Every massage is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. Our highly trained therapists will talk with you prior to each session to choose the best approach for your concerns. Often, our therapists will use a combination of techniques depending on what your body needs.
Whether you are looking for simple relaxation, an escape from the day, rebalancing, loosening those "kinks & knots", recovery from your workout, couple's quiet time for 2, stretching and mobility with increased range of motion and flexibility, we've "got you covered"!
To simplify, and avoid a confusing menu of multiple options, we have streamlined our Massage Therapy services where you only need to choose the length of time you desire for your session. We have ONE add-on service, Thermal Palms (see description below), and you may choose this at the time of online scheduling, or when you call our studio to book your appointment.
SWEDISH MASSAGE If your goal is to relax, reduce stress, and have a full body massage with firm pressure (as tolerated), a Swedish massage would be the best approach for you.
(If your goal is to have all of the above, but with some focused “fix it” work on some of those minor nagging spots, a 50/50 massage is right for you, where deep tissue techniques will be used only where needed)
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE If you have areas of chronic or acute pain and limited mobility that needs focused work; or, if you are recovering from an athletic event and have a specific group of muscles needing attention, a Deep Tissue massage would be right for you to free those tight, sticky tissues.
PRE-NATAL MASSAGE Therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be. (2nd and 3rd trimester only)
SPORTS MASSAGE (pre-event & post-event) This massage is geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain or discomfort, reduce stress and work on a specific problem - like pain in your hips, tight shoulders, or spasm in your low back.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE A safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure in the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain, restore motion, and relax contracted muscles.
SOFT TISSUE RELEASE Massage technique that is used to assess, stretch and manage the soft tissues in the body, such as the muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia, and most often allows the therapist to release tension or adhesions with less discomfort to the client. This approach to massage can often facilitate faster healing after an injury.
ASHIATSU (w/Penny) Ashiatsu is a deep compression barefoot massage where the therapist utilizes parallel bars on the ceiling for balance and support. Ashiatsu Massage (“Ashi” means foot, “Atsu” means pressure) enables the therapist to apply continuous deep tissue pressure with the foot (or feet) that covers larger areas at once than with the hands. The compression strokes are smooth, not bony or prodding as can sometimes be felt with an elbow or thumb.
Ashiatsu Massage is perfect for those who love deep pressure, or who feel with traditional massage “you can’t get deep enough”.
ASHI-THAI For increased flexibility and mobility, experience ASHI-THAI and take stretching to a whole new level. Ashi-Thai may be incorporated in your massage or following the massage for ultimate stretching.
COUPLE’S MASSAGE Share the experience….you and a special someone can relax and unwind together. Both massages are performed side-by-side in our couple’s massage room.
THERMAL PALMS (add-on service $10) An alternative approach to Hot Stones. Deep penetrating heat for added healing benefits and deep relaxation. Great for those who cannot tolerate significant pressure or those suffering from general anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, restlessness and fibromyalgia.
Additional Modalities that may be used during your session at no additional cost include:
CUPPING Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine. Cupping is used for pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep tissue massage. Changes rigid tissue to softer tissue, drains excess fluids, loosens restrictions and adhesions, and can even help reduce cellulite, releasing fatty tissue bound by sticky connective tissue.
IASTM Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. After IASTM treatment, scar tissue can be remodeled so that the cells become organized in a direction that better promotes movement; such as improvements in range of motion, strength and pain perception following treatment.