Massage Therapy

(Coming June 3rd, 2021!)

Massage therapy is often touted for its relaxing benefits, but it can offer health and preventative benefits as well. While we love offering an escape from the demands of life, we also strive to use massage as a tool to help you prevent the "need to escape".

Our licensed massage therapists use varying degrees of pressure, as well as specific movement techniques to manipulate the soft tissue of your body, including muscles, connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, and skin.

Benefits of Massage 

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RELAXATION

Massage is an excellent way to relax and let go of stress, both mentally and physically, by reducing cortisol.

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IMPROVES CIRCULATION

By loosening tension, blood circulation improves greatly, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed! It's like a total reset!

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PAIN RELIEF

Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, tendons, and joints - which can help reduce contractions and spasms. 

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MENTAL HEALTH

Massage therapy can help to release endorphins, leaving you less anxious, less stressed, less depressed, and happier overall. 

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BOOST IMMUNITY

By stimulating the lymphatic system, massage can reduce toxins and give the immune system a boost so you stay well!

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FLEXIBILITY

By targeting tight muscles or inflamed areas, massage can improve range of motion and flexibility caused by injury or chronic conditions. 

What types of massage are available?

How do I prepare?

Eat light

We recommend having a light meal one to two hours before your appointment. It’s best to avoid a heavy meal so you don’t experience sluggishness or heavy digestion during your session. 

Hydrate well

Massage gets your blood and oxygen circulating, but may be dehydrating. Staying hydrated before and after a massage is recommended because the water helps flush out toxins that get released.

Dress comfortably

While you will be undressed during your massage, what you wear before and after can impact how you feel. We recommend loose, comfortable clothes to promote feelings of ease and relaxation.

Communicate

Before your appointment, give some thought to what you'd like to achieve. Your massage therapist can target their approach based on your needs, so check in with your body and mind so you're ready to ask for what you need.

What else should I know?

Swedish Massage

The ultimate in relaxation

Details coming soon!

Hot Stone Massage

Excellent for pain or stress
Details coming soon!

Deep Tissue Massage

Best for untying knots!

Details coming soon!

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You might fall asleep. This is perfectly okay, and we actually consider it a compliment! 

Our goal is to help you release all tension and stress, and falling asleep can help in that process. 

Whether you prefer quiet, or like to chat, let your massage therapist know.

Shoulder Massage

It's important to breathe normally, or to take a few deep breaths to help you relax. 

Some people unconsciously hold their breath during a massage, and that creates more tension in the body. 

Just breathe easy and let yourself be.

While massage is generally considered safe, there are a few instances where we don't recommend it:

  • Fever

  • Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication

  • Recent operations or acute injuries

  • Neuritis

  • Skin diseases

In some situations, we may offer massage, but avoid certain areas or adjust our approach. Be sure to notify your massage therapist if you have any of the following:

  • Varicose veins

  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

  • Pregnancy

  • Bruising

  • Cuts

  • Abrasions

  • Sunburn

  • Undiagnosed pain

  • Inflammation, including arthritis