Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy.
Postpartum is a time of muscular fatigue from the demands of labor and delivery. Massage during this time is incredibly beneficial for a new mother as she heals from childbirth, begins nursing, and deals with the impact of changing hormones and sleepless nights on her mental and emotional health. Additionally, mothers may find leaving the house to be incredibly difficult in this time; however, there is no need to find a sitter for your postpartum massage! Feel free and welcome to bring your newborn with you. A baby swing will be provided to hold your little one while we work, and breaks to rock, nurse, or bottle-feed are built into your massage time. Arrangements can also be made for siblings.
Swedish Massage is a massage form that uses long, flowing strokes to gently relax the mind and body. Typically, a relaxation massage doesn't require special focus on any trigger points or exceed moderate pressure, although these are available by request. If you're in need of a spa day, an escape from the stress of home or work, or just an hour to unwind, a relaxation massage is the choice for you!
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork whose aim is to reduce pain or tension in some or all of the body. Some clients prefer a full body relaxation with deep tissue in a few specific locations (such as neck, shoulders, IT Bands, etc) while others prefer to have deep pressure with a corrective focus over the full body. You may also choose to spend the entirety of your allotted time working on only a few areas that need corrected, forgoing relaxation completely. By communicating with your massage therapist at the beginning of the session, this massage can be tailored for your exact needs and goals. Bear in mind that soreness is common afterwards, and that it is important to drink plenty of fluids in order to flush toxins out of the body.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is not massage, but an assisted stretching routine. Book alone or added on to another service to aid in flexibility, to learn how to properly stretch before or after exercise, and to strengthen your tendons and ligaments. The client, during this form of bodywork, will remain fully clothed. Clothing should be athletic or otherwise flexible (sweatpants, leggings, etc.). Whether you are interested in a total body stretch routine or relieving tension in one or more specific muscles, it is important to discuss these details with your massage therapist beforehand so that a routine can be designed to fulfill your needs.