Therapeutic massage (60 min/$80 | 90 mi /$110)
Calm your nervous system, aid the circulation of blood and lymph, boost immunity, improve digestion, relax and lengthen tight muscles, and relieve chronic pain. Our therapists are trained in a wide range of modalities, and love to customize for each client. Your stress relieving session may include: Swedish, craniosacral, myofascial release, acupressure, reiki, reflexology and more.
Deep tissue/sports massage (60 min/$80 | 90 min/$110)
This massage may focus more attention on target areas, or performance enhancement goals. The objective is to achieve structural balance through techniques such as: trigger point, myofascial release, muscle energy work, stretching and joint stabilization. For athletes of any level, and effective in treating issues such as: migraines, scar tissue build up, decreased range of motion, injury/car accident recovery, sciatica, rotator cuff injuries, and many other common physical ailments. Our connective tissue acts affects every movement and body system, so keeping it healthy improves overall wellness.
Aromatherapy Massage (60 min /$80 | 90 min/$110)
Essential oils are powerful plant medicine that can help amplify the effects of your healing bodywork session. You absorb them into the local bloodstream through your skin, and the olfactory aspect has the ability to immediately communicate with the brain via scent. Your brain then sends signals to your body to relax your nervous system, affect hormone output, calm and aid digestion, even stimulate creativity, and so much more. Let us know scents that you love or don't, and tell us what you're hoping to feel from your session. Your therapist will create a custom aromatherapy session for you, from singular oils to therapeutic blends, or any combo.
Pregnancy massage (60 min/$80 | 90 min/$110)
After the first trimester, massage can be very effective in maintaining whole body balance throughout your pregnancy. It can relieve discomfort in hips, lower back, shoulders, as we as reduce swelling in ankles and wrists. The increase in circulation and calming effects on the nervous system that this therapy provides are very important for both mother and baby.
Reflexology (30 min/$45)
The ancient art of pressure points in the feet has been practiced for thousands of years. Experience whole body relaxation and restoration through treatment in just your feet. Specific points can be pinpointed to meet your individual needs.
Lymphatic drainage (60 min/$80 | 90 min/$110)
Our lymphatic system is a pathway through our body similar to our circulatory system. It carries lymphatic fluid, which is vital in all forms of healing and immune system function. This treatment is very light in pressure because the lymphatic pathways are so superficial. It can be used full body to boost immune function and detoxify. It can also be tailored to specific areas, as in post-surgery care, or for the treatment of lymphedema, or swelling.
Hot stone massage (90 min/ $125)
Through the use of heated stones, your therapist is able to release deep tension and pain in your muscles and joints. Stones are placed on muscles along important energy channels, and on myofascial trigger points. The heated stones will also be used as a tool to help your therapist release stubborn adhesions and stagnant qi, or energy in the body. Various massage techniques will be combined with the stones, specific to your needs at the time.
Cupping + massage (90 min/$120)
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, unwind stuck fascia, decompress joints, relieve headaches, arthritis and other chronic pain, and even improve skin elasticity and the appearance of cellulite. It is an ancient Chinese Medicine practice used to release stagnant qi, and pull "sha" (chinese term that literally means "sand", but can relate to granulations in our tissue) to the surface, freeing up space in the deep tissue for new, healthy flow of blood, lymph and qi. When "sha" appears at the surface of the skin, it may result in a red-purple discoloration that can take a week to fade. It isn't a bruise, and won't feel like one, but be prepared for possible discoloration! Your therapist will use the cups as stationary suction devices to release the area, and they may also use "gliding cupping", a myofascial technique that separates stuck tissues through pulling. In this 90 minute session, you will also receive a variety of hands on massage techniques for maximum therapeutic value.
CranioSacral Therapy (90 min/$120)
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University, where he served as a professor of biomechanics.
Your therapist will use a light tough to affect superficial and deep restrictions, using the guidance of the cerebrospinal fluid rhythm, and following your body into its restrictions to facilitate release, rather than forcing change. It can be powerful preventive medicine as well. This has been shown to be highly effective in changing the Central Nervous System response to existing pain and disease, and helping the body to facilitate it's own healing. Expect a calming, relaxing and gentle session, and potential dramatic results. Our therapists at Breathe that perform CST are qualified to treat basic issues and overall health and wellness, but we have resources and will refer if more serious issues would benefit from a CST expert.
