What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purposes of tissue normalization.

Wait, what does that really mean?

Well, you can think of massage therapy as assisting the ability of the body to heal itself.  Our bodies seek a healthy balance, but through stress, accidents, injuries, and overuse our body’s tissues, like muscles, can become fixed in a state that is not in balance.  Massage therapy manipulates these tissues to allow them to reset to their healthy balanced state.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Too many to list, but here is a sampling:

  • promotes feelings of well-being
  • increases awareness of the mind-body connection
  • reduces emotional or physical stress
  • reduces anxiety and induces relaxation
  • reduces muscle tension, stiffness, and spasms
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • improves posture
  • reduces pain and promotes faster healing of soft tissue injuries
What types of massage do you offer?

We have training in a wide variety of modalities to support diverse populations including:

  • Trauma-sensitive/informed massage
  • Swedish
  • Deep tissue
  • Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Sports
What session lengths do you offer?

Our normal session lengths are 35, 60, 90, or 120 minutes, but if you are looking for a different amount of time on the table, we may be able to accommodate you.  We’re pretty flexible.

It’s important to note that our session lengths mentioned here is your actual time on the table.  It does not include your intake discussion, nor time for disrobing or redressing.  You should plan on spending 10-15 minutes in the office in addition to your table time.  This time may be longer for your very first session.  Please plan accordingly.