Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be a physician recommended part of a stress reduction program or a blissful indulgence that promotes relaxation and well-being in our every day lives.

We offer one hour and half hour massage packages and gift certificates.

Types of Massage Therapy

Swedish massage – (which is a proper name, not a reference to Sweden) refers to a collection of techniques designed primarily to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper
muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
The lymph system and veins (which carry blood back to the heart) both rely on muscle action,
rather than heart pump pressure, to operate.

Many believe it is safe to apply light pressure in the opposite direction. Friction is reduced by oil. Swedish massage can relax muscles, increase circulation, remove metabolic waste products, help the recipient obtain a feeling of connectedness, and a better awareness of their body and the way they use and position it.  The strokes and manipulations of Swedish Massage are each conceived as having a specific therapeutic benefit. One of the primary goals of Swedish Massage is to speed venous return from the extremities.

Swedish Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It improves circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple. Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system while at the same time relaxing the nerves themselves. As it can help reduce emotional and physical stress it is often recommended as part of a regular program for stress management. It also has specific clinical uses in a medical or remedial therapy.

Deep Tissue Massage – is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. This invigorating experience is a process of detection of stiff or painful areas by determining the quality and texture of the deeper layers of musculature, and slowly working into the deep layers of muscle tissue. Specific hand positions and strokes are then used to respond to various tissue qualities. Techniques employing breath and movement are also used for releasing muscular congestion.

Aromatherapy Massage – Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils extracted from botanical substances for the purpose of healing and balancing your physical and emotional state. Essential oils contain chemically distinct properties that produce different therapeutic effects. While aroma plays an important role in aromatherapy, the use of essential oil can take many forms, which includes not only inhalation, but also skin care, baths and massage. A 60-minute aromatherapy massage will transport you into a world of multi-sensory experience while relaxing your tired muscles.  Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component.