• Stress Management
  • Acute and Chronic Pain Relief
  • Sports Therapy
  • Injury Prevention
  • Pain Management
  • Scar Tissue Therapy
  • Prenatal Massage

Types of Massage/Bodywork 

Your massage therapy session may include a combination of the following techniques to create a custom treatment just for you:

Hemp CBD Massage enhances the therapeutic massage experience with the addition of hemp CBD. The benefits of topical CBD/CBG include relief from aches and pains, muscle soreness and stiffness, reduces inflammation, and promotes greater relaxation and general well being.  A session includes the use of a massage cream or lotion infused with beneficial CBD and/or CBG.  Products with higher concentrations of CBD/CBG can be applied to areas that need an extra boost of relief.  We use only the highest quality CBD/CBG products made by Susan’s CBD.  Handcrafted in Boulder, Colorado, Susan’s CBD is professionally lab tested to contain effective amounts of CBD and CBG with NO THC.  Susan’s CBD offer some of the strongest CBD and CBG products available on the market today.  Feel the difference hemp CBD can make and you may never want to receive a massage without it again!  This is an add on service.

Swedish Massage uses a variety of specific techniques designed to relax muscles and induce general relaxation and a sense of well-being. The techniques used help to speed venous blood return from the extremities, allowing metabolic waste products to be flushed out from the muscles and helping to shorten recovery time from muscular tension. Swedish Massage also improves circulation, joint mobility and promotes healthy skin. It reduces emotional and physical stress and is recommended for stress management.

Deep Tissue Massage reaches deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues which can contribute to acute and chronic pain. Pressure and comfort levels are always considered in order to provide the most effective treatment for each individual. Many people come to find Deep Tissue Massage to be more relaxing as it allows for greater penetration to muscles needing attention.

Medical or Clinical Massage is targeted treatment used to treat specific conditions that have been diagnosed by a physician. Treatments are result oriented and focuses on areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription made by your doctor. Medical/Clinical Massage can help relieve a variety of soft tissue related pain conditions, including but not limited to the following:  Treat and Prevent Sports Injuries, Chronic Myofascial Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain, Sciatica, Low Back Pain, Knee Pain, Arthritis, Neck Pain, Headaches, Whiplash.  Repetitive Strain Injuries include:  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Frozen Shoulder, Shin Splints, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow, Golfers’ Elbow, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Sports Massage concentrates on specific muscles used in a particular sport. Each session combines deep tissue techniques with joint mobilizations and stretching to loosen and lengthen muscle tissues. Regular treatments help to speed recovery time from strenuous physical exertion as well as athletic injuries. It also relieves tired and sore muscles, reduces spasms and cramping, improves performance and mental focus, improves joint flexibility and range of motion, and decreases the risk of injury.

Muscle Release Technique™ or MRT™, is a unique injury therapy technique that combines compression, extension, movement and breath to get relief from pain. It is also referred to as Repetitive Use Injury Therapy™ because it is also used to alleviate pain brought about by repetitive use and motion. Using MRT™, scar tissue is broken up, the muscle is lengthened, muscle memory is restored and pain relief begins immediately. The main reason why MRT™ is so successful is that it treats the injury and resilient adhesions and scar tissue. When it is used regularly, it prevents injury and helps to speed up recovery time.

Myofascial Release is used to evaluate and treat restrictions within the body’s connective tissues or fascia, through the application of gentle traction, pressure and positioning. Fascia, like muscle, can become shortened and develop adhesions between layers creating tension and pain. Myofascial Release techniques allow increased flexibility and mobility to the muscles, fascia and surrounding structures.

Scar Tissue Massage breaks up scar tissue due to trauma or surgery.  Scar tissue is the body’s way of repairing damage to a part of the body that can limit range of motion, decrease flexibility, and cause pain.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) stimulates specific areas of muscles, tendons and connective tissue (fascia) to help balance the central nervous system (brain, spinal column, and nerves) with the muscular and skeletal systems. NMT helps to address five factors that cause pain which include:
*Ischemia: lack of blood supply to soft tissues which can cause hypersensitivity to touch.
*Trigger Points: highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other areas of the body.
*Nerve Compression or Entrapment: pressure on a nerve caused by soft tissue, cartilage, or bone.
*Postural Distortion: muscle imbalances which causes poor posture.
*Biomechanical Dysfunction: improper movement patterns such as poor lifting habits, running gait, and computer work. These faulty movement patterns cause muscles to become strained which then need to be reeducated.

Kinesio Taping® is a taping technique that is applied on the skin in various tensions and patterns to relieve pain, provide support and stability to joints, reduce inflammation, increase sports performance and to prevent and manage pain.

Prenatal Massage – The expectant mother is positioned in a side-lying position for comfort and safety during the session.  Regular massage during pregnancy can provide relief from nausea, decrease muscle aches and pains, increase circulation and help with edema. It can also assist with shorter labor time, reduce the need for medication, ease postpartum depression and anxiety, and contribute to a shorter hospital stay. Specific techniques can ease low back pain and sciatica commonly caused by the added weight of expectant mothers.

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) involves holding a stretch for two seconds at a time. This allows the muscles to stretch without causing damage. AIS helps improve muscle elasticity and joint mobility which translates into better athletic performance. It is used by top athletes to speed recovery and prevent injury. Even if you are not an athlete, AIS increases joint flexibility making movement and everyday activities easier.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) involves manually stretching and resisting a particular muscle in order to help elongate muscle fibers. This helps to increase flexibility.

Joint Mobilizations helps to restore mobility to a joint due to injury or trauma.

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