Massage therapy is the manipulation of skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments with the goal of helping the body to heal itself.
Our bodies store toxins in our tissues, including chemicals and metals from our environments, lactic acid from overworked muscles, and waste products from our diets. A build-up of these toxins can cause anything from soreness and stiffness to disorder and dis-ease.
This is where massage therapy, in conjunction with nutritional and chiropractic care, can help. By using varying levels of pressure in certain areas, massage can reach into even the deepest tissues of the body, improving circulation and blood flow, breaking up scar tissue, and assisting in the elimination of waste products.
Massage Therapy Services
Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage
Rid your body of tension, release tightness, and find relief from chronic and acute pain caused by injury or overworked muscles. This therapeutic massage focuses on deeper problem areas, with greater pressure applied during the massage.
Increased blood and lymphatic circulation have many great benefits, especially during pregnancy. Swelling during pregnancy is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure from the uterus. Massage encourages the lymphatic system to remove any collected fluids, while the boost in blood circulation increases blood flow to the placenta and improves overall immunity.
Prenatal massage also helps to regulate hormone levels, leading to decreased anxiety and symptoms of depression. Norepinephrine and cortisol, hormones associated with stress, have been shown to decrease with regular massages, while the hormones dopamine and serotonin have been shown to increase; low levels of dopamine and serotonin are associated with depression. Hormone regulation also aids in better sleep and increases energy levels during the day. It also leads to fewer complications during birth and lowers the chance of postnatal complications in newborns.
Classic Relaxing Stress Relieving Massage
This massage uses a classic stress-relieving, medium-pressure technique, incorporating varied strokes of gliding and kneading to promote circulation and an overall sense of well-being. Your therapist will adjust the pressure appropriately to accommodate your comfort level.
Seated Chair Massage
Cold Stone Face Massage
Warm Stone Massage
This is a Swedish massage enhanced by warm stone therapy. Smooth stones glide over the skin, warming muscles and inducing a unique, comforting form of relaxation.
Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
The heat of the salt melts restrictive fascia to go deeper into the muscles and loosen the joints. The moist heat of the stones assist with soothing inflamed muscles and joints. This massage helps detoxify and alkaline the body, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and glowing.