About Massage Therapy:
Swedish Massage: Swedish massage is the most widely practiced type of massage therapy. There are a variety of techniques used in Swedish massage including gliding, squeezing, rolling, kneading, and circular friction movements. Different layers of depth and speed are used.
Deep TissueMassage: Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to reach the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues.This helps to break up scar tissue and reduce tension in muscle and tissue.
Reflexology: Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage: Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the tissues. The pressure is very light.
Craniosacral Therapy: Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on treatment technique that encourages the body to heal itself. This therapy gently encourages the production and distribution of the cerebrospinal fluid. During a session the therapist will monitor the craniosacral rhythm. To achieve balance, the therapist may induce a still point to momentarily stop the rhythm, which allows the body to self regulate and encourage a more balanced flow. This is a very supportive treatment for addressing emotional trauma.
Esalen/Somatics Massage: Somatic massage therapy focuses on areas of pain or trauma and applies physical techniques for healing. The cells and muscle tissue can hold on to trauma and store it until it is released. The strokes are slow and connected, typically always having a ‘mothering hand’ in touch with the client’s body. This session is very fluid.
It is common for sessions to be a blend of multiple modalities.
What can massage therapy help with?
Decrease physical pain
Ease physical and emotional tension
Recovery from injury or illness
Clients should arrive ten minutes early for their first session to fill out an intake form and consult with their therapist. During this time, medical history, symptomatology and goals for the session will be reviewed. The client will undress to their comfort level and only the area being worked on during the massage will be undraped. Essential oils, hot towels and warm weighted pillows are options included for each session. Along with soft tissue work, the massage therapist may incorporate passive stretching, body rocking, energy work, and intentional breathing as needed by each client’s body. Hydration is critical after each massage. Massage therapy is typically most effective with consistent sessions. The therapist will recommend a schedule of sessions that is most appropriate for each client’s needs and goals, as well as recommending any at-home stretches and self-care protocols as needed.
For more information or to schedule a session, contact Meagan Visnaskas, LMT
Offering 60/75/90 minute sessions.
60 minutes: $85
75 minutes: $100
90 minutes: $115