Massage Descriptions

Swedish Massage

This technique is designed to relax and revitalize the whole body. This is done by rubbing the muscles using long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. It is great for circulation and relaxation. Light – moderate pressure is applied.

Neuromuscular Therapy

This is a massage technique that uses alternating strokes of concentrated pressure on areas of muscle spasm. The therapist uses fingers, knuckles, or the elbow to treat ischemic tissue (lacking blood flow) to release lactic acid and increase blood flow to the belly of the muscle. This technique helps to reduce back pain and muscle strain. Moderate – deep pressure is applied.

Myofascial Release Therapy

Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. This technique is an effective treatment to release fascial tension and chronic pain due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. It involves a gentle sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissue to restore motion and eliminate pain.

Lymphatic Drainage

This treatment aids in healing the skin through reduction of inflammation. It helps to break down scar deposits and assists with proper functioning of the body’s immune process. This is important in the transport of nourishment to the cells and the removal of toxins and waste products from the cells – both of which are integral to the healing process of the skin. This technique keeps the environment around the cells healthy by stimulating immune system function. This treatment has a very light (about the weight of a dime), slow hands on touch.

Reflexology (feet only)

The therapist uses fingers and knuckles to trace regions on the feet and provide deeply stimulating therapeutic massage. The areas of focus correspond to organs and systems of the body. Reflexology can reduce pain, anxiety, depression, and enhances relaxation and sleep. Contraindications: Not to be used on pregnant women.

Sport Massage

This massage therapy is geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries and to help athletes recover from workouts and previous injuries. It also prepares the body for athletic activity to maintain optimal physical condition. Deep pressure is applied.

Deep Tissue Massage

The therapist uses elbows and forearms to provide deeply stimulating therapeutic massage. This technique helps in releasing tight, dense, overused muscles. Firm strokes are given and designed to release deeper layers of muscle tension.

Hot Stone Massage

This technique uses heat therapy as a luxurious and relaxing massage. Polished basalt lava stones are warmed and incorporated into the massage. The stones can be used on their own or as massage tools in combination with essential oils.

Target Massage

Target massage is designed to work a single muscle or muscle group. The therapist focuses on specific methods for specific responses due to an injury or problem area.

Tranquil Touch

Tranquility Touch Hand Massage is specific hand massage that was perfected by Tranquility Hospice. This light touch therapy is a series of movements addressing each area of your hand with gentle, comforting massage. This tranquil touch technique will help you relax and refocus your energy.

Oncology Massage

This therapy is body work that safely adapts massage techniques within the clinical guidelines of each unique case. Massage adaptations are necessary for bone metastasis, bone pain, removal of any lymph nodes, low blood cell counts, surgery, medical devices and fatigue just to name a few. Benefits include relaxation, improved sleep, decreased anxiety, reduced fatigue and pain, and decreased feelings of isolation.

Burn Scar Massage

This therapy is body work that takes into consideration the degree and type of burn, the percentage of body affected, along with locations and types of scarring. It also considers contractures, skin grafts and if donor sites are present. Benefits include increased circulation, range of motion, and pliability. It helps provide moisture to the skin and can reduce itching. It can also reduce anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation.


Massage during pregnancy relieves the physical and emotional discomfort that pregnancy brings such as backaches, leg cramps, fatigue, insomnia, and headaches. Physician release required during first trimester.

Sinus Massage

This massage will help anyone fighting allergy issues or getting over a cold. It helps to open up the nasal and sinus passageways for better breathing and congestion. Peppermint or Eucalyptus essential oils with hot towels are used along with massage of the back, neck, shoulders, and face. Not available for people currently experiencing a cold, have uncontrolled blood pressure, or pregnant.

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