Developed by Aaron Mattes, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.
I listed hourly rate on this because of the time needed to warm and relax soft tissue. I can teach you to understand how to stay limber between sessions. Check out a yoga class, too! But, in the meantime, I am here to help. In close-fitting clothing, can be a one-hour commitment, walk-in to walk-out. Refreshing!
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension in my studio or your workplace* . You receive your massage on a special ergonomic chair . In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over light clothing.
Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule. Try 10-20 minutes in-studio. Chair massage is also on site at Saturday Farmers' Market, June-Oct.
Warm up those muscles before a chiropractic adjustment or just enjoy a quick break! Walk-ins are welcomed when you call (from your car, for instance) to determine that I am available.
* A charge of $90, required at reservation, may be charged to a card. 6 people at $15 for 10 minutes would cover this. Or 3 people at 20 minutes each at 20 minutes.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and lingering pain from past injuries or surgery. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after treatment. Drinking more water aids the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissues during the session. I usually incorporate into a Swedish routine (at no additional charge) for a better result.
An age-old and widely-used method, cupping now uses plastic or silicon cups in which are created a vacuum. When applied, the negative pressure gently pulls the derma layers, capillaries, and lymph vessels slightly away from other fluids, nerves, and soft tissue. When the pressure is temporarily released from these systems, relaxation can begin. When toxins are encouraged to be drawn from the body, it is a more aggressive application - thus, the well-known circles on sports figures in the media. Most people are not in need of the deeper, longer-duration applications!
Larger cups are best on larger areas. Tiny cups work great on faces.
Cupping is used to address dozens of issues, including neuromuscular, digestive, athsma, arthritis, joint, cellulite (and it's related health benefits), and faces (helping production of natural collagen), to name a few.
Currently, I'm using it as an add-on and follow-up to a program of improvement, to be agreed upon between the practitioner and client. Ask if Cupping is a good fit for you.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people. Engaging in sports can be strenuous on the body and can lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs sports enjoyment by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and light percussive technique to help the body improve circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. This is the most well-known and widely used modality. You may wear "yoga pants" or other close-fitting clothing for the 45 minute time.
45 minutes is great for a quick, invigorating application. Faster and less firm.
60 minutes can afford a firmer and quiet flow of the effleurage and rolling, permitting a calmer and more restful outcome. May incorporate some isolated deep tissue.
90 minutes also allows for more time to address potential problems if needed.
May incorporate some isolated deep tissue.
Client interview determines need. The treatment room is quiet, warm and restful. Water, tea and water flavors are available for a guest or waiting client-friend to help enjoy the sitting room.
This facial is gently invigorating. It consists of face and neck treatment of cleanse, masque, and hydrate. "Hot" towels clean away each level of product. While the masque rests for 10 quiet minutes, you will receive a firm, slow massage on shoulders, arms and hands. The final stage is the application of a added undereye hydration, cooling eye application, moisturizer which complements the previous face products to set your skin with a protective layer of balancing nutrients. Add this treatment to your 60 minute massage for only $15. Or reserve a 30 minute treatment for a quick get-away that feels like so much longer! At only $25, this also makes a thoughtful gift!
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Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expectant mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation. Side-lying technique used. (Safe at all stages, with known Chinese pressure points avoided. Great for mom and baby!)
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage such that heated stones help deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. My stones are specially chosen from the shores of Lake Superior for size and shape.
Heat can be alternated with cold for a truly invigorating experience.
When choosing a 60-90 minute Hot Stone Full Body , please indicate Stones-only when reserving your appointment so that enough stones can be prepared.
An ancient alternative medicine, cupping involves the use of special cups, which, when a vacuum is created inside, are placed strategically to facilitate increased flow of toxins, blood, and lymph to the surface, freeing stagnation of fluids and allowing soft tissue to decompress.
Hot, steamy towels are a relaxing decadence to enhance your massage. Towels, sanitized in the special towel heater are applied on décolleté, back, hands, and feet. Ask for aromatherapy choices to deepen the relaxation. ( Advise of add-on to ensure enough towels are prepared)