This is the most popular massage in my practice. With this particular style, I don't limit the technique used. I allow my hands to be my ears and I listen to what your body needs. Each massage will be tailored to your specific needs.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment. To help alleviate soreness or to keep it at a minimum, rehydrate your body by increasing water intake, take an anti-inflammatory medication if possible, and use an ice pack for 15 to 20 minutes, 3 rounds, off and on. Soreness typically subsides after 1-2 days.
During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are used on specific parts of the body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. The hot stones assist in making the muscles more pliable, which makes it easier to get into the deeper layers of the muscles. The stones are used to alleviate sore, tense, and achy muscles. Hot stones can be used as a relaxation tool or aid in deep tissue work.
**Please note this service has to be booked in advance. No last minute add on. The stones need time to heat to the proper temperature.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, pregnancy massage helps relieve pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for people who desire to increase flexibility and mobility. Stretching is a major part of the session. Engaging in physical activities can be harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pain in the body, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates.
Static cupping involves the use of hard plastic cups and a vacuum pump. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This promotes relief of muscle tension, adhesions, migraines, and many other ailments. Cupping is known to improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. The cups stay in place between 5-10 minutes, depending on the severity of the area.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension while in the workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized chair. A couple of benefits of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing and the sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient to fit into your busy schedule. Contact me for group or corporate rates.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing adhesions, also known as knots, in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension in the body. These knots are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and transformative. Like Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy can be uncomfortable at times. Soreness can be combated through proper hydration, the use of ice packs, and anti-inflammatory medication.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing style of bodywork. It's a combination of strokes to help the body improve its circulation. The pressure is much lighter than a traditional deep tissue massage. This modality assist in decreasing anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
**Please see Mileage Fee tab for additional fees that may be associated with your massage.