I specialize in therapeutic massage which means I generally incorporate Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point in all of my massages. Therapeutic style massage uses various techniques to relieve pain and discomfort to an area. I expect communication from you throughout the massage. I can feel a lot in muscle tissue, however it is your body, and you can feel the most. I’ll be asking you questions throughout the massage about what you feel, if it’s tenderness, achiness, deep burning, etc. The more feedback from you, the better the therapy session you’ll have. Here is a breakdown of each type of massage used:
Swedish– The most common type of massage that comes to mind when people think of massage. Therapists use a light to medium pressure Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, kneading, percussion, tapping, bending and stretching. This style of massage alone is not something I do often, but will if clients cannot handle deeper pressure due to medical conditions.
Deep Tissue– This is a deeper pressure and more effective in alleviating muscle tension. This concentrates on the deeper layers of the muscles. This kind of massage helps the therapist find any trigger points and muscle tension you may have. Generally passive or active stretching can be added into this. Passive means the client relaxes while the massage therapist takes a targeted muscle from its shortened position and lengthens it while applying pressure anywhere from 15-30 seconds. Active means the client assists the therapists by activating a specific muscle and then the therapist lengthens it. Both are great ways to gain range of motion in a joint.
Trigger Point/Acupressure- A trigger point (also known as a “knot” or “pressure point”) is a tight point in a muscle, tendon or ligament that refers pain solely in that area or it can travel to another area of the body. The therapist will apply gradual pressure to the trigger point while the client actively participates in deep breathing and identifying exact pain location or any discomfort. Trigger point therapy is very effective in pain relief. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
30min – $55
60min – $90
3 pack of 30min – $155 (save $10)
3 pack of 60min – $255 (save $15)
**All appointments must be pre-paid. Cancellation of an appointment must be at least 24hrs in advance. If there is less than 24hrs notice, your session will be charged the full amount, no exceptions. Purchase of massages are non refundable and nontransferable**