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Services and Rates

Investing in massage is an investment in your health.

Swedish Massage:   $63/hr              $95/90 minutes
A relaxing full body massage using light to medium pressure.  It promotes circulation, increases the level of oxygen in the blood, increases lymph movement, improves flexibility, eases tension, and decreases muscle toxins.  Good for stress related conditions and chronic pain. 

Therapeutic Massage:      $63/hr            $95/90 minutes
Focused massage using the combination of Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage techniques on the area causing the most discomfort.  Therapeutic Massage uses light to medium to firm pressure.  This massage is not always relaxing and may become uncomfortable while the area is being worked on.  Therapeutic Massage applies both the superficial and deep layers of muscle, fascia, and other structures.  This type of bodywork will apply medium to firm pressure on the desired area that is causing pain and discomfort.  It promotes, circulation, increases the level of oxygen in the blood, increases lymph movement, improves flexibility, eases muscle tension and decreases muscle toxins in the areas that are focused and worked on throughout the session.  Good for stress related conditions and chronic pain.  Therapeutic Massage will help release muscle tension and provide deep pain relief of chronically painful or injured muscles. This massage is not a full body massage, the session is spent focusing on one specific area that is causing the most discomfort.

Deep Tissue Massage:    $79/hour          $110/90 minutes
Deep Tissue Massage is applied to both superficial and deep layers of muscle, fascia, and other structures. This type of massage uses firm pressure throughout the entire body and is generally uncomfortable and is not a relaxing massage at all.  The purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to release muscle tension, provides deep pain relief, loosens scar tissue and lengthens muscles.  This type of massage is beneficial for treating chronic and overuse injuries.  Deep Tissue Massage is generally recommended for clients who suffer from constant pain, athletes, and those who have a physical injury.    

Prenatal Massage:      $84/hr
Prenatal Massage is for the Mother-To-Be.  Once the Expectant Mother has reached the second trimester of pregnancy she is welcome to add Prenatal Massage to her Prenatal Care with this Therapist.  The Expectant Mother will be side-lying with cushioning to help support the back, pelvis, tummy, and legs so that the Mother is as comfortable as possible. Prenatal Massage is a good complementary addition to traditional Prenatal Care.  Massage can help reduce stress and promotes overall wellness.  Massage can help many common discomforts caused by pregnancy, such as relief of headaches, backaches, leg cramps, reducing swelling, relaxing muscle tension, reduces fatigue, enhances sleep, and relieves pain. Depending on where you are in your pregnancy will depend on the techniques and type of massage (Swedish, Therapeutic, etc.) to help you address your goals and needs during the massage session.

Normal and low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly with massage therapy during the second and third trimesters.  However if you are having a high-risk pregnancy you should consult your Doctor or Midwife and get a written consent before you begin receiving massages.  If at any time during your Prenatal Massage you begin to feel uncomfortable or have any pain or discomfort please advise your Therapist right away.

Sports Massage:    $63/hr          $95/90 minutes
Sports Massage is geared toward the athlete, no matter their level or type of sport, from the professional athlete, to the daily gym enthusiast, or the weekend bicyclist.  Sports Massage can benefit you in your work out regimen by focusing on the muscle groups that are overused and stressed due to the specific sport involved. Sports Massage can help enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time during training or after a sporting event that you have been training for.  Sports Massage has many benefits, it helps reduce stress, lowers blood pressure, increase flexibility and range of motion, encourages relaxation, helps manage pain, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares the mind and body so that optimal performance can be displayed. 

Chair Massage:    contact therapist for pricing
Chair Massage is a seated massage that uses a special massage chair that cradles the front of the head and supports the arms.  Chair Massage typically focuses on the back, shoulders, neck and arms.  With Chair Massage most massages are anywhere from 10-30 minutes in length.  Chair Massage is preformed over the clothes and very little, if any massage oil is used.  Chair Massage is beneficial for those who are limited on time or may only want and/or need tension relief in their back, shoulders, neck and/or arms. 

Myofascial Release Massage:    no special pricing, techniques incorporated in massage as needed
Myofascial Release Massage focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness.  Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that is found throughout the entire body as well as in muscle.  Fascia, connective tissue, soft tissues and muscles can become contracted due to overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and decreased blood flow.  Myofascial Release Massage is beneficial because it helps relax contracted muscles, increases circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulates the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia. There are many conditions that this technique can be beneficial in the massage session.  This technique can be used with any other massage technique such as Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage and Sports Massage.   

 
Trigger Point Therapy:    no special pricing, techniques incorporated in massage as needed
Trigger Point Therapy focuses on a specific area within the muscle called a "trigger point."  The trigger point can be identified by a feeling of tightness and a "knotted' feeling within the tissue and muscle.  The trigger point causes pain and discomfort in another area of the body, this is called referred pain.  For example, someone might have a trigger point in their shoulder which causes pain in their neck, or head.  The client will work actively in breathing deeply and communicating with the therapist about where they feel the most discomfort in locating the trigger point as well as their threshold and pain tolerance in releasing the trigger point.  The purpose and benefit of releasing trigger points is to release constricted areas in the muscles, therefore, alleviating pain.  Many times relief can be felt and noticed in one session, however it may also take numerous sessions and numerous trigger point releases to completely alleviate the pain. This technique can be used along with a Therapeutic Massage or a Deep Tissue Massage or individually as a session for Trigger Point Release.  This technique will be used after the Therapist communicates with the client about the Trigger Points and the benefit of using Trigger Point Release Therapy.

 

 

 

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