Massage Therapy

With the new addition of massage therapy, patients can take advantage of a new suite of services that help both the skin and body. It is our intention to enhance the lifestyle and health of our patients by offering the highest quality massage therapy services at an affordable rate. We are dedicated to providing you with a professional, patient focused experience customized for your specific needs. It is our goal to optimize your wellness and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Where will my massage session take place?
In a comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders.

What are the benefits of massage?
Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, improve range of motion, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it is imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

How will I feel after the massage?
Most people feel very relaxed. You may experience increased energy, heightened awareness and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. You will be given a bottle of water at the completion of your massage.

Are there different types of massage?
Yes. We currently offer the following services: Swedish Massage (most common), Hot Stone Massage, and Reflexology.

 

swedish massage
Swedish Massage (most common)

Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on "meridiens". Your skin will be lubricated with a massage oil and various strokes that warm up and work the muscle tissue will be performed, releasing tension and breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions. This type of massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits.

30 minutes - back, neck, shoulders OR legs & feet
60 minutes - full body OR target areas
90 minutes - full body OR target areas

 

hot stone
Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is the updated version of a technique employed by Native Americans, using gently warmed rocks to massage the body. This technique provides a deeply relaxing, healing, detoxifying, and some say, spiritual experience. Typically, the stones are smooth, black rounds of basalt in varying sizes heated in water to temperatures between 125 and 140 degrees. Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and and provide soothing heat for deep-tissue work. The theory is that incorporating something from nature, the stones, adds a symbolic dimension to this therapy, creating a primal connection to the elements for a grounding experience.

30 minutes - back, neck, shoulders
60 minutes - full body
90 minutes - full body


reflexology
Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural healing practice that involves applying pressure to the feet (and sometimes hands and ears) with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques in order to improve the health of another area of the body. The theory behind reflexology is that there are reflex areas on the feet (and hands) that correspond to other specific parts of the body such as organs, glands, and even the brain. Stretching movements and techniques are also sometimes used to provide relaxation to the foot. Oils, creams, and lotions are not traditionally used for reflexology. Studies show this unique treatment can increase the blood flow to the brain, kidneys and intestines. It can also reduce pain in targeted areas through improved circulation and pressure points.

30 minutes - feet
60 minutes - feet & hands