Benefits of Massage

How can you benefit from Massage Therapy?

  • Improves circulation: pressure from massage moves blood into congested areas, releasing this pressure and allowing “new” oxygenated blood to flow
  • Alleviates pain by releasing serotonin, your body’s natural anti-pain chemical.  By reducing pain levels, you’re able to get a deeper sleep, which in turn also means less pain.
  • Increases range of motion, stimulating production of body’s natural lubricant, keeping joints lubricated and making them less prone to injury.
  • Pumps oxygen & nutrients into tissues vital organs, improving body function
  • Helps relax and soften injured tired, and overused muscles

Types of Massage Therapy We Specialize In

Our massage therapist is specifically trained in the following areas, offering a wide variety of massage modalities for your specific needs.

Swedish Massage

Also known as Relaxation Massage, Swedish Massage is the most common type of massage in the United States.  This type of massage is very gentle and relaxaing, utilizing long, smooth strokes, kneading and circular based movements on the superficial layers of massage.  Lotion or oil may be used.  We recommend Swedish Massage for elderly clients and clients new to massage.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage goes beyond the superficial layers of muscle deeper into the connective tissue and muscle.  Working across the grain of muscle, your massage therapist will use slower strokes and friction techniques.  This type of massage is ideal for those experiencing chronic pain, tight muscles, and those recovering from injury.   Due to working the muscle and tissues more intensely, you may experience soreness for 1-2 days after your Deep Tissue Massage.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is your typical relaxing Swedish massage, only Massage Therapists are trained to accommodate the expecting mother's needs. Pregnancy massage relieves general aches, pains, and tension from the pregnancy. Research shows that regular massage throughout a pregnancy may help with having an easier delivery, reduced postpartum depression and for moms to recover from labor and delivery regain more quickly.

  • Increased blood flow may prevent anemia
  • Increased muscle tone and flexibility can help with cramps and spasms
  • Increased lymphatic system may help prevent or reduce edema
  • Can relieve headaches
  • Can help alleviate morning sickness
  • Releases physical & emotional tension to help relax and reduce anxiety

Due to general precautions regarding the first trimester, it is recommended that pregnancy massage be conducted solely during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.   We always recommend getting your physician's approval prior to receiving massage therapy, but especially if you have experienced any complications during your pregnancy.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is for any type of athlete, or anyone living an active life! It is excellent to help with injuries, chronic pain, or restricted range of motion, as well as injury prevention.

  • Increases blood circulation and lymph flow
  • Keeps muscles strong and flexible, reducing chance of injury and allows for better overall movement
  • Breaks down adhesions in the muscles
  • Increases range of motion
  • Eases stiffness and pain in muscles and joints
  • Helps prevent any further injury
  • Increased oxygenation to muscle tissue helps endurance and recovery time.
  • Allows muscles to maintain maximum power and performance.

Regular sports massage sessions have been shown to improve an athlete’s speed, strength, endurance, flexibility, and shorter recovery time between events.

Therapeutic Massage

A condition based style of massage, Therapeutic Massage combines Deep Tissue, Swedish and Sports Massage for your specific needs.  Stretching as well as hot and cold therapy may be used.  This is a great type of massage to include in your wellness plan.