Massage Therapy

 

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What is massage?

Massage is rubbing the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. Massage may be helpful in reducing tension and pain, improving blood flow, and encouraging relaxation. Massage therapists usually apply pressure with their hands, but they can also use their forearms, elbows, or feet. There are at least 80 different types of massage. Some are gentle, and some are very active and intense. People use massage to promote relaxation and relieve pain. It can also relieve muscle tension and may improve blood flow, relieve pressure on nerves, and restore normal joint movement.

Therapies Available:

Chair Massage– Need a quick recharge from a hard day but don’t have much time?  This is the perfect solution for you to help relax and recover sore and tired muscles.  (5-25 minutes)

Targeted Treatments– Compressed table sessions that deliver optimal results for your health and wellness. Choose upper body release for neck and upper extremities or lower body relief for tension in the lower legs and feet. (30 minutes)

Deep Muscle/Neuro-Muscular– Can release chronic patterns of tension in the deeper layers of muscle tissue through slow deep strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas. For muscle spasms, circulation, and motion. (60-120 minutes)

Geriatric- Designed to address the needs of the elderly population.  This type of massage uses gentle and light application of massage techniques and can include some passive stretching and very light oil or lotion to help reduce friction to the skin.  This massage can be helpful for maintenance and improving overall health and helps to relieve anxiety and provide comfort. (30-120 minutes)

Prenatal- Tailored specifically to the needs of changing body. Helps to minimize stress, promote relaxation, and help with lower back and hip pain. (60-120 minutes)

Sports– “Pre- or Post- Activity massage”. Pre-activity uses of dynamic stretching for a full range of motion. Post-activity focuses on recover with long strokes to flush out soreness in muscles and joints. (60-120 minutes)

Swedish– “Relaxing massage”. Light to firm pressure with a range of long, smooth strokes and combination of kneading and friction with active or passive movements of the joints. (60-120 minutes)

Burn Scar Massage Therapy– Coming Soon!

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*Additional rates apply to all outcall services based on the distance of travel: 5% of the total cost of session for every 5 miles (straight line distance) traveled. Some modalities and enhancements may require a minimum session time frame to be purchased. Appointments for Wednesdays will incur a $20.00 fee in addition to the price of treatments requested. Please contact me for details.