Investment: $60/1 hr (Ashiatsu $70/1 hr)
We offer many different options for massage which can be customized just for you. Make sure to discuss your individual needs with your massage therapist at your next appointment.
Some of the common benefits you may experience from massage are:
- General relaxation and revitalization
- Improved circulation
- Relief of sore or tight muscles
- Rehabilitation of muscle injuries
- Improvement in cellular nutrition
- Relief from the negative effects of stress
- Reduction of anxiety
- Increased flexibility and range of motion
- Improved immune system
How much time should I allow for my massage?
The average length of most massage is 60 minutes; however, some people find that 90 minutes allows for optimal relaxation. Shorter sessions of 30 minutes will not allow sufficient time for a full body massage and would be considered a partial massage session to focus on a particular area, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet.
How often should I receive a massage?
Typically, once every week or two is ideal for keeping muscle tissue pliable and in good condition. Once injuries or chronic issues have been addressed, once a month is the recommended minimum for maintaining overall health. Athletes can benefit from massage as often as two to three times a week during periods of intense training, or once or twice a month during the off season to maintain peak physical fitness and protect from injury.
What can I expect after my massage?
Since massage breaks up lactic acid and other toxins in the muscles it is important to drink plenty of water during the 24 hours following your appointment. Staying well hydrated will help move waste products out of your muscles and into circulation where they can be removed from the body. Hydration will also help ease any mild soreness especially for those experiencing their first massage. Smoking and drinking should be avoided after getting a massage as circulation is increased and these may have a stronger effect after a session.
Types of Massage
Swedish Massage is one of the most well-known types of therapeutic massage which focuses on muscle relaxation, targeting superficial muscles and increasing blood circulation. Using long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart, this technique is very effective in inducing total body relaxation. Beyond relaxation, Swedish Massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving flexibility and easing tension.
Deep tissue massage involved applying firm pressure and slow, deep strokes to reach the inner layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). While this type of massage is not focused specifically on relaxation it does offer both physical and psychological benefits. Studies show that massage modalities like deep tissue lower blood pressure, stress hormone levels and heart rate. It also boosts mood and relaxation by triggering the release oxytocin and serotonin. Deep tissue massage technique is mainly used for musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries by breaking up the scar tissue that forms following an injury. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood floor and reducing inflammation.
An Asian style of massage that has been practiced for thousands of years, Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique using deep strokes from the therapist’s feet. This style of deep tissue massage works further into the fascia as well as releasing trigger points and stretching connective tissues. Working with gravity instead of against it, Jason provides an effective therapeutic massage without causing pain or discomfort to the client. Long, gravity assisted strokes broaden and lengthen muscle fibers to restore and improve flexibility. Gentle manipulation of deeper layers of soft tissue increases circulation to flush out inflammation that is causing pain. Broad compressive strokes enhance circulation of blood and the lymphatic system.
Some of the common benefits of Ashiatsu are:
- Reduction of chronic pain
- Improved flexibility
- No residual soreness
- Stress reduction
- Long lasting effects
Some additional massage techniques utilized by our therapists include Trigger Point Therapy, Myo Fasical Release and Pregnancy Massage.