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Relaxing muscles... one fiber at a time.



Medical Massage

Medical Massage is used to treat specific areas, assist post surgical scar tissue, acute injury or anyone dealing with a chronic condition that affects tissue and muscle. Usually requires multiple appointments.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is for targeting specific areas of fatigue or injured muscle tissue due to intense training. Best utilized during race season to reduce muscle soreness. Usually upper or lower body. Maintenance Sports massage is utilized pre and post season or on an athlete with no specific muscle issues. Usually Full body.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Myofascial Release is a hands on technique that involves mostly gentle sustained manipulation of the connective tissue or fascia. This allows the tissues to release and the body to move back into proper alignment. Usually integrated for certain areas. 

Neural Reset Therapy (NRT)

Muscles are controlled by the nervous system. Proper application of NRT resets the nervous system to release a muscle from excessive tension. With the reset, the knots, pain, and tightness are gone. Joint mobility and posture are improved. With NRT, the therapist briefly stimulates receptors embedded in the selected muscle by asking for a position to be held or for a movement in a particular direction. Or the therapist taps on a muscle in such a way as to cause receptors to send a special message to the spinal cord. Usually integrated for certain areas.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

The craniosacral system is the brain, spinal cord, the fluid that surrounds them, the membranes that encase them, and the bones to which the membranes attach. Each person has a craniosacral rhythm, caused by the increase and decrease of cerebrospinal fluid around the central nervous system. This subtle rhythm can be felt by a practitioner trained in CST, and can be used to diagnose asymmetries or unbalanced motion. When unbalanced rhythm is found, it suggests to the practitioner that normal body functions may be disturbed, leading to various symptoms. The practitioner uses a soft touch, generally no greater than the weight of a nickel, to find and release restrictions in the craniosacral system, which allows for improved function of the central nervous system, and the body as a whole. Usually integrated for certain areas.

Kinesio Taping

Waterproof elastic tape applied by certified practitioner and worn 3-5 days to aid in muscle healing, reduce pain and improve circulation. Used only with an injury or muscle issue, not used as preventative treatment.