FAQ

What is Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage Hot stone massage bears many similarities to Swedish massage, which is one of the most popular types of bodywork. For this technique, massage therapists put warmed stones on their clients’ bodies to relax muscles and soft tissues before (or after) a massage. You can enjoy the relaxing feel of the warm stones…

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What is Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial release techniques relax and lengthen muscles and soft tissues. A myofascial release practitioner can help a person regain function and flexibility after injuries and treat chronic pain in many parts of your body. What Is Fascia? Connective tissues called fascia surround our muscles and envelop our entire bodies. Fasciae also play a key role…

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What is Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage Many people seek massage therapy—the manual manipulation of muscles and tendons beneath the skin—for relief from any kind of physical pain. Deep tissue massage therapy is often the massage of choice for athletes who want help with healing from various injuries or for those seeking help with the management of chronic pain…

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What is Swedish Massage

What Is Swedish Massage?   Although many assume Swedish massage comes from Sweden, Johan Georg Mezger (1838-1909), a Dutch man, is often credited with formalizing the system known as Swedish massage—sometimes referred to as “classic massage” in Europe. Mezger assigned French names— effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement—to the specific strokes used in Swedish massage application.…

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Cancellations, no-shows and late arrivals

One of the more challenging parts of running a service business is deciding how to handle last-minute cancellations, missed appointments and late arrivals. I aim for a thoughtful fairness. The new policies are below. I’m usually happy to be flexible about the policies when illness or emergencies strike. No doubt, if we’re working together, you…

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What you get from a $100 Massage

For most people, money is the biggest obstacle to getting regular massage therapy. There, I said it. We don’t like to talk about money; it’s supposed to be a private issue. But I’m addressing it head on. Regular massage is a considerable budget item, and it’s important to acknowledge that. I know this because I…

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