Gua Sha Therapy (90 min/$120)
Gua Sha is an ancient folk medicine technique originating in China. A tool is used to scrape a lubricated area in an effort to pull out and move stuck tissue and waste products. It has been used for centuries to remove stagnant "sha" in the local blood. Blockages in blood and lymphatic flow, tissue restrictions, energetic blocks, are all things that can be positively affected by gua sha. It has been used to heal injuries old and new, and to lessen inflammation with respiratory and other illness. In massage we apply it mostly for musculoskeletal issues. Your therapist will combine a full body massage session with gua sha techniques on areas of blockage or restriction that would benefit. The flushing pressure of massage combined with the lifting effects of gua sha are very complimentary. Expect to have some petechiae, or discoloration, ranging from red to purple in the areas that were scraped. It should last a few days, a week at most.
Myofascial Release (60 min/$80 | 90 min/$110)
Fascia is internal connective tissue that wraps around organs and muscle, surrounding all internal body tissue. Imagine that your entire body is wrapped in plastic wrap. Tug or twist one area, what happens to the rest? Even separate muscles, joints, organs in different parts of the body are interconnected through this system. In Myofascial release, your therapist uses a range of pressure from light to quite deep, to sculpt and release adhesions and restrictions in your fascial planes. Your known problem areas will be addressed, as well as restrictions in other parts of your fascia that may not be directly felt by you, in order to improve the health of the whole system. This massage can still be calming and relaxing to the nervous system as well, as we work with the layers of your body, never forcing change that isn't ready. Several sessions may be necessary for optimal results.
Mind Body Therapy (90 min/$120)
Energy Work comes in many forms. If you have been feeling depleted, overwhelmed, deal with chronic pain or mental health/trauma issues, you would likely benefit from the gentle and intuitive healing of a Mind Body Therapy session. Your therapist will draw from a range of energy work modalities, including Reiki, Polarity, Chakral Balancing, Crystal Therapy, aromatherapy and light touch facilitation. Expect a thorough in person intake to gauge your specific energy state at the time of your treatment, and to be able to speak your desired outcome of your session. This will be a chance to leave the thoughts that consume most of your waking hours and to reconnect with your body soul center, and your whole self, integrating body and mind. Dumping out stagnant and old energy and moving into creating space for new refreshing and invigorating thoughts and feelings.
Oncology Massage (90 min/$120)
Oncology Massage is an intervention to comfort and strengthen the body and mind. This is not a treatment for cancer, but a support for the person whose organs are affected by cancer, chemotherapy and other parts of the treatment of the illness. It can help relieve tissue that is bound down from the adhesions caused by radiation. This treatment can also help increase range of motion and restore health in areas scarred by surgery.
Potential benefits of Oncology Massage: Increases circulation of blood and lymph. Re invigorates skin and muscles after pro longed bed rest. Decreases anxiety and depression. Re-establishes a positive body image, boosts mood. Provides relief and comfort from isolation. Re-identifying healing touch outside of a hospital setting. Can improve sleep, mental clarity and alertness. Helps on the path to re building hope.
Medical massage/manual therapy ($46 per unit billed)
This therapy is done under a prescription, following a motor vehicle accident. Various medical massage and myofascial release techniques will be applied to deal with the specific injuries of the client. Therapists are trained to work closely with your Dr. or Chiropractor to help you heal from the soft tissue injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents. Our office will handle all billing to insurance, no out of pocket cost to the client. Email or call us with any questions about how to set up and receive this care if you've been in an accident.
Cellulite reduction massage (60 min / $90)
This treatment is most effective and long-lasting when done in a series. The frequency and length of the series will depend on the level of your issue. Because cellulite is a skin and connective tissue problem, not a weight or fat problem, massage can be very effective. A blend of oils is used that increases blood flow to the area and helps build the elasticity of your skin. Three different massage techniques are used to improve circulation, separate connective tissue adhesion that causes bumpiness, and drain any excess fluid which gives a puffy appearance. This treatment is done only on your problem areas.