When you come to your first appointment I will do a posture assessment that will help me find the source of the pain, then during the session I will perform a combination of energy and massage techniques to relieve pain and to get a better range of motion.
After the posture assessment and your first massage I will let you know what areas we need to focus on in order to achieve our goal of relieving pain and make you feel better.
The following are specialized massages that focus on the areas of the body where there is a "ache", "pain", "tenderness" located.
Massage for Backache
60 min/ $85
Massage for Headache/Migraine Massage
Massage for Lower-back-ache
Massage for ache Legs
Massage for ache shoulders,arms and hands
Massage for ache feet
Emergency/Therapeutic Massage is a combination of different massage techniques that not only relaxes your whole body, but at the same time it will work through some of the muscle issues or “tight spots” you may be experiencing. It will help you to relive pain, it will help to get a better posture and to get more mobility!
We called it "Emergency Massage" because we have seen so many cases of people who after visit to the doctor they find out the immobility or pain was related to muscle tension caused to tons of stress and anxiety. In majority of these cases some of their body parts get immobile or temporarilyparalyzed. Here are some examples of the symptoms chest pain, neck, shoulder, arms, hands, legs, lower backand feet are immobile or have poor range of motion.
Massage therapy may also improve your circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products or reduce swelling. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
Massage therapy induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; plus boosts your immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.
These effects suggest that massage may be helpful for a wide range of conditions. It can release muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased joint and nerve compression, increased joint and muscle range of motion. The results are less pain and improved function.
A Therapeutic massage could help you with the following conditions, so you can feel better:
- General Well being
- High Blood Pressure
- Low Immunity
- Minor injuries
Now many people find a regular therapeutic massage every month or two to be a great dose of prevention therapy. I even have some highly stressed clients who have weekly massages just to cope with daily life.
A regular therapeutic massages work best when on a 4 to 6 week basis because your muscles need to keep relaxed and moving through their full available range. Otherwise they become “creatures of habit”. If tense is how they are most often, that’s what they will consider normal. And… we all know what that leads to… tight muscles, stress and pain!
For optimal results and less potential for muscle soreness the day post-massage, having a regular massage will keep your body from not only reacting to the positive change we are trying to provide, but it can also retrain your body to help itself and provide you with a better healthier you. I suppose it’s a bit like the soreness you can experience when you first start back into exercise and slightly overdo it. After that things will normally only get better... and you’ll feel much looser, rejuvenated and energetic.
It's important to drink a lot of water after a Therapeutic massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you’re more likely to be sore the next day.
For advice specific to your therapeutic needs, please call to schedule an appointment. We also offer packages that will fit your budget.
Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may find you've got an aching lower back.
Only a prenatal massage therapist knows where a pregnant woman's sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide some relief. It's important to communicate with her and tell her where you need attention. Let her know right away if anything during the massage including your positioning is causing you any discomfort.
Massage can help all the mothers to be with many of these, including:
- Sore back & hips
- Sciatic nerve pain & leg cramping
- Pain in muscles and joints
- Constipation, gas, heartburn & congestion
- Stress and anxiety
- Sleep deprivation and tiredness
Pregnancy Massage is just as important for mother as it is for the child. Studies have shown that, when you receive a relaxing prenatal massage, the body naturally secretes endorphins. These "feel good" hormones traverse the placenta and ultimately soothe and relax your baby.
Prenatal massage does more than benefit the mother. Everything a pregnant woman does from her diet and fitness to her relaxation and relative state of contentment , also directly affects the child she is carrying. Study after study has proven that calmness in the mother leads to healthier in-utero development.
Regular prenatal massage can help prepare you for labor by making the pelvis more supple.
The best time to start is after the first trimester, when the greatest hormonal and physical changes have taken place and morning sickness is abating. The frequency is up to the individual , typically anywhere between once a week and once a month.
Deep Tissue Massage
60 min/$120 90min/$170
Is a similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints)
Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as lighter styles like Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
A quality deep-tissue massage helps to:
- loosen muscle tissues,
- release toxins from muscles, and
- get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
Most people report unbelievable relief immediately after their very first deep tissue style massage. It is normal to feel mildly bruised in the 1-3 days following a deep tissue massage, due to the lactic acid being flushed out of the congested tissues.
I suppose it’s a bit like the soreness you can experience when you first start back into exercise and slightly overdo it. After that things will normally only get better... and you’ll feel much looser, rejuvenated and energetic.
It's important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you’re more likely to be sore the next day.
45 min/ $75
A system of alternative medicine intended to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull regarded as harmonizing with a natural rhythm in the central nervous system.
Is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CranioSacral is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
A craniosacral session lasts about 60 or 90 minutes. You, as the client, are fully clothed and you lie comfortably face up throughout the session.
Face, Neck & Scalp Massage
30 min/$60 60min/$85
A 30 or 60 Minutes therapeutic and relaxing massage of the face, neck and scalp with a choice of a therapeutic essential oil as well as warm, steamy towels. Based on a research this massage will help to increase blood flow, it releases tension and it releases feel good hormones like dopamine and serotonin. People describe it as "trance like", "amazing" and "out of this world". It also helps migraines headaches to vanish! It could even improve your facial appearance! This massage could also help for those who suffer from MTJ Syndrome. This massage is available to pregnant or lactating women only without the Essential Oil.
This relaxing, flowing massage relieves stress and provides pampering bliss. Using light to medium pressure this massage increases circulation, lymphatic flow and overall well-being.