Western Philosophy Massage

Western Philosophy Massage

Western Philosophy Massage is towards the physical point of view and what most people think of when they think of getting a massage. This collection includes some of the better known and more popular massage styles including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Neuromuscular. A variety of strokes is used to manipulate the soft tissue of the body. These include, tapotement, vibration, effleurage, friction and petrissage. Western Philosophy Massage has its origins from European countries.

Deep Tissue MassageDeep Tissue / Neuromuscular

Deep Tissue is excellent for headaches, muscle spasms, chronically tense areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and stress. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down adhesions that occur in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Using moderate to deep pressure, the movements are slower and more concentrated on areas of tension and pain which allows for total relaxation to tired and sore muscles. Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) is also called trigger point therapy. This is a very effective type of therapy for lower back pain which is often caused by soft tissue injury. NMT consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm.

30 min / $50             1 hr / $80          90 min / $110          120 min / $140

 

 

Swedish Massage

When people think of a relaxing massage, most think of a Swedish Massage. This form of massage combines various hands-on techniques including long gliding strokes, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. The massage could be slow and relaxing, or vigorous and bracing, all depending on what results the client and therapist are trying to achieve from the massage. This type of massage is extremely beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

30 min / $40             45 min / $55             1 hr / $70              90 min / $100          120 min / $130

Senior Massage Rates   (for clients 65+)

Choose from Swedish Massage or Reflexology (description of Reflexology under Eastern Philosophy Massage)

30 min / $35            1 hr / $55             90 min / $85

 

Sports MassageMan Receiving Sports Massage

Sports Massage is a special form of massage that is typically used before, during and after athletic events. The massage prepares the athlete for peak performance. It also drains away fatigue and is meant to relieve swelling. It helps to reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility and prevent injuries.

1 hr / $80             90 min / $110

TMJ Massage (Temporal Mandibular Joint)

Therapeutic Massage techniques can be a very effective form of treatment to correct this condition. TMJ symptoms can stem from several problems or a combination of such problems. Trauma, disease, wear & tear and bad habits are the most common problems associated with this condition. Massage movements are focused on the jaw area of the face and the neck and shoulders, helping to ease tension and reduce stress.

30 min / $40

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Myofascial Release works with the body’s connective tissue in order to improve posture, treat chronic pain disorders and help reduce scar tissue. It is a gentle tractioning force applied to the fascial restrictions resulting in the body’s connective tissue to slowly and effectively release itself. This is a time released, stretching method that can help realign fascial planes, increase blood flow to the area being treated and reset soft tissue. MFR helps to increase lymphatic drainage and reprogram the central nervous system, which helps create a greater range of motion.

1 hr / $80

Mother-To-Be Massage

Designed to nurture both mother and baby, this massage will leave you feeling calm and centered. During your session pillows will be used to help keep you supported and comfortable.

Please Note* Prenatal massage is NOT performed in the first trimester of pregnancy. This massage  is only available in the second and third trimester.

1 hr / $70Healing Stone Massage

Healing  Stone Massage

Muscles warm and relax with a combination of deep penetrating heat from warm river stones and the pressure of the massage strokes. Stones are also placed along the spine, in the palms of your hands and between the toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.

1 hr / $95             90 min / $125

MLD Massage (Manual Lymphatic Drainage)

This technique incorporates slow, gentle and specific movements of the hands to stimulate lymphatic flow.  It utilizes a light touch and is not meant to be done with a heavy hand. The ultimate goal is drainage of the lymphatic system. The effects of MLD on the body systems enhances the Immune System. It is calming and soothing to the sympathetic nervous system and is one of the most effective massage techniques for Cellulite because it helps remove excess fluid and reduce swelling, thereby smoothing out the appearance of the skin. MLD is an excellent treatment for Rosacea, Acne, Post-Laser Abrasion, Post-Cosmetic Surgery and Post-Peel because it helps reduce inflammation as well as increase the healing time.

*Please Note: When we speak about drainage regarding MLD, we are talking about moving stagnate lymph away from a specific area of the body to the lymph nodes; the bodies natural filtering system.  For liability reasons our therapists only work within the scope of practice as a massage therapist. We are not physical therapists or licensed within medical standards to perform this technique on individuals who have recently received cosmetic lipo surgery AND still have drain tubes in place or open wounds. Tubes must be removed and incision’s healed. We will work on individuals having received this type of surgery provided all drain tubes have been removed and incision’s are closed. 

30 min / $45          1 hr / $75             90 min / $105

Couples Massage

Relax Together! A couple’s massage can be that romantic spa-going experience for two or simply be a special time to bond with a best friend, sibling or other family member. This side-by-side experience is performed in our cozy couple’s room. Everyone needs time to reconnect with that special person in their life. Let us help make it happen.

Swedish – Traditional             1 hr / $130             90 min / $190

Deep Tissue For Two             1 hr / $150             90 min / $210

Healing Stone                       1 hr / $180             90 min / $240