Massage and Healing

Massage reduces overall stress and anxiety.  It improves circulation, boosts immune system function and delivers an overall sense of relaxation and well-being.  Discover for yourself the healing power of message.  Our skilled therapists will deliver the type of massage that will restore, replenish and relax aching muscles while nourishing the mind.

swedish-massage-1Swedish Massage

Known as your traditional or relaxation massage, Swedish massage is effective for most ailments.  This is accomplished by providing long gliding strokes, warming up the muscles, releasing tension and gradually breaking up “knots” or adhesions often found in various parts of the body such as neck, back and shoulders.  This highly popular and effective massage promotes health and well-being.

deep-massageDeep Tissue Massage

Designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, deep tissue massage works specifically on individual muscle fibers.  Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, its purpose is to unstick the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.

Neuromuscular Therapy/Trigger Point

This is a specific treatment that is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes utilizing specific massage therapy, including specific trigger points, to eliminate the cause of pain patterns.  This approach enhances the function of joints, muscles and movement, and it releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers.

lastoneMyofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release Therapy works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles.  Because the fascia is body-wide, a tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part.  The fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tensions and trauma.

Sports Massage

Moderate to deep pressure is used to help athletes or active individuals.  Often used pre- or post-competition, or during a recovery period.

Prenatal or Postnatal Massage

Massage tailored specifically for expecting or new mothers and their changing bodies.  Our massage therapists comfortably position your body in a safe and supported way and work to ease the tense and sore areas most affected by carrying a child.

LaStone  Massage Therapy

LaStone therapy is the original trademarked technique that uses both hot and chilled stones to actually treat the body in a massage table setting.  The stones are placed on key points of the body and are also used to a deep penetrating massage to targeted muscles.  LaStone works to create balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit.

Migraine Massage Therapy Treatment

Massage therapy has been shown to relieve pain for some migraine and tension headache sufferers.  Evidence confirms that migraine sufferers who receive massage therapy experience fewer migraines and sleep better during the week of their massage.  There are several reasons thought to produce positive effect for migraine sufferers.  Massage lowers blood pressure and promotes increased circulation, increasing blood flow and releasing serotonin thought to relieve migraine pain.  In addition, massage may block pain signals, reduce cortisol the “stress hormone” and increase endorphins, the “feel good” hormones.

reflexologyReflexology

Reflexology can be done as an individual treatment or as an add-on to another massage.  Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by application of pressure to predefined pressure points specific to reflex points of the hands and feet.  These reflex points correspond to organs and systems of the body that benefit from stimulation.  Studies show reflexology may also reduce pain and psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression and enhance relaxation and sleep.

Reiki

Reiki is an energy healing practice that promotes balance in the body and enhances the body’s natural healing abilities.  It may result in a gentle release of pain, boost in your immune system, diminish levels of stress or fatigue or reduce some symptoms of illness.  Reiki is non-invasive and is done fully clothed.  Whether you are looking to relieve stress, find relief from the effects of chemotherapy, improve your sleep, manage pain or anxiety, Reiki may help you.

Reiki and Reflexology are ideal alternatives for those who are too sensitive for direct body massage.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient treatment technique involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques, most typically but not necessarily, that of very thin needles.  It is a technique used for balancing the flow of energy, or qi (chee) believed to flow through meridians, or pathways, in your body.  It is believed that these pathways can be cleared and your energy re-balanced by stimulation of specific points.  Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of symptoms and illnesses, including chronic pain, digestive problems, musculoskeletal disorders, stress reduction, healing sports injuries as well as emotional issues such as PTSD.   Our practitioner practices a Japanese style exclusive to the Cleveland area, using smaller needles or magnets, along with less manipulation to effect results.  Please call if you have any questions

thai-massageThai Massage

Unlike table massage techniques, Thai Massage is typically done on a padded mat on the floor.  It is an interactive technique where the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and also applies muscle compression, joint mobilization and acupressure.

Your feedback will direct the therapist as to the amount of stretching, pressure and manipulation applied.

Muscle Release Therapy

Muscle Release Therapy is a type of massage that restores postural balance to the body by releasing abnormal muscle and soft tissue tension. Muscle Release Therapy works because it treats the causes of pain rather than the symptoms of pain. This is a gentle and effective treatment for sufferers of acute and chronic pain including: Arthritis, Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Hip & Knee Pain, Pregnancy, Sciatica, Sports Injuries, TMJ, & Neck Pain.

 

Energy Medicine

A non-invasive, holistic approach to healing. Energy Medicine empowers you to change your state of health and happiness by shifting your energies. Individualized sessions involve energy assessment and gentle touch to restore balance. Each session is as unique as you are - we follow your energies and work with what you need in the moment. Together with self-care techniques, Energy Medicine sessions can bring lasting shifts to your well-being and resiliency.

Deep Energy Detox and Reflexology ~ 90 minutes

A thorough energy balancing and clearing of energetic toxins followed by at least 30 minutes of foot reflexology. This session is perfect for jump starting your metabolism, clearing old emotional and physical "stuff", relieving pain, or alleviating the side effects of chemo. It is also a great way to experience what Energy Medicine can do for you. Self care techniques and recommendations will be shared at the end of your session. Dress comfortably.