Massage Therapy Services
Massage therapy can be a wonderful addition to your wellness routine. Your therapist will combine elements from a range of modalities to personalize the treatment to you. Physical and mental benefits of massage can include: improved circulation, decreased muscle stiffness, decreased inflammation, better quality of sleep, faster recovery between workouts, improved flexibility, reduced pain and soreness, strengthened immune response, lower stress levels, improved relaxation, improved mood, decreased anxiety, and increased energy. Some specific conditions that massage can help include: anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, sciatica, headache, insomnia, nerve pain, postoperative care, scar tissue, soft tissue strains and injuries, and temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders.
Swedish massage involves using a lubricant like oil or lotion to knead, apply long strokes, and rhythmically tap to relax muscles and mobilize joints. These techniques can be helpful to relieve overall tension and stress and promote circulation.
Deep tissue massage targets chronic tension in muscles. Deep muscle techniques often involve slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction movements that go across the muscle grain. Great for breaking up old scar tissue, addressing chronic tension, and treating sports injuries.
Myofascial/triggerpoint techniques address the fascia, a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber, and muscle in place. Triggerpoints are what many of us think of as “knots” in muscles: hard nodules in the muscle belly that reduce the muscle’s comfortable range of motion, and can cause sensitivity or pain when touched. Triggerpoint therapy involves warming these tight muscles first, and then applying direct pressure to release the triggerpoint, allowing for greater range of motion and reduced pain
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techinque
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is a stretching techinque that can improve your range of motion, especially after injury or surgery. This involves passive and active stretching, with and without resistance to pressure. Helpful for addressing postural misalignments.
Cupping is an ancient form of medicine in which the therapist applies special cups to the skin to create suction, stimulating the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid. Can help reduce pain, decrease inflammation, improve blood flow, and provide deep-tissue relief.
Gua Sha involves using a tool to scrape at the skin to break up stagnant tissue and improve circulation. Can be helpful in reducing inflammation, breaking up chronic tension, relieving chest congestion, and reducing muscle pain.
We take HSA, FSA, and credit cards along with cash or check. 90 minute session is $130 and 60 minute is $90. Massage therapy is not covered by medical insurance.
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