Massage therapy is effective in the treatment of many conditions, the most commonly treated include:
- Back and neck pain
- Muscle pain & spasm
- Sports Injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Tendonitis (tennis & golfer's elbow, Achilles)
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Depression and anxiety
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sciatic Pain
- Wry neck
- Post MVA muscle pain, whiplash
- Pre & postnatal back & neck pain
- Chronic conditions from injuries
- Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome
We take a custom tailored approach to massage therapy that addresses your own condition and needs. Each treatment begins with a review of your questionnaire and a general assessment to determine areas of restriction and tightness. Please mention any special conditions so your therapist can maximize the effectiveness of your treatment.
For extra time devoted to particularly problematic conditions, we highly recommend a 90-minute massage session.
Deep Tissue Massage (Scylla, Carol, Amber, Candace)
A therapeutic treatment used with prolonged extensive holds, including myofascial release and trigger point release to stimulate blood flow to restricted areas and relieved knotted muscles that are unable to fully release on their own. The focus is towards opening the superficial and deep connective tissue that encompasses all of your muscle fibers and cells. Recipients can actively participate through deep breathing guided by your therapist as well as identifying areas of discomfort. Please note, some soreness might result after treatment.
Swedish Massage (Scylla, Carol, Amber, Candace)
This European technique uses long, fluid strokes to calm the body, settle the mind and restore lost energy. It is gentle, soothing and emphasizes relaxation. Designed to melt away stress and ease muscle fatique. Swedish massage helps promote healing while targeting pain, injuries, stress and stiffness using gliding, kneading, tapping, friction and light shaking—designed to ease back pain and help relaxation.
Hot Stone Massage (Scylla)
A therapeutic treatment utilizing the application of hot basalt river stones of varying sizes to key points on the body to create improved circulatory flow. This allows for a more intense manipulation of the tissues than with traditional massage. We allow each therapist to be creative in the individual styles of this type of massage.
Prenatal Massage (Scylla, Candace)
Prenatal massage promotes relaxation, soothes the nerves and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may find you've got an aching lower back. A prenatal massage helps alleviate those aches and pains. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters.
Cupping Treatment (Carol, Amber, Candace)
Cupping has been used to treat various ailments ranging from musculoskeletal, dermal, and digestive to psychological conditions like stress, depression, and anxiety. Cupping can be used in conjunction with other forms of healing to enhance their
results. Cupping targets deep tissues by creating suction and lifting the skin over the muscles. As the area receives a fresh infusion of blood, it is flooded with nutrients and oxygen that work to heal the damage and injuries.
Massage cupping gives you the same effects of a deep tissue massage but by way of reverse pressure. It can be used to treat ailments like stiff muscles, stress, migraines, fatigue and exhaustion, and back and neck pain. Muscles that have been injured, undergone trauma or exertion accumulate lactic acid and other toxins. Massage cupping can be used to drain these toxins so the muscles can heal. In addition, the blood carries away the accumulation of toxins, dead cells, and other debris that may be hampering healing and causing pain. As a result of better blood circulation, the tensed muscles and stiff tissues relax. Not
only is the discomfort alleviated but the patients also sense relaxation that helps lower stress levels and anxiety.
Reiki (Carol, Candace)
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and around you. It works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. As Reiki flows through a sick or unhealthy area, it breaks up and washes away any negative thoughts or feelings lodged in the unconscious mind/body thus allowing a normal healthy flow of Ki (energy) to resume. As this happens, the unhealthy physical organs and tissues become properly nourished. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirits creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feeling of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. It also improves circulation aiding in the elimination of excessive waste products and fluids in the body, stimulates the lymphatic system boosting the immune system and encourages the body to heal itself. Reflexology is used to treat an existing imbalance in the energy of the body.
Far Infrared Therapy (Carol)
Far Infrared (FIR) Therapy is based on the modern science of Far Infrared rays discovered by NASA and the ancient traditional Japanese Moxibustion concept that unhealthy cells are cold and lack energy. According to NASA FIR, specifically 8-10 microns, is absolutely necessary and essential for the growth of all healthy living cells. On an interesting note, healthy Ki (Life force) energy has a frequency of 8-10 microns. FIR rays are invisible to the human eye. These rays penetrate deeper than any other heat source. Through vibration, molecules and toxins are separated. The goal in applying FIR therapy is to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, stimulate the lymphatic system, boost the immune system, and promote the growth of healthy cells. Incorporating FIR therapy as a part of your massage treatment will enhance the healing process by targeting specific areas of the body. Results will vary depending on the individual. Some clients will notice significant relief after 1-2 treatments while others may need more. This process is non-evasive and completely safe.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Massage (TMJ) (Scylla)
TMJ Dysfunction is a disorder of the muscles of mastication due to stress, bruxism (grinding), jaw clenching, trauma to head, neck or jaw. Signs and Symptoms may include chronic tension headaches, neck and shoulder pain, jaw pain, ear aches or ear stuffiness, clicking or popping with jaw movement, spasms in facial muscles, inability to open jaw fully or pain and stiffness upon doing so, and sensitive teeth. Massage is one of the most effective and noninvasive techniques that can help address the cause of TMJ disorders. Whether the pain comes from a jaw injury, arthritis, or simply the fatigue from repeatedly grinding or clenching your teeth, regular massage therapy can make a significant difference. After a thorough assessment, massage therapy can help to realign problem areas, relieve the muscle tension and relax the muscles by working trigger point areas around the head, jaw, face, neck, shoulders and back.
Please print the Patient History form, fill it out and bring it with you on your first visit. This will save you time and allow you to relax before your treatment.