Learning infant massage helps you to understand your baby’s nonverbal behaviors. It deepens the bond between you and your baby.
Massage therapists have completed many hours of education which includes a variety of bodywork techniques, extensive studying of the anatomy and learning when massage is and is not appropriate.
Massage and related bodywork techniques can release painful muscle tension, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, and reduce mental fatigue. It is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress. Some new research has emerged regarding the healing power of touch. Benefits such as reducing stress hormones and boosting immune responses are placing a new light on massage.
Massage can relieve many types of muscle tightness. Muscles can become so contracted that they press on nerves to the arms, hands and legs, causing pain or tingling.
Our mission as certified massage therapists is to promote better health and body awareness through natural touch. By mindfully listening to and caring for each individual, we create a unique atmosphere of healing and balance throughout the body.
Massage during pregnancy is beneficial to increase circulation and decrease swelling of the lower extremities. It also helps relieve muscle strain and tension from the increased weight of the baby. Massage also helps expectant mothers to relax and take time for themselves.
Tui Na has been used extensively in China for 2,000 years. Tui Na for children is specialized for pediatrics between the ages of birth to ten years of age. Very gentle pushing and pulling techniques, along with passive and active stretching is utilized to restore correct anatomical musculoskeletal relationships, neuromuscular patterns, and increase the circulation of blood to remove biomechanical irritants during the treatments. This method is used for a variety of conditions including coughs, asthma, common colds, bedwetting, attention deficit disorders, and allergies, along with MANY others. Tui Na is based on the meridian theory and is comparable to a combination of massage and acupressure. During the treatments, parents may be present and often hold the child during the session.
One or two therapists will come to your place of business or an event with a special chair. These massages usually consist of 10-15 minutes on the back, neck and arms. During these massages you are fully clothed.
Ear candling is a safe and effective way to help with many symptoms from plugged ears to sinus problems. This treatment takes about one hour and two candles are used per ear.
The herbal ball consists of a blend of 11 herbs. They are heated and placed along acupressure points and joints of the body. It is excellent in reducing aches and pains along with relieving discomfort and stiffness due to arthritis and joint problems.
Hot stone massage is a one hour session in which the use of hot stones are incorporated into the massage. The direct heat relaxes muscles. The warmer stones also dilate the blood vessels, pushing blood and unwanted waste materials through the body.
An exciting new technique which uses hand-crafted, warm bamboo shoots and rattan tools of different sizes during your massage. This luxurious treatment involves long, relaxing, rhythmic strokes and deep pressure application. The combination provides profound relaxation while soothing away muscle tension and pain.
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Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Cupping may help reduce tension and pain in the muscles without medication, promote relaxation, boost skin health, and also known to help speed up the process of colds/respiratory issues.
Cupping is known for leaving a cupping mark on the skin. The cupping mark is not a bruise, but is called ecchymosis. It is a discoloration due to the toxins and blood being brought to the surface. As treatments continue, the marks will occur less and less as a result of toxins being release from the body. The marks can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks, but are not tender to touch.
Cupping has the same contraindications as regular massage, but please discuss with your healthcare provider and the massage therapist any health concerns you may have. Some contraindications to cupping includes being on blood thinners, excessive body hair, heart disease, convulsions, renal failure, liver cirrhosis, 1st trimester pregnancy, bleeding disorders, fractures, disc herniation's fever, cancer, skin conditions, or thin/fragile skin.
All massage therapists are trained in deep tissue massage, and Swedish massage. Hour and half hour appointments available.