Please note that all of our sessions are customized per individual person. We list choices of modalities only so people know what I offer. Pick which ever fits what you need the best, and we will customize when you arrive for your appointment. For example, if you would like a deep tissue massage with attention to triggerpoints, select deep tissue. If you would like mostly trigger point therapy with a little bit of deep tissue, select trigger point.
We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored:
48 hour advance notice is required when canceling, or rescheduling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 48 hours advance notice you will be charged 50% of the total session cost, 24hrs or under you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged for their “missed” appointment.
If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
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is a type of bodywork that focuses on the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body. Fascia surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, organs, and nerves, binding some structures together while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other. Extremely focused specialty work, focusing on injuries, or areas that need structural change. Ie frozen shoulder, range of motion increase, scar tissue reduction. At least 10 sessions are recommended for effectiveness.
therapy focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles, and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches, and pains, and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and chronic sore shoulders.
Therapy with the intent of improving prescribed medical conditions or pathologies ie Oncology, sleep disorders, anxiety, diabetes, depression, just to list a few.
Note: I am not a medical practitioner.
Neuromuscular massage therapy is a specialized form of manual massage in which pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in a muscle. Strain areas are called tender or trigger points, and they tend to be the cause of ongoing muscular pain symptoms.
Trigger points are sore, painful spots, also called 'knots' found in muscles. These knots are sensitive, and when pressure is applied, it produces pain in a different part of your body. A trigger point massage helps work out those knots, and reduce the pain associated with them.
Therapeutic massage is a general overall massage. People tend to assume therapeutic massage means deep tissue massage, and that they will get a very strong massage. But this is not always the case. Deep tissue massage is great at relieving pain from over worked muscles, and getting your blood circulating. This is not for any focused injury work.
Sports massage therapy is a more focused deep tissue massage, and may focus on a certain area of the body. It uses a combination of deep and light modalities to loosen muscle knots, improve blood flow, and prevent lactic acid buildup.
A Swedish massage is designed to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles in long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But the benefits of Swedish massage go beyond relaxation. It can help increase the level of oxygen in the blood and improve circulation and flexibility.
Pregnancy massage may help relieve some of the aches, and pains of pregnancy.
Prenatal Massage is a nurturing massage that focuses on the special needs of mothers-to-be during pregnancy. Positioning, pillows, and cushions and a customized face down pillow or sideline pillows are used to enhance support, decrease pressure and increase relaxation for both body and mind.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine where silicone, glass or plastic cups are placed on the skin to create vacuum suction in order to promote health, and healing.Cupping therapy promotes the loosening of soft, and connective tissue, scarring and adhesions, moving stagnation, and increasing lymph flow, and circulation. Only available in 1hr sessions (does not include any massage therapy)
Lymphatic drainage massage can help reduce swelling and fluid retention after routine or cosmetic surgery, which will help expedite the healing process. This can help boost recovery time post surgery, while reducing scar tissue. For cosmetic procedures, it can also help retain shape.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of massage based on the hypothesis that it will encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. This service is typically used for swollen areas/injuries, post surgery (after medically cleared), leg swelling caused by diabetes, etc
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine where silicone, glass or plastic cups are placed on the skin to create vacuum suction in order to promote health, and healing.
Cupping therapy promotes the loosening of soft, and connective tissue, scarring and adhesions, moving stagnation, and increasing lymph flow, and circulation. I highly recommend pairing this with any structural therapy session.
Red light therapy (RLT) is a therapeutic technique that uses red low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin issues, such as wrinkles, scars, and persistent wounds, among other conditions. Red light is a good aid in pain, inflammation, bringing faster results in healing.
Deep tissue hot stone massage therapy helps ease tension, rid muscle stiffness, increases circulation, and metabolism. Hot stones, when paired with massage help to expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. we also use deep tissue hot stone massage to treat chronic pain, limited range of motion, to improve posture, balance, and movement; and even to help our athletes train.
Cupping accompanied by red light therapy (see individual description for details)
Unlike TENS, though, the electrodes from an EMS machine are applied to key muscle groups. A common muscle group EMS is used on is the quadriceps after knee surgery.
The electrical signals trigger repeated contractions (tightening) of the muscles. The contractions can be short and frequent or long and sustained.
The treatment involves using a tool to rub the skin in long strokes, applying enough pressure to create minor bruising. Gua sha may help to break down scar tissue and connective tissue, improving movement in the joints.
Gua sha is used for many of the same conditions as cupping therapy and can be applied alone or in conjunction with cupping. Redness or light bruising following the gua sha treatment is an expected side effect of this therapy and has a therapeutic effect on the area treated.
Rapid Release Therapy enhances pain relief, improves mobility, decreases joint stress and muscle tension. This therapy relieves pain in specific regions and for conditions, including: Shoulders, Ankles and Neck. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
is formulated to warm targeted areas of the body that need a focused relief of tension. The warming ointment loosens up the muscles by relaxing thermoreceptors and increasing the flow of oxygen, providing a myofascial release for a deeper massage. BioFreeze is used in addition as an analgesic relieving pain through a menthol-induced cooling process. Unlike medications and surgical procedures, it relieves pain naturally for conditions such as overworked muscles, chronic back pain, or arthritis.
The Head and Neck massage is a popular treatment that works to induce relaxation to the face, head, neck, and shoulder area. Using firm, gentle pressure to relieve tension, the aim is to remove blockages and bring back balance and alignment to the energy channels.
The overall goal of stretch therapy is to treat muscle tightness, joint imbalances, and tissue restrictions that cause movement distortions, aches and pains, and increased risk of injury. Over time, stretch therapy improves range of motion, leading to improved movement patterns and fewer injuries.
a deep style massage with wildflower oil, and hot towels, focus on the head, neck and shoulders. A head massage applies a range of techniques to help reduce stress and release tension in the upper body. Massaging the scalp can help stimulate nerves and blood vessels around the area and begin to calm muscle tension around the head.
CBD massage is the gold standard of deep relaxation, deep muscle and fascia release, injury treatment, pain relief, skin hydration, and more!
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