MASSAGE THERAPY

Benefits of Massage?

Massage has many benefits.

  • Relieve stress

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Manage low back pain

  • Reduce Muscle tension

  • Enhance exercise performance

  • Relieve tension headaches

  • Improve sleep

  • Ease symptoms of depression

  • Improve cardiovascular health

  • Decrease stress in cancer patients

  • Improve balance in older adults

  • Temper the effects of dementia

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Decrease symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Help chronic neck pain

  • Lower joint replacement pain

  • Decrease migraine frequency

  • Improve quality of life in hospice care

 

How do I book my appointment?

Booking is made simple and easy! Book online from any device. Just visit the link below to book your appointment.

What should I wear? Do I have to completely undress?

You are encouraged to wear whatever you wish. You are welcome to undress to your comfort level. We use modest draping techniques, only undraping the area being worked on. If there is a specific area you wish for us to avoid working on, you can indicate so on your intake form.

When should I avoid getting a massage?

There are times when getting a massage may not be the best call. If you have any of the following, massage is contraindicated. Please contact us if there is any question on whether massage is right for you.

 

  • Fever

  • Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication

  • Recent operations or acute injuries

  • Neuritis

  • Skin diseases

 

In certain situations we may ask that you get a referral from your doctor.

What is Deep Tissue?

Deep Tissue work involves specific work to muscle bodies (the main part of the muscle) and work on their attachment sites (where the muscles attach to bones). This work is great for athletes who put a lot of stress on their bodies, anyone with chronic pain like low back pain, recovering from injuries, and much more!

What is Cupping? How does it work?

Cupping is a therapy that has been practiced since 300-400 AD. In this glass or rubber cups are placed on the skin. The suction does several things: Pulls stagnant blood and cellular waste to the surface so you lymphatic system can flush that out while pulling in fresh blood and nutrients to the underlying structures and tissues. It also works to separate the skin from fascia, fascia from muscle, breaking up adhesions that have formed in the tissues. It also feels amazing!

 

What are the benefits of cupping?

Cupping has many benefits! Stiff congested tissue structures soften quickly and its effects on rigid and aching muscles is amazing. The negative pressure draws blood flow to areas of ischemic pain, loosens adhesions, promotes metabolism within the skin tissue, and drains stagnant blood, toxins and lymph, re-supplying vital nutrients.

 

Cupping is beneficial for many conditions like:

  • High blood pressure

  • Sciatica

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Fatigue

  • Poor circulation

  • Edema

  • Sorts injuries

  • Cellulite

  • Nervous tension

  • Chronic headache

 

Cupping is a suitable treatment for pain, diseases or the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems, some skin conditions, TMJD, weak muscles and the common cold!

What about those “bruises” that occur?

You are probably familiar with seeing those circular marks on olympic athletes. Although these marks resemble bruises, they are not painful, and are a representation of the amount of stagnation in the underlying tissues. As sessions progress you should see these marks become less dark over time as there should be less stagnation.

Do you accept insurance?

We currently do not accept insurance.

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