MASSAGE & REFLEXOLOGY
MASSAGE - CINDY CHAMBERS
WHAT IS MASSAGE?
Massage is the manipulation of soft muscle tissue to relieve body stress and pain.
What can I expect?
Expect a quiet, private space with soft lights and music. The therapist will give instruction before the massage and will leave the room for you to undress. Undressing will be to your level of comfort. Note that oils and lotions will be used to manipulate the muscle, so the more clothes you leave on, the less access to the muscle the therapist will have. Most guests undress down to their underwear or nothing at all. A sheet will cover areas not actively being worked on. Instruction will then be given as to what to do after the massage is complete and the therapist will leave the room for you to dress.
Is there aftercare?
Massage aftercare is important! It is a must to drink a glass (8oz) of water right away and plenty of water throughout the day. Toxins have been manipulated out of the muscle and are free flowing through the blood stream. Water is used to rehydrate the muscle and flush the toxins out. Fewer toxins means fewer aches and pains. Headaches, nausea, and joint inflammation can be associated with insufficient water intake. It is also important to do light stretches or short walks to keep the fluids flowing and the muscles elongated. You can still expect some muscle soreness even with enough water and soft stretching, especially if deep tissue techniques are used. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your therapist.
MASSAGE THERAPIES OFFERED
1/2 Hour Starting at $45
1 Hour Starting at $67
1 1/2 Hours Starting at $97
Swedish or Basic Massage: This type of massage involves light touch and strokes that are rhythmic and soft, working the most outer layers of the muscles. It can either be relaxing or energizing.
Trigger Point Massage: Trigger point techniques can be used along with any type of massage. This work is often used in association with deeper work due to chronic pain, injury, or specific conditions. Broad flowing strokes are used in combination with deep precision point on a particular muscle or muscle group. Often times trigger points cause pain in other parts of the body. Don't be surprised if the therapist works the majority of the work in an area other than where there is the most pain.
Additional $10 each to massage appointment
Deep Tissue Massage: This massage is Swedish techniques on steroids! Okay, only sometimes. More pressure is used to assist in the relief of chronic pain or soreness, injury or imbalance, and even anxiety. There is more muscle manipulation around the joints, ligaments and tendons. It also gets deeper through the muscle to the connective tissue as needed. Strokes are slower, deeper and more specified. In some cases the therapist will not have time to do a full body massage. It will depend on the impeding issues. If you are sensitive to pressure do not choose deep tissue.
Prenatal Massage: Massages are safe during most pregnancies. You should always check with your physician before any bodywork when pregnant in case of underlying conditions or complications where massage would be contraindicated. It does release muscle tension and aches, as well as stress and fatigue. Mild pressure is used unless deeper is requested and approved. Focus is usually on the neck, back, shoulders and hips. You will lie on your side with pillows for support, or the therapist will have a table with a designed pregnancy cut out for the belly. Also consult with your physician prior to a massage if you have calf or leg pain.
Aromatherapy Massage: This therapy is used when emotional healing is desired along with physical healing. It is used to boost mood, reduce stress and anxiety and sometimes depression (depending on severity). It is also used in muscle tension and pain relief. Gentle pressure is used along with the oils diluted or not depending on purpose and preference. Essential oils are absorbed through skin and inhalation for therapeutic purposes. This therapy is especially useful to those who have been abused but not limited to such. Note that massage therapists are not psychotherapists and are there to assist your physical body in healing and a listening ear if you should so desire. Advise from the therapist should not be expected nor given.
REFLEXOLOGY - BARB BOHM
WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY?
A science that deals with the reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of our glands, organs, and all parts of the body. Stimulating these reflex's properly can help many health problems naturally which can be a type of preventative maintenance.
1/2 Hour Starting at $45
1 Hour Starting at $67
1 1/2 Hour Starting at $97