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Therapeutic touch is very relaxing and restorative. There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage I utilize. I am proficient in all the modalities I offer. However I specialize in Deep Tissue/Sports/Myotherapy and Myofascial Massage. My "Combination Massage" is what I refer to as my signature massage! I also incorporate stretching into a few of my massage sessions.
I conveniently provide In-call and Out-call service at your leisure! (Out-call is subject to $25 surcharge within a 25 mile radius)

*24 hour cancelation required. $40 fee for cancelled and no shows appointments will apply.*

*Please note that all massage pricing does not include gratuity. *

Thank You!

» Ayurveda Abyanga Massage
» Canine Massage
» Combination Massage
» Corporate Chair Massage
» Couples Massage
» Craniosacral Therapy
» Deep Tissue Massage
» Fibromyalgia Massage
» Lymphatic Massage
» Hydrotherapy
» Medical Massage
» Myofascial Release
» Myotherapy
» Prenatal Massage
» Reflexology
» Rock & Unlock
» Sports Massage
» Swedish Massage
» TMJ Release
» Trigger Point Therapy

Ayurveda Abyanga Massage

$100 1hr. / $150 1.5hr. / $200 2hrs.

Ayurveda Abyanga Massage is an oil massage to calm the nervous system. This modality combines the ancient Indian medical practices outlined in Ayurveda with the family practice of giving and receiving massages on a regular basis. Ayurvedic massage uses a liberal amount of oils (so as to not aggravate vata by irritating dry skin), a vigorous touch, and special attention to special pressure points, referred to as "marmas," which are intended to stimulate certain organ systems. A great deal of emphasis is placed on stimulating the digestive system in Ayurveda, and the same can be said about Ayurvedic massage. Many of the pressure points and massage techniques are employed with the intention of stimulating proper digestion and elimination.

Ayurvedic massage is sometimes called hard body massage because of the vigorous quality of the massage. Hands, feet, elbows, forearms and well-oiled balls may be used for the massage. Liberal usage of oil allows the massage therapist to use her feet while she may hang onto a rope to maintain balance to massage your muscles in a vigorous manner. After stimulating the muscles, the massage therapist will use her well-oiled hands to massage the smaller muscles, including your abdominal area. The point of this massage is both to keep the muscles supple and stretched properly, but also to stimulate the lymph, circulatory and digestive systems.

Canine Massage.

$50 - 25min.

Canine Massage
is important for your pets health. The benefits of massage therapy for your dog are very apparent. Dogs, like humans, respond positively to touch. This is evident when they respond to your petting and rubbing. Yet most people do not understand the techniques best suited to really help ease the pain. Massage therapy is both a preventative measure and a solution for pain and suffering your pet my endure.

You will have a more happy, healthy pet if you incorporate a massage into the everyday petting and grooming of your four-legged friend. By allowing your pet to be massaged with the proper techniques, you can help prevent many common ailments, as well as help releasing pain your dog may be feeling.

Combination Massage

$100 1hr. / $150 1.5hr. /$200 2hrs.

Combination Massage is my Signature Massage. I incorporate a blend of modalities to suit my clients needs. This in depth massage includes: Craniosacral, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Myotherapy, Reflexology, Sports, Shiatsu, Swedish, and Trigger point therapies. The Combination Massage also involves stretching. Its my most popular massage by client demand!

Corporate Chair Massage


Corporate rate is $100 pr hr.
(3hr minimum)

Corporate Chair Massage Is great for events in and out of the work force! This will breathe new life into your daily routine and make any event unique and memorable. A Chair Massage in the work place will most likely help your employees be happier and more productive at work. Imagine what will happen to morale the moment you tell everyone the good news... You’ve scheduled a licensed Master Massage Therapist to spend 20 minutes easing their sore muscles and soothing away those stress headaches. What do you think that can do for productivity? This is a fantastic way to show your employees your appreciation for being part of the company. Massage modalities vary depending on clients needs.

