What We Offer
Our therapists have a treasure trove of massage and bodywork modalities (techniques)“at their fingertips”. including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Tui Na , Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Acutonics® Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Psych-K Therapy.
Although a client can ask for a specific technique, our therapists automatically include a mixture of the bodywork modalities that they specialize in.
We work with clients aged one month and up.
Prenatal or Pregnancy
Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage
Jimi Standing Buffalo Hughes
Acutonics® Therapy (Vibrational Healing)
Modalities of Massage
Swedish Massage: is among the most popular modalities of massage. Massage oil or cream is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation.
Trigger Point Therapy: A “trigger point” is an extremely tight and constricted are in a muscle that refers pain to other areas. Trigger Point Therapy releases these points, resulting in greater comfort and ease.
Myofascial Release: uses specific techniques to stretch and repair the connective tissue between your muscles (fascia). It helps your body heal properly from injuries and can restore range of motion.
Shiatsu: is a Japanese technique that uses finger pressure to help redirect your body's chi. It relaxes your muscles and helps you achieve a balanced energy flow.
Prenatal Massage: focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting women. Specially-designed massage tables, cushions, and side-lying postures are used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen.
Medical Massage: incorporates many techniques to address muscle and skeletal issues diagnosed by a doctor.
Hot Stone Massage: Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils, the therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply. Used as an extension of the therapist’s hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering.
Craniosacral therapy uses gentle touch manipulation of your head, neck, and the bottom of your spine. Your neck, back, and hips will feel looser and freer.
Deep Tissue: Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue below the surface. It helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface.
Reflexology: is a technique that focuses on specific pressure points within your feet to help correct energy flows throughout your body.
Benefits of Massage
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What exactly are the benefits of receiving Massage or bodywork treatments?
Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defensesystem.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin. Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
A Powerful Ally
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. The incredible benefits of massage are doubly powerful if taken in regular “doses.” Professionals at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami explain the more massage you get, the greater benefits you reap. Here’s why: Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothving ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether inthis fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:
- Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
- Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
- Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
- High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
Here’s The Beauty of Bodywork
Its benefits are compounded when massage is utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you get, the more it does. Taking part in this form of regularly-scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.