Each massage is customized for the client based on information received during an intake interview. During this interview, you will provide information such as where you feel tension in your own body and what patterns in your life may be contributing to the tension.
The massage table is warmed for your comfort. Your massage may include a combination of Swedish, Deep Pressure, Deep Tissue and/or Cupping depending on how your muscles respond to the massage. Oils are removed with warm towels.
Swedish massage is the most common type of massage. Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions.
Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work. It can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")
By creating suction and vacuum pressure silicone vacuum cups are used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
Please see the "Prenatal" tab for all prenatal services.