Massage is a general term for a range of therapeutic approaches with roots in both Eastern and Western cultures. Technique can vary greatly depending on the form, modality, or therapy practiced.
Active Release is a technique used to increase range of motion in joints where the range has become limited. Pressure is applied to trigger points on muscular attachment at the joint while the client actively participates by moving within the range of the joint releasing the muscle and ligaments tissues and increasing range of motion.
Auricular Therapy is a technique in which pressure and/or little ‘seeds’ are applied to a specific points on the client’s ear corresponding to specific organs and areas of the body. This application of pressure stimulates the self-healing process and opens blocked energy channels.
Body Talk System is an international holistic system that understands the functions of the body according to the discoveries of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bioenergetic Psychology. This technique gives your Innate Wisdom a clear voice to facilitate transformation of your internal communication, holding patterns and disease.
CranioSacral Therapy works with the soft tissues and fluids that protect your brain and spinal cord. This technique allows the body to self-correct; relieving pain and dysfunction, re-balancing the system to improve overall health and performance.
Cupping is a technique in which ‘cups’ are used to create suction on the skin. The cups are applied and either left stationary for a few minutes or glided across the skin. This suction helps to increase blood flow, break-up fascial adhesions, and relieve tension.
Deep Tissue Massage is a general term for a range of therapies that seek to improve the function of the body’s connective tissues and muscles. This specialized massage is intended to release chronic tension by working the deeper layers of muscle. The technique is used to break up scar tissue and increase circulation, therefore improving muscular health and decreasing pain.
Facilitated Stretching is a supported and guided stretching system that uses range of motion, active flexing and intentional relaxation. Sometime called Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), this gentle technique re-educates the nervous system to immediately accept greatly expanded range within the muscles, joints and fascia.
Fascial Manipulation is an evidence-based scientific manual therapy approach in which scar tissue adhesions in the body-wide network of connective tissue (fascia) are identified and treated with great specificity using a method of highly targeted extended friction.
Gua Sha is a method of promoting blood circulation and removing toxic heat, blood, and lymph from the body. Done by scraping the skin with a flat tool which opens the pores, increases deep cleansing, and improves circulation to facilitate pain relief.
Hot Stones Massage is a deep tissue treatment applied with the use of stones heated to the perfect temperature, creating an extraordinarily relaxing massage. Not appropriate during pregnancy or for those with inflammatory conditions.
Health Insurance treatments are massages paid for by your health insurance company or by using your Health Savings Account. We have therapists In-Network with Anthem Blue Cross and Cigna. Treatments can consist of any of the modalities the therapist is proficient in. Please verify your massage benefits before your first appointment using our Verification Form.
Motor Vehicle Insurance treatments are massages paid for by your car insurance company after a motor vehicle accident. All our therapists are available to work with you and treatments can consist of any of the modalities the therapist is proficient in. Please verify your massage benefits before your first appointment using our Verification Form.
Lymphatic Drainage enhances circulation of the lymphatic fluid using rhythmic, light pressure strokes, and gentle manipulation of the joints along lymph pathways and nodes. Perfect for many varieties of inflammation for which other types of massage are contraindicated including sinusitis, lymph-edema, post-surgery, post-cancer treatment, and auto-immune flare-ups. Lymphatic Drainage is also an effective support for general detox.
Medical Massage is a results-oriented therapy, medical massage works toward resolving specific conditions that a physician has diagnosed in a patient. More a style than a set of techniques, medical massage therapy employs a variety of modalities and procedures to treat the particular areas of a patient’s body suffering from injury or pain.
MyoFascial Release is a technique that seeks to free the body from the grip of tight connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Therapists apply mild, yet deep, sustained pressure to stretch and soften the fascia.
NeuroMuscular Therapy is a system of soft-tissue manipulation techniques used to treat chronic pain caused by injury, strain, sprain or stress. This discipline manipulates the muscles, tendons and connective tissue of the body to balance the central nervous system. NeuroMuscular Therapy enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics as it realigns collagen fibers, breaks up scar tissue, and decreases muscle spasms.
Pilates is a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
Prenatal Massage is typically a Swedish style massage and is appropriate at any time during a low-risk pregnancy. As the baby grows, a very comfortable pillow supported side-lying position is used. Receiving massage during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, relieve sciatica pain and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
Rossiter is a connective tissue stretching method that quickly removes pain at it’s source and increases range of motion.
Sports Massage focuses on muscles relevant to the sport in which the athlete participates. A variety of techniques and modalities may be utilized and the treatment maybe vigorous. Treatments will relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state which will enhance endurance, prevent injury, decrease recover time and support injury rehabilitation.
Swedish Massage is the most commonly practiced form of massage. It integrates ancient Eastern techniques with modern Western principles of anatomy and physiology. It is typically a full body massage with long, smooth strokes intended to relax, decrease stress and improve muscle tone. Technique and sessions length can vary.
Trigger Point Therapy is a technique wherein practitioners apply pressure to these points to eliminate pain and to re-educate the muscles into pain-free habits. Trigger points are tender, congested spots on muscle tissue that may radiate pain to other areas.
Yoga Therapy uses traditional forms of yoga to focus on clients particular needs. It improves posture, increase rang of motion, improves flexibility increases body awareness and improves overall balance as well as helping your body maintain the benefits of your regular massage session.
Zen Shiatsu is a form of bodywork administered by thumbs, fingers, elbows, feet and knees. Pressure is applied to all parts of the body along meridian pathways. These are essentially the same meridians that are used in traditional Chinese medicine for acupuncture. It is understood that this technique stimulates the natural healing powers of the body, wherefore symptoms of disease lessen and vitality is regained.