Massage & Bodywork
If your doctor prescribed you a massage, would you make time for it? For most of us, if you feel like you could use a little rest and relaxation, your body is trying to tell you to take care of yourself. The Wellnest Massage combines Swedish, deep tissue, and myofascial techniques to meet your specific needs. Come to ease muscle tension, relieve stress, manage pain, promote circulation, or just be soothed and relaxed.
Hot stones are great for soothing soreness and arthritis, or just an extra-relaxing element to add to a massage to melt your muscles into softness. Being a natural material, hot stones bring a certain earth energy and connection to the massage experience. Because they can withhold heat for long periods of time, hot stones help to penetrate through deep layers of muscle and stretch out fascia.
Warm bamboo massage involves the use of bamboo wood pieces that are warmed in oil. Using different techniques that are similar to hand techniques such as rolling, kneading, and tapotment (tapping), warm bamboo massage can be either relaxing or vigorous, depending on your needs. This type of massage is particularly great for athletes and a unique alternative for those who prefer deep tissue massage as the sticks can deeply access the muscle tissue.
Cupping is an ancient practice in which small suction cups are moved over the muscles to lift and draw them outwards, promoting blood flow and fluids to oxygenate and hydrate the local area. It can be done on the back, shoulders, arms, legs - anywhere where deep tissue massage might be used. Cupping frees up tightness, allows increased movement and alleviates pain.
Sports Massage targets tight muscles, keeping them at their optimal state as you do ongoing workouts. If you are training for a specific race or fitness event, specially timed Sports Massage will help warm up your muscles leading up to the event or cool them down afterwards and help flush out any metabolic waste.
Cupping can optionally be used alongside Sports Massage as another means to loosen muscles.
Proper positioning and support allow the expectant mother to reap the benefits of massage during this unique time in life. The demands placed on the mom-to-be are addressed, easing muscle aches, joint discomfort, and fluid retention, as well as relieving depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Lots of us have jobs or hobbies in which we use the same muscles for the same movements over sustained amounts of time – sometimes all day every day. Chopping vegetables, playing the cello, typing on the keyboard - repetitive stress can occur during countless activities. Over time it can cause more serious injury, not to mention serious discomfort. This massage is designed to help you manage your specific muscle soreness and spasms before they turn into larger medical issues.
Oncology massage is the adaptation of existing massage therapy techniques to help and support you at any stage of treatment. Whether you are in active treatment or recovery, our oncology-trained massage therapist will assess your cancer treatment including side effects of medications, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, as well as the impact of the disease itself. Taking these factors into consideration, your therapist will modify the session to safely give you access to the healing benefits of massage.
Massage therapy has several distinct advantages for women attempting to conceive. Massage, especially in the lower half of the body, stimulates blood circulation and the flow of other fluids such as lymph, all of which promote the good health and functioning of the reproductive organs. The gentle, restorative elements of massage and reflexology also counterbalance the negative effects of stress on your mental wellbeing and physical body - neither of which bode well for fertility. The healing power of the Fertility Massage will leave you in a better place, mentally and physically, to support the creation of new life.