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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. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
This modality can be done independently or as an add on to a 60 minute or 90 minute massage session.
Reflexology Add On - $25.
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.
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.
Add Hot Stones to the relieve back muscles on your 90 or 60 minutes session
Hot Stone Add on - $25
Thai Yoga 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.
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 quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Your body is a marvelously intricate system of interdependent parts, all working together to maintain a constant state of balance and a regular rate of flow. The trouble with all complicated systems is that a disruption in one area is likely to affect the whole structure and that is exactly what happens when muscles, tendons, ligaments and tissues suffer from trauma, sprain or strain. Muscle fibers and connective tissue bunch up into knots that prevent normal movement, cause physical pain and block fluid flow. There is not "One Technique Fits All" for muscles.
Realizing this, we created our signature massage -- Integrated Pain & Stress Management Massage, an integration of Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and sports massage aimed at easing pain and stress. The therapist warms-up the muscles with Swedish massage. This is also a time to investigate the state of the muscles on the client.
Deep tissue and myofascial techniques are applied to muscle tissues that are adhered together in order to break them up, while consistently releasing the bunched up connective tissue; while trigger point therapy is applied to knotted-up muscles. Myofascial release works by loosening the fascia or connective tissue. Some sports massage techniques such as assisted and PNF stretching and joint mobilization may also be used.
Oncology Massage Massage for people living with Cancer
Oncology massage is specifically dedicated towards people living with cancer. It is a way of providing extra care to cancer patients on their journey. Research has shown that cancer patients do in fact benefit from the therapeutic effects of massage therapy. Oncology massage can be given to the patient during any stage of their cancer treatment, post/pre radiation or chemotherapy sessions, including when first diagnosed or when on the road to recovery.
Touch has the potential to reduce isolation, relieve symptoms and help people feel cared for, whole and empowered. Massage reduces anxiety, reduces depression, eases pain, helps control nausea, improves sleep and eases fatigue.
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.
Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor or other health professional. I use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but I focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces recovery time from injury.
Due to the intense nature of this modality, we do not offer a 90 minutes sessions.
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.
90 Minutes Customized Session - 120.00
Customized Massage sessions are a combination of Deep tissue, Swedish, Sports and Trigger Point with an additional option of Aromatherapy, Hot Stone application on the Back, or Feet Reflexology.
You will choose your add on when making your appointment so that you are allocated a Therapist with the right training.
Hot Stone Add On
Reflexology Add On
A couples massage session is performed in the same room with two therapists. Massage tables are setup side by side and therapists working at the same time, same pace. Normally this would be a relaxation session with options to add on reflexology or aromatherapy. (See add on charges)
90 Minutes Couples Session $230.00