Please be sure and let the Massage Therapist know if you need more or less pressure during the massage.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is used to treat specific muscle groups located below the surface of the top muscles.   Techniques usually involve slow strokes, direct pressure or friction movements that go across the grain of the muscles.   Fingers, thumbs or occasionally even elbows are used to apply the needed pressure.

Swedish Massage
Swedish Massage uses soothing, tapping and kneading strokes to work the entire body, relieving muscle tension and loosening sore joints. This technique uses light to moderate pressure.   Swedish provides generalized relaxation, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and enhances one's overall state of health.

Sports Massage
Sports massage is geared toward athletes and fitness enthusiasts. It is used to warm up muscle tissue, improve circulation before competition, assist in training, prevent injury, help alleviate the stress, tension and lactic acid, which build up in the body's soft tissues during physical activity and aid healing in case of soreness or injury.

Neuromuscular Massage
Neuromuscular Massage is a form of deep tissue massage that is applied to individual muscles.  It is used to increase blood flow, reduce pain and release pressure on nerves caused by injuries to muscles and other soft tissue. Neuromuscular massage helps release trigger points, intense knots of tense muscle can also “refer” pain to other parts of the body.

Myofascial Release
All muscle is covered by a thin layer of tissue called ”fascia” that helps maintain body posture and provides support and strength for the muscles. Myofascial Release gently stretches the fascia along the direction of the muscle until the tissue releases and is fully elongated.

Reflexology
Reflexology applies finger pressure, some stretching and movement to pressure points on the feet, hands or ears with the goal of promoting healthy functioning of the body's various organs.   Through application of pressure on these reflexes, tension is released and circulation is improved which promotes the natural function of the body.

Shiatsu
Shiatsu sees the body as an interconnected web of energy pathways called meridians. Blockages to flow of energy results in imbalances with some areas having an excess of energy and others a deficiency. These blockages lead to tension, pain, and diminished health. Shiatsu uses a combination of pressure, stretching, and holding key points to treat these blockages and restore a smooth flow of energy and balance in the body.

Chair massage
Massage is given with the recipient seated in a special massage chair with their face resting in a cradle, looking down toward the floor, with supports for their arms. Recipients remain clothed in chair massage. It focuses on the back, shoulder, neck and arms.   Muscle tension is relieved using kneading and compression, which don't require oils or lotions.

Sinus Draining
Releases the pressure in sinuses and throughout the head. It restores sinus flow to normal which prevents sinus infection and headaches.

Other Options
Geriatric, Pediatric and animal care available.