The stresses of daily life can take a toll and sometimes exercise, meditation and other forms of relaxation or activities aren’t enough to rejuvenate your body and mind. Ease of stress, tension relief, improved immune system, and lower blood pressure are just a few of the many advantages gained with a continuous massage regimen. Not to mention how great it feels to escape from the real world for an hour or two! We offer a variety of massages for every life stage, massages that are great for people who work a lot at a computer, massages for athletes, and therapeutic massage services for everyone in between!
Your First Visit
Let our staff introduce you to the best way to relieve stress and rejuvenate your mind and body – therapeutic massage! Our professional staff is here to consult, teach and help take care of your needs. You experience the luxury of being cared for by Certified Massage Therapists while gaining the knowledge to better care for yourself.
One thing you will love about our studio is that we tailor your massage experience to your specific needs. As you enter our studio you are welcomed by our friendly staff and provided with our confidential questionnaire. Our service providers go over it very carefully with you, to be aware of any concerns and special needs you might have, any current conditions that might affect treatment, and specific areas to focus on.
You are encouraged to communicate any special requests and concerns to your Massage Therapist. Exceeding your expectations and providing the utmost comfort is our ultimate goal.
Your Individualized Plan
Your massage session may begin with a review of your pain level and range of pain-free motion. Your massage therapist can then choose his or her approach, which may address areas of the body that contribute to your pain but are not painful themselves. If you are experiencing severe pain or extreme muscle weakness, consult your primary health care practitioner before receiving massage. Also let your therapist know if you feel numbness, tingling, or other discomforts during a session so that he or she can adjust pressure or technique. Your therapist may recommend a series of sessions depending on the cause and severity of your pain. For the future, you may want to use massage as a preventative measure, scheduling a session as soon as you become aware of increasing tension.
Stress and Pain
Stressful events or unrelenting minor aggravation can often build to physical discomfort. For example, you may have noticed that under stress your shoulders become painfully tight as they creep up toward your ears. Distracting and unpleasant, stress-related tension can also leave you more susceptible to injury, such as when you turn your head suddenly or sleep in an awkward position. Massage calms the nervous system, allowing you to let go and breathe more deeply, which in itself helps release neck and shoulder tension. As you experience deep, restorative relaxation, you may enjoy an increased feeling of overall well being, which can build your reserves to face ongoing stresses, both large and small.
Support for Self Care
To reduce tension or improve mobility, your massage therapist may recommend stretching or the use of hot and cold applications. She or he may also recommend adjusting your habits at work and at home. For example, if you work at a desk, are your chair, keyboard, and monitor comfortably positioned? At home, does your pillow adequately support your neck? Practicing yoga, tai chi or other movement and relaxation techniques may also help by reducing daily stress and tension.
A Return to Pain-Free Movement
Massage can be a powerful and effective therapy for reducing your neck and shoulder pain. It can improve ease of movement, help your tissues repair, increase relaxation and support other types of treatment. For both immediate pain relief and preventive care, massage can help you more fully enjoy the activities of your work, play and family life!bly positioned? At home, does your pillow adequately support your neck? Practicing yoga, tai chi or other movement and relaxation techniques may also help by reducing daily stress and tension.