Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Swedish massage is a type of bodywork where the practitioner applies crème or lotion to intensify a variety of lengthy strokes that help direct blood and lymph toward your heart. This flowing motion not only allows for soft tissue manipulation, circulation and fluid flow, but feeds the blood oxygen through cells and helps rid metabolic waste from the entire body. During Swedish massage, a client is unclothed (underwear is optional) and lies flat on the table.


Deep Swedish (Deep Circulatory) is as described above but the practitioner uses a much deeper pressure. Deep Circulatory also helps to release tight muscle tension as well as providing the benefits of Swedish massage.
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Deep Tissue Sculpting massage uses thumb, palm and elbow compressions into muscles to release major muscle tension. The practitioner works with short and longer compressions, sometimes followed by flowing extended strokes that continue down to the end of a muscle group. During Deep Tissue Sculpting a client is unclothed and may be sitting or lying flat on the table. Deep Tissue Sculpting can also be used to target specific muscle injury and is recommended for specific areas of tightness rather than a full body massage.
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Table Thai Massage uses a series of rocking rhythms and stretches to alleviate muscle tension. The practitioner concentrates on specific muscles, palpating and compressing with hands, forearms, feet or knees to ensure complete focus of each muscle group. The practitioner also often sits on the table with the client to achieve specific techniques. During Table Thai Massage a client is clothed and may be sitting, lying flat or side-lying on the table.
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Floor Thai Massage  | Erin Madsen 
Traditional Thai Massage is done clothed, without oils, and on a comfortable mat on the floor. Viewed from a Western physiologic perspective, Thai Massage can be classified as a system of peripheral stimulation. This means that by applying focus to tension on the periphery (surface) of the body, the practitioner is able to affect the internal physiologic functions of the recipient's organs, glands, nervous system, and brain. In either case, the primary therapeutic effects are accomplished with pressing and stretching techniques, and is sometimes referred to as 'assisted yoga'. Done very slowly, and only when the recipient is in a deep state of relaxation, and has the opportunity to be moved beyond the edge of their perceived physical limitations. Experiencing themselves on the other side of (and beyond) those limitations can be a very empowering and pleasurable experience. The recipient can begin to diminish self-limiting thought patterns. Pain and stiffness can be reduced comfortably. The body and mind can function at more optimal levels. A new sense of self can emerge!
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CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle form of energy work where the practitioner uses hand-placements around specific areas to allow the body to realign itself naturally. Because this energy method invites internal body movement and correction from the head to the sacrum, the spinal fluid is addressed and oftentimes readjusts itself to harmonize within the body. More space is made available to free the cranial bones from tightness, oftentimes releasing chronic head, neck and shoulder imbalance. While receiving CranioSacral Therapy a client is fully clothed and lies flat on the table and may fall asleep, feel referring body movements, see colors or experience vivid memories. Click Here to Read More About Craniosacral Therapy
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Jin Shin  | Lisa Loos 
Jin Shin is a type of energy work where the practitioner moves energy by holding each of the 7 chakra points, inviting each chakra to open freely. Rebalancing the chakras unblocks each particular region of the body associated with that chakra. This allows each body section the freedom to expand and perform holistically. While receiving Jin Shin a client is fully clothed and flat on the table and may fall asleep, feel referring body movements, see colors or experience vivid memories.
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NMT Neuromuscular Therapy is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial or trigger points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin and fascia) to balance the muscular system with the nervous system. In a typical NMT session the client can expect to have certain "problem" area's addressed to help relieve them of pain and discomfort while providing release and bringing balance back to the body.
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Visceral Manipulation  | Adrian Bean   | Sam Wisotsky 
Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a series of gentle manual techniques designed to increase the range of motion of organs. In some ways it is similar to CranioSacral Therapy, another osteopathic myofascial release technique. Each organ has a range of motion, just like your shoulder or neck. Most of us don't really think about it but our organs are all pressed together vying for space. Organs like the lungs and stomach change size continuously. When they are full, they compress their neighboring organs. As they empty, the neighbors push back and compress them. Your kidneys travel about 1.5 miles per day, moving an inch at a time with each breath. As your diaphragm contracts, it pulls downward on the upper abdomen, causing the kidneys to slide downward. As your diaphragm relaxes and you exhale, your kidneys glide back upward (hopefully).Click Here To Read More About Visceral Manipulation
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The following modalities are blended with other techniques and are not performed individually for an entire hour:  | Lisa Loos   | Sam Wisotsky   | Erin Madsen 
  • Tui Na (a technique using the hands to grasp and push to help produce body & energetic change)
  • Lomi Lomi (similar to Swedish massage, a combination of two-handed, forearm and elbow strokes made lengthy and flowing with cross-fiber friction and a clandestine prayer connection)
  • Sensory Repatterning (a method of passive joint movement and gentle body stretching and undulations)
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