Do you use massage primarily to de-stress and relax tired muscles – Wellness and Relaxation Massage? Or are you looking for a more focused session to get relief from muscle and joint pain brought on by repetitive work or sports related activities – Advanced Wellness Clinical Massage? Read on below to find out more and decide which service might best fit your goals. Book online or call to schedule your appointment. More information about massage treatments is available at the FAQ page. You may also use the contact form for questions.
Wellness and Relaxation Swedish Massage
|60-Minute Single Session: $90||90-Minute Single Session: $135||120-Minute Single Session: $180|
Wellness and Relaxation Massage is a generalized type of massage session. The goal is to help each client maintain or improve their personal wellness with a massage strategy designed to calm the nervous system and promote relaxation. It is based primarily on the Classic or Swedish massage techniques – a systematic approach of manual manipulations applied in a sequence to the body’s soft tissues (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia). The intention of each mode of touch, massage stroke, and joint movement is to relieve minor muscular aches and joint stiffness while also reducing the experience of stress and anxiety.
Your massage session can be applied to all the major muscle groups and joint structures of the body – i.e. the head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, hips, thighs, legs, feet – and can also include passive joint motions that stretch and lubricate these same joint structures. You may also have your session focus on only specific body areas such as the neck, shoulders, and back. A runner for example may prefer a massage focus on the thighs, legs, and feet with some passive stretching to follow. In the end, the massage session can always be adjusted to reflect your treatment preferences.
Given their generalized nature, Wellness and Relaxation Massage sessions are not intended to treat specific conditions such as chronic tension headaches or piriformis syndrome. Rather, they are best used as part of a monthly recurring bodywork and massage maintenance strategy to help manage the build up of minor physical and mental stresses before they become major problems.
Wellness and Relaxation Massage sessions can be scheduled in session lengths of 60, 90, or 120 minutes. Determining the right length of time for your session will depend upon your specific goals and may take a few sessions to figure out. Some treatment plans will be their nature take more time to implement than others. If you are not sure, I recommend starting with a 60-minute session.
At your first visit, you will be asked to complete important paper work regarding your current and past health history (an online form link or PDF attachment can be emailed to you prior to your appointment). A pre-treatment consultation will follow in which we will discuss your health history as well as your expectations and goals for the massage treatment and physical assessments for posture and joint range of motion may be performed if needed. Treatment procedures will be thoroughly explained and no treatment will be performed without your consent. Feel free to ask questions at any time. The new client intake process can take up to 30-minutes to complete and will be followed by your treatment session lasting 60-minutes.
Advanced Wellness Clinical Massage
|60-Minute Single Session: $100||90-Minute Single Session: $150||120-Minute Single Session: $200|
Advanced Wellness Clinical Massage is a treatment strategy aimed towards helping clients to relieve specific musculoskeletal discomforts associated with work or sports related activities. The bodywork and massage techniques applied are intended to help bring awareness to and improve posture, relieve muscular pain, increase joint flexibility, and improve muscle and joint function. To achieve these goals a typical session may include multiple modalities such as – Trigger Point Therapy, deep tissue and sports massage techniques, myofascial release techniques, along with passive and active stretching forms.
This treatment strategy is ideal for clients who have been experiencing chronic physical stress leading to conditions such as:
– back pain and general stiffness from sitting all day and stagnant posture
– neck and shoulder pain caused from postural strain (e.g. “text neck”)
– headache caused by accumulated tension in the shoulders, neck, jaw, and cranial muscles
– repetitive strain/overuse disorders of the forearms, wrist, and fingers from typing, texting, etc
Advanced Wellness Clinical Massage differs from a Wellness and Relaxation Massage in that it:
1. Incorporates massage/bodywork modalities in the form of a customized treatment plan which can most effectively address your primary complaints.
2. Provides take home actions enabling you to maintain progress between sessions (e.g. joint specific stretching routines, use of heat or cold, etc).
3. Offers education regarding work-related ergonomics and micro-breaking as a prevention strategy and helps you to gain a practical understanding of posture and its relationship to pain.
With these points in mind, the best results are achieved when each client actively and willingly participates in their wellness.
At your first visit, you will be asked to complete important paper work regarding your current and past health history (an online form link or PDF attachment can be emailed to you prior to your appointment). A pre-treatment consultation will follow in which we will discuss your health history as well as your expectations for the massage treatment. Physical assessments for posture, joint range of motion, and to test muscles and movements may be performed which are intended to help design an appropriate massage treatment for your needs. Treatment procedures will be thoroughly explained and no treatment will be performed without your consent. Feel free to ask questions at any time. The new client intake process can take up to 30-minutes to complete and will be followed by your treatment session lasting 60-minutes.
It is recommended that clients bring loose fitting clothing or sports attire to each session (men: shorts, women: shorts or yoga pants, sports bra).
Advanced Wellness Clinical Massage Treatment sessions can be used on an “as needed” basis or as part of a regular monthly maintenance program.