Massage Services

Our bodies were made to move and interact with the world around us, but all too often we are hindered by pain, fatigue, achy joints, or muscles that simply will not function. We look at the body as a whole at the Well of Life Center. Our goal is always to identify the root source of a problem, and work from the inside out to help the body heal. Your clinician can recommend which modality will be best for you in your healing journey, to address whatever it is that is holding your body back from being able to fully connect to the world around us.

Massage Services

Massage

MASSAGE THERAPY

Our wide range of massage therapy services include classic massage, therapeutic massage, cold or warm stone massage, and more!

Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture corrects imbalances within the body, helping the body to overcome illnesses and pain.

Cupping

CUPPING

Cupping is a therapy in which suction is used on the skin surface to promote blood flow and detoxification.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may be used to nourish, rehydrate, and tone your skin, while reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and improving the skin’s elasticity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Massage

What should I expect when I arrive for my first visit?
Our front desk receptionist will greet you and ask you to complete some paperwork if you have not brought it with you. It is very important that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your first appointment. Once your paperwork is complete, you will sit down for an interview with your therapist, during which time your therapist will review your intake form, discuss any medical conditions you may have, and find out what you are looking for in your massage, what your expectations are, and how you want to feel after your massage. Finally, your therapist will explain what will take place during your massage, before leaving so that you may prepare for the massage itself.
What takes place during a massage?
Before your massage begins, you will have the room to yourself so that you may undress to your level of comfort and get situated on the massage table, covered by the sheet.  Seated chair massages are done while you are completely dressed. 30-minute back and leg massages are available fully dressed as well.

During a full body massage, we will work your back, shoulders, hips/glutes (through the sheet), and legs. You will then turn over on the table, under the sheet, so we can work the front of the legs, feet, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, head, and face.  We undrape only the area we are working at the time. All glute work will be completed through the sheet.

Do I need to make an appointment?
Generally speaking, yes. However, there are times that we are able to accommodate clients that walk-in without an appointment.  Most often, because of our full staff of therapists, you can make your appointment for the same day you call.
May I choose my own therapist?
Yes, you may choose your therapist, but you may have to wait for an appointment, depending on the therapist’s schedule, availability, and popularity.  If you need an appointment that day, we can almost always find an opening on someone’s schedule. You may also request your preference in male or female therapist.  Our philosophy is to help you find your fit with the therapist and treatment style that best serves you.  You may choose to change therapists at any time during your treatment plan, establish a primary therapist, and/or utilize each therapist at different points in time. We understand the need for consistency, change, and spontaneity, and we can offer all of those things to you and more. We want you to feel welcome to try any of our wonderful staff members.
Am I expected to tip my massage therapist?
Tips are never expected, but always appreciated. If you have received exceptional service and would like to show your appreciation to your therapist, the average tip ranges between 10-25%. If you are paying with a credit card or check, the tip can be added to the total. Your therapist will receive 100% of their tip.
What do I need to bring for my session?
Typically, you do not need to bring anything to your session. However, there could be instances in which you are instructed by your therapist to bring shorts and/or a sports bra for the specific intention of including muscle activation, stretching, and/or joint mobilization in the pre-planned massage and bodywork session.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require a 24-hour cancellation notice. If you would like to change your appointment, please call our office no later than 24 hours prior to your appointment in order to avoid being charged for your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lymphatic Facilitation

Can I keep my clothes on during Lymphatic Facilitation?

Yes! Lymphatic Facilitation can be performed on fully clothed clients. It is best if the client wears tank tops and loose fitting clothes; however, it is not required.

Will I experience any side effects?

You may experience headaches, upset stomach, excessive tiredness, frequent urination, or odor/color change in urine. These side effects can last 24-48 hours after treatment, so be sure to drink plenty of water before and after treatment.

Are there any diagnoses that should not receive Lymphatic Facilitation?

