Health Thru Hands
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Therapeutic Massage Services Provided

SERVICE OPTIONS: 

In honor of welcoming in the Summer Season, I am happy to offer at least $10 off all services!

 Introductory Offer 1st time client... *1hr Session $40 or $60 for a *1 1/2 hr Session

3- *1 hr sessions for $120, it's like buying two and getting 1 free!!!

Additional time options available... Just ask!

Please know that my actual schedule may vary from what is available online. Many of my clients are on recurrent appointments, ensuring they have the exact appointment they need regularly. I do allow time for my established clients, likewise for new clients. I do also have to allow for medical referrals. If you need assistance in finding an appointment please contact me.

When considering scheduling an appointment do note  that 24 hrs advance notice is required for cancellations without fee.

SWEDISH MASSAGE $60 1hr, $85 1-1/2 hr. (Reg.$70, $95)

Indulge in a state of relaxation, begin de-stressing as you are offered many options to suite your needs. A warm, Lavender essential oil spritzed covering for your eyes to ease you into the deepest state of relaxation and hot towels on your feet. Then beginning your massage with hot towels on your neck and back to warm your tight or tension filled muscles. A smooth gliding, full body, tension releasing therapeutic massage releasing spots holding onto stress allowing you to feel rejuvenated and ready to greet the world with an enhanced sense of being. *Consider enhancing this service with the ultimate experience by adding Essential Oil to your massage.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE $60 1hr, $85 1-1/2 hr. (Reg.$70, $95)

Slowly working through the three top layers of fascia gradually working deeper as the muscles allow, introducing deep tissue, trigger point and or tender point moves as needed. Stretching and working through the antagonist, off setting  muscles to help facilitate a better balance within the body's motions and or movements. Always working within the muscles ability, yet providing it the deepest levels of relief and release. Relieve yourself of what people call "knots", taunt bands. Provide your muscles the relief they desire. *Consider enhancing this by adding Contrast Therapy.

HOT STONE MASSAGE $85 1 hr , $105 1-1/2 hr. (reg $95 & $115)

A Hot Stone Massage is known to be a true mind and body experience. Lay back and relax as hot stones provide warmth and penetration to the muscles throughout your body, in a complete sensation a hot bliss. Stones are massaged into the body, muscles are encouraged introduced ultimate relaxation, tension release, and receive a release of the properties of the stones.  *The Basalt Stones used have been known to be the stones of strength and courage. They contain iron and magnesium. They move blood and Lymph throughout the body during the massage. This incredible, hot stone massage can relieve anxiety, mental stress and tension, joint and muscle pain.

RAIN DROP THERAPY $65 1hr. (reg $75)

The ULTIMATE Aromatherapy, massage therapy combination a person could get. Starting with this full mind-body renewal off with hot towels to fully open the pores of your skin to allow them to full receive the benefits of this therapy and relax the muscles. Then the application hot towels to the feet which are quite favorably receptive to receiving Essential Oils. This feathering technique, light brushing of Therapeutic grade Essential Oils, allowing the body to fully receive all the benefits relaxes both body and mind. In this process the body receives multiple oils, all producing many different affects on the body benefiting overall well-being said to last up to weeks after. *Please, you must advise me of any allergies you have prior to this session.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE $65 1hr, $95 1-1/2hr (reg. $75/105)

The Ultimate Mommy Treatment begins with caring for every part of your beautiful being to assure you leave feeling your ultimate self. Providing warm towels to those aching feet and perhaps low back or any area of tension to bring about a increased state of relaxation. A wonderful way to ease the aches and pains so common to pregnancy is through the renewing experience of a gliding sideline massage. While  positioning you safely, assuring your level of comfort-ability for your unique stage of pregnancy,  then address those ares that you indicate cause you tension or pain. Giving you the precise, ultimate, unique to you therapeutic body treatment you deserve. *Certain Essential Oils cannot be used during pregnancy, temperature of towels are carefully monitored and Acupressure points inducing labor are avoided unless this is a massage in which you are seeking help to try to induce labor.

SIDELINE MASSAGE $60 1hr. (reg. $70)

Enjoy the indulgence of a full body massage in the sideline position. Offering alternate positions to greet the muscles, their fibers, accessing and having abilities to stretch and massage many areas in ways that are not accessible otherwise. This massage starts off with hot towels to warm the ares of tension. Then the muscles are  worked in and stretched as needed for the particular area. Your body will be propped as need to assure your hips and shoulders are comfortably aligned. This full sideline, gliding yet penetrating massage will leave you muscles renewed and you thoroughly relieved of tension.

SPORTS, ORTHOPEDIC, NMT MASSAGE $60 1hr. (reg $70)

There can be nothing better than to have work done on those sports and or other injuries, perhaps ongoing issues. Through the use of many techniques, not limited to but could include Sports, Orthopedic, NMT, MFT, stretching  encouraging the body to recover and or function at its fullest capacity. *Depending on the specific area of work certain clothes may need to be worn to facilitate stretching, many times in recovery multiple treatments and coordination with other providers may be involved.

CRANIOSACRAL MASSAGE $35 1/2 hr, $60 1hr (reg $45, $70)

Return to balance the Craniosacral fluid of the body. In this quiet, slow, relaxed practice of massage, your body is in a state of calm, while slowly and softly,  tracing, the imbalance of the fluid and work towards Cranioscaral fluid balance. This will work towards harmonizing the body's natural hydraulic forces, movements encouraging and enhancing the body's natural healing ability. It gently releases chronic tensions and can encourage major changes your emotional and physical well-being through enhancing the function of the Autonomic Nervous System. The aim of Cranioscaral is to support the body as it heals itself and return it to optimal function level.

