15 min - $20
Chair Massage Policy
Chair massage is available at the clinic. I also offer it at events, conventions, parties, etc. with a minimum 2 hour purchase up to 6 hours plus a $30 travel fee within 30 miles of clinic address. Maximum travel distance is 50 miles, add a $1/mile if over 30 miles.
I do not provide private, in-home massage at this time.
For groups, I can do any increment of time per person as long as I have 5 minutes between each session to clean and reset the chair. The most popular time set up is 15 minute sessions which equals 3 people per 1 hour. Longer than 3 hours includes a 30 minute break for me and an 18% gratuity charge.
For in-clinic chair massage, please notify me 24 hours before your appointment so I can make sure the chair is on site.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of body work. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels, and greater flexibility. If you have specific issues or problem areas, Deep Tissue may be more what you are looking for.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past, lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you do not get too uncomfortable.
During a session, your therapist uses deep, slow strokes similar to Swedish ones as well asdirect pressure on tight and/or tender areas to relieve tension in the deep layers of muscle and fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, joints and organs. Keep in mind that soreness is common after the treatment, and you should drink plenty of water to hydrate your body which speeds up muscle recovery and supports increased circulation. A heating pad or ice pack are effective aftercare options depending on your experience.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in the body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension that occur in the belly of the muscle and refer pain to other parts of the body. Active trigger points can refer pain in both the local area and/or to other areas of the body, while latent trigger points are typically painless. Both may cause pain, a decrease in range of motion, and weakness; the tightness alone cutting off the muscle’s own blood supply. For example, a trigger point in the shoulder can cause burning, tingling, numbness and/or pain down the arm and to the hand. Often times the area where you feel the most pain is not the source. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress.
During a session, focused pressure is applied to release your trigger points followed by specific stretches to further lengthen the bound up muscles fibers. This process may be painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative. A heating pad or ice pack are effective aftercare options depending on your experience. Most sessions are done without oil or lotion.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your workplace or at an event. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. Chair massage is done over the clothing while seated which allows you to avoid disrobing if that makes you uncomfortable. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule. No aromatherapy oils are available at events where there are multiple people receiving sessions, but are offered for single, in-clinic sessions.
This blend of massage techniques focuses on specific muscles, trigger points, and pain syndromes that occur based on injury or trauma to an area that is diagnosed by a physician. Combining myofascial release techniques, cupping, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, and assisted stretching, medical massage is a powerful rehabilitative modality to help facilitate healing after injury.
We reserve medical massage for clients who receive a prescription from their doctor. We do not accept private insurance but can provide you with a receipt and/or invoice for you to submit to your insurance company.