Services & Rates
Therapeutic Massage Rates:
$100/ 60 minutes
$140/ 90 minutes
$180/ 120 minutes
All first-time clients will be met with an initial consultation discussing the client's needs and the goals that bodywork will help address. The quotes above are for the actual treatment time, not any time for consultation for which there is no charge. There are several modalities of massage therapy and bodywork that I offer to my clients. They are listed below with descriptions. We can discuss what treatment goals that you may have - stress reduction, address injuries, migraine issues, etc. - and I will make recommendations about which treatment would best benefit you as well as the frequency of sessions to meet your goals. I do not process health insurance but can provide a statement of services for insurance purposes. The only pricing not included in the above list is for kinesio taping which would be done following a treatment session. The kinesio taping treatment, using RockTape products, is priced separately and dependent upon the extent needed.
Syngergetic Myofascial Therapy
Synergetic Myofasical Therapy is the focus of my practice and I am certified in Synergetic Structural Integration as well. This modality is about restoring balance, relieving pain and improving posture. This work creates space in the body which allows the body to reset, so to speak. It is designed to return our body to the functioning pathways that become blocked with injuries or less than ideal body mechanics, such as sitting at a desk all day. It is different from traditional massage as it is usually dry work (with no lotion or oils). It also incorporates movement, both active and passive, and stretching.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is focused on reaching the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. This type of massage uses the techniques of Swedish massage but with greater intensity. This type of massage is effective in treating chronic muscle tension.
Neuromuscular therapy, or "NMT" for short, is a special type of deep tissue massage which is used to address trigger points. Trigger points develop in muscles and refer pain to different areas of the body. The trigger points are covered by fascia, which is connective tissue which covers all muscles and organs in the body. Once the fascia is properly warmed by massage surrounding the trigger point, pressure is applied to release them. This is followed by a stretch referred to as a PIMR to allow the muscle to use its memory and return to its original lengthened, functioning state. This modality is excellent for reducing pain, improving posture and restoring function.
This modality uses a very light touch to restore balance of the craniosacral system: bones, nerves, fluids and connective tissues of the cranial and spinal area. It can promote deep relaxation and aid in a number of issues ranging from migraines to digestion troubles. I like to think of this modality as a reset for the nervous system.
This is a form of touch therapy based on Chinese medicine that uses the principles of acupuncture. Acupressure accesses the same points that are needled during acupuncture but instead hand techniques are utilized. This modality is used to treat a variety of issues from pain to depression.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind for most people when they hear the word "massage." Swedish massage technique is an excellent choice for relaxing the entire body using a variety of strokes. Studies have shown that Swedish massage is effective in boosting the immune system and decreasing stress levels.
Watching any athletic event today, you will notice that the athletes often have areas of their bodies taped in all manner of ways and directions. This is the rapidly growing in popularity world of Kinesio Taping. However, one does not have to be a high level athlete to benefit from taping. Taping can be used to decompress areas of inflammation and swelling. It can also be used to help improve posture as well as normalizing muscle tone. There are many other benefits and we can discuss whether it would be beneficial to help in you meeting your goals. I exclusively use the Rock Tape brand in my massage setting and hold a fascial taping certification from Rock Tape as well.