Swedish Massage

 

A variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This form of massage was created at the turn of the century by Henry Peter Ling in Sweden. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.

30 Minutes - $30

60 Minutes - $60

90 Minutes - $90

120 Minutes - $120

                       

Hot Stone Massage

 

A variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. River rocks are normally used because they are so smooth - they have been smoothed over time by the river's current. The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The stones may be placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.

60 Minutes - $80

90 Minutes - $110

 

Deep Tissue Massage

 

The term “deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. 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 superficial muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is not uncommon for receivers of deep tissue massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly.

30 Minutes - $40

60 Minutes - $70

90 Minutes - $100

120 Minutes - $130

 

Orthopedic Massage

 

Orthopedic massage focuses on treating physical conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendonitis, low back pain, “frozen shoulders,” etc. to improve function, comfort, and range of motion. Techniques ranging from Neuromuscular Therapy, facilitated stretching, pin-and-stretch methods, palpation, Swedish massage, and exercises are combined for individual therapy.

 

30 Minutes - $40

60 Minutes - $70

90 Minutes - $100

 

 

 

Natal Massage

 

Prenatal Massage focuses on the mother-to-be as she goes through the changes due to pregnancy. This is not a replacement for medical care, but rather as an adjunct to aid in the health and rapid recovery of the mother. Certified therapists will focus treatment on the concerns of each trimester. Prenatal massage may also help reduce and/or eliminate excess water retention. Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.

 

The technique of post-natal massage aids in the healing process of your body after the physically demanding event of childbirth. A wonderful way to reduce stress and for bringing your body back into shape gently

30 Minutes - $30

60 Minutes - $60

90 Minutes - $90

 

Sports Massage

 

Sports massage focuses on muscles relevant to the event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event. Prior to an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used with stretching in order to help athletes to loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurance might be enhanced. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports Massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation.

30 Minutes - $40

60 Minutes - $70

90 Minutes - $100

120 Minutes - $130

 

Trigger Point

 

Trigger point therapy is also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy and applies concentrated finger pressure to "trigger points" (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain. It appears that most muscular pains have a trigger point that causes the muscle to go into spasms. Trigger Point Therapy involves placing pressure on that trigger point so that the muscle can relax and the pain can be lessened. Pressure is generally applied with fingers, knuckles, and elbows. This form of therapy is often followed by stretching the muscles. The basic idea is that the trigger point which is the source of the pain is not always where the patient feels the pain. The trigger point could be several inches away from the place where they feel the discomfort or pain.

30 Minutes - $40

60 Minutes - $70

90 Minutes - $100

 

Reflexology

 

Reflexology is an ancient Chinese technique that uses pressure-point massage (usually on the feet, but also on the hands and ears) to restore the flow of energy throughout the entire body. The science of Reflexology has been around for thousands of years. It is based on the premise that there are reflexes in our hands, feet and ears that relate to every organ and part of our body. By stimulating these reflexes with pressure and manipulation, nerve function and blood supply may be improved, which may alleviate stress and other health problems. Reflexology is based on the belief that each part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system to the hands and feet. Stimulating specific reflex points in the feet can bring needed nutrients to poorly functioning areas of the body. This can help restore balance throughout the body. Desired long-term effects of reflexology include reduced stress and induced relaxation, feeling of increased energy, relief from acute and chronic conditions, relief from stress related conditions, cure for sleeping disorders, sports injuries, preventative therapy, improvement of mental alertness, stimulation of creativity and productivity, and improving inner-relationships between body systems.

30 Minutes - $40

 

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy can be added onto all massage services by request.

 

Zero Gravity Massage Chair

Zero-gravity body positioning, air bag technology, and super-long massage strokes are just a few highlights of the luxurious Relax-2-Zero massage chair. As you first sink into its cushions, massage nodes travel up and down your back to detect and adapt the massage to your body shape. Set the chair into its zero-gravity position to remove all stress on the muscles and experience a weightless sensation.

20 Minutes - $20

30 Minutes - $30

40 Minutes - $40

50 Minutes - $50

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