Do you love the relaxation of Swedish massage but also need deep tissue work in your trouble areas? No problem! Our therapeutic blend massages are tailored to fit your needs. Your body is unique and we're glad to customize a treatment that's just as unique. If you are unsure about what sort of massage is good for you, Therapeutic Blend is a great place to start.
Having issues with tense, tight muscles? Have a knot the size of Texas? You probably need some deep tissue work. During a deep tissue massage, your therapist will sink into your muscles with the intention of breaking up muscle fibers that have gotten stuck, smooth out knots, lengthen muscles that have shortened, and increase circulation to the deeper layers of tissue.
Swedish massage is the most popular modality that offers full body and mind relaxation. The work is gentle in its approach with light to medium pressure and meant to stimulate circulation and lymphatic flow. Your therapist will apply long, gliding strokes to the muscles as well as kneading, percussion, and light stretching.
The lymphatic system works for our bodies to remove excess fluid and waste, and helps to deliver nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to where they need to go in the body. Our lymph systems can be weakened due to any type of trauma, illness, or lack of movement. A weakened lymph system can lead to fatigue and illness, and even speed up the aging process. Note: We are not set up to treat cosmetic surgery patients
Lymph Drainage Therapy is one of the most gentle types of massage. My clients find the therapy to be deeply relaxing. During the massage I will use the lightest touch to encourage a wave-like motion in the direction of your body’s natural lymph flow, allowing the movement and removal of toxins and excess fluid your body has accumulated.
Once your lymphatic system is healthy again, your body will work more efficiently at fighting off infections and diseases to keep you healthier.
NOTE: Please make your appointments at least FOUR WEEKS post-surgery, ensuring that surgery sites are closed and healed. We do not offer treatment for cosmetic surgery.
- Detoxification of the body
- Reduce in swelling (edema)
- Pregnancy-induced edema
- Relief of chronic pain
- Promotes healing of tissues and bones after trauma
- Reduces cellulite
- Relieves congestion in the sinuses
- Reduces stress and insomnia with deep relaxation
- Alleviates inflammation in the joints and arthritis
- Reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Increases immune response
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic illness
Myofascial release therapy is designed to release tension through your fascia, which is a broad connective tissue. The fascia encases all of your muscles, bones, and organs, somewhat like shrink-wrap. When the fascia is pulled too tight in one area, possibly originating from compensation for an old injury, the rest of the connective tissue starts to get drawn upon. This causes the entire body to be thrown out of whack and leave you feeling unbalanced.
Conditions that greatly benefit from myofascial release
- TMJD or jaw pain
- Chronic headaches & migraines
- Sciatica & pelvic pain
- Sports injuries
- Chronic pain & adhesions
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is considered one of the subtle therapies, though its effects can be anything but subtle. This light touch modality works to allow the body to make adjustments while the therapist releases restrictions surrounding the central nervous system. Reducing these restrictions allows the body to self-correct, which helps to alleviate a number of ailments.
It’s important to understand that CST isn’t geared toward “fixing” one ailment in particular. By allowing to body to make its own adjustments, your therapist acts as a facilitator for healing. It’s up to your body to decide how to use the therapy.
CranioSacral Therapy can be used to address
- Migraines and Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Disorder
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Orthopedic Problems
- And Many Other Conditions
Before your session, your therapist will discuss your healthcare goals with you. What outcomes are you looking for? Then, the therapist will leave the room while you undress to your comfort level and get settled on the massage table. CST can be performed while the client is completely clothed, so unless you plan to blend CST with massage, there’s no need to undress. You’ll feel comfortable and cozy under blankets and with the table warmer turned on, if you’d like. Your therapist will then knock before reentering the room.
CST is a hands-on technique, though the pressure is very light. You may feel your body releasing in a variety of ways including, but not limited to muscle twitches, and unwinding feeling in your muscles, your limbs feeling more open and looser, sighing, laughing, crying. CST is deeply relaxing, and your therapist won’t mind if you fall asleep. You may feel the tiny movement around your scull and sacrum as your therapist works to lightly adjust these areas. You may suddenly recall memories, good or bad, that you’ve long since forgotten. Each person has a different way of healing, so your CranioSacral session will be unique to you.
