Mind ● Body ● Soul

Massage

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the gentlest of all the massage modalities.  The primary goal of Swedish massage is overall relaxation of your mind and body with the use of long flowing strokes.  Some gentle stretches can also be included. This modality will help improve and increase circulation of blood and lymph fluids to ease muscle tension and reduce stress.

Clinical Massage

Clinical massage is a method of massage therapy that combines a range of techniques to achieve a specific outcome. The purpose of clinical massage is to get people out of pain or reduce it enough to improve quality of life, increase range of motion, and improve posture. The therapist will discuss lifestyle issues and teach the patient to do exercises or relaxation techniques at home to ensure that they are fully involved and in control of their care. Treatments are individualized according the specific needs of the patient.

Clinical Massage therapy may include a variety of techniques including:

  • Deep tissue – Deep tissue involves cross-fiber friction or static pressure using thumbs, fingers, forearms and/or elbows. The friction or pressure is applied specifically to areas of muscle that are restricted. The tissue is released, allowing it to resume its full length and functionality.
  • Soft tissue release – With soft tissue release, a combination of static pressure and stretching is applied to individual sections of a muscle to release constricted areas and return it to its full length and functionality.
  • Myofascial release (MFR) – Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds all fibers, nerves, blood vessels and structures of the body. Adhesions and restrictions in fascia cause pain and dysfunction of muscles, joints and organs. Releasing the fascia either directly (with pressure and movement) or indirectly (waiting for the fascia to respond to touch) enables the therapist to work more deeply and effectively.
  • Hot & Cold Therapy- The appropriate use of heat and cold plays an important role in restoring functionality of muscles, especially after injury.
  • Acupressure- Acupressure points are located all over the body and are used in eastern medical practice to treat many pain conditions and illness. Knowledge of these points helps a clinical massage therapist to treat many conditions more effectively.
  • Trigger points- Trigger points are constricted areas in a muscle that are tender to touch and produce a predictable pain pattern. Locating and releasing trigger points using deep tissue work and MFR is important to a clinical massage treatment.
  • Stretching- Stretching the muscles helps them to resume their full length and functionality. Stretching may be passive where the therapist does the work, or may require resistance or co-operation from the client to strengthen or re-program the muscle.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage uses special stones heated to help melt away stubborn aches and

pains in your muscles.  It allows the massage therapist to work a little deeper without

the sometimes uncomfortable deep pressure that accompanies a regular Deep Tissue

Massage.  The hot stones are held in the therapist’s hands and used during a Swedish-

style massage

Hot Stone Massage uses special stones heated to help melt away stubborn aches and

pains in your muscles.  It allows the massage therapist to work a little deeper without

the sometimes uncomfortable deep pressure that accompanies a regular Deep Tissue

Massage.  The hot stones are held in the therapist’s hands and used during a Swedish-

style massage

Hot Stone Massage uses special stones heated to help melt away stubborn aches and pains in your muscles.  It allows the massage therapist to work a little deeper without the sometimes uncomfortable deep pressure that accompanies a regular Deep Tissue Massage.

 

Pricing:

Swedish Massage 60 minutes: $75

Swedish Massage 90 minutes: $105

Clinical Massage 60 minutes: $85

Clinical Massage 90 minutes: $115

Hot Stone Massage 60 minutes: $90

Hot Stone Massage 90 minutes: $120

Prenatal Massage 30 minutes: $50

Prenatal Massage 60 minutes: $80

Aromatherapy Add-On- $25