What is massage therapy?
a luxury? health benefit? Stress reducer? A way to cope with chronic pain?
The answer is all of the above! From week to week, we see numerous clients who come in looking for pain relief. Some can’t move their shoulder. Others are suffering from migraines, fibromyalgia, stressful jobs, emotional unease, arthritis, limited range of motion, and the list goes on. We even have clients come in because they are caring for loved ones – that is a full-time, emotional and physical job that can certainly take its toll.
Most often, massage therapy is a last resort for people; a sort of desperate plea after all other avenues have been exhausted. Then there are the occasional clients that are sent our way via doctors and healthcare professionals as part of their treatment plan. We are happy to say that this is happening more and more lately and we are thrilled to a part of our clients’ healthcare team.
The goal of this massage is to relax, nurture and calm your body, mind, emotions and every aspect of your being. This service consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your individual comfort level. Relaxation massage is a pain-free treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments. Please consider booking a therapeutic massage session for pain relief and/or management.
This treatment focuses on actually correcting a physical problem, pain, or dysfunction. If you have particular muscle tension or chronic pain, your therapist will assess where you need treatment and what may be causing your pain. They’ll perform some tests to see exactly which muscles are giving you trouble and will tailor a treatment plan to suit. The treatment itself may involve deep tissue and myofascial work for short periods of time, but the results are definitely worth it!
Raindrop Therapy uses a layering process of nine different therapeutic-grade essential oils applied to the feet and spine. The combination of these oils, and the application of moist warm towels to the spine and back, allows the oils to penetrate your body rapidly and begin their therapeutic process on a cellular level. Raindrop Therapy has been known to increase the immune system, relieve back issues, and to create balance and harmony in the body.