Massage therapy has been used for over 3,000 years for healing pain. It is instinctive for one to hold or rub an injury or area of discomfort. Intuitively, humans know the healing powers that touch has on the body, mind, and spirit.
Thai Sports Massage
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It's also called Thai Yoga massage, because the practitioner uses hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. Thai massage uses a system of lines in the body, called sen. Movement occurs along these pathways in the body, and there are many pressure points along the sen lines that are used to relieve a variety of ailments. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at work and home. Please wear comfortable clothing when receiving this type of massage.
Swedish massage is the most commonly recognized massage modality in spas and massage clinics. Gliding strokes, kneading, and compressing are used. Oil is applied to the skin for ease of gliding and promotion of healthy skin. Other benefits of Swedish massage include deep relaxation, increased circulation of blood and lymph, and increased range of motion in joints.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage has a deeper affect on the connective tissue of the body. Deep tissue does not mean that hard or uncomfortable pressure will be used. The strokes are slow, with little or no oil. Prolonged direct pressure, cross fiber friction, and vibration are used to access the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Some benefits of deep tissue massage are decreased pain, improved posture, and greater flexibility and mobility.
Share the experience with someone you love. A side-by-side massage done with a partner, friend, or significant other. One therapist for each person. Couples massages are usually done for special occasions, such as anniversaries, birthdays, or Valentine’s Day. It is best to plan ahead and book your appointment in advance to allow the best scheduling options for all parties involved.
Cupping uses suction cups to lift up muscle tissues, causing a vacuum effect. The lifting of the tissue allows for increased circulation, detoxification, and breaking up scar tissue and adhesions in the fascia. Cupping does cause temporary purple or red spots ("petechiae") in the area that is cupped. This treatment is not for everyone, but can be very beneficial to people with excess heat in the body, old injuries, and deep fascial restrictions.
Reflexology focuses on the application of pressure to specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for allergies, headaches, and depression.
Reiki is a gentle healing technique that originated in Japan. It uses the "laying on of hands'' to channel universal energy, also known as Chi, Ki, or Prana. Channeling this life force energy creates an environment in which the body can harness its natural self-healing ability. People who receive reiki have reported many benefits, including better sleep, less pain, more energy, and an overall sense of well-being. Reiki energy usually has a warm and tingling sensation or vibration. It promotes healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.
Due to COVID-19 the cancellation policy will be waived if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms. 24-hour notice is required for all other circumstances when canceling an appointment. If you are unable to give 24 hour advance notice you will be charged for half the price of your scheduled appointment. Providing as much notice as possible for a cancellation allows for another patron to schedule. Please understand there are few exceptions, as this impacts the livelihood of your practitioner.
If you do not call and do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged 50% of the service fee. If you are late for your appointment, your session may be shortened at the practitioners discretion. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may have to reschedule. You are still expected to pay the full price of your scheduled treatment if you are late. Please arrive 10 minutes early to ensure that your appointment starts on time.
Prices vary by service and massage practitioner.