30 minute session $45
60 minute session $80
90 minute session $110
2 hour session $140
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines an array of techniques such as gliding, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from minor aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and you must drink plenty of water to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session. During a deep tissue massage I will employ a variety of modalities such as Trigger Point Release, Myofacial Release, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (a fancy term for streching and relaxing a muscle group).
This massage focuses on, you guessed it, the head, neck, and shoulders. This is a great massage for people who suffer from frequent headaches, kinks in their neck, and pain or tension in their shoulders. This region of the body is my area of expertise with 8+ years of experience and training.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where smooth heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body to deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating. I personally collected the stones I use for this massage from the headwaters of the Sandy River on Mount Hood. Add warm cocoa butter to this massage for $10.
Massage cupping is a modified version of "cupping therapy," which has been used extensively in Chinese medicine for several thousand years.
By creating suction and negative pressure, massage cupping is used to stimulate the peripheral nervous system; bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin; and loosen adhesions, connective tissue and stubborn knots in soft tissue. Massage cupping can vary from light and relaxing to strong and intense by adjusting the amount of suction applied to the skin.
There are two main cupping techniques: stationary and moving. Stationary cups are placed on the skin and left for a period of five to 15 minutes in one location. This is the method most commonly used in Chinese medicine. Moving (or "massage cupping") is the more commonly used form of cupping among massage therapists and other health care practitioners. Prior to applying the cup, massage oil is administered to the skin to facilitate smooth movement and palpably discover the areas of tension and congestion. Create the vacuum and place the cup on the affected area, then glide it over the surface. A cup may be "parked" for a short time on stubborn knots or over inflamed joints or tissue. Cupping can be used on the neck, shoulders, back, sacral area, hip, abdomen, thigh, upper arms and calves.
The skin will redden with strong massage cupping, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface. The increased local blood supply will nourish the muscles and skin and allow toxins to be carried away.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, and include relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and increased relaxation.
To receive massage for a motor vehicle injury you must have an open claim number from your insurance company and a prescription for massage from a medical doctor. You do not pay out of pocket. I bill directly to your auto insurance company. To insure this process goes smoothly it is good to provide me with all the information concerning your claim prior to your first appointment. Contact me at 503-833-2640 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Time of service discount has been applied.