Massage Therapy comprises physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual characteristics of an individual focusing on the whole person, not just the body. We work with our patients to discover the cause of their pain and to alleviate that pain using the body’s own natural healing ability through various massage techniques.

Types of Therapies

  1. Aromatouch Massage

    ArōmaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body.

  2. Swedish Massage

    Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage technique. If it's your first time, Swedish body massage is the perfect to experience. It is a gentle, rhythmic massage that is very good to relax soft body tissue and facilitate healing. Swedish massage is lighter in touch than other forms of massage techniques and includes long flowing strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on more superficial layers of the muscles. It can loosen stiff joints, reduce muscle tension, and help clear nasal or chest congestion.

  3. Neuromuscular Massage

    The most effective type of massage therapy for lower back pain is neuromuscular therapy. Neuromuscular therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of massage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury (such as a muscle strain). Neuromuscular therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The massage therapy pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. Once applied to a muscle spasm, the pressure should not vary for ten to thirty seconds.

  4. Deep Tissue Massage

    Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the 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 muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.

  5. Medical Massage

    Medical massage is performed with the intent of improving conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician; a wide variety of modalities or procedures are utilized to focus the treatment based on the diagnosed condition.

  6. Prenatal Massage

    Prenatal Massage is a technique involving deep bodywork designed to improve your circulation, take some of the strain off your muscles and joints, and generally re-energize you. Studies show that massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles. It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you're pregnant, and keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body. During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping, and sciatica. Additionally, it can reduce swelling in your hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn't a result of preeclampsia), relieve carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion — all common pregnancy problems. Massage may also lift depression without the use of medication, according to some scientific studies.

  7. Myofascial Release

    Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

  8. AromaTouch™ Therapy

    AromaTouch™ Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. Developed by Dr. David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic applications of essential oils, the AromaTouch™ Technique improves wellbeing by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive and uses dōTERRA’s CPTG- Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience for recipients.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Gil Meijer, LMBT, NMT

Gil Meijer, Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Gil Meijer is our new Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT). His specialization; Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT), is what inspired him to begin practicing in an official capacity since 2014. Attaini