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Massage Lingo and Benefits

Hello family! Wanted to share a little bit of information on the different styles of massage that you may run into in massage advertisements or in person. Don't let the lingo confuse you! Just ask if you have any questions and know that most massages are done with a Swedish base and an Integrative finish. What does that mean? Read on below to find out which massage might be best for you.

Swedish Massage: A gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax your surface to midlayer muscles and restore the mind. Great with Aromatherapy.

Trigger Point Massage: This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. A trigger point is a small knot in your muscles that often causes pain in other areas.

Deep Tissue Massage: Targeted on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue that may be harboring adhesions causing chronic pain or injury. Techniques may include compression holds, deep breathing, and trigger point releases.

Sports Massage: Geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries and prepare for events. Sometimes includes faster paced techniques and assisted stretching. Focuses on the muscle, ligaments and tendons to break down scar tissue, improve muscle tone, and restore range of motion.

Myofascial Massage: Focuses on muscles (myo) and fascia (connective tissues) layers to help lengthen and restore elasticity to the body. Typically a lighter style modality with a deep body impact.

Reflexology: Massage of the hands, feet or ears using various pressures and techniques. See below for more details.

Integrative Massage: This massage combines modalities like Myofascial and Swedish, Trigger Point and Deep Tissue, Reflexology and more. This is the basis for our standard sessions unless we discuss otherwise for your specific needs. LMTs integrate their various CEU specializations to make a custom session for you.


Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet, hands, and ears. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems. Reflexology is most commonly performed as massage to the feet.

3 of 4 Americans suffer foot related problems in their lifetimes. 1 in 10 people suffer from heel problems every year.

Your feet may be more at risk for damage if you are pregnant, have a family history of Plantar Fascitis, are an athlete or runner, are obese, wear improper shoes, are of older age or are diabetic. 65% of diabetics have damage to their feet.

There are 52 bones between your two feet that hosts 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, 33 joints, and 7000 nerve endings.

Pampered Peds Reflexology

This 45-minute foot focused session includes a hot water crystal infused soak and an exfoliating salt or sugar scrub, with choice of seasonally available aromatherapy oils. Let our team of professionals wow your reflexes with deep rooted relief for tired, overworked feet. Perfect for clients with Plantar Fascitis, runners, and anyone on their feet all day.

Recommended: Bi-weekly. Cost: $45

Carpal Tunnel Care

This 45-minute hand focused session includes a hot water crystal infused soak for your hands and forearms, gentle stretches for your worn out hands, and detailed massage that targets trigger points, pressure build up, and scar tissue build up. This hand care is perfect for anyone working on the computer, with intricate tools like surgeons, hair dressers, and craftspeople, or other massage therapists! Recommended: Bi-weekly. Cost: $45


Seasonally available essential oils are available to add on to for most sessions. Aromatherapy is holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Cost: Eucalyptus Lemon Linen Spray ($10), Lemon Tea Tree Sugar Scrub ($15), Peppermint Rosemary Scalp Treatment ($15).

Focused Fifty Full Body This 50-minute hands-on session is perfect for monthly maintenance. Great for general relaxation or focus on specific areas of discomfort and tension. Ideal for building body awareness by taking steps together to prevent future pain and tension. Pick your massage type that's right for you and we’ll go from there! Recommended: Every 2-3 weeks Cost: $75

Massage relaxes the body by calming the nervous system, lowering blood pressure, reducing heart rate, while also improving muscle, skin tone, posture and range of motion.

Energized Eighty Full Body This 80-minute hands-on session is our favorite and highly recommended for first time sessions and long-term physical re-connection and recovery goals. This session is perfect for addressing full body relaxation and focused therapeutic treatment on those spots that just need a little extra work. Don’t rush your healing, make time for it. Recommended: Monthly Cost: $115

Massage can reduce swelling, reduce headaches, help release stuck emotions, speed the removal of metabolic waste, release endorphins, increase blood and lymph flow.

Headache Helper There are a dozen kinds of headaches, from migraines and sinus headaches to anxiety, tension or stress. Let’s talk tension patterns that may be coming in from the head, neck and shoulders. Great addition with Hot/Cold therapy and our Peppermint Rosemary aromatherapy scalp treatment. Cost: $75 with add-on: $85

Hot/Cold Therapy This targeted treatment is incorporated into massage sessions that need an extra helping hand, or tool rather! Hands on manipulation of the tissues sometimes runs into resistance where serious or long term damage may be involved. Using alternating Hot/Cold modalities using stones and hot towels allows our hands on work to make more impact. Add-On Cost: $20

Cold calms down damaged tissues, slows blood flow to an injured area to reduce swelling and inflammation and controls pain responses. Great for sports injuries, headaches/migraines, and overuse injuries.

Heat is frequently recommended for those with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and Hypertension. Heat helps release built up toxins in the tissues, so drink lots of water! It helps blood circulation, joint flexibility and chronic pain, and is said to help

you sleep better.

Chair Massage

Chair massage is performed in fitness/yoga style clothes on a professional portable massage chair. Perfect for those who are posture conscious, work high physically stressing jobs, and are on the go all the time. Sessions relieve tension in common stress holding areas such as the Low and Upper Back, Neck, Shoulders, and Arms. Sessions are 20 minutes.

Recommended: Weekly.

Cost: $20

89% of people surveyed said they believe massage is a significantly effective way to manage their pain.

Office Party Chair Massage Package

Are you the owner or manager of a company and want to take care of your hard working employees? Physical pain can add up, especially at work where repetitive daily actions can build up tension and cause overuse in the muscles. Treat your team to a restorative chair massage at their next staff meeting, holiday party, charity event or other exciting get together any time of year. Chair massages are typically 2-3 songs long, so bring your favorite tunes to make a memorable evening that shows your team you care. You save by booking your desired event time and your team can sign up for their pick between 5 and 10 minute sessions.

1 Hour: $120 2 Hours: $ 200 1 ½ Hours: $150 3 Hours: $ 300

Bridal Party Chair Massage

Are you trying to wow your Bride/Groom to be with a truly memorable party to celebrate them? What better way then the gift of relaxation and restoration? Book our LMT for the night and get a 20 minute chair massage for Bride and Groom, and 10 minute sessions for your support team. Remember: Alcohol and Massage don’t mix. Please plan for massages before any consumption.

Cost: $150 (90 minutes)



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