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.
Combine the efficiency and effectiveness of acupuncture or any of our therapeutic massage and energy healing techniques for an intensified approach to your specific health concern or a diversified approach to your health maintenance. Integrated sessions may be offered in either concurrent or successive format. Multidisciplinary approaches to most problems offer an increased opportunity for success.
Delicate manual techniques are used to release restrictions in the craniosacral system (the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround the brain and the spinal cord). The release in these problem areas relieves undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord to improve function of the central nervous system, as well as alleviate sensory, motor or neurological distress. This gentle and effective therapy brings the client to deep relaxation, facilitating the body’s own healing powers for better health and resistance to disease. Clients are clothed.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle technique used to increase lymph flow in the body. The increase in lymph flow enhances immune function and removes harmful substances from the tissues. This technique can be helpful to increase energy, diminish minor swelling, pick up a sluggish immune system, and bring a refreshed quality to the skin, especially on the face.
Reiki is an ancient system of natural healing that works with universal life force. It is a precise method for connecting life force energy with the body’s innate healing ability. Reiki is administered with a light touch that introduces vital life energy to the body for the balancing of physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual aspects of being. The traditional practice of Reiki is designed to address the major glands and organs of the body for optimal health and healing. Clients are clothed. Reiki attunements and instruction are available to those wishing to promote wellness for self and others.