Deep Tissue Massage - Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout your body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscles can cause pain, inflammation and limited motion of the muscles and joints.
Swedish massage - Swedish massage is the most common type of massage. Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. Swedish is a light, soothing massage. Great for de-stressing!
Reflexology - A focused pressure technique, usually directed at the feet. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which correspond to and are relative to your glands and organs. When the reflexes are stimulated, the body's natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones.
As pressure is applied to specific reflexes the body naturally lets go of stress, activating a parasympathetic (nervous system) response in the body to enable the blockages to be released by a physiological change in the body. With stress removed and circulation enhanced, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis.
Polarity - A energy modality that helps re-balance organs and systems, and allows the body to let go physically and de-stress emotionally. Great for those going through high stress or trauma. Great for those fighting cancer or right after a hospital stay to re-balance. Very soothing, healing and relaxing!
Certified Prenatal Massage - A soothing and relaxing massage while you are going through the aches and changes of pregnancy. Terra and MaryAnna are certified in Pregnancy Massage. MaryAnna has a pregnancy bolster available for all her clients if they prefer to lay face down rather then sideline for the massage session.
Certified Medical Massage - A deep tissue massage that is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout your body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in Medical massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle) that are causing specific pain issues for a client relating to a specific diagnosis prescribed from a doctor. Adhesions in the muscles can cause pain, inflammation and limited motion of the muscles and joints. Medical massage usually includes MET, isolated stretching, very specific deep releases of adhesions and Myofascial release techniques. The therapist often gives exercises for clients to continue at home to further release and relieve the specific pain issue being addressed.
Myofascial Release - A technique that releases the connective tissue that is restricting the bodies movement and causing pain. This technique allows the body to unwind to its natural state. Great for chronic pain issues, headaches, and after an auto accident. We customize the treatment for your pain needs.
TMJ release (Temporomandibular and upper cervical balancing) - A massage of the jaw externally and orally to relieve popping, jaw pain, neck pain and headaches. Usually requires 3-5 treatments in order to see good results.
Chair Massage - A great way to try a massage without having to undress. Usually a 12-15 minute session of the neck, back, shoulders and arms. We can cater to a specific area if you just need a quick fix until you can fit a full body massage into your busy schedule. If you want a longer chair session simply ask and it is $1/minute after the first 15 minutes.
Paraffin Wax Dips - Warm wax dips that sooth, soften hands and reduce joint aching and pain in the fingers and wrist. Great in the winter to help reduce skin cracking due to cold weather.
Nutrition Health Coaching - A coaching session (or pkg. see pricing with coach) that allows you to balance and transform your life through lifestyle and nutrition guidance that individually meets your needs and goals. Our program is bio-individual and looks at all aspects of your life and nutrition needs with our broad range of knowledge in over 100 different diet theories and primary foods to customize a plan that works for you and your busy schedule.
Massage Cupping - A pleasant, gentle modern form of an age-old technique of vacuum therapy. Suction cups are placed on the skin to soften tight muscles, release adhesions, lift connective tissue and sedate the nervous system. This brings about hydration and increased blood flow to our tissues. Large cups are used to mimic the rolling action of deep tissue massage without the discomfort. Magnetic cups are used for soft tissue injuries, pain management and neuropathy.
Cupping sessions are around 30 minutes or you can add to a regular massage session. All massage cupping sessions are given by a certified massage Cupping Practitioner. Enjoy a relaxing session with long lasting benefits to your muscles and circulatory system.
AromaTouch - AromaTouch is a clinical approach to an essential oil application. Eight pure therapeutic grade essential oils are applied to the energy meridians on the back and feet. This technique helps balance, calm and strengthen the nervous system, leaving you feeling relaxed and stress free. Enjoy this 30 minute relaxing technique by a Certified AromaTouch Technique Practitioner.
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"A massage from Terra is both emotionally and physically rewarding. It enables me to continue to do the strenuous, demanding activities that I enjoy. It is something I do for myself and I look forward to it every week. My hour with Terra always makes me feel healthy and happy. I highly recommend it." - current client