Massage is a powerful therapy for both preventative and rehabilitative health care. It is preventative in that it addresses emerging pain patterns before they become chronic, and rehabilitative in that it can accelerate recovery from injury or surgical intervention. Massage is ideal for stress reduction, headaches, low back and shoulder pain, fatigue, and muscle strain as well as athletic related injuries such as knee, hamstring, and ankle strain.
Massages We Offer
Therapeutic– a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem such as frozen shoulder, sciatic, lower back pain, etc.
Swedish— the most common and popular massage therapy with one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.
Body Firming— This focuses on specific areas such as thighs, abdomen, and arms to promote circulation of dissolution and removal of fatty tissue through increased circulation and blood flow using Cyprus and Grapefruit Essential Oils.
Deep Tissue— Similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.
Sports– Sports Massage can help reduce injuries and increase performance by utilizing different soft tissue techniques. These techniques can increase range of motion and/or flexibility, speed up recovery by increasing local circulation and reducing inflammation and help with rehabilitation of sports related injuries.
Manual lymph drainage— A gentle, rhythmic massage technique designed to stimulate the flow of lymph fluids out of body tissues. The therapist gently pushes the skin to mimic the directions of the lymphatic system, so that accumulated lymph fluid can drain into proper channels. MLD massage helps keep your immune system strong and ready to take on any physical challenges.
Foot Reflexology— An applied pressure therapy that involves stimulating reflex points that are located on the foot. These foot reflex points correspond to specific areas of the body and when used singly or in combination, produce therapeutic benefit.
Pre-Natal— Bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. The gentle, noninvasive approach of prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, help the mother-to-be prepare for labor, and give her nurturing emotional support.
Oncology Massage— Modifications of existing Swedish massage technique to safely work with complications of cancer treatments. The positive benefits of oncology massage varies from relaxation, mobilization of scar tissue and pain reduction.
Myofascial Release— Is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the muscle fascia (connective tissue) restrictions to eliminate pain and restore range of motion. Trauma, inflammation, illness and/or surgical procedure can create fascia restrictions that produce tension in muscles. Each treatment is performed directly on the skin without the use of oils or creams. This allows the therapist to detect myofascial restrictions and apply the proper amount of pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Meet our Massage Therapists
Using techniques such as Myofascial Release, Trigger-point manipulation, Deep-tissue and stretching, Alexis seeks to bring healing, relaxation and positive change to all her clients. Alexis also specializes in:
- Oncology Massage
- Geriatric Massage
- Myofascial Release Massage
- Monday 9-12pm
- Wednesday 9-7pm
- Thursday 9-7pm
- Friday 9-5pm
Evelyn is an intuitive body work specialist. She has powerfully charged healing hands and a passion for personalized holistic care. Her specialties include:
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage
- Foot Reflexology
- Oncology Massage
- Massage for Medically Frail
- Geriatric Massage
- Hot Stone
Available Tuesday 10am-4pm & Friday 1:30-5:30pm
*Please call for availability and schedule changes.