Massage & Manual Therapies for Pain Management
Note: Massage is not intended to replace emergency medical care. If you have any serious or chronic health issues, please speak with a healthcare professional before scheduling an appointment for any type of bodywork. Sessions can be modified to accommodate most conditions. However, some conditions require a doctor's release before any bodywork can be given.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and connective tissue using many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It focuses on specific areas as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
Orthopedic / Medical Massage
Medical massage is the application of a specific treatment targeted to the problem(s) a patient presents, with a diagnosis via prescription from a doctor. Length & frequency of appointments is determined by the prescription. All appointments are to be scheduled at initial visit. Patients are asked to wear loose fitting clothing or work out apparel that allows access to the targeted areas.
A physician's prescription is required for insurance claims.
Ancient Thai Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn)
Thai massage focuses on acupressure to restore the flow of energy. During a Thai massage session, the therapist combines stretching, acupressure, and passive yoga positions to open the channels and restore the flow of energy within the body. These techniques are traditionally done with the client fully clothed on a padded floor mat, however, many of these stretching & compression techniques can be modified for use on a massage table.
This technique effectively applies gentle sustained pressure to connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Traditionally, this is a dry or static technique meaning the massage therapist does not use oil or lotion.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage uses smooth, heated basalt stones to enhance the massage, allowing for deeper penetration into muscles. Basalt stones are black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The heat is both deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release. Stones are heated in 120-150 degree water. Speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense.
Please do not book this service at 9am; it will not allow enough time for the stones to heat up.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief utilizes static pressure to relieve pain and re-establish a balance between the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Pinpoint specific muscles to relieve injuries or chronic issues such as TMJ, whiplash, and more.
Manual Trigger Point Therapy (MTrPT)
This technique is designed to alleviate pain through the deactivation of active and latent trigger points. Therapist analyzes posture, body mechanics, and pain referral patterns to isolate specific muscles. After a series of treatments, clients notice less pain and tension, an increase in their range of motion, and improvements in circulation, flexibility and coordination.
Acupressure & Shiatsu
These traditional Asian bodywork techniques integrate finger and palm pressure with stretching and other massage techniques to maintain physical and mental well-being, treat disease, or alleviate discomfort.