At A Touch of Health, you and your health are our primary focus. Our massage therapists believes in an integrated approach to massage therapy; using a combination of stretching, neuromuscular release, deep tissue, and swedish techniques during each session. We listen to each patient’s needs and expectations to create a truly specialized massage session. Through the application of these various techniques, along with a primary goal of providing clients with the best experience possible, A Touch of Health is able to ensure that their clients not only feel better when they leave, but that they are on their path to optimal health.
Some of the benefits of massage include but are not limited to
- Decreased musclo-skeletal dysfunction and pain
- Stronger immune system
- Relief from headaches
- Reduced scar tissue
- Improved flexibility
- Reduced anxiety and stress
Putting the Patient First
We believe everyone deserves undivided attention, care, and lifestyle advice to achieve the results you need. Over the years, we have learned people are just as unique as fingerprints and deserve individual care. Our massage therapists take time before each session to discuss your health care needs, health history, and desired outcomes to create a tailored session for you. The majority of our patients come to us in pain or dysfunction and require extra attention that can be hard to find.
We also understand that a large part of the population have sensitivities to smells, products, positions and music. We use all hypoallergenic laundry detergents, lotions, and only the highest quality products to accommodate even our most sensitive of patients. We have a variety of pillows and options for positioning on the table as well as an electric lift table for those who have a hard time getting on and off the table.
We believe massage is so beneficial, that everyone should be able to receive massage therapy no matter your concern.
Types of Massage
While there are many different techniques of massage, instead of separating them into individual sessions, they are combined in each massage to address the different problems and complaints of the client. While there are hundreds more techniques, listed below are a few most frequently used.
Thera-cupping is an adaptation of traditional Chinese cupping therapy. Cupping is used to release fascia (connective tissue) and all layers of interstitial tissue allowing fluidity of tissue, blood circulation, and the lymphatic and nervous system.
Swedish massage is the most known type of massage. Typically swedish involves long relaxing strokes to calm the nervous system, stimulate blood circulation as well relax the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
This type of massage relieves tension in the muscle tissue by working superficial and deep layers, releasing “knots” and restoring the tone of the muscle.
Deep pressure is used to release trigger points that can cause pain patterns and dysfunction in the muscle. Often performed to restore muscle length and flexibility and break the pain cycle.
CranioSacral Massage Therapy
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. Craniosacral massage manipulates the cranium and balances the cerebral fluid in the spine.
TMJ Massage (Tempromandibular Joint)
Dysfunction of the joint can be caused by many action including grinding, gritting, stress, and head traumas. TMJ massage focuses on the neck, head, and muscles of the face to release trigger points or hyper-tonic muscles creating imbalances and pain.
Pregnancy massage (Prenatal Massage)
Meeting the needs of the expecting mom, pregnancy massage can be pain-relieving and or stress reducing. This massage is performed in a side-laying position which is comfortable and allows for massage in common areas of discomfort such as the neck, low back, hips and legs.
The use of passive and active stretching restores flexibility of tight muscles and helps to create balance in the body and reminds the
An alternative to a full one hour massage, chair massage is performed while the client is fully clothed and can be stimulating, yet relaxing. Chair massage is mobile and can be performed in all environments including offices and during events. Please call for more information on how to book your next chair massage event.