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Massage is a type of bodywork that is used as a healing therapy for the body and the mind. Using both gentle and deeper strokes, massage works the muscles and connective tissue to promote circulation, relaxation and relieve pain. Massage employs the use of oil or lotion to allow the Therapist to perform gliding strokes accross the surfaces of the body. The client is usually entirely or partially unclothed throughtout the session, though always modestly draped.
Weekly sessions are most beneficial, but even monthly or bi-monthly massages can help improve ones life with less pain and improved outlook on life. Many people report that they sleep better, have fewer headaches and migraines, are calmer and feel less depressed, and can move and breathe more easily with regular massage.
(Make sure to drink lots of water after a massage therapy session. We move lots of body fluids during the course of the session and it is possible to become dehydrated after a massage which can lead to uncomfortable sensations such as nausea.)
Types of Massage Therapy We Offer
Swedish Massage is a gentle form of massage that works the superficial muscles of the body to promote relaxation and improve circulation. It aids in the removal of lactic acid and waste products from the muscles that cause pain and that achy feeling, especially after a workout. Essential oils are used, if applicable, to help relax, relieve pain and detoxify the body.
Rehabilitative Massage usually deals with just one or two specific areas of concern for the client and the session is geared toward alleviating pain in these trouble spots only. Often these problem areas are painful spots resulting from recent injury or past trauma and Rehab massage is employed to facilitate a quicker and more effective healing process. Even trouble spots that are years in the making can benefit greatly from a regimen of several half-hour Rehab sessions over the course of a few months.
Deep Tissue Therapy is just that. A deeper form of massage that works specific muscles and 'trigger' or pain points to help alleviate pain and tension. Often an entire session is on a specific area of the body, shoulders, neck, etc..
Aromatherapy, using pure therapeutic grade essential oils, can be added to any session to help promote specific results. Relaxation, detoxification, depression and pain issues are a few of the issues that can be addressed with aromatherapy.