Stress can be problematic. It can twist your stomach, knot your brows, intensify anxiety, aggravate pain and much, much worse. Health issues of all varieties can arise from the body's reactions to stress.
Relax! Life can feel good. Massage therapy has been scientifically proven to take the autonomic nervous system out of stress and into healing. Massage is most effective when its a regular part of your health care routine. Whether it be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, our goal is to take your body from feeling stressed, tight, restricted and in pain to ensure that you feel comfortable in your body, free moving, pain free and happy all the time. Enjoy massage as often as you can, because deep relaxation is profoundly healthy.
Muscles are powerful. Each muscle is holding tension , even at rest. If a muscle is holding excess tension, it can feel wonderful to apply more pressure to the muscle than the muscle has the capacity of holding inside of itself. This will overwhelm and release the stored tension with powerful results. Deep Tissue therapies use big pressure and precise strokes to open and define the musculature for people who love to feel the intensity during their massage experience.
You are more than a physical body. Energy work is designed to give attention to the aspects of you that are more than physical. Your mind can be nurtured, your spirit can to be cared for.
Pain is a part of life, but it doesn't always have to be. A highly trained massage therapist knows what causes pain in the muscles, nerves, joints, tendons and ligaments. Treatments are available for anything from the common aches from the daily grind to more severe pain and injuries. Sprains, strains, headaches, migraines, frozen shoulder, labral tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, TMJ-D, chronic back pain and dozens more conditions are routinely treated with fantastic results by highly skilled massage therapists who study advanced techniques and treatment protocols. Generally, if it is a problem dealing with muscles, joints, nerves, tendons, ligaments or circulation, we can help!
Neuromuscular Therapy is excellent for anyone that wants more out of their massage than simple pressure and relaxation. Each muscle is moved in the way it was designed to be moved while it is traced with perfect pressure and precision. This technique is a powerful tool for injuries, rehabilitation, chronic pain and neurological disorders (such as some symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis or Bell's Palsy) as well as anyone who expects a high degree of performance out of their body. Yogis, dancers, athletes, performers, gym goers and pretty much anybody that likes to feel their body MOVE will love this technique!
Gravity can be a drag - standing upright isn't so easy sometimes. "Good" posture can feel uncomfortable, like you have to fight your body or like it is just plain exhausting to stand tall. Postural balancing is a set of techniques that lengthen the muscles dragging you down and strengthen the muscles that should be holding you up, tailoring your musculature to fit your body better. Perfect posture can be easy.
Feel like you have a little pin stuck under your shoulder blade? Does it shoot up to the base of your skull and give you a headache sometimes? How about that electric pain radiating from your hip down your leg? The smallest little branches of your nerves can get pinched by the muscles and give you big pain. These are called "trigger points." Many pains that feel sharp, stabbing, burning, radiating or just generally nervy are trigger points. Here's a secret: if you dig at them roughly you can make them so much worse. However, if you touch them just right, they disappear... Trigger Point Therapy is a gentle way to let nervy pain fade away like magic.
Your lymphatic system carries your immune cells, removes the excess fluid in your tissues, transports fatty acids and generally does all kinds of vital functions to keep you healthy. The thing is, the lymph doesn't have a big pump like the blood has your heart. It mostly moves while you move. If you don't move a lot, or are always on your feet, it can use a hand (or two) getting around. Manual lymphatic drainage pumps the excess fluid in your body toward the heart to clean your immune system and get the edema pooling in awkward places redistributed where it needs to be. Lymphatic Drainage Technique is great for edema, general health, detox, cleanses, fasts and excess "water weight."
Fascia is the stuff that lines every muscle, every group of muscles, our organs and well... it wraps around just about everything in the body to cushion, stabilize, insulate and generally define the shape of things. Myofascial Release Technique gently unravels and organizes the fascia of your body. Slow, dry pressure is applied to condition the fascia to treat pain, postural imbalances and injuries. Expect big change without the pain using this technique.