We offer a variety of massage modalities
“Its time to just chill out!”
Relaxation massage is all about letting go. Some may think that relaxation massage is just a “fluffy” massage. But, if you have ever suffered from anxiety, grief, or severe illness, you know just how important having a few moments to yourself to unwind can be. Relaxation massage can be with light or firm pressure, but the session is not focused on working any knots out. Come ready to just chill out.
“It hurts right here!”
Therapeutic massage addresses those specific issues that come up from time to time. Maybe you have played the weekend warrior and your low back is tight and achy or you have lifted something too heavy and your shoulder has a kink.
Whatever the issue therapeutic massage gets right to the heart of it. If it is an old injury you may want to schedule a 90-minute session for the first visit.
Ironing the kinks all out!
Deep Tissue massage therapy eases into the deeper levels of tight, sore muscles, relaxing tissues and easing the pain. By using techniques designed to first release the fascia, bound up muscles can, more easily, return to their normal resting shape and lengths reducing pain and discomfort. This, of course, takes time. If rushed one can feel more sore than before massage and even ill the next day. For this reason, at New Life, we only do a 90-minute Deep Tissue.
Get moving again!
OrthopedicMassage (OM) is a system or protocol of various tried and tested massage techniques designed to identify, treat, and restore functional and structural balance to the body.OM utilizes techniques from many different bodywork disciplines and focuses on the origin of dysfunction in efforts to restore, rehabilitate, and prevent further dysfunction. This form of therapy relies not only on the skill of the therapist but also the patient’s “follow-through” commitment to restore and maintain a healthy balance.
Ahhh… That’s better!
Oncology massage is often referred to “Comfort-Oriented” massage. It differs from a regular massage in that it addresses the patient’s concerns only in efforts to bring comfort. While many techniques may be utilized, all are used with specific client concerns in mind. There may be instances where massage is not advised, but for the most part, it is thought to bring aid and comfort to a group of people that suffer greatly with a debilitating and life-threatening illness.
Who thought getting rolled out like cookie dough could feel Soooo good!
Innovative as it is practical, Bamboo Fusion massage therapy provides a deep tissue massage using the versatility of heated bamboo. Various sizes of bamboo and rattan are heated to a comfortable 110 degrees and used to warm the tissues literally rolling away aches and pains. Are you looking for deep tissue massage? Here is a wonderful way to get that deep tissue feel without the soreness that can often accompany traditional deep tissue massage.
Hot Stone therapy is an intensely relaxing massage in which warm stones are placed at specific sites on the body to help open up the body’s energy meridians (energy pathways). Then, as an extension of their own hands and energy fields, the therapist uses stones to warm muscle tissue allowing for gentler and deeper manipulation of the tissue. For those suffering from circulatory blood issues, this massage comes highly recommended.
Prenatal massage is relaxing and rejuvenating. It focuses on revitalizing the body and alleviating aches and pains associated with pregnancy. This massage modality will help the expecting mother to rid her body of excess swelling, improve her ability to move and bend, help with back pain and all her other aches.
History of Massage
What we think of as modern-day massage and Swedish massage originally came from a French translation of an ancient Chinese text called “Cong-Fou of the Tao-Tse”.
Later the translation was interpreted and systematized, by Ling into what it is today.
Within the last few decades, massage has not always been excepted as a viable healing tool by modern medicine.
Yet centuries ago, for prominent Greek and Roman doctors such as Hippocrates, Asclepiades, Celsus, and Galen, being a doctor meant learning and employing various massage techniques to ease the chronic pain and discomfort of their patients.
Today massage is much more widely excepted as a viable means of healing within the culture of modern medicine. In fact, it is one of the five main Complementary Alternative Medicine, called CAM’s, adopted by modern medicine.
The five CAM’s are massage, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and chiropractic care.
Modern-day massage has certainly expanded from the basic Swedish type Relaxation and Therapeutic massage.
Other modalities and disciplines include Orthopedic or Sports massage, fitness, Myofascial or Neuromuscular Release, Rolfing, Manual Lymph Drainage, and Craniosacral Therapy just to name a few.
At New Life Massage & Whole Living Solutions, we offer a variety of massage options aimed at reducing stress, anxiety, and pain due to daily living, illness, and injury.
We also have a wonderful network of health and wellness service professionals to whom we can refer if need be.
We thank you for stopping by and we hope you will stick around to explore the many services we offer to help you be better for years to come.
Call our office today.