

Deep Tissue Massage is a firm pressure therapeutic massage.  Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve tension in the muscles and the connective tissue.  In a Deep Tissue Massage, a massage therapist uses manual techniques that target specific areas of tension in deep muscle tissues.  Specifically, the therapist works to release adhesions, which are rigid bands of tissue that can cause pain and chronic tension and restrict motion.  My Deep Tissue is more of a Trigger Point / Active Release technique.  I will have you doing different ranges of motion while I hold the knot.  This helps the muscle to contract and release faster than the traditional form of Deep Tissue.

 

Deep Tissue massage is recommended for individuals who experience constant pain, are involved in heavy physical activities, such as athletes and patients who have sustained physical injury. 

It is normal for clients receiving a Deep Tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two after their massage.  When receiving a Deep Tissue massage it is important to communicate with the massage therapist what you are feeling and if the pressure is to hard or not enough.

 

 

Reiki

60 Minutes: $60

90 Minutes: $90

 

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin.  The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means "Universal Life" and (Ki) which means "Energy".  Reiki is a subtle form of energy work using the life force energy so that we can heal ourselves.  In Reiki, the healing energy is allowed to flow into the practitioner and then the Reiki practitioner acts as a vehicle-through which this energy can be passed onto another individual via the practitioners hands. 

 

Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things.  Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and  help others.  It is believed that a person's "Ki" or energy should be strong and free flowing.  When this is true a person's body and mind is in a positive state of health.  When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

 

Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation.  Many people use Reiki for wellness.  Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in crating an environment to facilitate healing.  Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings. Reiki treatments restores balance and harmony to the whole person, bringing about a sense of wellness.

 

Myofascial Release

 

60 Minutes: $60

90 Minutes: $90

 

What is Fascia?  Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads through out the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption.  Trauma, posture, or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, osseous structures and/or organs.  Fascial restrictions can exert approximately 2,000 pounds of pressure per square inch of pain sensitive structures producing pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, and restrictions in range of motion.  Since many of the standard tests such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc, do not show the fascial restrictions, it is thought that an extremely high percentage of people suffer with pain and / or lack of motion may be having fascial problems, but most go undiagnosed.

 

The John F. Barns Myofascial Release approach consists of the gentle application of sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions.  This essential low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.  

 

Myofascial Release allows the chronic inflammatory response to resolve and eradicates the enormous pressure of myofacial restrictions exerted on pain-sensitive structures to alleviate symptoms and allow the body's natural healing capacity to function.

 

 

Reflexology

60 Minutes: $60

 

Reflexology is an acupressure that is done with slow smooth motions to stimulate the body.  If the feet are out of balance the whole body is out of balance.  With Reflexology you may find sore and tender areas during the acupressure.  This means that the reflex paint is congested.  My goal is to eliminate the congestion by moving the energy with the acupressure points.

 

 

Mini Stress Buster

30 Minutes: $35

 

A therapeutic 30 minute massage that includes back, neck and shoulder techniques that can be done Swedish, Deep Tissue or Myofacial Release.  Promotes flexibility, relieves muscle tension and alleviates muscle fatigue.  A quick and lovely way to pick up your day.   

 

 

Prenatal Massage

60 Minutes: $60

 

A gentle massage geared to relieving the muscle cramps, spasms and pain often encountered in the lower back, neck, hips and legs during pregnancy.  Prenatal Massage can promote relaxation and decrease stress, helping you cope with discomforts of pregnancy. 

 

I have a pregnancy table.  This table is designed with breast recesses, and a belly whole.  This provides comfort so a pregnant woman can lay on her stomach. I massage the neck, back and back of legs this way and then I have you turn onto your sided and finish the massage in a sideline position.

 

 

Polarity Therapy

60 Minutes: $60

 

Polarity Therapy was developed by Randolph Stone in the mid 1900's.  He was trained in the natural healing methods of chiropractic and naturopathy, and osteopathy. 

Polarity Therapy is a holistic health practice involving exercises, simple touching and gentle movement.  The practitioner always has both hands on the receiver's body, either resting them in specific places, rocking the body, or rhythmically pressing in a various depths.  These touches are designed to release obstructions to the free flow of energy through the body, so that the person is supported in returning to health.

 

 

 Lymphatic Drainage Facial

60 Minutes: $50

 

Lymphatic Drainage facial is a soft tissue manipulation designed to assist the function of the lymphatic system.  Lymphatic Drainage Facial techniques consist of gentle, slow repetitive strokes performed in a specific direction and sequence to improve lymph circulation.  It is a precise and rhythmic massage used for general wellness, to enhance healing, and to help with lymphedema.

 

 

Hot Stone Massage

90 Minutes: $120

 

Penetrating heat from smooth oiled  and warmed stones can be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes.  A Hot Stone Massage relieves tense muscles and sore joints.  Combined with Swedish techniques, this creates an unforgettable, thoroughly relaxing experience.

 

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Couples Massage

60 Minutes: $125

 

A Couples massage is a Swedish massage that is done with two people in the same room at the same time.  You and that special someone can spend some quality time together and get to relax at the same time. 

 

 

I am the only Massage Therapist at this location so I need at least a two week notice to find another Therapist to come in and do a couples massage with me.

 

 

Chair Massages

5-30 Minutes: $1 per Minute

 

Chair Massage is an effective, fully clothed massage that improves circulation, stimulates muscles and reduces tension in the back, neck and shoulders.