LYMPHATIC DRAIN MASSAGE $35 1/2 hr, $60 1hr (reg $45, $70)

Post surgical, other bodily processes in which Lymph function can be encouraged to have enhanced flow. This generally is an area specific but can be general and is a very slow, quiet process in which a very light moving of the Lymph fluid is moved to a main drop site. This is known to achieve incredible results post surgery in decreasing swelling in surgical site as well as increased range of motion and is usually done in a series of sessions to accomplish such results. *In certain medical cases a physicians release and or instructions as per number of treatments may be required.

REFLEXOLOGY $35 1/2 hr, $60 1 hr (reg $45, $70)

First, getting you to a state of full relaxation, then applying pressure and working through pressure points depending upon the area in which you are in need of having addressed. Through this process, correcting the energy flows and helping the body to regain it's natural harmony in which it can thrive. *This session may require a thorough consultation prior to being done to be sure this is the right type of session for your needs.

REIKI $35 1/2 hr, $60 1hr (reg $45, $70)

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. This can be added to incorporated with a traditional massage or can be 100% hands off and all enegry work. 

CHAKRA $35 1/2 hr, $60 1hr (reg $45, $70)

Aveda is the Chakra Balancing Massage, may include deep-tissue massage, foot reflexology, and subtle energy work. This connects clients with something familiar like massage, while also introducing them to the less well-known aspects of energy work. Many come away with a greater appreciation for the interwoven aspects of their mind, body, and spirit, and a greater sense of participation in their healing journey.

 

CUSTOM MASSAGE, SPECIFIC TO YOUR NEEDS, AUTISM  SERVICES AVAILABLE BY CONSULTATION *$35 1/2 hr, *$60 1hr 

Providing very unique services, one in specific is geared towards Autism. Research shows that tactile sensitivity,  some sensory, touch issues can be minimized or even eliminated through massage. Massage studies have shown has increased ability to concentrate, fall asleep easier, and given a better overall well-being in this population. Please contact me for further details. *This will be a Parent/caregiver  implemented program at home in addition to being done in office to achieve optimal results, participation is required.

Group Parent or Caregiver Classes Coming Soon at NO COST!!!

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ORGANIC SUGAR FOOT SCRUB $12 

Lavish your feet in a lush warm organic foot scrub. Starting with hot towels to warm and relax the feet. Relax what is used most by the body, the feet and enjoy them being fully renewed in a scrub of your choice, then bathed in an organic foot and body butter massage, leaving your feeling renewed.

AROMATHERAPY $10

Optimize your experience by enhancing your massage through Aromatherapy. By simply adding Essential Oils into your massage therapy session you can achieve a high state of relaxation or perhaps a more muscular emphasis by utilizing an Essential Oil that helps to penetrate the muscles, helping to relieve muscular aches. *Please, you must advise me of any allergies you have prior to this session.

CONTRAST THERAPY $15 

Contrast Therapy is known to be highly effective for everything from minor aches and pains from the simplest of things such as over doing it to more serious ailments such as Arthritis, injuries, and post surgery sessions. It provided the ability to work with a warming medium topical agent and finish with a cooling topical agent that will continue to provide relief up to hours after the session in addition to the lasting benefits of your massage. It can be added on to most massages.  *Please, you must advise me of any allergies you have prior to this session.

AROMAWARMTH $20

The ultimate sensory combination of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and Hot Basalt Stones delve into your muscles, body, mind even to a systemic level promoting health, wellbeing, relaxation, renewal, rejuvenation, and an escape on a level unobtainable otherwise.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Therapy

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.
  • Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body\'s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body\'s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body\'s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.
  • Therapeutic Touch and Massage Therapy has shown incredible results for those with Autism. 
  • Help to relieve the overwhelming sensory issues of too much sound, light, sights, smells, provide them a break.
  • By providing moderate pressure of touch  we stimulate the Vagus nerve, one of the 12 cranial nerves in the brain, which often under performs in those with autism. 
  • We can slow down the heart rate, allowing for increased ability to focus or concentrate.
  • When performed regularly it can help them sleep, which in turn helps to have a more focused day from a better nights sleep.
  • Stimulating the Vagus has been shown to blackout the background noise, increasing their ability to speak and listen.
  • Children on the spectrum have been known to have low levels of Oxytocin, the love hormone. The release of this hormone through touch makes one feel stress free, loved, relaxed.

"Massage puts the system into a more relaxed state where the heart rate and blood pressure decrease, and the system is running at a slower pace," says Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, which has conducted several studies on autism and touch.

Frequently asked questions

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a welcoming, warm, comfortable, quiet room.  Soft music will be played to encourage you to relax. You will lie on a heated table especially designed for your comfort. 

Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session. During some Sports or Orthopedic sessions partial dress is required for stretching.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet and blanket, especially prepared just for you.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.  

What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. We will review on intake which parts of the body you are comfortable or not comfortable having work done on. Respect is always given and maintain for your boundaries.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask. The better you communicate your needs the better your experience will be. 

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

*Special Offers are for a limited time and subject to availability. *1hr intro special excludes some modalities such as Hot Stone and PreNatal.

 

 

 

Office Hours are M-F 9:00-5:00, these hours do allow time for returning client phone calls, administrative duties, etc., and may not be available for client table time.

This business like any has the right to refuse services to anyone. If you purchase a 3-pk a request a refund, you can receive a full refund if you have not scheduled, or broken an appointment, used partially. If you have canceled an appointment without proper notice and used part of your 3-pk then you void the discount and will be charged the regular amount for services. Your refund would reflect that if any amount is remaining.

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