Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage".
60 min $70
90 min $90
Back / Neck / Shoulder Massage
Sometimes there are only specific areas that need attention. If you suffer from a stiff neck or tightness in only your shoulders and/or back? Then this tailored massage is specific for those areas and would be perfect for you. The infusion of blended Swedish and specialized techniques are used and will only focus on those three areas.
30 min $35
60 min $65
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points or trigger sites are described as hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point practitioners believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots[ambiguous] and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle entirely contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction. The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Practitioners claim to have identified reliable referred pain patterns, allowing practitioners to associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere.
50 min $60
During your first appointment you will be asked to fill out a client intake form detailing your daily activities, medications, exercise routine and any current pain patterns. After some discussion a treatment plan will be put into place.
Assisted stretching allows those with limited muscle range to increase their range of motion. There are two different kinds of assisted stretching techniques: passive and active. Passive assisted stretching means the therapist controls the entire stretch. Active assisted stretching means the individual stretches a muscle group and the therapist pushes the stretch further. - Several of the massages above have assisted stretching incorporated within the massage this service is strictly for stretching purposes "only"
50 min $60
There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage utilized by massage therapists. We've provided a description of some of the more popular and well known types of massage being used today at our establishment.
Signature Foot Restoration Massage
If you have arch issues or tired, aching feet in general then this service is what you need to alleviate those unwanted feeling and get your feet back to its "Happy State"! With the use of a foot whirlpool, paraffin wax and a tailored foot massage techniques to target those problem areas this massage is EUPHORIC!
50 min $55 / add on sugar scrub is available + $10
Arthritic Hand Massage
There are several people who suffer from stiffness or pain with the joint of your hands that can require special attention. If this sounds like you then this hand massage will be ideal for you. With the use of paraffin wax and hand massage techniques on the wrist, forearm and elbow are will relieve the stiffness and aches.
50 min $55 / add on biofreez is available + $10
Content Obtained from Wikipedia.com.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.
60 min $80
90 min $100