Massage Therapy

Increase muscular flexibility, decrease pain and tension, improve mobility

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Therapeutic Massage

This type of massage will be customized depending on your needs and goals and may include neuromuscular myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage and deep tissue massage. It works specifically to treat chronic pain, sports injury, and post-surgical recovery.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

This works with the cranium, spine, and sacrum that are all connected by the bodies deepest fascia, known as the dura matter, which houses the brain and central nervous system. CST balances the cerebral spinal fluid which releases facial restrictions releasing pressure and imbalances on nerves and bony sutures. It is effective in restoring balance, relieving headaches, neck and back pain, depression, chronic fatigue, motor coordination, hyperactivity, and central nervous system disorders. It can be performed as the sole treatment or can be combined with other massage techniques during a session.

Tempomandibular dysfunction (TMJ)

TMJ is a misalignment of the Temporomandibular joint due to trauma, tightening of the musculature around it, or structural abnormalities. It can result in a multitude of issues including, headaches, limited range of motion at the joint, pain and discomfort, and eventual surgery. Therapeutic massage techniques can alleviate these symptoms by allowing the TMJ to sit more comfortably in the joint. Your dentist will often refer you for therapeutic treatment.

Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage

Thai massage is believed to have been developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, physician to Buddha, more than 2500 years ago in India. It made its way to Thailand, where the Ayurvedic techniques and principles gradually became influenced by traditional Chinese medicine. For centuries, Thai massage was preformed by monks as one component of Thai medicine.

What does it feel like?

Thai massage is more rigorous than more classical forms of massage. The therapist uses her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga like stretches. Many people say Thai yoga massage is like doing yoga without any work. This offers facilitated stretching to the client which is often need in rehabilitative therapies. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are also used during treatments. It is often described as relaxing and energizing.

What should I expect during a session?

Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed in loose comfortable clothing. I typical session is 90 minutes producing many of the following benefits: relaxation, reduced stress, improved circulation, increased energy and flexibility, increased range of motion, mind body centering.