We currently offer several types of massage therapies to suit different situations and ailments. They vary in degree of pressure, area of focus and application. Please contact us if you would like guidance in choosing the appropriate style of massage for optimal benefit.
Mayan Abdominal Massage – Founded on an ancient Mayan technique, this external abdominal manipulation addresses the position & health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. Your internal organs can hold tension and can shift out of place thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerves and chi. The work is best known for helping with issues relating to the uterus and prostate, as well as relief of many common digestive disorders. It has been found to be especially beneficial in supporting all areas of reproductive health, from fertility through to a healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Lymphatic Drainag e – A manual therapy that focuses on maintaining the natural flow of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is basically your body’s janitor, removing waste and maintaining internal hygiene. This system moves fluids through the body, though it does so without its own pumping mechanism, and is therefore prone to blockage. When this happens toxins are not effectively removed from your body and your lymph nodes may become swollen leaving you vulnerable to illness. Lymphatic drainage is useful in preventing as well as treating symptoms relating to blockage in this system. This style of massage also benefits your circulatory, muscular and immune systems.
Pregnancy Massage – Used at all stages of pregnancy, including labor & delivery, as well as getting you back in shape after the birth. The practitioner is well versed on the contra-indications and appropriate techniques for each of the trimesters, so both of you will be completely safe and supported.
Massage is also an incredible tool for pain relief during labor, with the added benefit of being completely natural and non-toxic for your body, and for the delicate system of your child.
Other benefits of massage during the childbearing year include increasing circulation to the placenta to help bring oxygen & nutrients to the growing baby; decreasing swelling, alleviating stress of weight-bearing on joints, feet and lower back; addresses neck & back pain caused by postural shifts; promotes relaxation response.
Apart from the obvious fact that it feels good, massage is like an exercise regime for your insides! There is a wealth of benefits to be gained from human touch, and with so many types of massage available there is a style to suit every person and condition.
People from all walks of life are involved in practicing massage, as a primary profession, supplementary therapy, or a personal interest. Please note: To be a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and practice professionally in the U.S. requires a full course of study, and certification specific to each state.