modalities & rates
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The words “therapeutic massage” mean different things to different people. In your massage session you will communicate with your therapist to decide on the best course of action for your treatment that day. The pressure will range from gentle to deep depending upon your preference and the area being worked. A variety of tools are incorporated into the massage, including aromatherapy, cupping, and reflexology, combined with a range of techniques like trigger point and myofascial release. The goal is always to work towards your health and well-being, to make sure you leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and more centered in your body.
Reflexology is a marvelously relaxing technique that uses points on the feet to address anything from stress and anxiety to digestion. The idea is that the body is mapped on the feet, so that when certain points are worked (pressed or rubbed), the corresponding body area will be brought into balance.
Adding hot stones takes you to the next level of deep relaxation, melting away your tension and leaving you feeling simultaneously noodle-like and refreshed. Each modality has its unique benefits that none other can replicate, and hot stones are no exception. A rich sensory experience, smooth river stones are heated in water to between 125-135 degrees while Swedish massage strokes using jojoba oil and essential aromatherapy oils prepare your muscles. The hot stones are then massaged over your body, conducting their heat into your muscles and warming you to the core. If you haven’t ever tried hot stones, I enthusiastically encourage you to!
manual lymph drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage, or MLD, is a gentle skin treatment that stimulates the lymphatic system to work better to remove excess fluid and debris from the tissues, which will reduce swelling and inflammation and promote healing. MLD can help support the immune system and manage symptoms related to MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, and a myriad of other conditions including arthritis, acne and eczema. MLD can help reduce swelling related to surgical procedures, in addition to being a wonderful way to detoxify your body. Please note that side effects of MLD can include headaches or flu-like symptoms, which are by-products of the detoxifying process and can last one to two days. Additionally it is highly recommended that you not come in if you are getting sick, or if you were drinking heavily the night before, as MLD could make your symptoms come on faster or make you feel worse for a day or two.
I currently offer an MLD Facial, which is a 60-minute treatment that focuses on your face, neck and decolletage. I do not use toners, masks or creams but I stay true to the Dr. Vodder method of treating the skin to reduce puffiness and swelling, and to detoxify your tissues from the inside. Great for pre- and post-surgical procedures.
a note about rates
I do offer a reduced cost to those who have need. Please contact me to explore your options.