The Styles of Massage We Offer:

Esalen, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Intuitive, Accupressure, Aroma Therapy, and Shiatsu.
We also offer Tuning Forks and Vibrational medicine.




What a Typical Massage Therapy Session is Like:

A typical massage therapy session is between 60 and 90 minutes. Your massage will begin with a brief consultation and review of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle.

You will be asked to undress (many people keep their underwear on) while the massage therapist is out of the room, and lie face down under a sheet on a padded massage table.

The massage therapist will knock on the door to make sure you are ready. The massage therapist re-enters the room and will then adjust the face rest and pillows to ensure that you are comfortable and properly positioned. Tell the massage therapist if you are too warm or cold.

The massage therapist uses a light oil or lotion on the skin and begins the massage. A full body massage usually begins on the back and then moves down to the legs. You will then be asked to turn over so you are face up. The massage continues on your arms, legs, neck, and abdomen, face, head and feet.

You are underneath the sheet at all times, and only the part of the body being treated at any one time is uncovered.

After the massage, the massage therapist leaves the room so you can get changed.

Take your time getting up. If you sit or stand too quickly you may feel lightheaded or dizzy. We recommend you don't eat a heavy meal before the massage.

If it's your first time at the at the studio, please arrive at 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so we can check in before starting the massage.

Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment.

Occasionally there is mild aching when the massage therapist applies pressure over "knots" and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the massage therapist know.

Description of the Styles of Massage We Offer:

1) Esalen

Esalen massage is extremely beneficial for releasing tension and stress. Esalen has a flowing technique to soothe and relax the body and increase circulation and lymphatic flow. A relaxing massage that allows you to be quiet and go deep inside yourself. Sometimes deeper work is employed if necessary.

2) Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slow strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.

Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People may feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.

3) Swedish Massage Therapy

Using long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.

Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing.

4) Intuitive Massage

Intuitive massage tunes into the mental/emotional, spiritual state of being. By Scanning the body, doing energy work and intuitively massaging places that feel tense and tight.

5) Acupressure

Acupressure is an ancient form of healing that involves applying pressure to various points on the body combined with other massage techniques. It is Acupressure very similar to Acupuncture (and the two are often confused), the only difference being that, with Acupressure, there are no needles involved. It was founded on the traditional Chinese belief in Qi (pronounced chi). Qi is the natural energy that flows through all living things.

6) Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is given with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils which address specific needs. The massage therapist can select oils that are therapeutic, relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing, medicinal and balancing.

7) Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses localized finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians.

Each point is held for for two to eight seconds to improve the flow of energy and help the body regain balance.

People are normally pleasantly surprised when they try shiatsu for the first time. It is relaxing yet the pressure is firm, and there is usually no soreness afterwards.


Precautions

Massage therapy is not recommended for certain people:
  • People with infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds
  • Immediately after surgery
  • Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
  • People prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage
  • Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.
Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.



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