Massage Services


hotstoneEvery practitioner has their own unique style and modalities that they offer in a session.  There are some brief descriptions of various techniques below, although they do not encompass all that each therapist has to offer.  Please read our individual bios and discuss your needs with us directly to determine who might be the right fit for you.

 

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques including trigger point therapy, fascial release, active release, passive stretching and joint movement. The pressure is firm throughout Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis, or recovery from injury. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back and hip tightness, and sore shoulders and arms.

 

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a manipulative treatment that releases tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. Points of restriction in the fascia can place a great deal of pressure on nerves and muscles causing chronic pain.

 Craniosacral therapy 

A gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that focuses on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body.

Ortho-Bionomy

A gentle, non-invasive, osteopathically-based form of body therapy which is highly effective in working with chronic stress, injuries and pains or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances.

Hot Stone Massage

Gallery-Lrg-AscentSpa-1.7.7_img8Melt into a blanket of warmth as you experience the soothing meditative state of hot stone massage. This luxurious treatment will encourage deep relaxation and calm your soul, with the use of heated basalt stones placed on the body with the combination of massage. A cold weather favorite.

 

 

Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Massage

Optimize your organ function and energetic flow with this internal organ Chi massage.  CNT helps improve elimination and stimulate lymphatic and circulatory systems, which in turns stimulates the immune system.  It is a comprehensive approach to energizing, strengthening and detoxifying the internal system.  This unique system can be utilized on a regular basis to encourage physical and energetic balance throughout the body and is particularly helpful in aiding digestive issues, emotional blockages, surgery recovery and other acute abdominal issues. 

Benefits of Chi Nei Tsang

  • Relief from tension and pain
  • Helps aid in digestion and assimilation
  • Improves elimination
  • Breathe more fully and effortlessly
  • Releases physiological and emotional blocks
  • Detoxify and strengthen weak or damaged organs
  • PMS, cysts, and other reproductive issues
  • Correct old chronic structural problems
  • Extend your life by rejuvenating and balancing your organs and glands.