Therapeutic Massage Therapy includes a variety of techniques. All sessions are customized based on your needs. Ask about specialized sessions such as adding Warm Bamboo, Reflexology or CranioSacral Therapy to a therapeutic massage session. If booking a session online and you are not sure what to choose--pick any session that is the length you would like and we'll discuss the type of bodywork that is best for you when you arrive.
Here is a sampling:
Therapeutic Deep Tissue
Working into the fascia and deeper muscle layers, it is helpful for chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation, reduction of pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis.
Beneficial for active adults and children. Relieves stiffness and soreness due to excursion from home projects to training runs. Massage shortens recovery time and addresses trigger points, muscle imbalances, and shortened, tight muscles.
Neuromuscular Therapy addresses acute and chronic pain syndromes and utilizes specific massage therapy techniques (including trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, myofascial work and muscle energy techniques), stretching, and self-care to eliminate the causes of most neuromuscular patterns of pain. It is a scientific approach to muscular pain relief. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles and movement, improving posture, and well-being. Requires initial 60 minute appointment.
Restorative Swedish Massage
Uses long flowing strokes, kneading, rolling, vibration, tapping, and working towards the heart, stimulating circulation. Benefits include: speeds recovery from injuries, reduces swelling, and breaks down scar tissue adhesions. This is not deep tissue bodywork.
From the Upledger Institute: By complementing the body''s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Central Nervous System Disorders
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Hours are by appointment Monday-Friday; *emergency appointments may be available for established clients outside the normal schedule.
Massage Therapy & Bodywork
30 min $45
60 min $85
90 min $120
Limited availability for house call appointments for established clients only. $150 per hour, 90 minutes minimum. Weekly session packages available, reduce rate.
Private Yoga & Strength Training
Includes assessment and corrective postures and exercises
80 minutes $120
You may order online, phone, email, or text. Each certificate is artfully designed and includes an envelope, or may be sent electronically.
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Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related.
And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
* Decreased anxiety.
* Enhanced sleep quality.
* Greater energy.
* Improved concentration.
* Increased circulation.
* Reduced fatigue.
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:
* Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
* Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
* Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
* High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
* Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
* Pre-term infants have improved weight gain.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post-surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.
Review the clinical research studies examining the benefits of massage.
Review massage information from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health.
Information provided by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.