Massage has been recognized for its health-enhancing effects in all major civilizations for thousands of years. Swedish and Neuromuscular (deep tissue) massage are the foundation of our massage service. Swedish massage is available for wellness, preventative, and maintenance care. Neuromuscular techniques are incorporated to address specific muscle tension patterns that perpetuate pain and decrease functional movement. Each massage is designed to ease tension and soothe the body and mind. Benefits of Massage can include increased metabolism, relaxed and refreshed muscles, detoxification of the lymphatic system, relief from sore or cramped muscles, improved circulation, and relief from fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
Sports massage can ease physical injuries by stretching and toning damaged muscles, resulting in decreased recovery time. It can also soften scar tissue caused by previous injuries and assists the removal of waste products from the body. Since Sports massage also increases muscle flexibility, it can also be used to prevent injury.
Thai Massage has been called “Lazy Man’s Yoga” because it can resemble having a yoga class performed to one’s body. Clients are fully clothed, lying on a special mat on the floor. The practitioner begins with reflexology to loosen the foot & ankle joints, then the energy lines of the legs are stimulated through pressure points. Once energy lines are open & balanced, the practitioner performs a series of stretches to open, lengthen, and compress muscles.
Part of our Fertility and Pregnancy services is massage to support parents during preconception, prenatal, and postpartum periods of childbearing. Massage during these very special times is performed by a massage professional certified in pregnancy techniques.
The Myofascial Release technique is about creating space in the body and structural integration by gently stretching the fascia, utilizing the client’s participation. The client will be asked to move the muscle that is being worked on, which helps to both stretch the fascia of the affected muscle and separate the fascia from the adjoining fascia of the surrounding muscles. The relaxed fascia creates space for the affected muscle releasing tension and allows the affected muscle to slide over the surrounding muscles easefully.