About Massage Therapy...

Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary defines massage therapy as a "manipulation of tissues (as by rubbing, stroking, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or and instrument especially for therapeutic purposes." It goes on to describe therapy as "remedial treatment of mental or bodily disorder."

Massage can be used to aid in the process of healing injuries, relieving stress, managing pain or to improve circulation.

Several techniques our Massage Therapist offers:

Muscle Release Technique - this technique uses compression, extension, movement, and deep breathing to break up scar tissue and promote recovery from repetitive use injuries. These injuries include carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, painful flexion of calf muscle, as well as shoulder/neck pain & mobility, low bakc pain, sciatica.

Rhythmic Stretching Technique - Excellent for fibromyalgia and other stiff, painful muscle conditions. This technique employs a variety of gentle stretching exercises to lenghten and release painful and shortened muscles.

Aromatherapy Massage - this technique incorporates the use of a variety of approiriate esssential oils to address problem areas such as sinus or respiratory, headaches, and mental clarity. it also uplifts mood and releases tension and stress.

Raindrop Technique - this technique uses a numer of single essential oils and blends combined with specific message techniques to focus on releasing and increasing flexibility of the paraspinal muscles. This boosts the immune system, promoting the elimination of toxins and increased energy levels.

Sports Massage - improve performance in exercise and sports activities.

Shiatsu Massage - Shiatsu is a manipulative therapy developed in Japan and incorporating techniques of anma (Japanese traditional massage), acupressure, stretching, and Western massage. Shiatsu involves applying pressure to special points or areas on the body in order to maintain physical and mental well being, treat disease, or alleviate discomfort.

Reflexology - Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hand with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. it is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.