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We offer a modern approach to traditional therapies through a wide range of services that include:

Swedish Massage

The most common type of massage. Swedish massage combines a variety of hands-on techniques including gentle circulatory gliding, kneading by lifting and pulling, cross-fiber friction, compression, and rhythmic gentle pounding. This is how most all massages begin and increase circulation in preparation for adhesion release and full body relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage

Similar to Swedish massage, but consists of deeper more direct pressure. Many of us live with chronic muscle tension and pain as a result of microscopic muscle fibers that have become stuck together. This is called an adhesion since the fibers are adhered to one another. The focus during a deep tissue massage is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia. Fascia is the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints, in all macro and micro levels.

Trigger Point Therapy

This therapy puts pressure directly on trigger points which are tight areas within muscle tissue that refer pain to other parts of the body. Trigger Point therapy is a gentle means of compression directly into the fibers of the muscle at its beginning, middle, or end that creates pathways of muscle unbinding and pain release. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. By releasing the trigger point in the back, the headache can melt away.

Myofascial Release (or MFR)

A soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles. Fascia is a tin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding diminished blood flow.

Cranial Sacral Therapy (also known as Biodynamic craniosacral therapy)

This is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas by balancing the three sacred rhythms in our cerebral spinal fluid, which alleviates stress and pain. Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and trauma associated from motor vehicle accidents and falls. Craniosacral therapy is performed by placing the hands above and below the spine in multiple positions from the sacrum up to the head and is a form of balancing and "resetting".

Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Uses direct heat of the stones to relax muscles, allowing the therapist to combine deep tissue techniques to gain access to deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stones with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

Cupping Massage Therapy

This is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Prenatal Massage Therapy

This is a very beneficial complimentary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to take pressure off the SI Joint, which is at the base of the low back. The SI Joint becomes loose and achey because the ligaments begin expanding by the release of the hormone relaxin to enable the hips to widen for birth. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). We offer face down massage for up to 20 weeks on the Body Cushion system, and side-ly massage for 20 weeks+. In addition, massage for pregnant women 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.

Gua Sha

A classical Asian method of gentle superficial scraping of the skin to invoke a healing response. Resurging in popularity because of rapid results achieved, it offers efficient alternatives for acute and chronic myofascial problems. Sometimes you will notice small superficial bruising that only lasts for a day or two. This is a result of a capillary breakage at the attachment of movement restricting fascia.

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