Massage & Bodywork

Stressed? In Pain? Over-worked?

 

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

We know that every person is different, so every massage is going to be different.  When you come in we individualize your experience to your needs.

 
Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy & Bodywork

Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of a group of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement to parts of the body. While massage therapy is applied primarily with the hands, sometimes the forearms or elbows are used. These techniques affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. The basic philosophy of massage therapy embraces the concept of vis Medicatrix naturae , which means "aiding the ability of the body to heal itself."

Bodywork therapies is a general term that refers to a group of body-based approaches to treatment that emphasize manipulation and realignment of the body's structure in order to improve its function as well as the client's mental outlook. These therapies typically combine a relatively passive phase, in which the client receives deep-tissue bodywork or postural correction from an experienced instructor or practitioner, and a more active period of movement education, in which the client practices sitting, standing, and moving about with better alignment of the body and greater ease of motion.

BodyAwareness

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Yoga students often find that Yoga Therapy and/or Embodyment® therapy helps to “fast-forward” the changes that they experience in Yoga classes. Some students enjoy having a session once or twice a month. In special cases, such as recovering from injury or physical problems, students may benefit by having more frequent sessions for the first one or two weeks.

Oncology Massage

Oncology

Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment.  Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.

Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist's skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.

 

 
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Bundles

60 Minute Sessions

First Time Massage Bundle - 3 for $199

6/ 1 Hour Massage Sessions $450

90 Minute Sessions

First Time Massage Bundle - 3 for $269

6/90 Minute Massage Sessions $630.00

Add-On Services

$20 Upcharge

Aromatherapy
Hot Stones
Bamboo
Cupping (not vaccum therapy)
Body Scrub
Hot Palms

$25 For Celluma

Modalities Offered

Therapeutic (Deep Tissue, Swedish)
Pre-Natal Massage
Oncology Massage
Ashiatsu
Reflexology
CranioSacral Therapy

Rates

30Min/60mins/90mins

$50/$90/$120

Monthly Rate

$40/$80/$110

 

HOURS:

All sessions are by appointment only. 

Booking  Policy:

Online booking must be done 24 hours in advance to guarente a session.  Please call if it is within 24 hours.

Cancellation Policy:

This time has been set aside just for you, if you cannot make your appointment, please call as soon as possible. A 24~hour cancellation notice is required.  If session has been cancelled 2 times within 24~hours a credit card will be needed to hold next session.


 

Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

  • Improve balance in older adults

  • Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

  • Temper effects of dementia

  • Promote relaxation

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Help chronic neck pain

  • Lower joint replacement pain

  • Increase range of motion

  • Decrease migraine frequency

  • Relieve stress

  • Relieve postoperative pain

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Manage low-back pain

  • Help fibromyalgia pain

  • Reduce muscle tension

  • Enhance exercise performance

  • Relieve tension headaches

  • Sleep better

  • Ease symptoms of depression

  • Improve cardiovascular health


Modalities we offer:

Therapeutic/Deep Tissue/Swedish

Different in focus, Swedish and Deep Tissue massage compliment each other extremely well. Most practitioners use a combination of the two to promote general well-being and help their clients overcome dysfunctional muscle patterns.  Since we focus on everyone as an individual, we have changed our Deep Tissue to Therapeutic.  

Ashiatsu

When broken down, the word “ashi” means foot and “atsu” means pressure. However, ashiatsu practitioners may also utilize their knees, elbows, palms, and fingers (“shiatsu” translates to “finger pressure” (“shi” meaning finger). Ashiatsu includes a combination of Swedish, myofascial, and compression massage strokes. It includes long gliding strokes associated with Western or Swedish massage.

Pregnancy / Postnatal Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.

Couples Massage

Massages for two people at the same time.  They can either be in the same room or two different rooms.  Please call ahead to book this service! 

Hot Stones

Hot stone massage melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. Our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones to offer enhanced benefits.

Bamboo Massage

Bamboo massage defines a deep tissue technique using different sizes and lengths of bamboo to stimulate blood circulation. Stalks of bamboo might cover large areas of the body or apply pressure to specific regions, depending on the size and diameter used by bamboo massage therapists. Some techniques use heated pieces of bamboo, along with oil or lotion to create long strokes that increase blood circulation and promote relaxation.

Massage Cupping

Massage cupping is a modified version of "cupping therapy," which has been used extensively in Chinese medicine for several thousand years.  By creating suction and negative pressure, massage cupping is used to drain excess fluids and toxins, sedate the nervous system, bring blood flow to stagnant tissue, and to loosen adhesions, connective tissue and stubborn knots. (Different from Vacuum Therapy)

Reflexology

Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that applying pressure has a beneficial effect on the organs and a person's general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses their thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning.

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the CNS. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.  Ask for Holly when booking your appointment.

Body Scrub

Besides feeling wonderful, body scrubs have several rejuvenating benefits for the skin.  Body scrubs gently remove dead skin cells, dirt and oil from the outer layer of skin.  This helps to unclog pores and expose your skin’s underlying healthier layers.  They are very moisturizing.  The natural oils produced by our our body are often lost during showering and bathing.  Body scrubs have a rich, moisturizing base which provides needed hydration. Also, the removal of dead skin cells actually increases your skins ability to absorb moisture.  In addition, the firm, circular motions used during a scrub help to improve circulation and increase the skin’s firmness.

 


 
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Body Awareness

Yoga students often find that Yoga Therapy and/or Embodyment® therapy helps to “fast-forward” the changes that they experience in Yoga classes. Some students enjoy having a session once or twice a month. In special cases, such as recovering from injury or physical problems, students may benefit by having more frequent sessions for the first one or two weeks.

 
 

Embodyment

is a hands-on healing modality that facilitates the body's own power to heal and revitalize from within itself. It is an adjunct to Svaroopa® Yoga and was developed by Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati, formerly Rama Berch, the Founder of Svaroopa® Yoga and Master Yoga Foundation. While lying in a comfortably supportive position (Shavasana), the therapist gently encourages the release of deeply held tensions, facilitating a core opening that allows energy to flow unimpeded throughout the body's systems. Clients of this therapy report feeling deeply relaxed, more centered and aware after only one session, effects similar to deep massage or energy healing therapies. 


Yoga therapy

is a powerful method of facilitating changes in your body and managing pain. It is a hands-on technique that brings a greater sense of awareness and consciousness to your body. As a result of this increased awareness, you will feel more enlivened and areas of your body that were previously tight or “numb” will begin to open up. Some people say they experience a change in their body “equivalent to 3 or 4 Svaroopa® yoga classes.” This work is appropriate for those who are in so much pain that they are hesitant to try a regular yoga class. During a Yoga Therapy session, you move into fully supported poses and the practitioner does specific, targeted adjustments to help facilitate a release of tension. 


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Oncology Massage

What is oncology massage? 

Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment.  Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.

Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist's skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.


Oncology Massage Assessments

Clinical assessments and adaptations to the massage session for someone experiencing cancer or with a history of cancer treatment are critical to providing a safe massage. Standard oncology massage intake questions include those pertaining to:

  • cancer treatment history

  • tumor site or metastasis

  • compromised blood cell counts

  • lymph node involvement

  • blood clots or blood clot risk

  • medications (short and long term)

  • vital organ involvement

  • fragile or unstable tissue

  • medical devices

  • fatigue, neuropathy, or pain

  • changes in sensation

  • late effects of treatment

A properly trained massage therapist will ask questions about these issues and more, depending on your unique situation.  Many of the changes that will be made to your session will be virtually imperceptible to you as a recipient (and others may be quite obvious), but they are essential to safety and proper support of your well being.  

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