Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection. ~Mayo Clinic
Therapeutic Bodywork Session
60 minutes $70 • 90 minutes $100
Each body work session is customized with regards to the needs of the client. In addition to providing the benefits of deep relaxation, therapeutic body work may help clients manage or relieve pain, increase range of motion, and much more. In order to be as effective as possible, and support the body’s innate healing capacity, sessions may combine many massage techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point work, passive stretching and cranial sacral therapy.
90 minutes • $100
45 minute customized yoga session followed by a 45 minute personalized massage.
Senior/veteran discounts available.
Myofascial Release/Trigger Point:
The application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system. Practitioners of myofascial release employ long stretching strokes meant to balance tissue and muscle mechanics and improve joint range of motion in order to relieve pain.
The use of an outside force (massage therapist) to achieve a stretch and increase range of motion.
A gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. Cranial sacral therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system.