Yes. If a client has been diagnosed with kidney, liver, or heart failure; DVT; malignant tumor(s); or kidney disease; or if they are experiencing infection, open wounds, fever, high-risk pregnancy or morning sickness, or acute inflammation; or if they are taking blood thinners, it is best to hold off on receiving a Lymphatic Facilitation treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Prenatal Massage

What are the benefits of prenatal massage?
Prenatal massage is an excellent resource for expectant mothers because it…

  • Decreases stress and tension
  • Relieves pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, and headaches
  • Decreases swelling of the hands and feet
  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
  • Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Improves internal respiration
  • Helps to relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
  • Assists in shorter, easier labor
  • Shortens hospital stays
  • Promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks

Among these great benefits, should you pass your due date, prenatal massage can be used to stimulate and induce labor! Click here for more information on prenatal massage.

Is prenatal massage safe during the first trimester?
Absolutely! There are lots of rumors out there that massage is to be avoided during the first trimester. The policies of some therapists and day spas actually restrict massage to the second and third trimesters, simply because of the high miscarriage risks (not massage-related) of the first trimester. This, however, is a restriction based on potential liability issues in an extremely litigious society, not on the safety of massage. Massage by a properly trained therapist can be extremely supportive to you and your developing baby throughout your entire pregnancy. For a woman who has a particularly high risk of miscarrying and/or has experienced previous miscarriages, she may want to be careful about adding lots of new activities, including massage. Others may want to add the relaxation and stress-relieving benefits of massage to their routines. If you are considering massage during your first trimester and are concerned about its safety during your specific situation, feel free to give us a call to learn more about exactly what might be involved, and then have a conversation with your doctor or midwife.
Is it okay to get a massage as I approach my due date?
Not only is it okay, it is recommended! The end of the third trimester is likely the time that you will be the MOST uncomfortable and in need of a massage. It is perfectly safe to get a massage during this time, even in the early stages of labor! The techniques we use can help with your low back/sacrum pain and reduce swelling in your legs and feet. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, double check with your doctor before coming in for an appointment. If you have been put on bed rest, it will be best to wait to schedule a massage after you deliver, or wait until your condition changes and bed rest restrictions are lifted.
How will I be positioned during my massage?
Accommodations can be made if you are experiencing any early pregnancy symptoms that might make you uncomfortable (such as breast tenderness or nausea). In that case, we may work on you from a side-lying position, or simply place a pillow under your stomach to take pressure off of the chest. Once you are into your second trimester, the safest way to be positioned is on your side, bolstered with pillows to make you more comfortable. This will be the position used throughout the rest of your pregnancy as well, as it is the safest way to get to your back and legs. We may also put you face up in a semi-reclined position. We will use pillows to keep you propped up, as you cannot lay flat on your back anymore. Some therapists use a special pad for the table with a hole cut out for the belly. We do NOT recommend this, as it places more strain on the uterine ligaments and, likely, the low back as well. Plus, bellies are not one size fits all, so it is hard to imagine a hole that would be comfortable for every woman!
Do I need to get a note from my doctor?
In general, no. Massage done by a certified massage therapist is safe, and a doctor’s approval is not necessary. However, if you have been labeled as high-risk for any reason, or you have an underlying heart problem, uncontrolled or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, or gestational diabetes, we will need a green light from your doctor before proceeding with a massage.
How often should I receive a massage when pregnant?
As often as possible! In terms of coming in to our office, it really depends on your schedule and budget. Massage is intended as a support for you throughout and following your pregnancy, so you should aim to schedule appointments as you need them to help manage the stress and discomforts. Typically, if massage therapy is going to be an integral part of your prenatal care, you will probably benefit from sessions once or twice a month in the first trimester, and two to three times a month in the second and third, more frequently as you approach you due date. If you are experiencing intense discomforts, you may want to schedule more frequent or longer sessions. We now have shorter 30-minute massages on our schedule for those who have greater time and/or budget constraints.
What kind of massage is best during pregnancy?
It depends on where you are in your pregnancy. After discussing your situation, your therapist might recommend specialties like Reflexology, Swedish massage, or other techniques to meet your individual needs — and those of your baby.

Gift certificates are available for all of our massage services