Swedish massage primarily utilizes gentle, firm pressure to promote relaxation of both mind and body, ease muscle tension and cultivate the many other health benefits that come from relaxing the parasympathetic nervous system and body/mind. Massage oil or cream is used with smooth gliding strokes in these classic massage treatments that will ease your stress, leave you feeling nurtured, and allow you to slip into a deeply peaceful state of rejuvenation.
Integrated Therapeutic Healing
Integrated Therapeutic Healing Sessions aim to heal at the root of what needs healing. These special treatments are uniquely tailored to the individual client's needs. Each treatment is woven from a variety of different techniques, utilizing various healing modalities. Each session is intuitively customized to what is desired and called for. The goal of these treatments is for you to leave your session feeling a deeper sense of restoration and embodied spaciousness in mind - body - spirit!
Deep Tissue Massage
Designed to assist in relieving severe and acute tensions, deep tissue massage is a technique used to bring relief to both deeper muscles and more superficial layers of connective fascia. Deep Tissue Massage is well known for how effectively it helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries. This technique is characterized by it's intensity and by working into the different layers of tissue with targeted firm pressure. These treatments will immediately bring better blood flow into the tissues, stimulating regenerative healing through neuro-muscular re-eduation and muscle fiber re-training. This type of massage is especially great for treating places that may have accumulated stagnation, bringing a deep sense of relief to areas of long-held tension. Clients leave feeling more mobile, more liberated in their own bodies and deeply rejuvenated!
Medical Massage is an outcome based massage session which targets specific issues with the application of a specific treatment. Various techniques may be utilized in each treatment, as these sessions are highly customized to each individual client's needs of the moment. Clients leave feeling great relief and restoration.
Sports massage is a targeted massage approach that focuses on specific areas of the body that are in need of healing or relief. These treatments combine a variety of massage techniques designed to help your body feel freer and stronger. Sports massage is particularly beneficial for those with active lifestyles, and athletes. We offer pre-event, post-event and maintenance sports massage.
Prenatal massage is a very nurturing and relaxing style of safe massage especially for those carrying new life inside of them! These special sessions can be greatly beneficial in reducing the aches and pains of pregnancy and relaxing the areas that hold most tension or pressure. Prenatal massage is also known to be wonderful for easing anxiety, elevating mood, and bringing about a deep state of relaxation, which is highly beneficial for both mother and baby. Gentle and restorative, these sessions leave mothers-to-be feeling more at ease in their bodies and rejuvenated on all levels of being!
Postpartum treatments are gentle and deeply relaxing full body massages especially for new mothers! These sessions are very helpful in easing the process of balancing self-care with baby-care, and facilitating faster postpartum healing. Postpartum massage treatments are known to be highly effective for easing and speeding many aspects of the post-delivery recovery process, including treating depression and anxiety, relieving aches and pains, relaxing sore muscles, improving circulation, stimulating lymphatic drainage, reducing swelling and releasing the layers of tensions of body and mind.
Hot Stone Massage
This type of massage incorporates the use of heated basalt river rocks to aid in deep relaxation and a uniquely pleasant form of heat therapy on different points of the body. This technique can be added to other types of treatments or as a luxurious focal aspect of a full body treatment.
A beautifully holistic healing treatment based in an ancient form of sensory healing. Aromatherapy utilizes essential oils extracted from natural botanical plant sources, which are used to promote healing and well-being. This lovely addition to a bodywork session activates the stimulation of the olfactory sensory neurons with potent therapeutic grade oils, which enhance the deepening of relaxation and restoration experienced in any healing treatment chosen. Aromatherapy works by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system, leading to many beneficial outcomes. Known benefits include great relief from pain, tension, anxiety, and depression, as well as improved brain function and sleep. Aromatherapy can also be offered as the focal aspect of a treatment, when exploration of the more deeply complex layers of experience of this special modality is desired.
Reiki is known as the activation and channeling of 'Universal Life Force Healing Energy' (Qi/Ki/Prana) which is utilized to facilitate healing processes from a cellular level, through working in the subtler body realms. An energetic healing technique characterized by its gentle and powerfully transformational effects. Reiki is well known for effectively treating a vast assortment of issues and bringing about wellness on multiple levels. These sessions promote deep relaxation, potent healing, easing of pain and uplifting of mood.