Massage therapy is growing in demand and prominence. Almost all adults understand its essence and long to experience its peaceful and rejuvenating effect. On top of that, health care professionals discovered that massage therapy has also become a vital option for managing a wide range of health conditions or enhance wellness.
Massage is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions. Many ancient peoples – including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians – were convinced of the therapeutic properties of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments.
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.
Reduced muscle tension, stress hormones, anxiety and depression. Improved circulation, skin tone, and recovery of soft tissue injuries. Stimulation of lymphatic system, and increased joint mobility and flexibility.
Studies have shown that massage is effective in treating a range of symptoms related to a variety of conditions such as chronic back pain, soft tissue injuries, high blood pressure, arthritis, insomnia, frozen shoulder, and many more.
Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension.
Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. A massage will always usually include some combination of the techniques used in Swedish, among other styles of massage suited to the clients needs.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage but with a deep tissue massage, your therapist applies slow, firm pressure to release muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Integrative Neuromuscular massage therapy - is a form of soft tissue massage that aims to alleviate chronic muscle and nervous system disorders and problems. It is mainly used to fix trigger points, circulation, nerve compression, postural problems and repetitive movement injuries. Slow, gliding, triggering, specific points and pressure is used in this type of massage.
Similar to the techniques and strokes used in Swedish, a sports massage is less targeted for the deep relaxation, and more geared toward athletic performance and range of motion. The application is faster, more rigorous, but could also be very pleasant and relaxing as well.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that involves a Reiki master using gentle hand movements to guide the flow of healthy energy (what's known in Reiki as “life force energy”) through the body to reduce stress and promote healing
In my unique journey and practice, I find that reiki is best received after a therapeutic massage.
When the client is in a relaxed state, usually more attuned to their body and breath, reiki is more effective.
Ear candling, or ear coning, is the practice of placing a lit, cone-shaped candle into the ear. It’s a form of alternative medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. The heat from the candle is supposed to pull up the ear wax. Wax is not dripped into the ear.
People use ear candles to remove wax, improve hearing, and cure ear infections. It’s also touted as a way to treat: Excess ear wax and clogging, sinus infection, headaches, swimmer’s ear, a cold or flu, and soar throat. Other people claim that it helps to control blood pressure and stress.
Swedish (1 Hour) - $100
**All other massages, more targeted and tailored to client's problem areas, and results-driven toward alleviation will be a combination of deep tissue, neuromuscular, and trigger point techniques.
Deep Tissue/Integrative (1 Hour)- $120
30 Minute Reiki Session - $45
-Add on to massage- 15 to 20 minutes (recommended) - $20
Ear Candling (30-40 minutes)- $70
Canine Massage (30 minutes)
- Small Dogs - $50
- Large Dogs - $60