Benefits of Massage:
- Decrease stress
- Decrease tension
- Decrease fatigue
- Decrease heart rate
- Decrease blood pressure
- Increase energy levels
- Increase circulation
- Increase mental clarity
- Improve posture
- Improve muscle tone
- Improve joint movement
- Simulate wound healing
- Stimulate lymphatic system
Massage is another way to activate the body’s inherent healing ability. Massage Therapy is well known for reducing stress, promoting relaxation and being effective for relieving/managing chronic pain. There are a variety of Massage Therapies available. Speak with Dr. Spore to help determine which Massage Therapy is right for you.
Deep Tissue Massage: this type of massage is designed to reach the deeper portions of thick muscle, specifically the individual muscle fibers. Uses deep muscle compression and friction along the length of the muscle to restore proper function; this technique is especially useful to release toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.
Therapeutic Massage : targets specific muscles, tendons and attachment sites to restore proper function; relieves discomfort and helps the body to heal by combining Deep Tissue Massage with individual therapies such as Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release, Myofascial Restructuring , Cranial Unwinding and Lymphatic Drainage.
Trigger Point Therapy: this therapy involves techniques to release “knots” in the body (Trigger Points). The therapists typically applies compression to the Trigger Point and may follow the release with techniques to stimulate circulation and ending with lengthening/stretching of the muscle. Trigger Point Therapy is used in conjunction with other therapies.
Myofascial Restructuring: works with the fascia that surrounds essentially every structure within the body. Tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part. By systematically releasing the restrictions within the body, the client experiences a new freedom of movement that has long been forgotten. MR is a great technique for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia. This type of treatment typically requires multiple sessions to treat the whole body.
Positional Release Therapy: by placing the client in position of greatest comfort and applying pressure through the affected area, the practitioner is able to release muscular and fascial restrictions involved with injuries and chronic conditions. This treatment is ideal for clients who need deeper work but have found some therapies to be too painful. If you would like to receive PRT as a full session, please wear loose clothing for your treatment.
Cranial Unwinding: this therapy unwinds the fascial restrictions within the skull allowing freedom of movement between the joint sutures. This is a fantastic therapy for sinus/allergy pain and pressure. This therapy can be performed alone during a 30 minute session or incorporated into a Therapeutic Massage session.
Lymphatic Drainage: works to keep the environment around the cells healthy and stimulate the immune system. This type of massage involves light movements in the direction of lymph flow. The lymphatic massage process releases toxins and other waste products that have been held in the body tissues or lymph vessels.
Hit the Highlights: this is a 30 minute session where we literally Hit the Highlights of what needs to be done. Clients will remain fully clothed while therapeutic massage techniques and muscle stretches are utilized to help reduce muscle discomfort, increase range of motion and improve overall body mechanics.
Rates for Massage Therapies:
30 min. session – $35
60 min. session – $60
90 min. session – $95
Please provide 24 hours notice of cancellation.
1st missed appointment/no show: we understand things happen
Future missed appointment/no show: you are responsible for the full price of your session.