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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spinal Reflex Therapy is an evidence based assessment and treatment program that has identified a direct link between spinal neurology and acute and chronic soft tissue pain and dysfunction. Although this modality is not like traditional massage, it does use attachment point therapy to treat the soft tissue neurology and is appropriate for all acute and chronic pain conditions.
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.
Thai Massage Thai massage consists of slow, rhythmic compressions and stretches along the body’s energy lines to free tension within the body. Pressure is applied using the palms of the hands, thumbs, elbows, and feet. The body may also be positioned into yoga-like poses and gently rocked to open the joints and facilitate limbering.
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.