Deep Tissue, Cleansing Massage

Many clients use this massage as a monthly tonic. The general focus of the Deep Tissue Cleansing Massage is on reducing adhesions, increasing blood flow, and increasing the range of motion in the arms, legs and head. Black Poplar oil, Ginger and Arnica Creme, various Chinese liniments and Dit Da Jow are used at the discretion of the practitioner, with the consent of the client.

A Deep Tissue Cleansing Massage may begin face up with gentle rocking of the body and compression of the forearms, opening into the hands and massaging the palms of the hands to release the day's stress. The hands are given gentle traction to stretch from wrist to shoulder. Muscles of the rotator cuff are given extra attention, including traction, compression and movement of the trapezius from below, allowing the body to sink into the massage table. Work on pec minor and major are followed by gentle, deep work at the base of the head, neck, and jaw. Thai stretches may be used to increase flexibility in the lower extremities before moving to prone position. Compression and rolling of the back readies it for work along rhomboids and the larger muscles of latissimus dorsi and lower trapezius. Hamstrings and glutes may be compressed and stretched using Thai massagetechniques. MFR may be used for piriformis or other external rotators before rolling out the calves and hamstrings with a Tiger Tail massage roller.

60 minutes             ....  90            

75 minutes             ....  105

90 minutes        ....  120

There is a $5 discount for cash or check payments at time of service.

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Comfort and Joy Massage

After a long week-- or a long month-- this massage helps to bring the client back into their body, into a place of comfort and peace. We begin with Reiki touch on the head, hands and shoulders. The skin of the whole body is gently massaged in soothing, circular motions using enriching handmade oils of arnica and ginger, poplar bud, or Weleda Sea Buckthorn. Opposing muscle groups are kneaded simultaneously to flood the central nervous system with sensory information and induce a sense of emotional well-being. Static hand holds are used on the palms of the feet and hands and throughout the body, allowing sensory feedback to promote the rest and repair aspect of the autonomic nervous system. The massage ends with gentle compression and a smoothing of the body's energetic field.  

60 minutes            ....  90 

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Prenatal Massage

This massage is done in a side-lying position after the first trimester which allows safe access to all parts of the body while protecting mother and baby. A tranquil, meditative mood presides over the session.

During the first few months of pregnancy the body is undergoing deep physiological changes. The benefits of massage can be remarkable. An increase in the hormone relaxin prepares the body to give birth and may lead to a loosening of the joints in the body. Regenerative, therapeutic bodywork is designed to create a serene space for the body building another body within itself. Arms, neck and hands are treated with gentle to deep pressure, depending on the preference of the client. Hips and legs are stretched and effleurage strokes aim to move body fluids upwards, towards the center of the body which may reduce minor swelling in the ankles and feet. Reiki and light work on the base of the skull is used to close the session.

60 minutes             ....  85

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New Mother Massage

A revitalizing massage designed to help the new mother rebalance her body by bringing her back into awareness of herself. The New Mother Massage begins with a focus on the upper body, and especially neck, hands, and wrist, where the work of carrying a newborn and older babies may be felt the most. Head and neck are gently stretched and counter-stretched to release adhesions. Deep work along scalenes, trapezius, and sub-occipitals is designed to release muscle fatigue caused by staring into baby's eyes while breastfeeding. Essential oils of Lavender and Chamomile as well as Weleda's Sea Buckthorn oil are used on the shoulders, neck and arms, while opposing muscle groups are massaged. The lower back is addressed with Myofascial Release and Thai massage techniques to stretch and lengthen sore muscles.  

60 minutes             ....  80

*I offer this massage at a discounted rate to allow for the cost of childcare. 

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Medicinal Massage

Medicinal massage specifically addresses muscle spasms or soft tissue adhesions which may cause restricted movement due to an accident or injury. This massage is recommended post-surgery, after motor vehicle accidents, or for any soft tissue injury to muscles or tendons which may be assisted by massage in the healing process. Using Myo-Fascial Release Technique including cross-fiber friction, the application of ice and Passive Isometric Release Stretching techniques, we aim to break up scar tissue, increase range of motion and document changes in the body to work with doctors or physical therapists in speeding the healing of the broken body. We currently accept MVA/PIP  insurance on a per case basis. We do not accept other forms of insurance.

1 unit/15 minutes             ....  40  

** This massage may be billable to your insurance if prescribed by a doctor, or may be billable to PIP if the injury is the result of a recent car accident.

To schedule a Medicinal Massage, please email  Sea Change Massage to determine eligibility.