Massage Modalities

Most sessions include a combination of techniques to meet the needs of each client. Sessions are tailored to what the client enjoys, and, within that scope, what will be most effective to meet the client’s goals. Each modality is available alone or in combination with other techniques.

Medical massage

Medical massage is specific applications of massage techniques to aid in healing injuries or correcting postural conditions. Some conditions commonly treated, but not limited to, are tendinitis, repetitive use injuries, and many postural conditions.

Prenatal and Postnatal Massage

It is important to receive massag from a massage therapist who is additionally certifid in prenatal massage in order to safly address the needs of a pregnant woman. The same is true for the postpartum period.

Swedish massage

Swedish massage is what people usually think of when massage is mentioned. It is the application of massage strokes using oil or creme, to promote circulation and relieve stress, tension, and pain in the body.

Myofascial massage

Myofascial massage uses very slow strokes with little or no oil that go at the pace that the fascia is releasing. This does not need to be deep or painful to be effective. Medical massage Medical massage is specific applications of massage techniques to aid in healing injuries or correcting postural conditions. Some conditions commonly treated, but not limited to, are tendinitis, repetitive use injuries, and many postural conditions.

Five Element Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is performed using finger and palm pressure, and stretching. The client wears light, comfortable clothing either on a mat on the floor or on a massage table. This is a very gentle and restoring form of bodywork.

Cupping

Cupping is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine using glass or plastic cups which are applied to the body using suction. Cupping is a very effective treatment for many conditions including, but not limited to: Fibromyalgia, sciatica, asthma, headaches, lung congestion (some conditions are contraindicated), tight fascia and muscles, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, menstrual issues, digestive issues including constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.