What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. A person who was professionally trained to give massages was traditionally known as a masseur (male) or a masseuse (female), but those titles are outmoded, and carry some negative connotations. In the United States, the title massage therapist has been recognized as a business norm for those who have been professionally trained to give massages.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy also known as CST is a educated, specific and non-invasive light touch that supports your body’s innate ability to heal itself. This type of therapy is very subjective and a unique experience for most clients. It is a light touch with energy directed, and heals on many levels by addressing a person’s cranial sacral system – Literally addressing the fluid that flows inside the head and spinal cord.
A massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. DT aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes, and deep pressure on the contracted areas by either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia. Also known as Neuromuscular massage, this modality focuses on the treatment of trigger points. They are called trigger points because they refer pain to other parts of the body.
Well we all know that a amazing foot massage is something so delicious that it actually feels deliriously good when we combine it with wholesome essential oils, a foot cleansing foot bath ritual, then imagine soothing oils, creams, balms and lotions being massaged into dry and achy feet up to just below the knee. Now your feet are ready to be manually manipulated. Trigger points and reflexology points are massaged, activated, stretched, released and soothed so that your
The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapies. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Trigger Point Therapy
Did you know that we are all born with specific points in our body where the fascia coating of your muscles intersect. These points turn to trigger points when the fascia becomes dehydrated and congested with stagnated lactic acid. Tension, stress and lack of movement add to the strain in this tight area within muscle tissue. It results in the fascia pulling from that specific point, running and pulling across the body to areas which we may feel is unrelated but in fact they
Our Signature Massage
Our Signature Massage combines a myriad of different massage applications. They include but are not limited to a combination of stretching, deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology, trigger point therapy, cranial sacral therapy, the use of hot/cold stones and lymphatic massage. Every massage starts with a warm towel compress to clean your hands & face. Your therapist will use warm towels and a Balancing essential oil ritual on your feet to help you ease into a deep state of relaxation.
We practice a number of different stretch therapies. Thai Stretch and Active Isolated Stretching. We believe that stretching can benefit your health tremendously by improving mobility, balance and flexibility. Stretching also assists you with recovering quicker after intense work outs or rehabilitation from injuries that have inhibited your range of motion.
Hot Lave / Salt Stone Massage
Enter a state of deep relaxation as your therapist uses heated smooth lava rock and Himalayan salt stones to gently manipulate your muscles into submission. Feel as the tension releases, muscles relax, and your mind allows your body to release tension you did not even know you had. This relaxing technique is only available in a 90 minute massage session.
A Prenatal massage is a nurturing massage that focuses on the special needs of a mother to be during her pregnancy. Using safe and effective rental techniques, this massage is fantastic for soothing dehydrated skin, alleviating lower back pain and exhaustion, while at the same time addressing puffy hands and feet. We allow for positioning with pillows, cushions and will enhance support to ensure that we decrease pressure in areas where the new mom to be is experiencing discomfort.