Deep Tissue Massage
The application of slow strokes and deep-finger pressure or friction on localized tight areas to allow the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains.
Useful in treating inflammation, injury and chronic pain.
Soft Tissue Massage
Therapeutic Massage: is the application of pressure and movement to soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, muscle spasm, stress, promote the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, and restore proper muscle length.
Myofascial Release: uses gentle, manual stretching to gradually soften, lengthen and realign the fascia. Fascia is the fibrous bands of connective tissue that encase the muscles throughout the body.
Trigger Point Release: is the placement of direct pressure over the trigger point to relax the muscle by interfering with the pain/spasm cycle in the muscle and restoring its proper muscle length and/or tissue pliability. Trigger points are hyper-irritable spots in the muscle and refer pain to specific areas of the body.
A full-body massage designed to stimulate circulation and provide a relaxing and stress-relieving experience. Most commonly taught type of massage.
Applied to specific muscles, often to increase blood flow, release knots of muscle tension, or release pain or pressure on nerves. This is also known as trigger point therapy in that concentrated pressure is applied to "trigger points" to alleviate pain.
Fascia is the fibrous bands of connective tissue that encases muscles throughout the body. Scarring or injury to the fascia can cause pain and impede motion. Myofascial release uses gentle stretching in the direction of the muscle fibers and kneading of the tissues to gradually soften, lengthen and realign the fascia.
Massage for athletes with techniques aimed at either preparing the muscles and joints for the activity or assisting in recovery from the stress and strain associated with the activity. Helps improve flexibility, range of motion, performance and aids in mental clarity.
Uses gentle techniques to help alleviate some of the ailments associated with pregnancy including lower back, neck and shoulder pain, fatigue, joint tenderness, and stretch marks. Prenatal or pregnancy massage can help improve circulation, promote stress-reduction and relaxation.
Hot stone uses warm stones in harmony with massage techniques to relax the body. Where the warm stones are placed on specific points they dissolve stress, remove toxins, and increase blood flow, causing sore tired muscles to relax. This allows the body to function optimally. Hot stones are used to relax the entire body or target certain key areas.
Focused Hot Stone
Focused Hot Stone is a massage with full utilization of hot stones that targets and treats major areas of the body.
Client remains fully clothed, usually limited to treating the back, neck, and arms and generally last from 5-30 minutes. Used for clients with limited time, apprehensive about undressing or medically necessary. This is also the easiest to deliver at any location including health fairs, business setting, athletic events, fundraisers or special events.
Take advantage of our on-site massage services by making it part of your company's wellness program. Many companies find that the addition of an on-site massage program is very successful because:
- Therapist comes directly to you.
- Employees remain fully clothed.
- Generally 10-15 minutes.
- Demonstrates employers dedication to employee's wellness & general health.
- Reduces stress resulting in increased productivity.
- Reduces minor aches & pains, physical stress.
- Flexible in design (one time offering, period of time, on-going).
- Improves/increases employee & organization's morale.
- Flexible pay option (employer, employee, etc).
- Common uses by organizations include staff appreciation, wellness program, stress busters, rewards, bonuses.