Massage Enhancements

Add any enhancement to your massage or book as a stand alone service and enjoy the ultimate massage experience with additional benefits.

Cupping Treatment

Cupping

A modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cupping is used to remove stagnation and stimulate the flow of qi (chi). Qi is the flow of vital energy circulating through the body. If qi is disrupted, it can become stagnant and result in blockages and/or imbalances in the body. 

 

The use of suction cups in the western medicine mindset can increase blood flow, loosen fascia and connective tissue to stimulate healing. It is similar to the way deep tissue massage can be used to break up scar tissue, loosen adhesions, and reduce pain. 

 

The cups are often placed on the back, neck, and shoulders or the site of pain and restriction. From a Western physiology perspective, cupping loosens connective tissue or fascia and stimulated blood flow to the surface. 

 

Cupping can leave red marks on the skin, which is indicative of a healing response.  The redness may last a few days and will not cause discomfort or pain.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Enjoy the healing effects of aromatherapy combine well with a massage.  

Your ‘Scent Sommelier’ will acquaint you to an array aromatic essential oil blends and together you will customize your session according to the scents you love and the outcome you desire.   

 

Your aromatic  custom blend will enhance your massage experience and help restore vital energies bring a sense of calm to your body and mind.

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Taping

Kinesiology tape was created for the heat of competition. Medical tape often would fail under extreme conditions, so they developed a stronger, stretchier and stickier kinesiology tape. 

Taping works by microscopically lifting the skin away from the muscle and fascia, which decompresses the area and promoting blood flow, relieving swelling, delaying muscle fatigue and speedigng up recovery. 

 

Taping also signals the central nervous system through the skin's nerve receptors, which provides feedback for an increased awareness of body positioning  to help you maintain proper posture and form. 

 

If you are struggling with muscle imbalances, want to support an area that is injured, improve movement patterns and posture, try having your therapist tape you post session.  You can come in to just get tape between sessions too.

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Gua Sha

Gua Sha is an ancient massage technique that is part of traditional Chinese medicine and intended to move stagnant Qi (chi).

Similar to cupping, this technique can leave mild redness and tenderness that may last for a day or two, and should not cause pain or discomfort. 

 

In the western medicine model this technique targets scar tissue and fascia to increase mobilization.  

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Cannafix

Enhance your massage session with CBD salve for targeted areas. The salve has a stronger concentration of cannabis and is intended for targeted pain relief.

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Celluma Light Therapy

Increase microcirculation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease inflammation, and ease muscle and joint pain while being massaged in other areas.

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Paraffin Dip

Paraffin Dip treatment is a form of deep heat therapy. Liquified paraffin wax is very efficient at absorbing and retaining heat.

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