Massage & Energy Work
Our therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of massage modalities designed to reduce muscle tension, increase circulation, improve range of motion and joint movement, and provide relaxation and stress relief. Some of the styles used are deep tissue work, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy (trigger point work), Lymphatic drainage massage and Swedish massage. Styles and techniques used are tailored to ﬁt the clients particular needs.
Sports Massage is used to enhance athletic performance or help restore the body after a rigorous work out. Manual soft tissue techniques and stretching aim to decrease muscle tension, increase ﬂexibility & prevent muscle fatigue. If you are maintaining an intense athletic training schedule or workout schedule this may be the right style for you. The focus is on speciﬁc muscle groups that may be overused & over stressed due to regular physical activity.
Aromatherapy is the holistic therapeutic application of genuine and authentic plant-derived essential oils for enhancing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of the individual. Client chooses a custom essential oil blend from our wide selection of essential oils for a perfect healing synergy. Combine the plentiful beneﬁts of bodywork and plant therapy in one session.
*Or $15 as an add on to any service
Designed speciﬁcally for the needs of pregnant moms and moms who have recently given birth. Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can relieve muscle aches and joint pains, reduce edema, ease anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, and improve many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory issues brought on by hormone changes during pregnancy.
A slow, gentle massage technique that manually aids the movement of lymph fluid throughout the body. Effective to reduce fluid retention, increase circulation, speed up injury recovery by regenerating damaged tissue, reduce pain and inflammation, support the body’s immune response, improve digestion, decrease chronic fatigue, and enhance the body’s natural detox process. For best results, combine with an infrared sauna treatment after massage.
Hot Stone Massage
A deeply relaxing massage session combining Swedish and deep tissues techniques with the addition of heated stones made from balsalt, a smooth volcanic rock. Warm stones are incorporated and used to relax the nervous system and ease muscle tension. The heat helps soften the tissue and allow the stones to be used as a tool for deeper myofascial work. Hot towels and a warm massage table make this treatment a comforting, therapeutic session.
Reiki | Energy Work | Pranic Healing
Energy healing targets the energy ﬁelds around the body and aims to move and clear stagnate areas where there has been physical injury or emotional pain. Practitioners channel and facilitate healing with the fundamental belief that the body has the innate ability to restore balance. Sessions are safe and non-invasive. Crystals, essential oils, and Oracle cards can be incorporated into the session depending on the intention of the session.
Rooted in Chinese medicine, reﬂexology uses the meridian system and speciﬁc reﬂex points on the feet and hands to stimulate the circulatory system and reduce tension and pain around the body. This goal is to release blockages in the energy system and balance and restore ﬂow. A deeply relaxing treatment that can ease muscle tension especially in the feet and legs and bring an overall sense of relaxation and calm.
A restorative massage session with the addition of high quality organic hemp oil. CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and has many anti-inflammatory and pain relieving qualities. CBD helps to ease and relax your muscles when applied to skin as the cannabinoids enter our endocannabinoid system which helps regulate sleep, stress, appetite, and pain. Research shows that CBD can help reduce anxiety, improve sleep and relieve pain due to inflammation in muscles and joints.
Thai Yoga Massage
With roots in Ayurvedic Medicine, Thai yoga massage uses yoga-like stretching, compression, and meridian energy work to move the body, encourage organ function, and balance the nervous system.
Massage is performed on a plush ﬂoor mat and the client wears loose-ﬁtted clothing. The gentle but deep stretching and compression work make this a great choice for athletic types or those trying to increase mobility. Often called the ‘lazy person’s yoga’. Be sure to wear soft, loose clothing to be stretched in.
Hot Lava Shell Massage
Hot lava shell therapy uses beautiful hand-painted smooth shells made with porcelain and crushed tiger clamshells and ﬁlled with a mixture of minerals, algae, saltwater and essential oils which cause a chemical reaction that produces heat. These heated shells are then used as a tool to work deep into muscle tissue for a relaxing Swedish style or deep tissue bodywork session. Combined with our scented oil this treatment is a luxurious treat for the senses.
Incorporate cupping into your massage session. Myofascial decompression, also known as Cupping Therapy, is a soft tissue technique in which a manual pump device or ‘cup’ is used to provide suction to skin and underlying tissue. This creates negative pressure on the tissue stimulating tissue healing through the body’s own natural inflammatory response. Helps release hypertonic, and over-used muscle, reduce scar tissue and myofascial adhesions, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow and nutrients to tissue.
Express Chair Massage
Need a mini massage break? Chair massage is an easy and convenient way to get fast relief from pain and stress. Massage is performed over the clothes on a comfortable ergonomic chair in our relaxing waiting area. Areas of focus are neck, shoulders, back, and arms. Effective for tension headaches, upper and lower back pain , or shoulder and arm pain. Availability varies, so please call to reserve an appointment time.
Table Thai Massage
Client remains fully clothed and traditional Thai massage techiques are performed on the massage table rather than a mat on the floor. A number of assisted stretching techniques are performed slowly in combination with gentle rocking and compression along energy lines in the body (sen lines). Great for athletes and those trying to improve flexibility and movement in joints and muscles. Client wears loose-fitted comfortable clothes that allow assisted stretching.
Optional Add Ons or Enhancements
Aromatherapy Bar & Consultations
Want to mix up your own herbal bath salts, blend a custom body oil, create your own natural perfume roller?
At our DIY aromatherapy bar, you get to customize your own bath and body products choosing from an array of essential oils, dried flowers & herbs, vitamin rich base oils and more..
Wellness Membership Program
Would you like to make therapeutic bodywork a more regular part of your ongoing wellness routine? Join our Membership Wellness Program! For just $105 a month (plus a one-time $30 initiation fee) you will receive one 60-minute massage, discounts on upgraded services or additional monthly massages, and discounts on selected retail purchases.
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