General massage techniques may incorporate several types of massage therapy. Our experienced massage therapists will individualize your massage to include techniques to effectively address your specific needs. Our facility is ADA accessible.
Swedish massage uses long, flowing strokes, kneading and circular movements. Swedish massage is the most commonly requested massage technique and has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness and improving function in patients with conditions that cause muscle stiffness due to stress, chronic illness or injury. Swedish massage promotes relaxation and improves circulation and provides relief of muscle tension.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions.
Oncology and massage for people living with chronic illness is administered by therapists who have been specifically trained to provide massage for conditions such as fibromyalgia and cancer. A customized plan which usually works in unison with a physician, helps to improve the immune system and decreases muscle soreness. This special service provides great comfort for the patient working through a chronic or serious illness.
Deep Tissue Massage
Systematic and site specific massage which lengthens and strengthens tissue which breaks the cycle of muscle spasm and pain. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints or other connective tissue, as well as organs. Deep tissue massage is effective in treating muscle soreness due to over exercise, stress or injury.
Trigger Point Therapy
This popular therapy is one where the therapist identifies hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules or knots in taut bands of muscle fibers. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain or local twitch response. This therapy is for people who suffer with pain from stress or injury.
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions.
This massage requires a doctor’s prescription. The technique shares many of the same goals of Swedish massage. It is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. The therapists are certified and have specific training in caring for the mother-in-waiting and also focusing on the mother’s healing from childbirth.
We are a massage practice that focuses on pain, muscle dysfunction and movement. We offer a variety of massage and movement modalities from general relaxation massage to medically necessary treatments to help you function and move your body more easily.