DAY BREAK MASSAGES
Day Break Level Massage
(Hot Towel Treatment and Aromatherapy included)
We Do Couples Massage
We also offer these Day Break Level Massages
30 or 45 minute Focus Massage
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30 minutes – $35.00 each
- Foot & Leg
- Back, Neck & Shoulder
- Hands & Arms
- Scalp & Face
45 minutes – $45.00 each
- Neuromuscular (NMT)
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue and is especially helpful for tense and contracted areas such as sore shoulders, lower back tightness, and stiff necks. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure to help alleviate tension and stress in the body. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:
- Lower back pain
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postural problems
- Chronic pain
- Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
- Osteoarthritis pain
Sports Massage is designed to assure the health and well being of the athlete and to enhance athletic performance. Compared to classic Swedish massage, Sports Massage addresses more specific muscles related to a particular activity; and addresses and assists in treating and preventing injuries. Treatment typically consists of deeper pressure, stretching and ROM (range of movement) activity. Heavily exercised muscles may also lose their capacity to relax. This causes chronically tight muscles, and loss of flexibility. Lack of flexibility is often linked to muscle soreness, and predisposes athletes to injuries especially muscle pulls and tears. Blood flow through tight muscles is poor (ischemia), which also causes pain. A regular routine of massage therapy is very effective in combating these effects of heavy exercised muscles.
“Muscular strain is a common sports-related injury with the potential to chronically impair performance when sound principles of injury recognition, immediate treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention are ignored.” When preventive techniques such as sports massage are applied, according to Glen A Halvorson, MD, severe muscular strain may be avoided.
Sports massage should be applied before and after athletic events, with many “maintenance” sessions in-between meets or competitions. Pre-event sports massage is focuses on warming-up the major muscles to be used and improves tissue pliability. It also helps get the athlete in a good mental state for competition and prepares them to reach their athletic performance potential. Post-event sports massage is given following an athletic event and is mainly focused upon recovery. This type of sports massage is geared toward reducing muscle spasms and metabolic build-up that occur with vigorous exercise.
Neuromuscular / Medical Massage
Neuromuscular / Medical Massage uses effective methods of pain management for chronic muscle discomfort. Our practitioners, while focusing on balancing the person’s body over gravity, apply various techniques that result in the release of constricted muscles and the elimination of metabolic waste. Special attention may also be given through the application of heat and analgesic ointment for optimal results.
In the last 60 years, neuromuscular therapy (NMT) has emerged as a significant way to assess, treat and prevent soft-tissue injuries and chronic pain. Today, NMT is widely used not only in the treatment rooms of massage therapy, but also in occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, dentistry, chiropractic, osteopathic and physical medicine clinics worldwide.
Put broadly, NMT is a series of treatment. NMT differs from regular, relaxation massage because it not only deals with the muscles, ligaments, and soft tissues of the body, but also with the nervous system. (Hence the term “neuromuscular,” which literally means “of, relating to or affecting both nerves and muscles.”)
Understanding the difference between massage therapy and neuromuscular massage should help when it comes time to decide what kind of therapy is right for you and for what you hope to achieve. Neuromuscular therapists not only have an advanced understanding of the body, the systems and their delicate interplay, but also possess a solid understanding of the techniques of NMT and their practical application. The principle of NMT is not only to reduce and eliminate pain, but to restore function and to educate clients about what they can do at home to help keep their progress moving forward. To involve clients in their own healing is a foundational element in NMT, and has proven to help keep clients active in their progress as well as more informed about their body in general. NMT has a long and bright future ahead of us, helping to educate people and affect change for the better, joining forces with anatomy and physiology to create a more holistic, informative approach to living a healthy life.
Pregnancy Massage supports and nurtures the mother-to-be. Focusing on the requirements of the Mother-To-Be, pregnancy massage is a very gentle form of massage. The therapist blends techniques to provide relaxation and relief from low back stress and other pregnancy related discomfort. It is perfect for pre and post delivery. The therapist always works with an awareness of the special needs of the mother-to-be. Studies have shown that when massage is preformed during delivery, it calms both the fetus and the delivering mother. We also offer infant massage.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage uses heated basalt stones to provide deeper work with less pressure while relaxing and re-energizing the body. Each session is always customized to your needs and comfort level. The pressure can be as deep or light as feels good to you. The temperature of the stones can range from very warm (soothing and relaxing) to cool (refreshing and revitalizing) or a combination of the two depending on your needs. This is a great way to remove toxins from the muscles allowing for quicker relief.A lot of folks don’t realize what massage therapy really can do it. When you put a focus to a modality of massage, you can really make it special. Take for instance these versions of a hot stone massage with a particular focus to the needs of a client:Arthritis Strength Hot Stone This is a layered version of a hot stone. Each stone more sets of stones are used as placements at each joint of the body as well as the hands and feet. This delivers moist heat to each of the joints of the body finishing up with a massage to the heart to get all the gunk thats left behind from the symptoms of arthritis.Cough Congestion Hot Stone – this is a focused version of a hot stone that concentrates on being able to breathe well. The chest is covered very well and great care as a product of camphor and menthol is applied into each intercostal rib of the chest as well as lotion. Then hot stones is worked into every area of the chest and the pectorals . The goal is to get into each and every single rib and up along the line of the diaphragm underneath the ribs. Once the chest is nice pink color, we turnover on to the back. Again, a liniment of camper and menthol is applied to each and every single rib along the spine and in the back all away up into the neck as well. And hot stone is done along the back until its nice and hot again and collar safely. Then followed by a gentle thumping of the back to help break up old cough congestion left behind in the lungs. People have reported being able to breathe well. Others have used these types of techniques to prevent from getting bronchitis every year. A facial sinus massage is added if needed.Hot Stone For Fibromyalgia Those who have fibromyalgia, their tissues in the body usually have an accumulation of excess cortisol which is a stress hormone. What this does is it makes the tissues of the body, the skin, the fascial and the muscles glue themselves to each other. What hot stone does is help break up this cortisol. It helps loosen up the fascial tissues and open up the circulatory system to receive these excess waste products. The overall effect is to remove the physical effects of stress. Those who have this type of treatment, overtime report a significant decrease of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Hot Stone Postpartum Massage Mother roasting is simply the practice of keeping a woman warm after birth and the the follow 6 to 8 weeks after. Through pregnancy and childbirth a woman loses a lot of energy (chi). This can have devastating effects emotionally, physically and psychologically. This hot stone massage incorporates mother roasting using hot stones, castor oil packs on the belly, and bring the body back to a balance and harmony after delivery. It can include compression of the ribs and hips, womb folding, and bringing major organs back into place. The heat helps replenish chi. The castor oil packs help with digestive issues after a dramatic change in hormone levels. Some women experience a realignment of tissues and ligaments.Hot Rockin Reflexology Sweet Feet Aromatherapy – This is a treat for your feet. Feet are scrubbed with essential oils and salt foot scrub. Hot towels remove the salt and warm oils are applied to the feet and calves. Warm basalt rocks are use to heat up the feet. Hot stones are used for a reflexology treatment for the feet. Heat works its way into each nerve pathway of the body (meredians). The meridians can affect each part of the body as a whole.If you have never experienced a hot stone massage, it is an experience all in its own. The added dimension of heat provides more circulation to joints and tissues. It provides a deeper sense of relaxation much like laying out at the beach on a hot day. If you have never felt the different varieties massage, all you have to do is ask. Maybe we can come up a special unique massage just for you.