Deep tissue massage is a technique that focuses primarily on the deeper layers of muscles and the fascia it is very dependent on the person.   Sometimes this technique involves the therapist using firmer pressure in order to reach these key areas and get them to release, which is why this particular massage is oftentimes recommended for people who are comfortable with a slightly more intense touch. However, deep tissue massage can also refer to gentle yet sustained pressure targeting the myofascial layer.  Therapeutic massage covers the foundation of your nervous system, working into the muscular structure, increasing your hormones, oxygen levels while decreasing your cortisol levels and stress.  Expect to walk out feeling rejuvenate, energized, ready to face the world and all the stress that it brings.  Enjoy the increased flexibility, range of motions and get your nervous system reset.

 

 

Hot Stone Massage involves the application of heated stones straight from Hawaii, (thermotherapy) to the body within the context of a therapeutic massage. Round, smooth stones are heated to luxurious warmth, oiled and used in the palm of the hands to massage the body. Heat penetrates deeply, prompting profound relaxation, increased detoxification, and relief of long-standing muscular tension, stress and fatigue. Hot Stone Massage is the ultra-pampering massage, increase circulation flow as the heat of the lava stones penetrates all your worries, aches and pains.  Walk out feeling pampered, as if you are walking in the clouds with no worries.

 

 

Pregnancy is a very powerful and transformative time in a woman’s life and massage therapy is a wonderful way to help assimilate all the exciting changes.  Prenatal/Postnatal helps relieve common pregnancy discomforts such as swollen feet, lower back tension, sleepless nights and headaches. It can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains.  Pregnancy cushions are used for the comfort and relaxation of both mother and baby.  Prenatal massages increase the nutrient flow to the baby and releases the happy hormones to the mother providing an optimal environment for both baby and mother to be.  Walk out feeling an overall increase in health and wellness for both you and your baby with less pain and a decrease in swelling throughout your body and a readiness to bring your bundle of joy into the world.

 

Why suffer from headaches and migraines when you can recover and heal without being medicated?  Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that balances the craniosacral system in the body.  This includes the bones, nerves, fluids and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area.  Migraines can be debilitating and can come from a variation of causes including:  reduced oxygen levels, lack of water or stress.  Michelle brings her own experience, suffering from migraines to her clients.  You can walk out feeling less pain, less nauseous and less stressed which all lead to an increase of joy, better vision and able to rest at night.

 

Arthritic massage is a medical treatment massage that uses a combination of massage modalities and massage enhancements to treat a specific are of the body or a condition.  Massages are dependent on what stage and level pain you have and focuses on the application of a specific treatment to target that specific issues / problem area.  The massage is focused on joints without a lot of pressure and geared towards a more fluid movement that increases blood flow, flushing joints and using friction massage to flush the toxins out of the joints.  Walk out with an increased mobility and enjoy the feeling of flexible movements with less pain and an increased range of motion.

 

Sports massage and injury recovery massage is geared toward participants in athletics or people who have been injured.  It is used to help prevent injuries, to repair the body for athletic activity, maintain in optimal conditioning and to help recover from workouts or injuries.  Common areas of injury include twisted ankles, sore knees, elbows and joints.  Surgery recovery, auto recovery, falls and playing hard on your time off are common reasons for a sports massage and injury recovery massage, you can expect walk out feeling less pain, increased blood flow, and a faster recovery time.

 

Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment that focuses on the lymphoid areas of your body.  The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the low of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.  Lymphatic drainage massage can have a beneficial effect on your general health because lymph is key to keeping your immune system working properly.  Improving the flow and drainage of lymph around the body is good for you in a lot of ways, it decreases the toxins that accumulate and cleanses your body for healthy circulation.

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