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Types of Massage

There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage utilized by massage therapists. We've provided a description of some of the more popular and well known types of massage being used today.

» Craniosacral Therapy
» Deep Tissue Massage

» Foot Soak Massage
» Hydrotherapy
» Myofascial Release
» Prenatal Massage
» Shiatsu
» Sports Massage
» Stone Massage
» Swedish Massage
» Trigger Point Therapy

Modalities 90 Minutes 60 Minutes 30 Minutes
Areas of Focus
N/A $90 $55
Chair Massage (per minute)**
$1.50 N/A N/A
Craniosacrial Massage*
$120 $90 $65
Deep Tissue*
$120 $90 $65
Foot Soak Massage
$130 $80 $55
Hot/ Cold Stone Massage*
$120 $90 $65
Lymphatic Drainage (area)*
N/A $110 $60
Prenatal Massage*
$130 $100 N/A
Reflexology Massage*
$130 $100 $75
Salt Scrub
$120 $90 $65
Shiatsu Massage*
$130 $100 $75
Sports Massage
$120 $90 $65
Sugar Glow
$120 $90 $65
Swedish Massage*
$110 $80 $50


Dual (Two services of equal value) 10% OFF
Tres (Three services of equal value) 15% OFF
Quad (Four services of equal value) 18% OFF
Quin (Five services of equal value) 20% OFF
Dez (Ten services of equal value) 25% OFF


Solo : One service chosen once a month $ TBD
Dual Two Services biweekly $ TBD
Quad Four Services one per week $ TBD


Treatment Duration
Foot Soak
allow 15 minutes
Chair Massage
allow 10 minutes
Foot Scrub
allow 10 minutes
Hand Scrub
allow 10 minutes
Therapists Amount of People
Treatment Duration
2 Hours
2 Therapists
up to 25 people
10-15 minutes per person
3 Hours 3 Therapists
up to 55 people
10-15 minutes per person $TBD
4 Hours
4 Therapists
up to 100 people
10-15 minutes per person $TBD
5 Hours
4 Therapists
up to 120 people
10-15 minutes per person $TBD

TBD- To be determined by management. (depending on time, # of Therapists, and products used)

* For individual packaging ONLY

** For Events ONLY

Craniosacral Therapy

Benefits the following:


Autism/ Hyperactivity

Back Pain

Arthritis Birth Trauma

Bladder Conditions

Asthma/ Bronchitis

Bone Disorders

Breathing Disorders

Cerebral Pals

Chronic Fatigue


Dental/ Jaw/ TMJ Trauma


Digestive Problems

Emotional Issues
Exhaustion Fibriods
Fluid Retention
Headaches Hearing Issues
Hormonal Issues

High Blood Pressure


Insomnia/ Sleep Disorders

Low Immunity

Joint Disorders


Menstral Pain


Nervous Disorders

Muscular Pain

Morning Sickness

Premature Birth

Postnatal Depression


Sprains/ Strains/ Sports Injuries

Sinusitis Sciatica
Stress Stroke

Visual Problems

Craniosacral therapy is an alternative medicine therapy used by massage therapists and other practitioners. A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist tuning into what we call the craniosacral system. We gently work the system (spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia), this way, restrictions of nerve passages are eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord may be optimized, and dysfunction removed, is restoring the skeletal and musculature to its proper position.[2]

Deep Tissue Massage

Benefits the following:
Stress Postural Imbalance Improves Range of Motion
Muscular Imbalance Dissolve scar tissue
Relaxes Muscles
Improves Flexibility
Chronic Muscle Fatigue

Deep Tissue massage
is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle, the connective tissue or fascia.
Though commonly known for being painful, if done correctly deep tissue should not cause pain but slowly release tension from muscle layers superficially, and gradually progress deeper. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one patient calls deep tissue another may call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.[2]

Foot Soak Massage

Musculoskeletal pain Neuropathy Cancer
Fibromyalgia Menstrual discomfort Migraine
Chronic illness
Sports Related Injuries Headache
Carpal tunnel syndrome Trauma Insomnia
Pregnancy Complaints Cramping Backache
Shoulder Tension Pediatric Care General Recovery
Depression Neck Tension Anxiety

Submerging your feet in a hot tub with a mixture of lemons, salts and petals. While absorbing the nutrients from the soak enjoy an acupressure massage for your upper body. Relieve tension, improve blood circulation, boost mood and enjoy a full night of sleep all by treating yourself to a luxury foot massage.


