Massage therapy is a scientific system, involving the intentional and systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation and to enhance health and healing. Our massage therapist will tailor a treatment plan based on your unique needs.
Your customized massage treatment is aimed at relaxing and rejuvenating your mind and body and will consist of a combination of the following massage therapy modalities:
Swedish Massage - Swedish massage is also known as the Western or classic style of massage. It is credited to the Swedish fencing master and gymnastics instructor, Per Henrik Ling. It is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation or health maintenance. Swedish massage therapy is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement (or percussion) and vibration
Myofascial Cupping Massage - Cupping application creates a vacuum that penetrates into the deeper reservoirs of muscle tissue to relieve inflammation, unblock energetic stagnation and breakup and re-align adhered muscular and fascial tissue. The vasodilatation effect created with the application of the cups is identical to the application of external heat due to the penetrating effect of the vacuum. As tissue layers release heat, congestion caused by toxic waste is liquefied and brought to the surface of the body where small blood capillaries and the lymph system carry away cellular waste to promote deep healing.
Hotstone Massage - A form of thermo (heat) therapy, warmed and smoothed stones are used as an extension of the therapist's hands. The heat from the stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Trigger Point Massage - Trigger point massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. These trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues and organs. Janet Travell, M.D., pioneered trigger point therapy in the United States
Deep Tissue Massage - Deep tissue massage is also called deep muscle therapy or deep tissue therapy. It is an umbrella term for bodywork systems that work deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains.
Pregnancy Massage - Pregnancy massage is the massage of pregnant women (prenatal) and women after giving birth (postpartum). It addresses the special needs of pregnant women such as discomforts in the low back, feet and legs.
Shiatsu - Shiatsu (Japanese for "finger pressure") is a system for healing and health maintenance that has evolved over thousands of years. Shiatsu derives both from the ancient healing art of acupuncture and from the traditional form of Japanese massage, amma. The goal of each of the different types of shiatsu being practiced, Zen shiatsu, tsubo point therapy, shiatsu massage and water shiatsu, is balancing energy flow.