What is Massage Therapy?
Medical Massage is treatment prescribed and supervised by a physician and billed to insurance. Medical Massage is performed with the intent of improving various conditions or injuries. We use a variety of massage techniques, and combine multiple modalities in order focus on healing conditions and injuries.
A Swedish Massage is a great massage to start with. A Swedish massage is a full body massage designed to promote general relaxation. During Swedish massage, our massage therapists will incorporate massage lotions and/or oils to facilitate smooth gliding strokes that will soothe your muscles and nerves, easing tension and stress. With your Swedish massage you can also expect kneading, cross-friction, stretching and tapping techniques. This form of massage is wonderful for increasing oxygen and reducing body toxins, while improving circulation and flexibility.
Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are active, ranging from elite athletes to weekend warriors, or for those who feel pain or discomfort following activity. This style of massage is designed to prevent and treat an injury, enhance physical performance, drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility and prevent injuries. Sports massage typically focuses on a specific muscle group and various techniques are used including classic Swedish strokes, cross-fiber friction, pressure-point work, and joint mobilization; stretches and heat therapy may also be used.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a form of massage which involves the application of pressure to sore and tight muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and overall dysfunction in other parts of the body. Often massage therapy and trigger point therapy are performed together. Trigger point therapy is also called myofascial trigger point therapy.
Prenatal massage therapy can be an important part of a care program for expectant mothers. It can be extremely effective in quieting low back and pelvic pain and can often reduce sciatica symptoms. Prenatal massage is used to decrease stress and swelling, relieve aches and soreness, and has been found to be effective at lowering stress and anxiety feelings. Each massage is customized to a woman’s individual needs. A lighter Swedish massage is the perfect treatment for an expectant mother.
Couples massage involves two people with two massage therapists in the same room. Any type of massage can be done in a couples massage. Although couples massage can certainly be romantic, sessions are also a fun way to spend time and relax with a dear friend or family member. Mothers and daughters or best friends often can visit while letting the stress slip away.
Chair massage focuses on the neck, back and shoulders, and is done fully-clothed and seated on a massage chair. Various massage techniques can be used in a chair massage including deep tissue, swedish, sports, and trigger point massage therapy techniques. Chair massage is great for those who cannot fully recline or for shorter treatment sessions.
Aromatherapy massage incorporates the use of essential oils for the purpose of improving one’s mood, cognitive function, or health. Aromatherapy may be added to any of the massage modalities for an additional charge. We feature DoTerra Oils, and have a wide variety of oils to choose from.
Have been getting massages by Victoria…..she’s an excellent massage therapist. Would recommend this place to anyone. Great customer service as well!
Absolutely wonderful massage clinic! I’ve had amazing deep tissue work from Brittany who is a master at her craft- and Annelyssa is great as well! They are all so friendly and accommodating and I truly feel comfortable. The fact that they can easily …
Great therapists!! Love Charlotte! Mary at the front desk is so sweet and goes the extra mile to make me comfortable! This place has top notch service!
Excellent massage, and fantastic service. The staff there is exceptionally helpful and accommodating! Highly recommend! Thank you! 🙂
Got a massage yesterday from Alaska Massage Clinic, and it was great. Awesome skills, every minute I relaxed more. At the end I had to force myself to leave. Could have spend the rest of the day laying on the warm massage table and listen to the nice…
Absolutely wonderful! Not only was the staff super friendly, the ladies that did our massage did a fantastic job! For the first time in a long time, I was able to sleep without my back or neck seizing up. They were great! 😊
Nothing but great things to say. Friendly staff. Every massage therapist I’ve seen there has been wonderful.
Love it here! They helped me figure out how to live with neck pain and stop my weekly headaches! They even referred me to a great chiropractor.
The massage clinic is great. The staff is always friendly and on the ball. I very much enjoy getting a massage there.
I’m writing this review because I just want everyone to know how happy I am to have found this place. I was standing in line at the grocery store talking with a friend about how bad my back hurt and how I needed to get a massage. A lovely girl behi…