General massage techniques may incorporate several types of massage therapy. I will individualize your massage to include techniques to effectively address your specific needs. General massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by
Reducing or eliminating pain.
Improving joint mobility.
Improving lymphatic drainage.
Reducing muscular tension
General massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. I can work with a wide variety of clients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
What are the rates for general and clinical massage sessions?
60 minutes - $85.00 (tax $91.63)
90 minutes - $115.00 (tax $123.97)
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Systematic and site specific massage which lengthens and strengthens tissue which breaks the cycle of muscle spasm and pain. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints or other connective tissue, as well as organs. Deep tissue massage is effective in treating muscle soreness due to over exercise, stress or injury.
TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE
This popular therapy is one where the therapist identifies hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules or knots in taut bands of muscle fibers. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain or local twitch response. This massage is for people who suffer with pain from stress or injury.
Swedish massage uses long, flowing strokes, kneading and circular movements. Swedish massage is the most commonly requested massage technique and has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness and improving function in patients with conditions that cause muscle stiffness due to stress, chronic illness or injury. Swedish massage promotes relaxation and improves circulation and provides relief of muscle tension.
Oncology and massage for people living with chronic illness is administered by therapists who have been specifically trained to provide massage for conditions such as fibromyalgia and cancer. A customized plan which usually works in unison with a physician, helps to improve the immune system and decreases muscle soreness. This special service provides great comfort for the patient working through a chronic or serious illness.
That can be added into your session.
I do not charge extra for various modalities
Ex. "Deep tissue or pregnancy" You are paying me to fix you. I know I’d be pissed if my mechanic charged me extra because a bolt was super tight and they had to use more strength to loosen it. 😂
I do not charge different fees for different modalities, as I find it difficult for the client to ascertain the modality they will actually need during a treatment session. So, I practice Integrative massage; I include many different modalities and pressures into each session, as it is custom and individual to each client. I have had clients who do not understand the difference between Deep Tissue & Deep Pressure. Some clients ask for deep pressure, but actually their tissues at time of session are demanding something different. Also I've experienced clients who can not lie on their stomach only on their side so would I then charge them the same rate for a pregnancy massage since its similar? The answer is NO.
ADD - ONS
Enhance your Massage for $10 |
These enhancements may be incorporated into any full body massage service to create a personalized experience and do not require additional time.
+Thai Reflexology Foot Massage
Feel tired, in pain, and off balanced? Just like a building has to have a leveled balanced foundation, so does your body. Your feet are your base of support, your foundation or your roots upon all else is formed. When you feel fatigued, stressed or tired a foot massage can bring more energy and clarity. Stimulate your body's healing energy with this finger point pressure to relieve pain, enhance health, and readjust and balance your body's systems and energy fields.
Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the feet and also lower legs. Thai foot massage is both invigorating and deeply relaxing and involves hands on massage, stretching and acupressure to stimulate reflex points. It has elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Chinese massage, incorporated into the treatment.
The olfactory sense is found in one of the earliest developed parts of the brain and has one of the most dramatic emotional effects on us. Essential oils have therapeutic value, they are absorbed in two ways. First, inhaling the scent carried it through your nose to your lungs, where it is then absorbed into the bloodstream. Second, by applying the oil to your skin, it is absorbed through the cellular membrane.
Aromatherapy is connected to the idea of holism, meaning one must care for the whole person. This begins with the senses. Essential oils are pure energy extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits that work on all levels of the human body. Great for conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions.
+ Reiki (usui shiki ryoho) - Energy Balance
Reiki treats the whole person including body, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Reiki is a simple, natural, safe and non invasive method to promote spiritual and physical healing and increase self awareness that everyone can use. It works well in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. The client relaxes on a massage table. The practitioner will lay their hands on or near the recipient’s body, positioning their hands at the head, limbs and torso throughout the treatment. The Reiki energy goes where it is needed and knows what to do. It can do no harm. Session is infused with mini-Pranic Healing of the energy field and chakras as needed.
For a few years now, the benefits of cryotherapy have been explored among athletes for recovery, for the chronically ill for inflammation control, and for the wellness-minded for improved sleep and rejuvenation.
Massage consists of cryotherapy balls to reduce tension, pain and inflammation.
Ice application of any kind should be avoided by patients with certain medical conditions, such as for patients who have rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud’s Syndrome, cold allergic conditions, paralysis, or areas of impaired sensation.
Heat Wave Synergy Stone
If you love hot stone massages then you will love the heat wave. Heat wave is the new exciting style of massage performed with revolutionary synergy stone heat, wave massage tool.
Thermotherapy accelerates recovery and healing, some physicians have recommended it to their patients suffering from injury, chronic pain, rheumatism, or arthritis. Some studies suggest that heat therapy may also be an effective treatment in the fight against mild depression, appetite loss, and anorexia.