Trigger Point Therapy - A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle tissue that causes pain. Trigger Point Therapy targets these areas, releasing muscle constriction and alleviating pain.
Swedish Massage - Swedish massage is the most common form of massage. Featuring long gliding strokes, Swedish massage provides exceptional relaxation.
Sports Massage - Used primarily by athletes, sports massages specifically target muscles that may be overused and helps reduce fatigue while increasing endurance.
Deep Tissue Massage - While similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage relieves chronic tension by using more pressure to focus on the deepest layers of muscle tissue and tendons.
Cranial-sacral Therapy - A very gentle, non-invasive form of bodywork that releases compression to the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum.
Prenatal Massage - For the mom-to-be, massage during pregnancy is a wonderful way to relieve many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as backaches, leg cramps and a stiff neck.
Medical massage - An outcome-based massage used to treat a specific targeted area.
Chair massage (events only) - This fast massage focuses on your back, shoulders and neck. You'll be seated in a special chair with your face resting on a cradle, your back and neck relaxed. A chair massage is done over clothes and can be performed in any setting.
What to Expect
Never had a massage before? Don't worry! Like your doctor, we've seen it all and heard it all before. We are here to make this a completely comfortable experience for you.
Before your massage
Arrive a few minutes early. After you're checked in, your massage therapist will talk with you regarding a brief health history, what you would like to focus on and if there are any techniques you would like to either use or avoid. If you are concerned about the level of undress, discuss this with you massage therapist who will offer you alternatives and suggestions.
During the massage
You'll lie on a massage table draped in a sheet. Only the area the therapist is working on will be exposed and your modesty will always be preserved. Let your massage therapist know if you are too cold, too warm or don't like the music (you can bring your own if you'd like!). Also be sure to let your therapist know if pressure is too light or too strong.
After your massage
Your therapist will leave the room so that you can dress in private. It's best to wait a couple of minutes before getting up in case you feel light headed. Take your time getting ready. Be sure to drink lots of water after your massage to help flush out any toxins released by your massage. It's recommended to allow yourself some quiet time afterward to fully enjoy the results of your massage.
After some forms of massage, it's not uncommon for the body to experience mild soreness. This typically lasts only a short time, but you may want to rest the area before resuming stressful activities.