Each massage can be specifically tailored to your individual needs. Whether you want relaxation massage to melt away your every day stress or require therapeutic massage to treat a specific injury or chronic pain; our therapists can create a treatment plan just for you.
* Prenatal massage included in this price category
Massage Therapy with Cupping
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
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Price increase as of 1 st November, 2020
The intent of this treatment is to relax you. These treatments are great for those with hypertension, anxiety or distress, those who have difficulty sleeping, to increase clarity for performance and more. It involves lighter pressure, and gentle rhythmic massage strokes.
Deep Tissue Massage
“Deep Tissue” is a phrase which refers to a form of client-directed, area-specific massage, as opposed to relaxation massage. The therapist uses techniques applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
Myofascial release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release 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. Myofascial release uses long stretching strokes meant to balance tissue and muscle mechanics and improve joint range of motion in order to relieve pain.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. The gentle, noninvasive approach of prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, help the mother-to-be prepare for labor and give her nurturing emotional support.
Hot Stone Massage
This massage involves the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage. This treatment is not recommended during pregnancy.
TMJ (jaw) pain or dysfunction can cause a number of issues. Grinding/clenching your teeth, tension headaches, ear/tooth aches, ringing in your ears and dizziness to name a few. Massage can be beneficial in relaxing the muscles of the jaw and neck to relieve TMJ pain.
A very gentle and relaxing technique to encourage circulation and lymphatic drainage of your breast tissue. Breast massage decreases breast swelling and tenderness from hormonal fluctuations. Regular breast massage can reduce the incidence of cysts in breast tissue and can be helpful in the early detection of potentially cancerous growths. Breast massage also allows the therapist to treat the entire pectorals muscle. Performed by Becky Hupe at Prairie Sage.
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative treatment where suction draws the blood to the skins surface and separates the layers of tissue. This treatment is used to help treat pain, remodel scar tissue, release fascial restrictions and release muscle adhesions. As with many forms of therapeutic massage, the sensation experienced by the patient will vary and at times may be uncomfortable. This treatment can leave marks on the skin, however they will fade and will not be tender. Your therapist will show you images of how these marks will look. The cups can stay in one place for several minutes or they can be pulled along the tissue. Your therapist will often place the cups on one area while providing hands on treatment to other areas of the body.