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Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oil or hydrating massage cream with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and pressing to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. The level of pressure will be adjusted to meet your comfort level.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you stay within your therapeutic comfort zone. Appointments usually still include most areas of the body with extra focus on the requested area for deep tissue work. Hour and a half appointments allow for more thorough work. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and many people recommend that plenty of water be ingested to aid with flushing and removal of toxins that can be released from the deep tissues during the session.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for active people who need help improving their 'game' - whether that means traditional sports like football and fishing or the less official sports of logging, farming and childcare. Engaging in such activities can be harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage targets problem areas and potential problem areas to help prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage can be done fully clothed if that is your preference and incorporates more stretching, pressing and passive movement than other forms of massage.
Pressure Point Therapy
Our bodies store stress in specific areas called pressure points. Pressure points are small painful pockets of energy that are located along nerve pathways. These pressure points actually block the nerve energy from flowing through the body, potentially causing a variety of discomforts and illnesses. Pressure Point Therapy uses static pressure applied to these specific points to dissolve them, releasing blockages and restoring nerve pathways to optimal health and function. PPT also combines well with other types of massage, complimenting Swedish, Sports Massage and Deep Tissue work!
A popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension using a specialized, comfortable and ergonomic chair. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that some people feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into a busy schedule. That said, hour long appointments are available for a reduced rate of $55, and are usually done on a massage table for greater comfort. Shorter chair-style appointments can also be done on the table, since most people seem to prefer this option.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful approach to health that is effective in easing persistent migraines, neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by releasing facial tensions throughout the body and optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician John Upledger D.O., this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience. CranioSacral Therapy is not considered massage, because it works with the tissues differently; it is both deeper and gentler work. Visit www.upledger.com to learn more.