Medical Massage

Medical Massage requires ongoing education for the Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT). A certificate of continued education will be on display in the treatment rooms.  Our facility is ADA accessible.

Craniosacral Therapy

CST is a form of bodywork using therapeutic touch on the head, spine and sacrum. Your therapist’s hands “listen” to your central nervous system’s inherent rhythmic motion. Practitioners believe this extremely gentle therapy works with your body’s natural and unique rhythm to improve the function of the central nervous system. With the softest of touch, focusing on removing restrictive forces, your therapist lightly guides the spinal fluid to its original blueprint of health. Your session will invite intense relaxation and stress reduction, and even one visit can significantly influence one’s health. Craniosacral therapy has been shown to help clients get relief from both physical and emotional trauma.

Massage Cupping

A wonderful ancient tool has found its place in the contemporary world of health care. Massage cupping is a modern form of vacuum therapy.

By creating a negative vacuum pressure, massage cupping is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.

Massage cupping therapy is incredibly versatile and the basic movements can easily be customized to accomplish a wide variety of techniques, from lymphatic drainage to deep tissue release. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments and medical massage to chiropractic, physical and occupational therapies.

Massage cupping is also available for those looking for supplemental facial rejuvenation, sinus issues and jaw pain.

Orthopedic/Neuromuscular

Orthopedic massage involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of locomotor soft tissue to reduce pain and dysfunction. Restoring structural balance throughout the body allows us to focus on both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. 

In neuromuscular therapy, 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/adhesion may elicit local tenderness, referred pain or local twitch response.  This therapy is for people who suffer with acute/chronic pain from stress or injury.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

MLD is a special type of bodywork using gentle, steady rhythmic touch to assist your lymphatic system in detoxification of accumulated metabolic waste and toxins.  As your lymphatic system has no natural “pump”, the MLD massage assists in guiding the harmonious flow of lymphatic fluid.

The Manual Lymph Drainage massage is a relaxing, non-invasive method to enhance nearly every aspect of your path to overall wellness.

Myoskeletal Alignment and Corrective Exercise

The MAT program was developed as a tool to help relieve our nation’s neck/back pain epidemic. By incorporating muscle-balancing techniques with joint-mobilization maneuvers, our massage therapists learn to quickly identify and correct dysfunctional neurologically driven strain patterns before they become pain patterns.
 
A corrective exercise by its simplest definition is a movement or exercise chosen to correct a specific dysfunction.  Corrective exercise and proper movement practice aim at strengthening weak, inhibited muscles and restoring proper joint mobility to add balance to the body. Doing so can help reduce the intensity and the frequency of musculoskeletal pain and joint stiffness and help improve balance and coordination.

Structural Integration

SI is a detailed therapy that reorganizes the soft tissue of the body to release chronic holding patterns and balances the body’s structure in gravity.  This balancing is achieved through a combination of movement education as well as slow deep pressure that unbinds and creates glide between the soft tissue layers of the body called fascia.  When the fascial layers glide and the body is balanced in gravity, it releases pressure on the joints, increases flexibility, helps the body move with ease, enabling the body to use less energy for day-to-day activities and allows for better physical performance.

Biomagnetic Therapy

Magnets are a safe and natural way to heal. Our body uses negatively charged ions (anions) to heal, and Biomagnetic Therapy supplements this process. When an injury occurs, the brain sends these negatively charged ions to heal, and by using magnets, we can speed the process by using the negative polarity of the magnet. Furthermore, we are exposed to many toxins throughout our day. The air we breathe, and for many people, the foods we eat. All of which can be very acidic. Infections and chronic diseases are also acidifying. The negative pole of the magnet helps to make us less acidic and improve our pH to a more alkaline condition, which improves biological functions. Benefits include, pain reduction, decrease swelling, increased energy and sleep promotion. Biomagnetic Therapy can also reduce stress.