Massage Modalities We Practice
Whether you are seeking pain relief or just looking to relax, you will be in good hands. Our bodyworkers use a combination of massage modalities tailored to each client’s needs.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage, sometimes referred to as clinical massage, utilizes slower strokes to release chronic tension patterns and adhesions formed in the deeper layers of muscle tissue. A deep tissue session usually addresses a specific area of the body, penetrating deep into the muscle fibers to bring long-lasting pain relief to the area. The massage therapist will usually develop a care plan for the client depending on the severity of the problem. Book Now
Trigger Point/Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Trigger Point/NMT massage is a specialized form of deep tissue massage that treats areas of irritation within strained bands of muscle tissue. These irritated areas, formally known as trigger points, are present in most cases of chronic muscular pain. During an NMT session, the massage therapist and client work together to reduce or eliminate trigger points through static compression and breathing. This is an extremely effective method in managing pain and stress levels in the body. Book Now
Swedish massage is one of the most widely recognized and practiced modalities in the West. The massage therapist uses five long, flowing strokes to increase oxygen to the blood stream and flush toxins from the superficial muscle tissue. This eases muscle and joint tension and increases circulation. The benefits of Swedish massage are maximized during a full body session, especially if the client’s main goal is to relieve stress and increase relaxation. Book Now
Evidence shows that therapeutic massage during pregnancy is beneficial to maternal and fetal health. Regular prenatal sessions can relieve tension in muscles and joints, reduce anxiety and depression, increase circulation of the lymphatic and circulatory systems and reduce swelling, and actually shift the balance in hormones to improve labor outcomes. Prenatal massage has been shown to be safe during first, second and third trimesters in normal pregnancies. We are equipped with the necessary bolsters with the option of a custom-built prenatal massage table to ensure your safety and comfort. Book Now
Visceral Manipulation/Abdominal Massage
Visceral Manipulation, also known as abdominal massage, is a gentle manual therapy used to support digestive and reproductive health by releasing restrictions and encouraging mobility of the internal organs or viscera. Techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Osteopathic, and Biodynamic approaches and can be beneficial for relieving symptoms of IBS, PMS, constipation, and abdominal surgery. Book Now
Hot Stone Therapy
Smooth Basalt stones, naturally polished by the elements in nature and heated in a dedicated warmer, are incorporated into the massage session to assist in loosening tense muscles and fascia while simultaneously inducing a state of comfort and calm. The weight and temperature of the stones allow for a dynamic bodywork tool, used to warm and relax tissue, as well as for applying deeper pressure in certain areas. Book Now
CBD-Infused Therapeutic Massage (Book Online as Botanical-Infused)
Cannabidiol (CBD for short) is one of dozens of non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the hemp plant and continues to be recognized by the scientific community for its pain relieving, anti-inflammatory effects. Enjoy a session using Restorative Botanicals whole plant hemp extract massage oil containing 10 milligrams of phytocannabinoids, Arnica Montana extract, and essential oils, which work synergistically to provide relief and reduce inflammation.
In addition, receive a targeted treatment to an area of your choice using Restorative Botanicals’ Restore Comfort, Restore Relief or Comfort Salve to reinforce the effects where you need it most. RB products are made with high quality CO2-extracted, organic, lab-tested, Colorado Certified hemp. Book Now
*NEW* Partner Massage Training Sessions
Rather than receiving bodywork, Partner Massage sessions are aimed at teaching basic massage skills that can be practiced at home with a partner, without specialized equipment. This provides a valuable option for self-care, with each Partner Session providing tips and techniques uniquely tailored to the goals of each partner. These sessions are taught by Peter Langsdorf, LMT, a licensed massage therapist and instructor, and are 90 minutes in length. Not limited to romantic partners — grab a friend or family member! Book Now
Preparing for your First Session
Check out our blog post on preparing for your first massage for recommendations on do’s and don’t prior to your session. If you have any questions about the modalities we practice or the session itself, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What is Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage is defined as the manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues of the body to obtain or maintain health and promote well-being. Archaeological and historical evidence indicates that massage has been a healing method for thousands of years in many regions of the world. Today, it is one of the safest modalities of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to be practiced in the United States.
The Healing Power of Touch
Receiving regular bodywork has a number of positive effects on your emotional and physical well-being. It can:
- Accelerate recovery of musculoskeletal injuries
- Boost the immune system and increase production of natural killer cells
- Calm the nervous system
- Decrease muscular pain & tension
- Enhance athletic performance
- Heighten mental alertness & concentration
- Improve flexibility & range of motion
- Increase muscular nutrition by bringing blood & oxygen to the muscles
- Lessen stress, fatigue, & anxiety
- Lower blood pressure & heart rate
- Raise self esteem & body awareness
- Release endorphins & enhance mood
- Stimulate weak, inactive muscles
While massage therapy does not replace standard medical treatment, studies have shown that it may also be beneficial for people suffering from the following conditions:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Anxiety & Depression
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Low back pain
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Schlerosis (MS)
- Neck & shoulder tension
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Physical & emotional stress
- Poor blood circulation
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Rhematoid Arthritis (RA)
- Scar tissue formation
- Sports & repetitive motion injuries
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
Massage therapy is contraindicated for a number of medical conditions. Consult your healthcare practitioner if you are unsure if massage therapy is right for you.
It is important to complete the health history portion of your client intake form and provide updates to your massage therapist if there are any significant changes to your health.