This modality uses slow strokes and deep finger pressure to release chronic patterns of tension in the body. It is called deep tissue because it focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
Swedish Massage is the technique of applying oil onto the skin and working it smoothly and slowly over the muscles. The amount of pressure used is determined by the client. You can choose a whole body massage or request work on just a specific area such as neck and shoulders. For a whole body massage you are warmly draped at all times except for the area being worked on. The movement of the therapist’s hands pushes all the blood and lymph in the muscle tissues towards the heart and internal organs. This process promotes a replenishing of fresh nutrients to these areas and helps in removing toxins from the body. Decreased pain and tension results from normalized circulation. The release of the body’s own pain killers (endorphins) also occurs. Tight muscles loosen and the nerves calm down. You leave with a feeling of total relaxation.
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.
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
If you haven’t had much experience with massage therapy, you might be wondering what to expect during a typical massage session.
The massage therapist will request that you fill out a short client intake form and will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and your desired results from massage therapy. He or she will assess your needs and explore your motivation in getting massage, including your health goals. The massage therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels and any areas of physical pain.
The information gathered in a brief interview will help the massage therapist determine how to structure the session to achieve your desired results.
Before your massage, you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort. The therapist will leave the room while you undress and remove any jewelry or other articles that might interfere with the massage. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing. Lay on the massage table, underneath the provided sheet, which will cover your body except for the part being massaged.
Expect a peaceful and comfortable environment for the massage. The massage therapist may play music during the massage. Some people enjoy the music, and some don’t. If you prefer silence or different music, ask the massage therapist to turn off or change the music.
The massage technique or modality used will depend on what you and your therapist determines is best for your massage. She may use oil or lotion, which reduces drag on the skin while performing the massage. If you are allergic to oils or lotions, let your therapist know before your session begins. Depending on your needs, the therapist will massage either the full body (except for private areas) or only specific areas that need attention, such as especially tight muscles. It is important to let the therapist know if the pressure being used is too heavy or too light.
Remember to breathe normally.
A typical massage session is usually a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 90 minutes. At the end of the therapist will leave the room and allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy. Usually your massage therapist will offer you water after you’re dressed.
Payment will then be made by cash, check or credit card. Some health savings accounts cover the cost of massage. If you have an HSA please check with your provider prior to your session. Tipping is at the discretion of the client.
- 30-minute – $40.00
- 60-minute – $70.00
- 90-minute – $110.00
- 4 – one hour – $260
- 6 – one hour – $360