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Traditional Thai Massage

TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE can stand alone or complement your yoga or wellness routine.

Thai Massage is a branch of Traditional Thai Medicine and, as such, is a holistic system that, like yoga, incorporates mind, body, and spirit.

The client is relaxed on a mat in comfortable clothing. This style of massage incorporates a variety of techniques.

Some of these include palm pressure, energy line & pressure point work, assisted stretches, fluid movements, deep tissue work, reflexology, and steamed Thai herbal compresses.

Weather your needs are simple relaxation or deep therapeutic work, each session is unique and is tailored to your needs. Although the Thai system treats the individual from an energetic perspective, clients claim relief from various physical aches & pains, muscular tension, insomnia, stress…as well as benefits of mind & spirit!

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Hot Stone Massage

This treatment is an extra option that may be incorporated into a 60 min or 90 min session

The use of stones for healing dates back to ancient India and China and has been used worldwide in various forms for centuries. A popular offering in many spas and massage settings, hot stone therapy is welcomed by people as a way to relax the mind, body, and spirit. Deeply grounding, the stones allow the mind to soften from the stressors and business of life.
A therapist places the warmed stones on the body in various points. The therapist also used the warm stones to glide over areas of tension, thereby softening the muscle.

Some of the many benefits of hot stone massage:

Promotes muscles relaxation
Decreases stress and anxiety
Promotes better sleep
Grounds the mind in tranquility

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Yoga Instruction

YOGA PRIVATE INSTRUCTION gives you the foundation of a Yoga practice personalized for you and your individual needs. Each session works with your goals to create the ideal style of practice for you. Strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, health and wellness all increase. No yoga experience necessary. many conditions and current/ prior injuries can be accommodated.

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Trigger Point Therapy

Studies have shown that a large portion of pain arises in muscles that have developed trigger points. Trigger points are areas within the muscle fiber that have contracted and cannot release due to injury, or acute overload for example. When many trigger points develop within a muscle this creates hard fibers or taut bands within the muscle. These areas in the muscle will feel hard to the touch and the muscle will test weak. Trigger points have areas to which they refer pain. Sometimes this pain can be quite distant from the trigger point. The areas of referred pain have been mapped and this map forms a system of working with the body. Protocols to systematically treat each muscle are used to bring the muscles to a neutral resting place and release the trigger points. The most effective and efficient way of releasing these trigger points is with the use of the Muscle Liberator Percussion tool described below.

The Muscle Liberator Percussion tool is an extremely fast percussion tool used to quickly release trigger points that refer pain. Trigger points are fibers in the muscles that are stuck and cannot release. These stuck fibers do not contract or stretch efficiently. This can be very problematic for an athlete, for example, when only 30% of a given muscle contracts. This muscle will test weak. In addition to this weakness and pain referral, these areas are stagnant and the fibers have less blood and lymph flow. Therefore healing is slow. The tool works to release muscles very quickly. The fast percussion from the Muscle Liberator, hijacks the nociceptive input going to the brain and the brain gets disoriented. This neurological distraction allows the trigger points to dissolve. Additionally the percussion from the Muscle Liberator creates micro-stretches in the targeted muscle, which allows the muscle to release.

In this session the injury is assessed and pain patterns are observed. A treatment plan is created and all the muscles involved are systematically treated. Muscles are tested throughout the session and and they regain noticeable strength within the first session. Just a few of the injuries that can be quickly treated with a dramatic reduction in pain are frozen shoulder, sciatica, low back pain and rotator cuff, and many more.

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Relaxation Massage

RELAXATION MASSAGE is what is referred to as massage on a massage table. Massage oil and various effective techniques are used to create a stress relieving Swedish style session. Some of these techniques can include deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, reflexology, acupressure, energy work, and Thai. Steamed herbal compresses are offered upon request. As always, the treatment is tailored to your needs and can include simple relaxation or therapeutic work.

Pricing

MASSAGE RATES: • 1 hour: $70 • 90 minutes: $100 • 2 hours: $130

$30 for each additional 30 minutes.

*** All Traditional Thai Massage sessions include steamed Thai herbal compresses ***

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Sports Massage / Injury Treatment

Perfect for athletes as well as non athletes looking to recover from recent or long standing injuries.

This treatment not only speeds up recovery time from an existing injury, but also prevents future injury. This Sports Massage/ Injury Treatment is a targeted approach that aims to provide relief from pain and promote recovery time in the area of concern. A variety of effective techniques are used to increase pain free movement, and speed healing. The most effective techniques are used in this treatment. Trigger Point Therapy forms the foundation of this treatment along with Thai therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Muscle Energy Techniques, and occasionally Cupping. Trigger point therapy is a very therapeutic technique and is described in more detail HERE. The Muscle Liberator percussion tool is used throughout the session. It is described below.

The Muscle Liberator Percussion tool is an extremely fast percussion tool used to quickly release trigger points that refer pain. Trigger points are fibers in the muscles that are stuck and cannot release. These stuck fibers do not contract or stretch efficiently. This can be very problematic for an athlete, for example, when only 30% of a given muscle contracts. This muscle will test weak. In addition to this weakness and pain referral, these areas are stagnant and the fibers have less blood and lymph flow. Therefore healing is slow. The tool works to release muscles very quickly. The fast percussion from the Muscle Liberator, hijacks the nociceptive input going to the brain and the brain gets disoriented. This neurological distraction allows the trigger points to dissolve. Additionally the percussion from the Muscle Liberator creates micro-stretches in the targeted muscle, which allows the muscle to release.

In this session the injury is assessed and pain patterns are observed. A treatment plan is created and all the muscles involved are systematically treated. Muscles are tested throughout the session and and they regain noticeable strength within the first session. Just a few of the injuries that can be quickly treated with a dramatic reduction in pain are frozen shoulder, sciatica, low back pain and rotator cuff, and many more.

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Cupping Therapy

This treatment is an extra option that may be incorporated into a 60 min or 90 min session

Many Ancient healing systems throughout the world used cupping as an effective therapy for balancing the body and treating aches and pains.
The old medical texts of Ancient Egypt, and writings of Greek Physician Hippocrates describe cupping techniques that are still used today. Many other cultures have their own techniques that have been in use for centuries.
In our modern world it has become popular in spas, and physical therapy offices.
Athletes are regularly incorporating this effective treatment into their rehab or maintenance routines.

Just a few of the many benefits of cupping:

Increases fresh oxygenated blood to muscles,

Clears out blood toxins and cellular debris through Lymphatic system

Relieves muscle tension

Stretches tight fascia

Promotes qi blood circulation

Dispels pathogenic factors like dampness, wind, heat, cold

Helps pain disorders, muscle aches, fascial tension

Decreases stress and anxiety

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Removes stagnant energy
  • Balances energetic disturbances

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Prenatal Massage

PRENATAL MASSAGE is a deeply nurturing massage that includes the use of steamed herbal compresses to support the pregnant mother and child.

This treatment is tailored to your needs and changing body, mind, and spirit. Mothers in their 2nd or 3rd trimester are welcome to choose between Prenatal Thai Massage on a Thai mat, or Prenatal Relaxation Massage on a massage table.

Pricing

MASSAGE RATES: • 1 hour: $70 • 90 minutes: $100 • 2 hours: $130

$30 for each additional 30 minutes.

*** All Traditional Thai Massage sessions include steamed Thai herbal compresses ***