Massage Therapy
Therapeutic Massage

Many folks suffer from daily stress & fatigue. The chronic wear and tear on the body can often become so routine that our bodies become anesthetized.

 

Therapeutic/Medical Massage can help to improve posture, body function, & reduce stress. It brings better blood flow as well as an overall sense of wellbeing. A customized therapy using any combination of deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, positional release and/or active release techniques.​

 

Therapeutic Massage is often thought of as a luxury. I believe it's more of a necessity for proper body maintenance. Whether you have a job that keeps you at a desk all day or you're an athlete, massage can help you keep your muscles and joints in optimum shape!

 

What can Therapeutic/Medical Massage do for you?

  • Relieves stress

  • Improves muscle tone & range of motion

  • Reduces chronic pain & inflammation

  • Improves circulation

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Assists in healing of physical & emotional trauma

  • Reduces recovery time from injury

  • Calms the mind and body, yet stimulates the nervous system and overall circulation

Swedish Massage

PRECAUTIONS

  • Fever

  • Injury

  • Contagious Diseases

  • Inflammation

  • Uncontrolled Hypertension

Give yourself the gift of relaxation! Alleviate stress & unwind from your busy life as you enjoy the soothing touch of relaxation AromaTherapy essential oil massage.

 

AromaTherapy Massage is a simple yet powerful way to provide every individual with an essential oil experience using 8 different DoTerra Essential oils.

 

This is a full body Swedish massage with light, relaxing strokes to help calm the senses & promote a deep feeling of peace & tranquility.

 

Each essential oil is selected for its individual aromatic properties, and for their powerful aromatic properties when combined. AromaTherapy Massage is a safe & effective way to receive the full benefits of essential oils, and can be adapted to accommodate young or sensitive skin so that anyone can benefit without the worry of overwhelming the body. 

Oil Massage

PRECAUTIONS

  • Breaks in the skin

  • Illness or infection

  • Prone to allergic reactions

Back Massage

Lymphatic Vacuum Therapy

Certain health conditions (such as recent surgery, diabetes, cancer treatments that involve removal of the lymph nodes, infection, and trauma) can cause fluid to back up in the body. This specialized medical massage has a very light touch that encourages the natural drainage of the lymph fluid, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart so that it can be released from the body. This massage decongests the lymphatic pathways as it enhances the immune system as it removes bacteria, viruses, cancer cells and dead cells from the body, improves nutrition to the tissues, and increases tissue metabolism. 

Vacuum therapy is a safe, highly effective and non invasive treatment to open and drain the lymphatic system. Using an electric suction device that moves the adipose tissue and lymph fluid towards the lymphatic system, the vacuum technique produces a “separation” in tissue layers enabling water absorption and renewed blood flow to dehydrated undernourished tissue.


Vacuum therapy can help to:
•    eliminate fat
•    drain excess fluids and toxins
•    loosen connective tissue adhesions
•    increase oxygen & blood flow to muscles and skin
•    provides elasticity to the skin
•    relaxes the muscles

 

Conditions that respond well to Lymphatic Vacuum 
•    Inflammation
•    Unexplained Weight Gain
•    Cellulite
•    Swelling
•    Lymphedema
•    Scars/Scar Tissue
•    Chronic Fatigue
•    Lyme Disease
•    Lupus
•    Pre and Post Surgery
•    Tendonitis
•    Chronic Fatigue
•    Fibromyalgia
•    Pain

Relaxing Massage

Contraindications:

  • Major heart problems

  • Cellulitis (bacterial skin infection)

  • Thrombosis

  • Phlebitis

  • Acute inflammation 

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is customized to the needs of the pregnant woman and her changing body so massage techniques are adjusted accordingly.

 

Carrying a baby changes your center of gravity. It puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments and connective tissues creating instability in the pelvic joints. As your posture changes, the pelvis is pulled forward and the extra weight being carried can create an aching back.

 

Prenatal massage not only can help with back and joint pain, it improves circulation, reduces edema, headaches, stress, anxiety and insomnia.

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PRECAUTIONS

The circulatory changes make a pregnant person at higher risk for blood clots. Therefore, prenatal massage will not include:

  • Deep tissue massage

  • Acupressure

  • Shiatsu

  • Percussive tapping on the lower extremities.

Oncology massage is a client-specific, compassionate, specialized massage to help people manage their experience with cancer.

 

The effects of radiation, chemotherapy, & surgery puts an incredible amount of stress on the body & mind. This non-evasive nurturing, individualized massage helps comfort and support those who are coping with the physical and emotional effects that cancer imposes upon them.

 

Massage for cancer patients was once believed to be a contraindication, under the misconception that the cancer would be spread. Oncology Massage can be an excellent way to relax, relieve anxiety, combat nausea & help control pain. In fact, many doctors recommend massage as a form of complementary medicine.

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PRECAUTIONS

  • Thrombosis

  • Infection

  • Severe thrombocytopenia (low blood platelets)

  • Severely low white blood cell count

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that utilizes stones to promote a deep relaxation & eases muscular tension. Smooth, flat, stones made of basalt (a type of volcanic rock, high in iron, that retains heat) are heated to a temperature between 130 & 145 degrees.

 

Traditional hands-on techniques of massage are applied using the hot stones as an added tool to allow a deeper massage that quickly warms the muscles and gets the blood flowing.

 

Throughout the massage, hot stones may also be placed along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.

 

If you experience chronic stress, anxiety, muscle tension, stiff joints or insomnia, you may benefit from a hot stone massage. 

Hot Stones Massage

PRECAUTIONS

If you have any of the following, hot stone massage is not a good choice for you:

  • Breaks in the skin

  • Illness or infection

  • Pregnancy

  • Heart Disease

  • Diabetes