Therapeutic Relaxing Massage with Jason
60 Minutes: $85
75 Minutes: $105
90 Minutes: $125
Signature Therapeutic Massage with Gwen
60 Minutes: $112
75 Minutes: $140
90 Minutes: $168
Each of our therapists brings their own particular approach and will work with you to customize your session. We draw on a variety of techniques and blend them into a smooth and intuitive flow that can range from gentle and nurturing to more focused and intense. Your therapist will take the time to do a thorough intake with you and discuss your goals for the session, whether you just want to unwind or are looking to treat an injury.
During your session, you will relax on a heated massage table, covered in cozy cotton flannel sheets. We use only the highest quality, all-natural oils and creams and most sessions include aromatherapy and hot towels. We also have a variety of specialty balms and oils, as well as myofascial cups and ice therapy, that can be brought into your session at your request or as therapeutically appropriate.
After your session, your therapist will offer you fresh spring water and give suggestions for self-care and future treatments. Most of our clients choose to incorporate massage at least once a month as part of their wellness plan.
Benefits of Massage
Studies have shown that regular massage lowers blood pressure, improves cardiovascular health, reduces chronic joint and muscle pain, and helps with both tension headaches and migraines. Massage can help improve sleep and digestion by regulating the nervous system and can foster a healthy body image and positive mental outlook by lowering cortisol levels. Many older adults who get regular massage therapy credit massage for their continued good health and longevity.
For those who are active, regular massage can help relieve muscle soreness from workouts and help prevent injuries by keeping muscle and connective tissue healthy, aligned, and flexible. Massage can also help with recovery if you are dealing with an injury. If you are looking to change your lifestyle or become more active, massage can support you mentally and physically in making these changes.
Massage can also be helpful for those going through times of stress or transition or for people who have gone through a traumatic experience. Massage therapists are trained to hold a safe and non-judgemental space for you to decompress, let go of stress and tension, and release anything you are ready to let go of. Creating time for yourself to receive therapeutic massage can be a valuable self-care tool to help you feel centered and deal with the ups and downs of life.
History of Massage
Therapeutic massage comes from a long tradition of 5,000 years of relaxation and pain relief. The history of massage therapy dates back to 3000 BCE, or earlier, in India, where it was considered a sacred system of natural healing. Used by Hindus in Ayurvedic (life health) medicine, massage therapy was a practice passed down through generations to heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and treat illnesses.
In the early 1800s, Swedish doctor, Per Henrik Ling, created a method that became known as the Swedish Massage to help relieve chronic pain. 19th-Century Dutchman, Johan George Mezger, is credited with incorporating the techniques that are used today in Swedish Massage: effleurage – long, gliding strokes; petrissage – kneading or lifting; tapotement – beating or tapping with hands or fingertips; and friction – deep circular or crosswise movements designed to penetrate deeper tissue.
From 1970 on, massage therapy has enjoyed a Renaissance, as people are deciding to live healthier lifestyles and turning to more holistic approaches to pain management and restoring and maintaining well-being. Modern massage therapists draw from both ancient healing traditions and current advances in pain science, anatomy, and physiology.
Today, therapeutic massage is increasingly seen as an important component of preventative healthcare and more people than ever are enjoying the benefits of massage in their lives.
We invite you to experience the benefits of massage for yourself today.