Couples Massage

$200 per couple (1hr each)
$300 per couple (1.5hr each)

Couples Massage is a popular massage service right now, especially during Valentines! Two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. It can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, same-sex partners, or even moms and daughters sometimes or best friends. Nothing says love like the gift of relaxation... What better way to give that gift than share that gift with a special someone. Massage modality of your choice from above list.
(This service has to be scheduled at least 1 week prior to be able to reserve 2 therapist)

Craniosacral Therapy

$60 - 30min. / $100 1hr.


Craniosacral therapy
(also called CST, also spelled CranioSacral bodywork or therapy) is an alternative medicine therapy used by osteopaths, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, and occupational therapists. A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which they say allows them to tune into what they call the craniosacral system. The practitioner gently works with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is said to be optimized, and misaligned bones are said to be restored to their proper position. Craniosacral therapists use the therapy to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.[2]



Deep Tissue Massage

$100 1hr. / $150 1.5hr. / $200 2hr.


Deep Tissue massage
is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.[2]



Fibromyalgia Massage

$80 1hr. / $120 1.5hr. /$160 2hrs.


Fibromyalgia
is associated with widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. Fibromyalgia is caused by overactive nerves. It occurs more often in women than in men, and is not a disease, but rather a syndrome that can be managed. Fortunately, fibromyalgia is not life threatening and does not lead to muscle or joint damage.
Fibromyalgia Massage concentrates on light and soft techniques that encourage circulation in the muscles, which increases the flow of nutrients and eliminates waste products. This is particularly beneficial for those with fibromyalgia as it can reduce heart rate, relax muscles, improve range of motion in joints and increase production of the body's natural painkillers.



Hydrotherapy

(Offering in the future)

Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy involves the use of water for pain-relief and treating illness. The term hydrotherapy itself is synonymous with the term water cure as it was originally marketed by practitioners and promoters in the 1800s. A hydrotherapist therefore, is someone who practices hydrotherapy. According to the International SPA Association (ISPA), hydrotherapy has long been a staple in European spas. It's the generic term for water therapies using jets, underwater massage and mineral baths (e.g. balneotherapy, Iodine-Grine therapy, Kneipp treatments, Scotch hose, Swiss shower, thalassotherapy) and others. It also can mean a whirlpool bath, hot Roman bath, hot tub, Jacuzzi, cold plunge and mineral bath. These treatments use physical water properties, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.[2]



Lymphatic Massage

$80 1hr. / $120 1.5hr. / $160 2hrs.

Lymphatic Massage is a technique used to encourage lymph flow in the body. Lymph is the clear fluid produced by the lymph nodes, located in the neck, chest, underarms, groin, and abdomen. A healthy flow of lymph supports the body's immune system in fighting off toxins responsible for viruses and infection. The lymphatic system — comprised of 500 to 600 lymph nodes, in addition to the spleen, tonsils, thymus, and adenoids — is the body's filter system for dangerous toxins and disease-promoting bacteria. For this reason, the health of the lymphatic system is crucial to the body's ability to heal.

The focus of this massage is primarily on the upper body, including the face, neck and underarm regions. Typically, the touch is incredibly light, as the lymphatic vessels are located directly beneath the skin and respond to .5 to 8 ounces of pressure per square inch. This light application of pressure mimics the natural rhythm of the lymphatic system, resulting in a simple, non-invasive encouragement of lymph flow.



Medical Massage

$80 1hr. / $120 1.5hr. / $160 2hrs.


Medical Massage
is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment.

The term medical massage was birthed out of the public's need for highly skilled, hands-on therapists in treating those with injuries and chronic pain, also the present explosion of information in the injury-rehabilitation field.



Myofascial Release

$80 1hr. / $120 1.5hr. / $160 2hrs.


Myofascial release
is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and accompanying pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, increasing venous and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.[2]
Each layer of body tissue requires different mobilization techniques: subcutaneous tissue, fascia, myofascia, tendons, joints and bone. The practitioner’s touch can range from energetic to light to deep pressure. Movement and stretching are combined with massage – an approach that is easier for both the client and the therapist because you work with the natural release patterns of each layer instead of using force to try to relax the muscles.

