MODALITIES

A variety of massage modalities are offered to accommodate a range of needs and preferences. Each treatment is customized to the individual’s comfort, needs and goals.


SWEDISH RELAXATION MASSAGE

Massage for relaxation brings a healthy balance to the body – decreases stress and muscle tension, increases circulation and helps restore the mind-body connection. It is what we think of as traditional massage in the west, incorporating soothing strokes that glide and knead. Pressure ranges from light to medium and oil or lotion is used for lubrication. Along with the many benefits of relaxation, this style of massage is also effective in releasing areas of muscle tension and soreness.

THERAPEUTIC FOCUS MASSAGE

Extra focus is added here to take a massage beyond its Swedish Relaxation base, bringing additional techniques and deeper pressure to areas of the body that need more attention due to muscle pain, excess tension, stiffness, or rehabilitation from injuries or surgeries.

ENERGY WORK

All massage work inherently incorporates elements of energy work, simply by the therapeutic application of human touch.  There are certain modalities however that focus more directly on the energetic systems of the body and draw from eastern healing traditions.  Energy work is carried out with the client fully clothed, comfortably positioned and bolstered on the massage table.

Acupressure comes to us from Chinese medicine, borrowing from the knowledge base of acupuncture but using gentle pressure with fingers instead of needles.

Reiki is a healing energy practice coming from Japan and involving the balancing of the bodies energies – in this case through a very slow sequence of laying the hands on various areas of the body.

Chakra Energy Balancing and Crystal TherapyThe Chakras are the energy centers in the Ayurvedic healing system with historical roots in India.  In this therapy, the practitioner assesses the chakras, determining where rebalancing in necessary and carrying that out with the assistance of crystals.

SENIOR MASSAGE

Therapeutic touch and gentle massage are offered to seniors in carefully customized and administered treatments, drawing from Swedish massage (gliding, rubbing and kneading strokes) combined with Comfort Touch techniques (gentle cupping, holding and compressing). Clients may receive massage on their bed, recliner or wheelchair. Focus may range from full body to just hands, feet or shoulders. Clients may receive massage disrobed (as is typical in traditional massage) or remain fully clothed in loose, comfortable clothing. Lotion or oil may be used on exposed areas.

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