Stress Reduction/Prenatal/Integrative Massage
30 Min Massage
60 Min Massage
75 Min Massage
Upper Body Massage (Neck, Scalp, Shoulders)
30 Min Massage
45 Min Massage
1, 2, 3 Areas
Stress Reduction Massage
Chronic stress often triggers bodily tension, insomnia, and pain. Massage therapy can decrease levels of cortisol and increase activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and greatly reducing stress in the body. Our relaxing Swedish full-body massage focuses on using combined healing light to moderate pressure, reflexology, and stretching for a personalized experience based on your needs. Regular stress reduction massage can relieve muscle tension, lower heart rate and blood pressure, decrease stress hormones, increase endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and much more!
In addition to back and joint pain, feelings of anxiety and depression are also very common during pregnancy. Prenatal massage involves placing the client in a comfortable and safe position, and using the gentle lengthening strokes of Swedish massage in specific areas to relieve many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts. Regular Swedish massage throughout the pregnancy can help relax muscle tension, increase lymphatic and blood circulation, decrease levels of stress hormones, increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, and even improve outcomes of the labor.
Any invasive procedure done to the body causes the breakdown or disruption of normal tissue and joint function. A combination of Swedish massage and deep tissue massage therapy can assist the body with inflammation and scar tissue, helping to reduce your pain and regain full range of motion. The use of slow and gentle pressure and the lengthening of muscle in Swedish massage helps to improve the circulation of blood flow, increasing the delivery of oxygen to the healing tissue. Deep tissue massage involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of the muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury, and to reduce tension in the muscle and tissue.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point therapy may be used in combination with any of the services above. Trigger point describes a taut band of skeletal muscle located within a larger muscle group. Often they are tender to the touch and can refer pain to distant parts of the body, and can lead to restricted range of motion. Some of the most common places for TPs to occur are the upper trapezius muscles at the sides of the neck, many muscles in the low back, the hamstrings, the calf muscles, and the IT band. Trigger point therapy is done by pressing and holding on top of the trigger points in the muscles, which temporarily cuts off circulation to the tissue. This increases a chemical called nitric oxide in the tissue, which signals your body to open up microcapillaries, thus bringing in more blood flow and breaking the pain-spasm-pain cycle.