Massage therapy is offered from highly-skilled certified practitioners in a private cozy room with a heated table. A massage is the perfect way to keep yourself feeling your best and capable of keeping up with all of your hard work and play.
Your massage therapist can provide you with deep tissue therapy, relaxation massage, myofascial massage, prenatal massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy & aromatherapy. Ask our staff if you are looking for a specific treatment or modality and we will do our best to match you with the right bodyworker. A more in depth description of different massage methods can be found here:
Deep Tissue Massage
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 surface of the top 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.
Deep tissue massage is usually offered in one, or a few, specific areas of complaint which are worked thoroughly. A full body massage with deep pressure is often less specific.
Myofascial Release Massage
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling.
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.
Trigger Point Therapy
Sometimes confused with pressure point massage, this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body. Manual pressure, vibration, or other treatment is applied to these points to relieve myofascial pain. Trigger points were first discovered and mapped by Janet G. Travell (president Kennedy’s physician) and David Simons. These points relate to dysfunction in the myoneural junction, also called neuromuscular junction (NMJ), in muscle, and therefore this modality is different from reflexology, acupressure and pressure point massage.
Pre & Post Natal Massage
Prenatal massage is most frequently recommended during the second and third trimester. For comfort of mom and baby, lots of cushions and supports are used in side-lying position. Techniques to reduce common tension in the hips and low back are used to help provide full relaxation. Once mom’s cervix is “ripe” reflexology and aromatherapy can be used to encourage delivery.
Post natal massage is recommended 6 weeks after delivery. However, with doctors approval we can work out post-childbirth tension sooner.