Massage is a manual manipulation of the body's soft tissue for the purpose of stimulating circulation and promoting relaxation. It has been used in many world cultures for more than 4,000 years. Massage allows you a quiet time to focus on yourself and become more connected to your body. Massage is generally used for the reduction of stress and pain. It has been shown to boost the immune system as well. Since most diseases are exacerbated by stress, massage can help you become and stay healthier.
Swedish massage is primarily used for relaxation. Cream or oil may be used with light strokes. Usually, this is a full body massage. You may want to have some areas skipped or opt to have the massage therapist work on all of your body.
Deep Tissue massage is a goal-oriented massage. With this type of work, the massage therapist may use his/her forearms, elbows or thumbs to apply pressure. Deep tissue work can be used in conjunction with Swedish massage to loosen the muscles in a specific area,or by itself for a mini-target session.
Myofascial massage is the slowest type of body work. This type of work is used to relieve aches and pains. Lotions are not used. Instead, the therapist will apply pressure, using the palm of his/her hand or finger tips. You may be asked to breathe during this session, or move your arms or legs during a stroke so that muscles be better accessed.
Before your massage, the massage therapist will gather information about you, such as any allergies, recent surgeries, illnesses or accidents, whether you are pregnant, what medications you are taking, if you have had a massage before, the type of massage and how long ago it was.
After the initial assessment, you will have a few minutes to yourself in the room to get onto the massage table. The massage therapist will leave the room, so you may have privacy. At this point, you may get undressed, taking off only the amount of clothing that you are comfortable with. There will be space provided for your personal items and clothing.
During the session, the massage therapist will check with you about the pressure of the strokes. Feel free to speak up at any time. We want you to be sure you get the most out of your time with us.
For a 1/2 hour session: $30.00
For a 1 hour session: $60.00
Please note: If you have the student health insurance plan, the massage therapy is covered. There is a $20.00 co-pay and a limit on the total amount of sessions.
There is a $20.00 fee charged for missed appointments unless you have cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled time.