CST is safe for most people. The exception, however, is any person having a condition where slight changes in intracranial pressure would not be well tolerated. Some examples of these conditions are: acute aneurism and cerebral hemorrhaging. If you’re unsure, please contact your doctor.
Hot stone massage is quite possibly one of the most relaxing massages we offer due to the heat reaching deep layers of the muscles. Using large heated balsam stones, the therapist performs what is similar to a Swedish massage to warm and relax the muscles. Some stones are placed on key points to sedate and comfort the mind and body. The goal is to promote circulation and metabolism all while deeply relaxing tight and sore tissues.
Prenatal massage is very similar to regular massage in that its purpose is to ease sore muscles, improve circulation and lymph flow, and to restore and balance your body during this time of extra physical and emotional stress. This type of work focuses on the areas put under extra stress during pregnancy due to the center of gravity being altered. A pregnant body is continuously morphing and adjusting, and a trained therapist will know how to cater to a growing mother and child.
Sports massage is a blend of various techniques designed to aid the athlete. Whether you're a competitive body builder, a marathon runner, or only just recently joined a gym, massage is a must. Sports massage can help enhance performance, improve posture and gait, and reduce the risk of injury. Massage can also help reduce soreness in muscles and increase mobility in stiff or previously injured joints. Sports massage can help you reach your athletic goals, no matter how big or how small they may be.
Reiki is an energy modality that works on the idea that human beings are energetic beings who are surrounded in energy. This energy is accessible by anyone at any time and can be directed and amplified for the benefit of relaxation and healing. Reiki is a Japanese technique meaning “divine universal life energy” that was developed by Mikao Usui in 1922. Your Reiki practitioner will draw the universal energy from the world around them and through their bodies, focusing the energy into their palms, which can then be transferred to you by touch and intention.
All sessions, whether energy or massage, begin with an interview in which you will discuss your session with your therapist. The therapist will ask how you’ve been feeling lately and talk with you about any concerns you’d like to address during your session.
After the interview, the therapist will step out of the room and allow you time to get comfortable on the massage table. While Reiki is a hands-on technique, it doesn’t require the client to undress. You may want to undress, however, if you plan to have a blended session with part Reiki and part massage. No matter the amount of clothing you decide to wear, you will lie under a sheet and blanket for comfort.
The therapist will then knock on the door and re-enter the room to begin the Reiki session. The therapist will do an energy assessment and then get to work giving and releasing energy as the body requires. You will feel the therapist’s hands lightly contacting your body. Reiki is considered one of the “subtle therapies” because, unlike a deep tissue massage, the client’s perception of what’s happening may be subtle.
You may feel warmth, tingling, buzzing, waves, or cold. You may have emotional releases in the form of sighing, yawning, laughter, crying, or feeling of anger, joy, or sadness. Whatever you feel is unique to you. When your Reiki session is complete, you’ll likely feel like you’ve just awoken from a full night’s sleep feeling energized, yet relaxed.
Anybody can receive Reiki therapy! Some uses include:
- Pain management
- Touch deprivation
- Heightened intuition
- Improves digestion
- Improves sleep
- Connection to the deeper self/self-awareness
Before each massage, your therapist will assess your needs and decide which combination of essential oils will best suit you. The oils will be applied along the spine and back as well as the soles of the feet. This treatment is incorporated with Swedish strokes to help the body absorb the oils. Treatment usually takes 30 minutes; remaining time can be spent working tight muscles in need or continuing with Swedish massage for full relaxation.
So luxurious! This treatment begins with hot towels applied to the face, and then a detailed face and scalp massage with our house-made Dewy Face Serum. With sesame and rose hip oils and essential oils of helichrysum and German chamomile, our serum is nourishing for dry, delicate, and aging skin, while not being too heavy for oily skin.
Note: We are not currently working directly on face's due to pandemic restrictions.