Massage restores a sense of balance and rejuvenation to the body by relieving muscle tension and improving blood and lymph circulation. Our licensed massage therapists utilize a combination of Swedish massage, shiatsu, reflexology, and deep tissue neuromuscular therapy, all tailored to your specific desires and goals.
Also called sports massage or deep tissue massage, this is one of the most popular types of massages. Swedish massage therapists use the anatomy and physiology of your body to determine where to apply pressure. This type of massage contrasts with Asian massage which focuses on meridiens and overlaps with energy work. If you have sore muscles or want a therapeutic massage, this may be the best option.
A traditional type of Asian massage, shiatsu literally translates to “finger pressure”, but that’s a bit misleading as there’s a lot more than fingers involved. A shiatsu massage therapist uses their hands, elbows, knees, and even their feet to strategically apply pressure to your body. This type of massage helps to balance your body’s energy flow and improve the functioning of major body systems.
Reflexology is often misinterpreted as “just a foot massage”, and in some ways, it is a foot massage, but it goes much further. With reflexology, a specialist addresses specific reflex points on your foot to create a healing effect throughout the rest of your body. Each part of your foot corresponds to a different part of your body, and a reflexology treatment can address anything from sinus infections to stomach issues. Reflexology works by stimulating blood flow and releasing blocked energy.
Deep Tissue Neuromuscular Therapy
Neuromuscular therapy is not just used in massage. It’s also used in a range of other areas such as physical therapy, nursing, osteopathy, and medicine. In massage, a neuromuscular approach addresses the nervous system. While traditional massages just focus on muscles, ligaments, and soft tissue, this massage goes a step further, and trained practitioners understand how the nerves engage with the rest of your body. This type of massage therapy is particularly helpful to people who suffer from chronic pain, as the massage therapist can provide relief without creating additional pain or too much pressure.
Integrative Therapeutic Massage
Feeling out of kilter or off balance? Feel like you cannot catch up? This massage will bring you back to your center. Using a personalized combination of Swedish massage, shiatsu, reflexology, and deep tissue neuromuscular therapy, your therapist will work with you to uncover and release chronic and/or acute stress holding patterns. This massage will restore a sense of balance and ease in the body. You will emerge feeling extraordinarily relaxed and rejuvenated.
Take a deep breath. Treat yourself to a gentle, relaxing massage that concentrates on your entire body. Our relaxing massage promotes general relaxation, improves blood and lymph circulation and relieves muscle tension. Every cell in your body will feel revived, and you will emerge from your treatment completely relaxed; yet revitalized at the same time.
To schedule a massage, contact us at the Graivier Center today. We would love to meet your needs. Massages are available for 30, 60, and 90-minute sessions.