Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
30, 60, and 90 minute sessions are offered for all of the above except the Raindrop which is only a 60 minute treatment.
30 Minute Massage – $35
60 Minute Massage – $65
90 Minute Massage – $90
Raindrop Therapy – $65
Aromatherapy – $5 additional to any service
I accept Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard and Discover Credit Cards.
Gift Certificates are available.
Discounts are available for frequent clients. Please ask at time of service.
20% Military discount with I.D.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Some massage therapists place stones on points that are thought to be energy centers of the body to rebalance the body and mind.
During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. Using specially designed massage pillows, the massage therapist will help get you into a comfortable position for this type of massage.
Raindrop Therapy is a healing technique using pure essential oils. Raindrop Therapy combines aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and moist heat to create healing and cleansing through structural and electrical alignment to the body. The purpose of the therapy is to bring total balance, harmony, and body wellness – mental, physical, and emotional.
Raindrop Therapy uses a sequence of nine essential oils that have been clinically tested to have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. These essential oils are dropped gently on the spine and then lightly massaged in using various techniques. The practitioner dispenses the oils along the client’s spine like little drops of rain from a height of about six inches. The oils are gently brushed up the spine and lightly massaged over the rest of the back. A hot compress is then applied, which facilitates oil absorption and muscle relaxation.
Developed by nutritionist Gary Young, Raindrop Therapy is based on the theory that many spinal misalignment is caused by pathogens that reside dormant along the backbone. This condition creates inflammation causing contortion and disfigurement along the spine. The application of highly antimicrobial essential oils reduces inflammation and kills the pathogens, thus providing symptom relief. Raindrop Therapy is based on Lakota Native healing.
The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
The four common strokes of Swedish massage are:
- Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue
- Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage
- Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
- Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand
Thai massage is a system of massage and manipulation developed in Thailand, and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia, as well as by yoga. The massage recipient wears loose, comfortable clothes and lies on a mat on the floor. The receiver may be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, but deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the massage.
The massage practitioner leans on the recipient’s body using hands and usually straight forearms locked at the elbow to apply firm rhythmic pressure. The massage generally follows designated lines (Sen) in the body. Legs and feet of the giver can be used to fixate the body or limbs of the recipient. In other positions, hands fixate the body, while the feet do the massaging action. A full Thai massage session typically includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body; this may include pulling fingers, toes, ears, and manipulating the recipients body into many different positions. There is a standard procedure and rhythm to the massage, which the practitioner will adjust to fit each individual client.
I am a massage therapist who graduated from Capri College in 2013. I was led to massage therapy after finally opening myself up to what the world had been trying to lead me to my whole life. I had been told since I was in high school that I was a healer and should be a massage therapist but didn’t feel it was my place at the time.
My earliest memories of my dad were going with him to see his reflexologist and chiropractor and I knew they did more good for him that his cardiologist and back surgeon. I still remember the exact day that I realized traditional medicine was not always the answer. It was the night of a high school concert choir event, I have suffered with migraines since I was in junior high and that night I had such a bad one that I was in so much pain, I was in a dark room, crying and couldn’t talk to any of my relatives who had come to see the concert. I had taken all kinds of medicine for the pain, but nothing was working. My grandfather came to me and worked on my head and neck for a few minutes and immediately I could see clearly, stand up, turn the lights on and had a great time with everyone. I knew then that drugs weren’t always the answer.
Over the years, I lost that faith and began to rely on whatever the doctor told me. When my oldest son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3 and began to take medication, I began to question if all the medicine was good. One thing that really made me question my choices in life was watching how he would calm down and be perfectly still every time my mom rubbed his feet. It made me remember my dad and his reflexologist and remind me how the power of touch can have such a profound effect and what it could do for him. It was then when I began to come back to the thought of being a massage therapist.
After I began school for massage, my eyes were opened to all the possibilities of healing from within. I felt I had come full circle and truly realized that this is what I am on this earth for. I am still learning and will always continue to learn every day but now I am very open to alternatives to treating ailments in new and exciting ways and would love to share the knowledge I have gained with you.