Regular (Swedish) Massage
This is the relaxing, stress-reducing type of massage most people think about when they want a massage. Swedish massage includes gliding, kneading, and striking strokes as well as friction strokes, stretching, joint movements, gentle shaking, and rocking. Generally, the massage is full-body and is very relaxing and has therapeutic benefits. Swedish Massage technique can also focus on one area of the body such as the back if that is the client's desire. Swedish Massage sessions are typically 1 hour to 90 minutes, but can be shorter or longer as desired. And, since our neuromuscular training gives us a more in depth knowledge of the anatomy, our clients tell us we provide a better Swedish massage!
Get rid of your aches and pains. Feel every sore, achy spot in your muscles slowly disappear with this wonderful massage. Every specific muscle that needs attention is treated with a powerful blend of deep tissue massage techniques that will leave you feeling great. Deep Tissue Massage is a term that gets thrown around quite a bit. Deep Tissue Massage is a massage of the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues of the body. Deep Tissue Massage is used to provide a more therapeutic effect by massaging all layers from superficial (closer to the skin) to deep (closer to the bone). It relaxes the muscles, rids them of built up metabolic waste, and helps release adhesions between muscles and connective tissues. It can also be useful in preventing scar tissue build up from injuries to muscles and connective tissues. NOTE: Deep Tissue Massage is the most incorrectly performed type of massage in the world. Many massage therapists believe (erroneously) that they must use extreme pressure to reach deep tissues. Extreme pressure is not necessary and is likely result in pain to the client. It also has the potential for causing injury. If the pressure being used by the therapist is causing you severe pain, tell them to use less or stop the massage.
Trigger point therapy
This type of therapy targets the sore, irritable, tight spots in muscles called trigger points. These trigger points can cause the whole muscle to be tight and painful, or even restrict movement in a joint. They can also "refer" pain to areas elsewhere in the body. In Trigger Point Therapy the Massage Therapist carefully seeks out the trigger points in muscles and uses specific compression techniques which allow the trigger points to release. This technique is often employed as part of NMT or Deep Tissue procedures and is a great method for relieving muscular pain and tension.
It is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes by utilizing specific massage therapy, including the pressure of trigger points, to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. It enhances the function of joints, muscles, and movement, and it releases endorphins, the bodies’ own natural painkillers. You will leave with a measurable difference feeling great.
1) While we can provide a relaxing massage, our BUSINESS FOCUS is to alleviate your discomfort. Over 95% of our clients have a specific area of concern. PNMT is problem solving the particular muscles that are causing you pain.
2) We have done a more in-depth study of ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. We know
which tight muscles to work on in order to help you.
3) Experience. After thousands of success stories, we know what to do to help you.
4) PNMT is tailored to your comfort level. We're careful to work only as deep as you wish. Your feedback is always crucial so that we can stay in communication with you during therapy.
Blended Therapy (uses both deeper and relaxation techniques)
This is a great way combine the focus and specific relief of deep Neuromuscular techniques with relaxation (Swedish) massage. We usually begin these sessions with the deeper work to help your specific area of concern, and then finish with relaxation techniques.
Perform your very best, whether you are a highly conditioned athlete or weekend warrior. Sports Massage is generally used to help improve athletic performance. Most often the Sports Massage is focused on the muscles and tissues most often used in the athletes sport, i.e., runners focus on their legs and hips. The techniques used include those used in Swedish Massage but may be deeper and combined with other techniques like Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Myofascial Release (MFR), Deep Tissue massage, and stretching (PNF and MET). The Sports Massage session might also include Orthopedic (Functional) Assessment. Exactly how it is done depends on whether the massage is being used to prepare for an event, recover from an event (helping with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), or assist in treating an injury.
Addresses chronic pain and sports injury conditions, with emphasis on restoring pain free joint range of motion throughout the body and integrating complete structural balance.
Goes far beyond the traditional clinical sports massage training by addressing all the common medical and orthopedic conditions found in most clients. Pain is released by combining sequences of functional assessment, Myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, fractioning, and stretching.
Cold Therapy Cold therapy slows down the blood flow
to an injury, which cuts down the swelling and pain. Any cold
treatment should be used right after the injury. Cold therapy is good for bumps
sprains and strains that may occur
with sports and lifting.
Cold therapy slows down the blood flow to an injury, which cuts down
the swelling and pain. Any cold treatment should be used right after the
injury. Cold therapy is good for bumps sprains and strains that may
occur with sports and lifting.
Hot therapy opens blood vessels, which increases blood flow, cuts
down pain and relaxes muscles. Hot therapy is good for stiffness
and ongoing pain.
Your Therapist will determine if these are needed.
A Chinese technique used for over 5,000 years similar to acupuncture, but without the use of needles. It is a method of detoxification for smokers, cold and flu, etc. and designed to cleanse the body of its impurities by placing cups (suctioned) along the body's meridians.
Chinese Cupping helps soften long-standing muscle tightness and adhesions. Cupping helps loosen tight muscles where other massage techniques or even myofascial release have not been enough. This method can help with treatment of chronic injuries, which respond to treatment, but come back.
When used to treat the neck and shoulders or lower back, "doing gentle exercises whilst the cups are in place helps to release muscle tightness.” Chinese Cupping can also bring blood back into an area which has become dry or stagnant, such as occurs with tennis elbow. If bruising occurs this is usually a good sign that the treatment will be effective. Bruising if it occurs is superficial and fades in 3-7 days. Cupping can be used stand alone, or added to many treatments. Not just for pain cupping also has some great cosmetic uses. Cupping is very effective at helping your body with cellulite, stretch marks, and scar reduction. The cups we use are medical grade glass. [1hr][1.5hr] Sessions
Not sure what kind of massage to ask for? Don't worry. Your therapist will sit down with you before your first massage for a private consultation. He/she will find out about your unique needs and preferences and make specific recommendations so that you receive the best treatment available to you.
We work with Dr., Dentist referrals and some insurance welcome. Call for details
These are base rate some of our therapist may have other rates for you. Please call to check
Multiple Massage Sessions
Reduction of, and management of pain some times individuals requires massage therapy 2-3 times per week in the first week. This will help the diminishing frequency of pain. This may continue in the second and third week of treatment depending upon response of the client to the therapy. We have put together some packages for this type of services. Quick Pain Relief.
Contact your Massage Therapist we may have other packages to help better serve your massage needs.
Packages are design to be used with in 2 weeks form the date of the first treatment. This will help your pain start to diminishing and let the healing began. Remember these are to be use within 2 weeks of first session. If you have any questions ask. Let us know.
*All packages are for Springfield office only
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