Description of Modalities

Aromatherapy Massage – Primarily uses slow, gentle, rhythmic movements. The massage technique helps muscles melt into deep relaxation, relieves water retention, de-stresses the body, mind and spirit, stimulates lymphatic system, improves the immune response, and assists the body to naturally release toxins. Pure essential oils are chosen and blended for your individual health needs to create a very personal and aromatic massage experience.

CranioSacial Therapy – Is a gentle manual therapy, combining assessment and slight movements of the bones and soft tissue which surround and protect the brain, spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid. These techniques release and reduce negative stresses on the central nervous system.

Deep Tissue – A relaxing, nurturing, and therapeutic Swedish massage that uses firmer pressure to address body, mind and spirit. Tension, stress, chronic and areas of acute discomfort are addressed using a variety of physical and energetic techniques that leaves you feeling loose, flowing and rejuvenated.

John F Barnes Myofasical Release - John F. Barnes Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Lymphatic Massage – A light, hands-on therapy, applied to support and enhance the function of the lymphatic system as it circulates through the body. Benefits include improved immune function, reductions in bruising, inflammation and sinus congestion, detoxification of soft tissue and organs, and alleviation of joint and headache pain.

Neuromuscular Therapy – A specialized form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscle.

Oncology Massage – Is bodywork that is designed specific to the needs of people who are dealing with cancer and/or its treatment. The main focus is to enhance healing while “doing no harm” to people whose bodies are: dealing with lowered immune systems, at risk for developing lymphedema, stressed by radiation and/or chemotherapy treatments, or preparing for/recovering from surgery.

Pregnancy Massage – Massage for the needs of women while they are pregnant (prenatal) and after giving birth (postpartum). Discomforts in the low back, feet and legs are addressed.

Reflexology - is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can prevent and help many health problems in a natural way.

Reiki - An ancient and sacred healing technique using warm and nurturing hand placements through which concentrated life-force energy is channeled. Stress, pain and tension are replaced by a meditative and healing state of mind, body and spirit.

Rolfing® Structural Integration - Is a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement reeducation which addresses the causes, not only the symptoms of the body’s imbalance/pain to help create long lasting change in the tissue, posture and habitual patterns-which create and maintain discomfort in the body. Refer to separate brochure for more information .

Shiatsu – The shiatsu practitioner combines palm and finger pressure along with rotation, structural movement, and stretching techniques to stimulate the smooth flow of energy throughout the body. Shiatsu works effectively with chronic pain, reducing body-based stress and increasing flexibility.

Sports Massage – Using a variety of massage strokes and stretching, Sports Massage relaxes tired, strained muscles, stretches tight muscles, increases joint range of motion, normalizes fascial tension and increases blood circulation. It also reduces recovery time after a workout and promotes strengthening and optimal performance.

Stone Therapy Massage – Therapeutic stone massage physical and spiritual balancing by using the energies of warm volcanic stones to relax the body at its deepest level. This ancient healing modality moves energy to depleted areas, relieves sore muscles and produces a soothing and meditative state of peace, calm and balance. Hot/Cool stones may be used during treatment.

Swedish Massage – The most common form of massage, which promotes relaxation, improves circulation, increases ease of movement, and enhances a person’s state of health.

Thai Yoga Massage – In an atmosphere of reverence and meditation, the therapist guides your body through a flowing sequence yoga-based stretches, while applying rhythmic pressure along the energy pathways and points. Each session is designed to meet your individual needs and abilities.

Trigger Point - Pressure is generally applied with fingers, knuckles, and elbows. This form of therapy is often followed by stretching the muscles.