Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. This is the type of massage that most people think of when they think about massage. We use a delightful massage cream, that is not greasy or sticky. Most of our clients love the silky feel of the massage cream we use. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
We have found that most people enjoy a blend of Deep Tissue work and Swedish work. Certain areas of the body want and need deep work to relieve tight muscles, while other areas are too sensitive for the deeper work. This type of massage is both relaxing and beneficial for the muscles.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage that involves the use of smooth, heated stones that are placed at specific sites on your body and used to enhance the massage strokes. The heat of the stones helps to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative. This technique is always used in Clinical Deep Tissue bodywork, but not in Swedish Massage. (see Deep Tissue)
NMT is a method of treatment that includes assessment of tissues in order to locate neuromuscular dysfunction and to "normalize" them by the application of appropriate treatment. Stanley Lief, D.C. & N.D., and Boris Chaitow, O.D., developed soft tissue techniques in the early 1900's. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins. This set the foundation for what we now call neuromuscular therapy. Janet Travell, M.D. & David Simons, M.D. further developed the theoretical and practical aspects of NMT in the early 1950's. They codified the technique under the name of Trigger Point Therapy.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
There's a rhythm in the body called the CranioSacral rhythm, which is separate and distinct from the breathing rate and the heart rate. By putting her hands on gently, Lauren can feel for this rhythm anywhere in the body. In particular, she is looking for a "lack" of this rhythm. And by treating those areas, we are treating the sources of problems rather than just the symptoms. This therapy only uses the pressure of about 5 grams of weight. So imagine a nickel is on your skin, that's about how much pressure she would use for the hour session.
Lauren is our CranioSacral Therapist.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, Louie will work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
In Japanese, the word "rei" refers to a higher intelligence that permeates all living and nonliving entities and guides the inherent functioning of the universe. The word "ki" refers to the nonphysical energy that flows through everything that is alive, including plants, animals, and human beings—because of this, ki is also often called "life force energy," and is known as qi or chi from other lineages. The combination of these two words is what defines Reiki as "spiritually guided life-force energy.
Louie is our Reiki Master.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
The great benefits the chair massage provided to your employees helps to reduce anxiety, and bring them a more cheerful demeanor. Being the wise business person that you are, you know that relaxed, cheerful employees are more productive employees. When your employees know that you care about them (by providing Chair Massage) they care more about your customers, which is great for your business.
Chair massage is affordable for your company to incorporate into your employee incentive package. It gives your employees another great reason to get out of bed and go to work. One turn on the massage chair doesn't last for the rest of one's life, but is appreciated by your employees. Providing Chair Massage as a weekly or monthly benefit for your employees will show them that you truly have their best interests in mind, which will enhance company morale and loyalty.
*Prices are based on the time booked (except for Chair massage at your business location and Reiki).
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