In massage therapy, a massage therapist rubs and kneads the soft tissues of your body. The soft tissues include muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin. The massage therapist varies the amount of pressure and movement.
Massage is part of integrative medicine. Medical centers often offer it with standard treatment. It can be used for a wide range of medical conditions.
Studies of massage benefits have found massage can:
Help reduce stress.
Lessen pain and muscle tightness.
Improve the work of the immune system.
10 Types of Massage Modalities to Choose From
If you’ve never experienced a massage before, or are sensitive to touch, we often start with a Swedish massage. Our therapists will use this technique if you are seeking a relaxing massage that will release the tension in your muscles and provide a soothing experience that might just lull you to sleep.
Deep Tissue Massage
For those who have a high tolerance for pain, have muscle problems or chronic pain; deep tissue massage may be for you. Deep pressure is applied, allowing the massage therapist to reach deeper layers of your muscles and creating a more intense experience.
Hot Stone Massage
Just as the name implies, our therapists use hot stones in this massage technique. The stones help improve blood flow and relieve pain. The heated stones are placed around your body and used to apply deeper pressure on sore areas or tight muscles.
For athletes, the benefits of sports massages are two-fold: they aid in post event recovery and help prevent further injuries. Sports massage can also increase both flexibility and performance.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork where pressure is applied to major pressure points on the hands and feet. These points correlate with various organs and body parts through energy channels in the body. Applying pressure to these points on the hands and feet removes energy blocks and promotes health in those areas of the body.
Pregnant women can safely and comfortably seek relief from discomfort with prenatal massage, often provided on a table in a side-lying position. Prenatal massage helps with aches and pains associated with pregnancy and can help alleviate stress and anxiety.
Cupping became more popular in the United States when Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrived at a competition in 2016 with purple circles on his back from a cupping treatment. Cupping uses special cups that provide suction and negative pressure, pulling muscles as opposed to typical massage which pushes on the muscles. Cupping helps relieve pain, loosen muscles, and encourage blood flow; leaving you feeling more relaxed.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on therapy that alleviates headaches, muscle pain, anxiety, pressure, general strain and chronic pain. CST works with the cerebral spinal fluid, cranial bones and connective tissue to relieve restrictions in the body and create synchronicity of these symptoms.
With two massage tables alongside one another, couples massage requires two therapists working together to bring comfort and relief to two individuals. Couples massage does not have to be for a “couple” in the traditional sense. Quite often, mothers and daughters, best friends or anyone can come in and save time by combining two treatments at once, while chatting with one another or relaxing in a quiet atmosphere.
Chances are you’ve seen or experienced a chair massage while walking through a mall or farmers market. Chair massage is great for busy people who work at a computer all day since the therapist can focus on the trouble areas that normally arise from desk work: shoulders, back, arms and neck. Corporate wellness programs are also bringing chair massage to their employees and we are pleased to be able to provide this service to offices and small businesses in Connecticut.
Thai massage combines compression, acupressure, and passive stretching. These increase the range of motion in your joints and muscles. This can improve your posture. Can be done on floor mat or on table.
Which type of massage is right for me?
If you’re not sure which massage technique is right for you, our massage therapists will be happy to provide you with some guidance as they help create a wellness plan that can help you improve your sleep, boost your mood and leave you feeling relaxed and ready to take on the day. Book your massage now!
We offer Mobile massage 7 days a week. A mobile massage therapist is a licensed massage practitioner who travels to client's homes or offices to provide therapeutic massage services. You can expect the therapist to bring all the necessary equipment, including a massage table, linens, and massage oils. You can choose between organic oil, organic massage creams, CBD cream, and Ayurvedic herbal oils. Offering these massage modalities ( swedish, deep tissue, thai, Ayurvedic,sports, disabilities and hospice care.
Prices are all inclusive and depend on time and distance.
Energy healing & Remote healing
As a professional and compassionate healer and medical intuitive, Rev. Lisamarie has many satisfied customers from around the world. Almost every client comes after they have exhausted every other means for healing. Her work as a healer and medical intuitive is to see what barriers are preventing and blocking your healing and initiate and facilitate your body to heal again, emotionally or physically.
Spiritual Counseling $75 per hr
In Spiritual counseling, the emphasis is on wholeness, dealing with the whole person, and assisting the client in inner balance and integration of all the dimensions of self. Whether you need a "guidance" session or "spiritual counseling" we can figure that out together.
For those who believe in a higher power or guide, spiritual therapy can help deepen their connection with this power, or the connection may act as an aid to their personal healing process. Spiritual counseling helps clients reconnect the souk with the body and mind, helping them to explore the deeper facets of emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
The ancient Indian medical system, also known as Ayurveda, is based on ancient writings that rely on a “natural” and holistic approach to physical and mental health. Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world's oldest medical systems and remains one of India's traditional health care systems.
Based on the idea that disease is due to an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness, Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment.
Ayurveda treatment starts with an internal purification process, followed by a special diet, herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation.
The concepts of universal interconnectedness, the body's constitution (prakriti), and life forces (doshas) are the primary basis of ayurvedic medicine. Goals of treatment aid the person by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life. Herbs and other plants, including oils and common spices, are used extensively in Ayurvedic treatment.
Hath yoga is a branch of yoga which uses physical techniques to try to preserve and channel the vital force or energy. The practice includes the following three elements: physical poses
9moving asana), breathing techniques(pranayama), and meditation(dyana).
Because of it's slower pace, hatha yoga is a great class if you're just starting your yoga practice.
Cleanse & Detox
What is the difference between a detox and a cleanse?
While both center on a diet of clean healthy foods, "cleanses" typically focus on digestive health, whereas "detoxes" are a systematic approach to toxin removal that leaves you feeling refreshed, restored and revitalized on a deeper cellular level.
Transcendental Meditation(TM) is a technique for avoiding distracting thoughts and promoting a state of relaxed awareness. While meditating, the person practicing TM sits in a comfortable position with eyes closed and silently repeats a mantra. A mantra is a word or sound from the Vedic tradition that is used to focus your concentration.
When meditating, the ordinary thinking process is "transcended". It's replaced by a state of pure consciousness. In this state, the meditator achieves perfect stillness, rest, stability, order, and a complete absence of mental boundaries.
Regular meditation can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and the use of health care services.
Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula
Traditional Ayurveda Doula care promotes longevity, rebuilds complete health in the mother’s body-mind and honors this sacred period of time. Your Postpartum Doula aims to empower by helping you find solid ground over the first six weeks of life, nurturing the new mother in specific ways as to recover from the incredible transformation of pregnancy and birth.
Healing foods and herbs
Meditation and breath-work
Focusing on bringing balance and equilibrium back to the mind, body, and spirit
Regulating hormone levels with the Shirodhara treatment
Blissful baby massage
Preparing nourishing foods
Find solid ground over the first six weeks of life
Caring for household needs
Teaching Ayurveda self-massage (abhyanga)
Ayurveda teaches us that the first 42 days of new life (yours and your baby’s) correspond to the next 42 years of birthing person’s life. This is because pregnancy, birth, and postpartum are such shifts in the lives of people and families, providing yourself with as much of a foundation with rest, healing, and routine as possible during this time can be extremely with starting your parenting journey in a healthy way. This is why postpartum care extends through the first six weeks after birth. We can discuss a mutually agreed upon schedule during a visit of consultation.