What is Massage?
Massage is a form of bodywork that manipulates your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It can range from relaxing to deep pressure depending on what type of massage will benefit your body and lifestyle.
What are the benefits?
Massage benefits can include:
Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension
Improving circulation, energy, and alertness
Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
Improving immune function
Massage may also be helpful for:
Insomnia related to stress
Low back pain
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
Upper back and neck pain
These lists reference the lists provided by the Mayo Clinic.
What type of Massage do I want?
With the many types and variations of massage, we want to make sure you are put in contact with a massage therapist who will meet your individual needs. Most of our massage therapists will customize or tailor your appointment to your unique body.
Swedish - A gentle, full-body, massage great for relaxation, tension release, and those who are new to getting massages
Pre-Natal - This massage type uses mild pressure while focusing on stressed areas of the body such as the lower back, hips, and legs. These massages can help mom reduce stress, tension, and body aches.
Deep Tissue - The type of massage uses more forceful pressure and strokes to target the deeper muscles and connective tissues.
Hot Stone - Similar to a Swedish massage, hot stone massages are ideal for stress relief, relaxation, and may help with pain relief and blood circulation. During these sessions, your massage therapist uses warm, smooth stones along with their hands.