Half Hour: $50
One Hour: $100
Hour and a half $150
What are the Benefits of Massage?
- Decreased muscle tension
- Increase in circulation
- Homeostasis or Balance in the body
- Release of toxins
Massage is a manipulation of the muscle tissue designed to relax the muscles and boost circulation. Many people experience tension every day and feel “knots” in their muscles. These so called knots are actually adhesions in the muscle tissue and fascia that can cause pain and block proper blood flow. Massage attempts to break up these adhesions and restore circulation to the muscle and fascia.
Swedish Massage is the most common type of massage offered here in the U.S. Swedish is what most of us think of as massage – lying on a table under a sheet being rubbed with oil. Swedish Massage is the first technique I learned and is the foundation of the bodywork that I do. I combine this with other techniques that I have subsequently studied, such as:
- Deep Tissue, which uses more pressure to work deeper into the muscle tissue for greater release and better alignment;
- Myofascial Release, which works to soften and stretch the connective tissue between the skin and the muscles;
- Shiatsu, which is a Japanese form of acupressure that works along the same lines as Traditional Chinese Medicine using Five Element Theory to balance Qi in the body;
- Thai Massage, which I studied in Thailand, works to open the lines (Sen lines) of energy in the body; as well as
- Reiki and Reflexology (See descriptions under those headings on the menu).