Benefits the following:

Blood Circulation
Sports Related Injuries
Imflammation/ Swelling

**Post Operative Procedure with clearance from Physician

Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy involves the use of water for pain-relief and treating illness. The term hydrotherapy itself is synonymous with the term water cure as it was originally marketed by practitioners and promoters in the 1800s. A hydrotherapist therefore, is someone who practices hydrotherapy. According to the International SPA Association (ISPA), hydrotherapy has long been a staple in European spas. It's the generic term for water therapies using jets, underwater massage and mineral baths (e.g. balneotherapy, Iodine-Grine therapy, Kneipp treatments, Scotch hose, Swiss shower, thalassotherapy) and others. It also can mean a whirlpool bath, hot Roman bath, hot tub, Jacuzzi, cold plunge and mineral bath. These treatments use physical water properties, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.[2]

Myofascial Release

Benefits the following:

Blood Circulation

Sports Related Injuries

Muscle Tension
Recipients of deep tissue

***Post Operative Procedure with clearance from Physician

Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and accompanying pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, increasing venous and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.[2]

Prenatal Massage

Benefits the following:

Morning Sickness Low Back Pain Fatigue
Dizziness Irritability Digestive Issues
Aches Depression Muscle Soreness

***Along with other Pregnancy Symptoms

Prenatal massage is similar to massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation & mobility, etc.). However, due to the changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made. To accommodate swollen tender breasts and a growing belly, special pillows, positioning and techniques are utilized to ensure comfort for both the expecting mother and baby. With increasing weight, a changing center of gravity and the many other changes associated with pregnancy, prenatal massage can help provide relief and a sense of well being that is much deserved.[1]


Benefits the following:

Musculoskeletal pain Neuropathy Cancer
Fibromyalgia Menstrual discomfort Migraine
Chronic illness
Sports Related Injuries Headache
Carpal tunnel syndrome Trauma Insomnia
Pregnancy Complaints Cramping Backache
Shoulder Tension Pediatric Care General Recovery
Depression Neck Tension Other repetitive motion injuries
Anxiety Digestive Problems

Shiatsu (指圧) ("shi" meaning finger and "atsu" meaning pressure.) is an eastern (oriental) born therapy that uses pressure applied with thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy meridians as acupressure and incorporates stretching. It also uses techniques such as rolling, brushing, vibrating, grasping and in one particular technique developed by Suzuki Yamamoto, pressure is applied with the feet on the persons back, legs and feet (special set up is required for the "foot" shiatsu).
**This massage is performed with proper clothiing, children also may benefit from this modality.[2]

Sports Massage

Benefits the following:

Athletic Events:
Pre- Event (After Warmup)
Post-Event (After event, game, match and or practice)

Sports massage is actually a form of Swedish massage that is delivered to athletes. Most commonly, sports massage focuses on increasing blood and lymphatic fluid flow, reducing and eliminating pain as well as tender trigger points, and increasing range of motion of the affected area. Sports massages can be broken into 4 distinct types - the pre-event sports massage, the post-event sports massage, the restorative sports massage and the rehabilitative sports massage. As the names indicate, each type of sports massage has a different focus for the athlete as they are delivered at different times during their training and performance schedule.[1]

Stone Massage

Benefits the following:

Arthritis Anxiety Stress
Back pain
Depression Re-energizes the body Insomnia Cardiac related problems
Blood circulation
Rejuvenate the body Focus

A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly river stones which over time, have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient's back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.[2]

Swedish Massage

Benefits the following:

Improved circulation
Reduces the stress Increase the oxygen flow Gout
Swelling High blood pressure


Speed healing
Dissolve scar tissue Reduces the risk of heart disease Stress management Release Toxins
Increasing flexibility
Skin surface soft and pliable Sense of well being Arthritis pain

Swedish massage
uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage".[2]

Trigger Point Therapy

Benefits the following:

Postural Imbalance
Improves Range of Motion Chronic
Muscle Fatigue
Muscular Imbalance Muscle Tension Relaxes muscles Improves Flexibility
**Post Operative Procedures (with clearance from Physician) Sports Related Injuries

Trigger points or trigger sites are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point practitioners believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots[ambiguous] and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle entirely contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction. The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Practitioners claim to have identified reliable referred pain patterns, allowing practitioners to associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere.[2]

Lymphatic Drainage

Benefits the following:

Fluid retention Imflammation/ Swelling Sports Related Injuries Sprains/Strains

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues space body. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow

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[2] Content Obtained from Wikipedia.com.