Myotherapy

$100 1hr. / $150 1.5hr. / $200 2hrs.


Myotherapy
is a form of manual therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies. "Myotherapy" is a generic term for whatever it takes to restore balance to a person’s physical or emotional body. It is based on the belief that to release and rehabilitate the physical body, the body’s skeleton must move, or be moved, in such a way to release trapped muscles and, many times, trapped emotions as well. Myotherapy incorporates not only the trigger point therapy, but also a wide range of soft tissue massage and manipulation including among others: muscle energy technique, dry needling, joint mobilization etc. Myotherapists also utilitise therapeutic stretching in this modality.



Prenatal Massage

$80 1hr. / $120 1.5hr.


Prenatal massage
or Mother Touch is similar to massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation & mobility, etc.). However, due to the changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made. To accommodate swollen tender breasts and a growing belly, special pillows, positioning and techniques are utilized to ensure comfort for both the expecting mother and baby. With increasing weight, a changing center of gravity and the many other changes associated with pregnancy, prenatal massage can help provide relief and a sense of well being that is much deserved.[1]


Reflexology

$50 - 30 min. / $80 1hr.


Reflexology
or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.Evidence for reflexology is equivocal - a 2009 systematic review of randomised controlled trials concluded that "the best evidence available to date does not demonstrate convincingly that reflexology is an effective treatment for any medical condition", though randmized controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy of reflexology for improving quality of sleep among postpartum women, reduction of premenstrual symproms, relief from symptomatic idiopathic detrusor overactivity, and relief from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.A systematic review found that while ineffective for many conditions, it did have therapeutic activity for urinary symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.




Rock & Unlock

$80 1hr. / $120 1.5hr. / $160 2hrs.


Rock & Unlock
, with this technique, the entire body is rocked gently in different positions, to allow muscles to release tension. While " Rocking the Body" you can unlock tight, chronic holding patterns. Sometimes deep trigger point work is contraindicated - ideal for working with whiplash, geriatric or pregnancy clients or people with deep control issues.

Sports Massage

$100 1hr. / $150 1.5hr. / $200 2hrs.


Sports massage
is actually a form of Swedish massage that is delivered to athletes. Most commonly, sports massage focuses on increasing blood and lymphatic fluid flow, reducing and eliminating pain as well as tender trigger points, and increasing range of motion of the affected area. Stretching is included in this modality for more effective range of motion. Sports massages can be broken into 4 distinct types - the pre-event sports massage, the post-event sports massage, the restorative sports massage and the rehabilitative sports massage. As the names indicate, each type of sports massage has a different focus for the athlete as they are delivered at different times during their training and performance schedule.[1]

Swedish Massage

$80 1hr. / $ 120 1.5hr. / $160 2hrs.

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage".[2]



TMJ Release

$50 - 30 min.


TMJ Release
is short for temporomandibular joint dysfunction.as 65% to 85% of Americans experience symptoms during their lives. Symptoms include pain and muscle spasms in the head, mandible, neck and shoulder muscles; headaches; earaches; clicking noises or deviations when the mandible moves; limited ability to open the mouth; and dizziness. Causes of TMJ dysfunction include whiplash, bruxism, malocclusion, anxiety, stress, trigger points and postural dysfunction.

Treatments for TMJ disorder include splint therapy, analgesics, surgery, stress management, acupuncture, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy and massage therapy. Data from focus groups and surveys of people with TMJ disorder suggest people experience frustration with conventional treatment, but are often satisfied with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, especially massage therapy.

Trigger Point Therapy

$60 - 30 min.


Trigger points
or trigger sites are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point practitioners believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots[ambiguous] and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle entirely contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction. The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Practitioners claim to have identified reliable referred pain patterns, allowing practitioners to associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere.[2]

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