|30 Min Session||$35.00|
|45 Min Session||$50.00|
|60 Min Session||$60.00|
|75 Min Session||$70.00|
|90 Min Session||$85.00|
Traditional Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is considered to be among the foundational and popular massage techniques. It is designed to increase the natural flow of blood and lymph, allowing the body’s cells to absorb more oxygen and vital nutrients, while promoting the elimination of wastes and improving immune function. This method of massage brings to the receiver an immense feeling of satisfaction, relaxation, and renewal by having the therapist use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle.Back to top of page
Using a variety of neuro-muscular and connective tissue release techniques, a deep tissue session can help to alleviate pain and discomfort in specific areas of tension while focusing on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. In this modality, the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Wonderful for tendonitis, repetitive strain injuries and post injury/surgery sites.Back to top of page
A combination of traditional Swedish and Deep Tissue. Especially beneficial to those who have specific ‘kinks’ and ‘knots’ that may require Deep Tissue, but also requiring the deep relaxation and stress relief of traditional Swedish.Back to top of page
Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression. Side-lying is the preferred position to receive pregnancy massage.Back to top of page
TMJ Dysfunction Massage (1/2 hour only)
What is TMJD?
TMJD is a condition that affects the (jaw joint) as well as the muscles surrounding the jaw. Bruxism is clenching and/or grinding the teeth, and often occurs at night when we sleep or when we are experiencing stressful conditions. This can have a huge effect on the TMJ(Temporomandibular joint) because constant strain on the muscles of the jaw can eventually cause deterioration of the joint. It can also cause severe dental problems.
Most people who suffer from TMJ dysfunction (or TMJD) are well aware of the condition because it's painful and can often cause headaches. I'm quite aware of the symptoms because I, myself, deal with TMJD. It's common for people with TMJD to take pain medications for the jaw pain and associated headaches.
Massage can also help TMJ dysfunction! Whether muscle tension is actually the cause of the TMJ pain, or if the muscles have tightened due to pain; massaging out tight TMJ muscles can relieve pain in the jaw, face, and neck, and reduce the frequency and severity of any headaches.
A typical session for a client with TMJ would include a scalp, neck, and facial massage to help relax all of the jaw muscles, and associated head and neck muscles. Most TMJ sessions include interoral work as well- using sterile gloves, the therapist works on the muscles inside your mouth. This helps you open your mouth wider, with less pain and less jerkiness. Worried about a strong gag reflex? No work inside your mouth ever touches your tongue, which is the usual trigger for gagging. The interoral muscles are often very painful, so work here is usually light and lasts no longer than five to seven minutes. Massage can be very beneficial, but it’s wise to remember that pain usually comes from some form of repetitive behavior or physiological pattern, so self care and long term changes need to also be addressed. Multiple sessions may be needed to maintain relief of chronic TMJD if self-care is not addressed.Back to top of page