Massage appointments are for TREATMENT reasons, but relaxation massage can be scheduled.
First appointment, including physical assessment and health history, 110 min- $120
Infrequent massage appointment- $105 for 90 min and $85 for 60 min
Frequent follow up appointment - $95 for 90 min and $72 for 60 min
**The first appointment includes physical assessment, manual testing, and discussion of treatment plan.
As a medical massage therapist, I use combination of massage therapy modalities listed below during my treatments, mainly myofascial release technique.
Benefits of Massage Therapy:
Massage therapy is one of the most ancient healing practices. There are about hundred forms of therapeutic massage modalities, and each has its own unique philosophy.
Massage therapy benefit is more than just stress reduction. Depends on the modality, massage therapy helps to reduce chronic muscle tension, low back pain, neck pain, fibromalgia pain, relieve tension headaches, ease symptoms of depression, increase range of motion, temper effects of dementia, improve balance in older adults, improve quality of life in hospice care, relief postoperative pain, enhance exercise/sport performance…etc.
Myofascial therapy is a form of deep tissue therapy and medical massage intended
to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body.
Decrease chronic pain
Speed healing from injury and surgery
Reduce scar tissue and adhesions
Realigns muscle fibers
Increase blood circulation
One of the best methods to treat frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
Most documented/beneficial massage therapy in literature
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Shiatsu uses soothing, pointwork, tapping, and stretching techniques and is performed without oil/lotion through comfortable clothing. Benefits are stress reduction, relaxation, increased body's vital energy (Qi- Chi)Increase circulation and ROM of joints, decrease back pain, neck and shoulder stiffness.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career 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 percussion to help the body improve its 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.
Active Release and Muscle Energy Technnique (MET)
Active release is very effective massage technique to lengthen the muscle fibers and reduce adhesions and scar tissue.
Lymphatic Pump Therapy
The purpose of the lymphatic pump therapy is to assist lymph node stimulation and flow of lymph through the body.
Thermo Therapy is used heat or cold to deepen muscle relaxation, promote circulation and decrease pain in fascia. Heat relaxes muscles, reduces adhesions, and allows the therapist access to deeper muscle layers with more ease. The heat also increases blood circulation, and sedates the body, which may alleviate chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. Cold
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 expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release 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.