The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
Swedish massage can shortens recovery time from muscular strain. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as a regular program for stress management.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas by following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage helps to break up and could eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two. It is both corrective and therapeutic.
Hot Stone Massage
Stones are placed in water and heated to a certain temperature range before placement on the body. The stones are usually placed on specific points on the back, but can be placed other places such as between the toes, or in the palms of the hands. Some therapist use the stones to massage the whole body. The heat of the rocks can cause the muscles to relax, thus allowing the therapist to apply deeper more precise pressure if desired or necessary. The heat contained in the rocks can also relaxes nerves.Generally the rocks used in a stone massage are basalt stones. These stones have high heat retention qualities. Hot stone massage is a great relaxation massage. $10.00 up charge
Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother's needs. It is also called pre-natal massage.
The mother's body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby.
Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. Massage is a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain.
Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression.
Swedish • Deep Tissue • Prenatal
30 Minutes $40.00
60 Minutes $70.00
90 Minutes $100.00
Infant Massage Classes
This class is designed for parent/caregiver and your baby. Classes can be set up as a private class in our office, in the comfort of your home, or as a group class. Classes run 45-60 minutes per week for 3 weeks.
Infant Massage can assist in the growth and development of a baby's body and mind. It can bring relief to common problems such as colic, constipation, teething, respiratory disorders, and sleeping problems. Infant Massage helps to give the parents or caregivers a unique bond with their babies through positive touch.
Infant massage Classes
Group Classes $75.00
In Office Private Classes $150.00
(Call for in home pricing)
All classes usually run 45-60 minutes per week for 3 weeks
Classes also available for infants with special health care needs
Call to schedule a free demo for your Mommy & Me group or other parenting class!
Pediatric massage is the "the manual manipulation of soft tissue intended to promote health and well-being" for children and adolescents. Its goal is to reduce pain, anxiety, loneliness and fear when children are hospitalized or diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition. Pediatric massage therapy takes into consideration each child's individual physical development, cognitive development and health care needs.
Pediatric Massage Prices
30 minutes $35.00
Every massage is customized to meet your goals for your session. Your massage may include all of the above modalities to meet your needs.
Warm towels are used in most sessions and aromatherapy is available upon request.