Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of pure essential oils and other aromatic botanical extracts.  It is administered through aerial diffusion (in the air so that you can smell it), direct inhalation (near your face so that it will travel through your airways in higher concentrations) or topical application (small amounts added to massage oils, creams or lotions then applied to your skin).  Essential oils are highly concentrated and should never be consumed.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage technique is applied to the outermost layers of muscle/tissue and consists of five styles of long, flowing strokes including sliding/gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, cross fiber friction and vibration/shaking.  It is known in most countries around the world as "Classic Massage" and is possibly the most common massage technique used in Western countries.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage focuses primarily on muscles and connective tissues located below the surface of the top layer or muscles.  It is designed to relieve severe tension and knots (known as "adhesions") and is often recommended for clients who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and those who have sustained a physical injury.  

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce pressure on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.) 

Bamboo Massage

Bamboo massage is the use of specially formed sticks of solid bamboo such that they can be used with heat and oil to perform techniques very similar to Swedish and deep tissue.  

We practice the Bamboo-Fusiontm method as introduced by "Hall Of Fame" inductee (World Massage Festival 2009) Nathalie Cecilia.  This method adds heat therapy and often results in deeper and/or more prolonged tissue penetration than is normally possible with bare hands and knuckles alone.  For the therapist, this method aids in avoiding repetitive injuries, such as carpal tunnel, and reduces the stress on thumbs, wrists and hands.

NeuroMuscular Therapy

If you're experiencing persistant or chronic pain, NeuroMuscular therapy (NMT) is for you.  By definition, NMT is the use of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain.

NeuroMuscular therapy manipulates the soft tissue of the body to balance the central nervous system.  Nerves transmit impulses responsible for every movement and function of the body.  Injury, trauma or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction.  If the levels of neurological activity can be stabilized, normal function and overall health can be restored and maintained.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage generally applies to expectant mothers in their second or third trimester who have consulted with their physician.

Your body is going through a lot of changes.  There will be new aches and pains.  But it's all worth it, and we're happy to help you through it.

Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage is simply the application of standard massage techniques in a manner designed to address specific health conditions related to aging.  Side-lying and semi-reclined resting positions are often used with the aid of special cushions.