Massage

The practice of the profession of therapeutic massage therapy is defined as engaging in applying a scientific system of activity to the muscular structure of the human body for the purpose of improving muscle tone and circulation.

 

Nicole combines her knowledge of human anatomy, energy/body work, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine into each session. Additionally, all mediums used for massage are made by Nicole with organic ingredients. 

Massage therapy is a wonderful treatment for numerous soft-tissue pain and injury problems. Common conditions treated, but not limited to:

On your first visit, an assessment is performed before a treatment plan is given.The treatment plan gives the client an outline of what will be addressed and approximately how many visits are suggested [revisions may need to be done along the way]. We get started on that plan in the initial session.
 

The assessment:

  • Identifies which tissues are most likely involved

  • Includes the choice of the most appropriate treatment.

  • Helps determine progress towards treatment goals

Swedish and deep tissue massage address stress and tension/knots that have been experienced for some time. Swedish massage is known for its continuous movements that flow together, while deep tissue is less about flow and more specifically about targeting a specific area/knot. 

Swedish and deep tissue massage address stress and tension/knots that have been experienced for some time. Swedish massage is known for its continuous movements that flow together, while deep tissue is less about flow and more specifically about targeting a specific area/knot. Nicole often will combine both modalities depending on your goals. Swedish massage is recommended regularly for stress and muscle tension relief. Swedish massage is a great tool to develop a customized plan for you going forward as it helps distinguish the state of the soft tissue. 

Follow Up:

  • You will be given recommendations and feedback after all massage services.

Swedish Massage
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Swedish Massage: Continuous, long, kneading strokes as well as light, rhythmic and tapping strokes are applied to superficial layers of muscle. Often, a movement of the joints or range of motion is included. This treatment is a great assessment tool for locating adhesions that may benefit from treatment/deep tissue work. It is an excellent palpating tool and can guide future treatments based on what is found in the body. Keep Swedish massage as part of your wellness routine to relieve physical and emotional anxiety, tension, and stress while promoting healthy circulation.  Recommended one time a month.

Deep Tissue
Massage
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Deep Tissue Massage:

Often, just one area of the body is treated using slow and deep pressure along with techniques that address deeper muscles [frictioning, scraping, etc.] This type of massage is primarily used to treat chronic pain and muscle injuries [i.e. tennis/golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, etc.]. As a result, treatment plans are a common approach; depending on the condition, a few weeks to several months of weekly appointments may be applied.   

Ayurvedic Massage
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Ayurvedic Massage: 

A treatment rooted in ancient bodywork and healing techniques from India. Each session is based on the person’s dosha, current state, and season. Email us for details.

Shirodhara Treatment
[oil drip on forehead]
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Shirodhara Treatments: Oil is dripped on the forehead for about 30 minutes followed by a circulatory body and scalp massage. Clients are encouraged to leave the oil on their scalp for at least 3-4 hours. Shirodhara is wonderful to relieve stress, insomnia, and especially balance vata dosha.

Basti
Treatment [medicated
oil pools]
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Basti Treatments: Dough dams are used on the sacrum, knees, chest and eyes. Medicated oil is filled into the pool and left to sit for up to 30 minutes. Basti is effective in alleviating back spasms and spine rigidity, strengthening the heart, and relieving tension in the eye sockets while nourishing the nervous system, memory, and brain function.

Policies

If you are late to an appointment, we may have to shorten your massage (you will stay pay regular price) depending on the scheduling of that day. (Include with cancellation policy).

What to Wear

In General

  • Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove.

  • Put hair up so the neck is accessible for work; this also limits oil getting into the hair.

  • Remove all jewelry that would get in the way of treatment [e.g., bracelets, watches, necklaces, big earrings].

Swedish Massage

  • You are covered with a sheet [draped] and only the part of the body being worked on is exposed.

  • Undress to your comfort level [bras removed]

  • For an upper or lower body only massage, you may just remove clothes from that area.

Deep Tissue Massage

  • You are covered with a sheet [draped] and only the part of the body being worked on is exposed.

  • Undress to your comfort level [bras removed]

  • For an upper or lower body only massage, you may just remove clothes from that area.

Treatments

  • Often, just a specific part of the body is being worked on, so you only need to remove clothing that will be in the way. 

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Whiplash

  • Golfer’s Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Scoliosis

  • Rotator Cuff

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • SI Joint

  • Tendinosis

  • Bunions

  • Knee Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Arthritis

  • Lupus

  • Parkinson’s