Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
15 minutes $25
3 hour corporate rate $150 - Great for employee appreciation days
Benefits to Employers and Employees
Chair massage was originally provided at business offices to address the stresses of a job. The benefits to on-site massage are obvious since stress can affect productivity and mental and physical well-being. The result is poor workmanship, high absenteeism, stress-related accidents, and high turn-over rates.
As a result of the general benefits of massage, employees (at their work site) will also enjoy:
Improved thinking and concentration
Sense of value placed on them by their employers
Therefore, employers will also have the following benefits:
Improved retention rates
Lessened stress-related injuries
Higley makes a good argument for the incorporation of chair massage into a company’s wellness program:
The sad truth is, many companies are cutting back on wellness spending not because the cost is too high, but simply because they are not seeing the ROI (return on investment)…. Why do so many wellness programs fail? Whether you negotiate discount corporate rates for gym memberships, or sponsor weight-loss contests, walk-a-thons or a company softball team, you're asking your people to invest their personal time…. And of course, quantifiable results take time. You're waiting (sometimes months) to see any decline in absenteeism from sick days, and you are still not doing anything to target stress where it hurts you the most: in the office….
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 that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of metabolic waste that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Neuromuscular therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where 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.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into.