Our licensed clinical massage therapist offers a variety of techniques to suit your individual needs. Communication is encouraged with your therapist before and during your massage session to ensure that it is customized to your specific needs and preferences.
Swedish massage uses light to medium pressure and is beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing chronic pain and tension. A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that people who received a 45-minute Swedish massage on a regular basis experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol. They also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. It relieves a tight area within muscle tissue that may cause pain in other areas of the body, and uses Trigger Point Therapy to help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue (commonly known as a knot) that can cause pain in other parts of the body. Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain by isolating the trigger point and using deep, concentrated pressure on that area.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful addition for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling), and sciatica pain. In addition, massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension-which aids in better sleep, and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. Special pillows are used to support the mothers back, hips, and legs for added comfort.
Please inform us when making your appointment if you are pregnant.