There are many different types of massages available. How do I know which one is right for me?
Most clients are introduced to massage for relaxation, helping to reduce their stress levels. Only through experiencing different types of massage and massage therapists you will find one that is suited to your energy and offer the type of massage that is best for you. At the Center for the Healing Arts, we encourage our clients to try all the different therapists so you can have options and find the exact massage service that fits you and your schedule.
Traditionally, massage is a combination of learned techniques a therapist learns while in school and incorporates in their massage session. A therapeutic, relaxation massage is commonly defined as a Swedish massage. The massage therapist uses effleurage, petrissage, and compression techniques to relax the muscles, and release muscle tension.
Stress reduction is achieved through a combination of Swedish massage techniques to ensure relaxation. The body feels replenished with energy and clarity of the mind. Pressure is individualized to meet the needs of the client. 50-minute session. ($65)
"My neck feels stiff" or my back aches is the time you should request a therapeutic massage. Using advanced techniques and stretching, the massage therapist can alleviate a lot of pain and release muscle tension. ($70)
This massage is a combination of deeper massage techniques for people who require a deeper pressure applied throughout the whole massage. Deep tissue work helps to release old patterns and restrictions due to prior injuries or repetitive strain to the muscles. It can be a "good hurt", usually leaves within 24 hours. ($75)
A blended technique using therapists body weight on specific points along the pathways of the bodies meridian energy points. Also, providing manipulation yoga-like stretches, compression and joint mobilization, palm and foot pressure. ($80)
8 pure essential oils are blended individually and applied to the spine before the massage to heighten the immune system and enhance your massage experience. Essential oils can help clear the body of emotional and physical trauma held in the cellular level of the body. ($75)
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as part of the massage session, either as an extension of their own hands or by placing them on the body while they massage other areas. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. ($85)
Is a massage technique that is applied throughout the session to liberate the skin and its tissues from facial restrictions. ($75)
Boosting the immune system and restoring lymph flow are all the benefits of a lymphatic massage. Following specific massage patterns and appropriate pressure that only the lymphatic system responds to, the lymphatic system is stimulated by gentle nudges and the accumulated lymph fluid is rerouted toward the healthy vessels. The American Cancer Society endorses specialized lymphatic massage as an effective treatment for edema, lymphedema, and diabetes. ($85.00)
This is a wonderful treatment during your pregnancy. It is a way to relax, increase your energy and relieve discomfort. This massage helps with the aches and pains you may experience while your body changes at this time. Massage can ease constipation, gas, heartburn, along with reducing excess fluid, slow the progress of varicose veins and increase your flexibility making it easier for your body to adjust to the additional weight. ($65)
This massage is recommended for people who have been in auto accidents or other types of injury. This massage is a combination of advanced techniques designed to release old injury patterns, proprioceptive neurological facilitation (PNF) techniques to help re-educate the muscles, and muscle testing to balance the muscle weakness. A series of sessions is recommended for optimal results. ($75)
A specialized massage sequence developed to treat a migraine and headache sufferers. It is deep tissue work with special oils like passion seed oil, specifically to help the nervous system and with headache relief are applied. The best day to receive this type of massage is Wednesday in midweek to minimize a headache on weekends ($75).
Reflexology can be defined as a specific massage-like technique applied to the feet. When these techniques are applied with intense enough pressure they provoke an action potential. An action potential is a self-regenerating wave of electrochemical activity that allows nerve cells to carry a signal over a distance. When action potentials (also known as nerve impulses or spikes) occurs in the body through pressure, many of the body structures are affected by this stimulation including nerves, muscles, the central nervous system, organs, and glands. Reflexology is healing through deep relaxation or stimulation that allows the body to initiate its own healing mechanism. 40 ($45) or 50 minutes ($55) sessions available and also a plantar fasciitis relief treatment. ($75)
Lomi-Lomi massage is an experience of massage and energy work and spirituality. Lomi is known to rejuvenate, drain the lymph, raise the frequencies of vibrational energies through prayer, color, and oils. Massage Magazine writes: "A sacred experience where the massage table becomes an altar and divinity touches humanity" ($75)
The “Cupping” method uses negative pressure where tissue begins separating. Energy blockages can be restored, trigger points released. The outcome is rehydration, oxygenation and blood flow begin to take place allowing fascia to return to a healthier state. Can be applied by itself similar to acupuncture or during the massage. ($85)
is a light-touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance 50- minute session ($75)
enhances the benefits of traditional reflexology because the heat from the stones reaches a deeper level into tissue opening the reflex pathways. Hot stones improve circulation, release toxins, boost immunity and relieve muscle tension. In addition to the physical benefits, the energy from the hot stones deeply relaxes the body, stimulating a higher level of feeling peace, tranquility, and serenity.50-minute session ($85.00)
It is always optimal to exfoliate the skin before a massage so that the organic massage oil can provide all the nutrients possible to soften your skin. Add a body treatment to the massage at special savings!
Includes a full body treatment of clay applied over the entire body. Clay is naturally high in oxygenating iron, rich in nerve calming calcium, regenerative vitamin A, digestive enzymes and cleansing chlorophyll, Sea clay feeds and softens nutrient thirsty skin, while gently detoxifying. ($75)
This is a full body scrub of a superfine shredded organic apricot meal, it is a nutrient-rich based scrub. Vitamin a and b-17 feed vitamin thirsty skin while it helps to exfoliate dead skin, leaving your skin baby soft. Apricot scrub does not irritate, burn or dry out delicate or sensitive skin. Drenched in warm organic apricot oil...it is a feast for your body to engage in! ($75)
A day to get away from it all and refresh and rejuvenate your mid-body spirit. It is a 4-hour visit which includes a full body massage, energizing facial, apricot body scrub, and green seaweed wrap. Lunch is included. ( $295)
We use Advanced Japanese facial acupressure points bridged with European techniques to tighten and tone the skin. Facials are important to keep the facial skin clear and increase blood flow to repair damaged tissue. Products alone cannot do this. Products we use are all organic and natural. In many instances, products contain fruits and vegetables that nourish your skin. We want to delight your senses as well as use the best, purest products that will enhance your facial!
Organic seaweed cleansers and honey masks are used to exfoliate the skin in this facial. European and Japanese facial techniques energize and circulate blood to the skin resulting in a healthy glow. Head and neck massage included. Allow up to 45- minutes. ($69)
Experience Blueberry exfoliates, Raspberry moisturizers, Lime toners. All products used in our deep cleansing facials. Restore firmness and vitality with Eminence's exclusive Paprika and Fruit pulp mask. A glow of health is achieved by nourishing and recharging every cell in the body. Our estheticians analyze your skin, apply cleansing treatments and oils suited to your skin type. Massage, steam, extraction of comedones and milia, leave your face glowing and healthy. Head and neck massage included. Allow up to 75 minutes. ($89)