Deborah Stauss N.D. - Naturopathic Doctor & Master Herbalist

Benefits of Massage


Studies of the benefits of Massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Massage therapy has been found to decrease cortisol levels, increase serotonin and dopamine levels, improve insulin levels, decrease perceived pain, anxiety, and depression as well as increased relaxation. Massage therapy also improves sleep.

Hemp Oil: add-on to any massage for $20 
CBD has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body which helps relieve the tension that many people carry from stress and it promotes recovery from exercise. You will receive hemp oil both orally under the tongue and along with the massage oil during your massage. We have seen excellent results with this add-on and the pain relief has been great.

Essential Oil Aromatherapy: add-on $5 
Essential Oils when used in combination with massage will help to improve a healthy circulatory system; facilitate detoxification and lymphatic drainage and more. The benefits of essential oils are documented as is massage, so one can take advantage of both.

Hot Stone: add on $5
Hot stone mass therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. The use of hot stones with essential oils helps open skin pores so that they can absorb essential oils more rapidly. 

Shiatsu Massage Chair: (15min-$15) 
This amazing shiatsu massage chair combines shiatsu rollers with vibration massage that penetrates deep to give you relief and relaxation. Massage your head, back, lumbar, legs and calves all at the same time! Our Shiatsu Massage Chair is an incredibly customizable advanced full body massager. 

Massage nodes travel up and down your back and neck providing a deep-tissue style massage while the vibration on your legs brings leg relief and relaxation.  Choose from several massage modes to create a perfectly customized massage. Special massage features include shiatsu massage and vibration massage can work simultaneously or individually.

Sit back, relax, and let this massage chair do its job!  

Lymphatic Massage: ($85) 
Most people are familiar with the body's vessel system that carries blood to and from the tissues, but few understand there is another equally vital system of vessels that removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products from the spaces between the cells and then filters and cleans them.

Like the roots of a tree, the lymph system starts as tiny vessels--only a single-cell wide--that eventually branch into larger and larger tubes that carry these fluids back to the blood stream. This network of delicate vessels and lymph nodes is the primary structure of the immune system. The lymph nodes act as check points along the pathways of the vessels. They filter the fluid (called lymph) and serve as the home for lymphocytes--little Pac Man-like cells that attack and destroy foreign bacteria and viruses and even abnormal cells, like cancer cells.

When the lymph system works well, we feel healthy and have a strong defense against illness. When it's sluggish or blocked--say after surgery or an injury--we can have swelling, feel tired, and be more susceptible to colds and infections.

A Lymphatic Massage may help the lymph system do its job better. By understanding the anatomy and function of this delicate system, your massage therapist can assist your body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling.

Though lymph vessels are found throughout the body, most of them--about 70 percent--are located just below the skin. These fragile vessels work to pick up fluids between the cell spaces when gentle pressure is applied to them from increased fluid build-up, muscle contractions, or the pressure of a therapist's hands. By using very light pressures in a rhythmic, circular motion, a massage therapist can stimulate the lymph system to work more efficiently and help it move the lymph fluids back to the heart. Furthermore, by freeing vessel pathways, lymphatic massage can help retrain the lymph system to work better for more long-term health benefits.

So, if you're feeling a bit sluggish and lack energy, experiencing mild to moderate swelling, recovering from a sports injury, or interested in optimizing your lymph system for stronger immunity, ask your massage therapist about lymphatic massage. It can have a powerful impact on your body's ability to heal.

Deep Tissue & Trigger Point Massage: ($85)
Everybody has trigger points, but whether they’re activated or not can depend on if an area has undergone trauma, stress, overuse or injury. When activated, trigger points can cause widespread pain, tension, irritation and even lack of motion. Applying a moderate to deep pressure to these areas can create a dull, aching feeling to different areas of the body, which is most commonly known as referral pain. This referral pain actually lets therapists know that they are on a trigger point so they can directly address the area and concern.

Trigger points can make themselves apparent in visible knots or in tight bands of muscle fibers. Due to the tenderness of these sites, people often fell that the long lasting benefits of Trigger Point Therapy are worth the temporary pain they feel as a result of treatment. Considering that an untreated trigger point is likely to cause increased, spreading pain and future problems with balance and correct posture, the long-term benefit of the therapy outweighs the short-term pain associated with Trigger Point Therapy. 

When you receive trigger point therapy, you may feel tenderness when the therapist applies pressure.  But overall, it should be a therapeutic experience where you feel relief after the pressure is applied and the trigger point goes away.

Trigger point therapy helps eliminate pain, relieve tension and promote a better range of motion. It’s a great tool for all ages and for many issues to unlock an area, but it’s also great to increase circulation and help muscles regain full function. Ultimately, it’s a rehabilitative therapy that provides quick, lasting results.

Prenatal Massage & Postnatal / Postpartum Massage: ($85)

Prenatal Massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, help regulate hormones, reduce swelling, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage.

Swedish Massage aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.

Postnatal / Postpartum Massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. This is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to motherhood. You may be surprised as to the benefits. Relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief, immune system boosting and other health benefits come with massage. Unique postpartum benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep, and improved breastfeeding. Massage therapy can help restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, speed healing and assist with C-section recovery.

Cupping Massage: ($95)

Cupping Massage has many benefits and can be a great benefit for weight loss and cellulite treatments. It can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, reduce inflammation, relieve stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, stiff connective tissue, drainage of toxins and waste from the lymphatic system and even reduce cellulite. 

Like acupuncture, cupping follows the lines of the meridians. By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to ‘open’ these channels – the paths through which life energy flows freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing qi (life force). 

Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed within these four inches of affected materials. Even hands, wrists, legs, and ankles can be ‘cupped,’ thus applying the healing to specific organs that correlate with these points.

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