Jacob Gilbert, LMT
Swedish - when people think of massage they generally picture this therapy. Flowing gliding strokes, kneading, percussion, and light stretching may be included. Can be applied with any type of pressure using oil and or lotion. Swedish massage can be done for relaxation and for acute or chronic pain relief.
Deep tissue - more targeted work with the intention of reaching deeper layers of muscle to release tension. It can be more vigorous than Swedish, but have similar effects of relaxation and pain relief. The depth of pressure applied depends on the individual’s level of comfort.
Sports, Prenatal/side lying, Injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, Stretching/strengthening and fitness maintenance, Aromatherapy,Hot/salt stones
Katie Morris, LMT
Combines 7 different massage techniques including gliding, kneading, friction, percussion, vibration, stretching, and joint mobilization to provide the body and mind with a general sense of rejuvenation and relaxation. Swedish massages are mostly symmetrical and pick out a few key areas of tension to work out through the massage. (this is what most people think of when they think of massage) Can be performed with light to deep pressure.
Geared towards relaxing your mind and body, relaxation massages mainly use gliding and kneading strokes to generally work the muscles and surface tissues. The strokes tend to be rhythmic, slow, and smooth. Each side is worked symmetrically. Can be done using light-deep pressure.
Not to be confused with a deep pressure Swedish massage, deep tissue massages are very slow and methodic. Typically a full body deep tissue massage takes 90-120 minutes. It uses gliding, kneading, friction, and stretching to slowly sink into the deeper tissues of the body. A medium to deep pressure is used. When done properly, a deep tissue massage does not necessarily feel like deep pressure is being used and should not be painful.
If you are suffering from chronic or acute pain, massage could be the solution for you. Injury assessment massage is generally purchased as a series. During the first session 15-20 minutes is spent discussing the problem and assessing what is going on. This can include analyzing posture, the way you walk, range of motion, etc. Please note I am not a doctor, I can not diagnose you, I can simply assess and tell you what is obvious, then try to work my magic. The rest of the time will be spent with you on the table while I feel for any areas of tension, constriction, adhesion, etc. After that, we will discuss a plan of action together and if massage is right for you.
Hot Stone Massage:
90 mins $125, 120 mins $160
Basalt river stones are warmed to a therapeutic temperature then placed in areas of hypertension to help release spasm and relieve aches or used to provide gliding, kneading, or friction strokes to promote circulation and warm up your tissues. This enhancement enables deeper body work, promotes more intense tension release, and feels amazing. It is especially beneficial for clients looking for relief from fibromyalgia or that get cold easily. * If you are pregnant or have uncontrolled blood pressure problems, hot stone massage is not right for you.*