Swedish Massage uses gentle flowing strokes to release tension in the superficial muscles of the body. Benefits include improved circulation and lymph flow, decreased levels of cortisol (stress hormone) in the body, and improved mental clarity.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage employs slow and steady pressure to sooth and relax the muscles. It is is a corrective technique that “irons out” adhesion formed within the muscle fibers due to postural deviations and holding patterns that the individual has developed. The slow, gradual pressure readies the body to accept deeper work thereby accelerating the healing process.
Myofascial release is a technique that works directly on the fascia or connective tissue of the body. Fascia wraps around all muscles and organs of the body, providing support and shape. Through chronic overuse, trauma, surgery, or a sedentary lifestyle, fascia can become extremely tight and fibrous, causing pain and discomfort. Myofascial release is a gentle yet incredibly effective modality for addressing fascial pain. Included under the umbrella for myofascial release are neuromuscular therapy and trigger point work, which address specific issues and pain syndromes relating to fascia.
Thai yoga bodywork is a more dynamic form of massage. It allows the receiver to be passively stretched while comfortably clothed on a mat on the floor. It is an ancient healing art proven to restore vitality and ensure relaxation. Thai bodywork assist in furthering the flexibility of the receiver with a series of stretches that flow like a dance. There are also elements of rocking, compression, and rhythmic tapping. Thai bodywork can be very transportable and casual. More on Thai massage at Vedic Conservatory
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that balances the energy systems of the body. It is based on the eastern medical belief that disease and dysfunction in the physical body are first evident in imbalances in the energetic body. In the balancing of the energetic body, we decrease the likelihood of developing imbalances in the physical body. This technique involves a gentle “laying on of hands,” and can be administered while the client is fully clothed. Most clients report feelings of deep relaxation. Reiki is a modality that is easily integrated into other healing sessions.
Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle treatment that works with the natural, self correcting mechanism of the body and the Cranio Sacral System (the membranes and fluids that surround the brain and the spinal cord) to detect and release restrictions in mobility and enhance function. The rhythmic movement of the CranioSacral System can be palpated and used to determine the core issues so the treatment can focus on the cause rather than the symptoms. Cranio Sacral Therapy treats a variety of issues including: migraines, TMJ dysfunction, Sinusitis, spinal deviations, neck pain, anxiety, and mood disorders. CST employs light touch with gentle manipulations to the body’s fascia, and the receiver remains comfortably clothed during the session. More on Cranio Sacral at Upledger
Prenatal massage is tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Massage during pregnancy may reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
- Master Therapist: $50/30 minutes, $90/hour, $120/90 minutes
- Therapist: $40/30 minutes, $80/hour, $110/90 minutes