Do more than pamper yourself.
Relieve your pain with a massage!
Massage does more than just improve your health by reducing your stress. You can also relieve chronic pain! Massage provides relief to those who suffer from muscle spasms, back, neck and shoulder pain. It also helps calm emotional issues, such as depression, PTSD and coping with cancer. Massage is an affordable alternative to surgery and pharmaceuticals. Committing to a routine schedule of massages results in a stronger immune system for many people.
Massage treats a wide variety of pain and health issues, such as:
- Headaches and migraines
- Work related stress
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Eating disorders and digestive dysfunction
- Sports and dancing injuries
- Prenatal pregnancy conditions
- Frozen shoulder
Lumbar and thoracic pain
Chronic cervical pain
What makes us the Best Massage company?
Massage Therapy comes in different forms (called modalities). Most massage companies require you to choose your massage modality. Then they select a therapist based on that modality. We encourage our therapists to integrate different modalities that will help with your specific issues. Below are descriptions of some of the various full body massage modalities we may integrate to aid in your healing. Check our Blog for news, advancements and observations of massage therapy benefits. Be sure to drink lots of water to flush out the released toxins.
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Swedish – This is one of the most popular massages. It is primarily for relaxation and uses broad, long strokes. Techniques range from light to vigorous. This stimulates and releases toxins from muscles, increases oxygen flow in the blood and stimulates the immune system. It also relieves both emotional and physical stress. Consequently, this is a great massage for regular monthly health maintenance.
Deep Tissue – Works specifically with chronic pain in tight muscles, that are strained from overwork or sports injuries. As the name implies, Deep Tissue works with the deeper layers of muscles and tendons than Swedish. It is great for shoulder, hip and back pain. Deep Tissue massage may cause some soreness during or immediately after the session. However, this should pass within a couple of days leaving you potentially pain free.
Sports – Prevents and relieves injuries and conditions associated with exercise. Athletes benefit from this massage both before and after strenuous activity. They are therefore able to perform their best, increase endurance and recover quicker. This is not intended to be a relaxing massage and can be quite vigorous. No matter what sport you play, you may improve your game!
Hot Stones – This is popular in Health Spas and when people want to pamper themselves while on vacation because it provides deep relaxation. The stones are placed on key acupressure points and the heat loosens the tension in your muscles thereby allowing for a much deeper massage, if needed. Add Hot Stones to any 90 minute or more massage for only $15.
Neuromuscular / Trigger Point – Areas of hyper-irritability in soft tissue can be acute sources of pain. You may not notice the pain until the therapist applies pressure to the area. We locate the knots in muscles and apply varying amounts of pressure on and around that point to release the muscle. This can stop muscle spasms and pain that refers to a different part of the body (pain behind the left eye can be due to a knot in one of your neck muscles).
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Cranial Sacral (aka, Craniosacral) – Traumatic brain and spinal chord injuries, as well as central nervous system disorders may be treated with this light touch therapy. It works between the skull and sacrum (tail-bone). Benefits include relieving chronic migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, Scoliosis and TMJD. Athletes have reported improving their performance as a result of receiving this massage.
Lymphatic Drainage – The Lymphatic system fights infections and transports metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body. Lymphatic Drainage cleans and detoxifies nearly every cell in your body to strengthen your immune system. It also helps with healing after surgery and reduces joint pain from arthritis. It reduces scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, acne and cellulite. Lymphatic Drainage can even remove fat from your body to promote weight loss. Lymph glands connect to a network of vessels which move the fluid. Since there is no “Heart” to pump it, muscular movement is required. This is gently activated using a specific rhythm and direction that increases the flow of the lymphatic system. Hydration is important with all modalities, but especially Lymphatic Drainage. So be sure to drink LOTS of water before your massage.
Oncology – Focuses on relaxing those who have cancer, are in treatment for cancer, or who have a history of cancer. The goal is to minimize the unwanted side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The proper positioning of the client’s body and level of pressure are extremely important. The Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) has developed international guidelines to ensure that proper pressure is universally administered. Medical research shows that oncology massage will reduce pain by 40.2%, anxiety by 52.2%, depression by 30.6% and fatigue by 40.7% (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York 2004).
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Myofascial Release – Blends stretching and massage of the entire body to promote healing and pain relief. Poor posture, physical injury, illness and emotional stress can throw the body out of alignment and cause its intricate web of fascia to become tight and constricted. This treatment releases disruptions in this fascial network that links every organ and tissue in the body with every other part. It will improve your flexibility and mobility.
For those who are uncomfortable disrobing for other massage modalities, loose clothing (such as T shirt and sweat pants) is typically worn for the following treatments:
Thai – Improves your flexibility and provides greater range of motion. Thai massage can also increase your energy level and improve your athletic performance. It provides deep relaxation and helps the body heal itself. Thai massage improves overall circulation and supplies more oxygen to the brain to relieve migraines and headaches. The passive stretching is performed on a floor mat and uses gentle pressure with the hands and feet.
Shiatsu (pronounced “she aht soo”) – This calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress. Translated, Shiatsu means “finger pressure”, so it is sometimes described as finger pressure massage. Pressure is applied to energetic pathways, called meridians, to improve the flow of Qi. Pressure is more localized, because the finger pads are used to apply pressure for most of the treatment instead of the entire palm. Like acupuncture, shiatsu is based on holistic principles, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or Qi through the body.
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“I felt very comfortable and she did everything possible to help me feel that way. She warmly welcomed me, provided clear directions during the session, and did a great job with the massage.” ~ Brian