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There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage utilized by our therapists. We have provided a description of some of the more popular and well known types of massage being used today.

Deep tissue

Focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

The treatment consists of deep flowing strokes, kneading and manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure.

Deep tissue massage is beneficial to treat those who are suffering from accidents, sports injuries, and everyday life.

Deep tissue:

• can help reduce chronic muscle tension

• increase blood circulation

• reduce chronic pain

• break down scar tissue

• Improve blood pressure

• Rehabilitate injured muscles

• relieve stress

• Increasing flexibility

• and Increase range of motion


Swedish Massage

Calm your mind, body, and spirit with a massage at your requested intensity.

As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for the following:

• increasing relaxation

• decreasing fatigue

• increasing the level of oxygen in the blood

• decreasing muscle toxins

• improving circulation

• increasing flexibility


Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind.

Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes the following:

• flexibility
• reduces fatigue
• improves endurance
• helps prevent injuries
• prepares the body and mind for optimal performance


Couples Massage

Share the bliss of a relaxing massage. Two therapists work in tandem while you lay side by-side on separate tables in our beautiful large couple’s massage room. This is a wonderful experience to celebrate any occasion.


Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the back may reduce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now referring trigger points, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.

In this treatment, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.


Do you experience pain and tightness in the upper back, shoulders, and neck?

Often these symptoms are caused by the pectoral muscles. When these muscles get tight they pull the other muscles forward and cause pain, tightness, and that pesky burning feeling in your shoulders and neck. This can be helped by massaging the back, shoulders, neck and by working and releasing the pectoral muscle. The pectoral muscle is located near the client’s clavicle or collarbone.

Therapeutic Treatments

Therapeutic Massage is a mix of several different modalities to fit each client’s needs. These are some of the conditions that Therapeutic massage can relieve:

• Rotator Cuff
• Sciatica
• Carpal Tunnel Release
• Frozen Shoulder
• Lower Back Pain
• Neck Pain or limited range of motion


Sciatica Nerve

Do you experience numbness and pain in your back and lower extremities? Therapeutic Massage is great for those that experience the following:

Sciatica is caused by a pinched nerve which inflames underlining muscles. In order to treat this condition your therapist may use therapeutic or trigger point massage, and stretches.



Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for
preventing illness, as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress.


Prenatal Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.
Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as

• backaches

• stiff neck

• leg cramps

• headaches

• edema

• swelling

It is best to avoid eating a large meal before the massage or drinking large amounts of liquids.

Studies also indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can help with the following:

• reduce anxiety

• decrease symptoms of depression

• relieve muscle aches

• joint pains

• improve labor outcomes and newborn health

There are many more benefits to prenatal massage!

For more information please visit www.americanpregnancy.org

It’s time for TLC for Mommy. Please note massage is not recommended during your first trimester.


Craniosacral Therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy)

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.

Dr John Upledger, founder of craniosacral therapy, studied at Michigan State University from 1975 to 1983. It was here that he worked as the Professor of Biomechanics and as a clinical researcher. As stated on Dr Upledger’s website, www.upledger.com, “By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.”

Craniosacral therapy has proven to be extremely beneficial for problems such as:

• headaches
• migraines
• back aches
• neck aches
• stress
• anxiety disorders
• learning disorders

Craniosacral Therapy has the ability to get to the core of what is causing problems and help relieve the pain and dysfunction people are experiencing.

Please communicate with your therapist if you have any questions.


The benefits of Oncology Massage


Oncology massage is an approach to massage therapy based in both compassion and specialized massage treatments to help people manage their experience with cancer.

Review of the scientific literature indicates oncology massage helps improve quality of life.

Benefits include:

• improved relaxation
• improved sleep
• improved immune function
• relieving anxiety
• pain relief
• reduced fatigue
• reduced nausea

Oncology massage therapists are trained to meet people where they are in their experience
with cancer and apply a highly individualized massage treatment to comfort, nurture and support them in their process.

We have partnered with Dr. Heather Polson ND who specializes in Oncology.

Please visit these 2 web sites for more infomation.

www.drheatherpaulson.com www.mdanderson.org

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