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Whether seeking relief for a medical condition, searching for a method to help deal with the stresses of daily life or wanting to maintain good health, more and more people are turning to massage.

Massage opens doorways to wellness, allowing a body, mind, and spirit connection that promotes and supports health. Massage doesn’t just feel good. Research shows it reduces the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, alleviates pain, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins.

Our Massage Therapist offers the following types of Massage Therapy:

Deep Tissue Massage: The primary purpose of a deep tissue massage is to work the fibers and muscles of the body, releasing deeply rooted patterns of tension. As the muscles relax, toxins are removed and blood and oxygen begin to circulate properly, making the entire body function better. I will always remind you to drink plenty of water after a session to help eliminate these toxins from your body.

Myofascial Release Massage: Myofascia is the fascia surrounding and separating muscle tissue. Myofascial release massage is a deeper massage that stretches the fascia surrounding the muscle tissue releasing it to its normal position, This type of massage is NOT for the faint of heart….…

Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: NMT is a form of soft tissue manual therapy. It is different from other types of massage in that a pressure is applied to the skin with the aim of stimulating specific areas of skeletal muscle. A lot of the time, these areas of muscle are myofascial trigger points. NMT is a series of soft tissue manipulation techniques that balance the central nervous system (brain, spinal column and nerves) within the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system.

Prenatal Massage: This is a unique massage technique involving deep bodywork designed to improve your circulation, take some of the strain off your muscles and joints, and generally re-energize you.

What It Does: Anyone who’s ever had a professional massage (whether pregnant or not) knows that both body and mind feel better after a rubdown. Scores of studies show that massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles. It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you’re pregnant, and keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body. And it reconnects your mind with your body, a connection that’s comforting for those of you who suspect an alien has taken up residence inside of you.

During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping, and sciatica. Additionally, it can reduce swelling in your hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn’t a result of preeclampsia), relieve carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion — all common pregnancy problems. Massage may also lift depression without the use of medication, according to some scientific studies.

What You Need to Know About Massage During Pregnancy: Massage is a generally benign treatment. Still, some massage therapists are leery about giving therapeutic massages during the critical first trimester. In addition, there are complications that can make massage somewhat risky. Check with your practitioner before receiving a prenatal massage if you have diabetes, have morning sickness or are vomiting regularly, have been diagnosed with preeclampsia or high blood pressure, have a fever or a contagious virus, or have abdominal pain or bleeding.

If you are in the second half of your pregnancy, don’t lie on your back during your massage; the weight of your baby and uterus can reduce circulation to your placenta and create more problems than any massage can cure. The good news is that prenatal massage has become so popular that many therapists and spas provide specialized services just for moms-to-be (always tell your therapist you’re pregnant). Plus, there are prenatal massage tables and pillows that can make the experience safer and more comfortable. (from “Pregnancy and Reflexology.”)

Oncology massage: Massage therapy based on compassion and specialized massage treatments to help cancer patients to manage their experience with cancer. The goals for receiving oncology massage can include the desire for stress reduction, a relaxing experience with the stress of everything that is going on. It can relieve nausea or other symptoms such as pain or peripheral neuropathy and helping get though the remainder of their cancer treatments. Although, cancer and cancer treatments can put people at risk for complications from massage, so it is important to take some precautions. The American Cancer Society recommends patients with certain types of cancer and at various stages of treatment should avoid massage therapy. Massage is contraindicated in patients with cancer that has spread to the bone or spine. Patients that have recently undergone chemotherapy or radiation should avoid massage therapy. Massage therapy is also contraindicated on any limb below removed lymph nodes as it could increase swelling. Any cancer patient who would like to schedule massage therapy needs to get permission from his/her doctor.

Hot Stone Massage: A relaxing massage using smooth heated stones to sooth and relax stressed muscles as well as a stressed mind.

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15 minute massage: $20.00
30 minute Massage: $40.00
60 minute Massage: $55.00
90 minute massage: $80.00