I have been a massage patient of Diane Williams for the last nine years. She is a fabulous therapist, very dedicated
to her profession and continues to study and practice all modes of massage therapy. She has given me Swedish, Lymphatic,
and Hot Stone Massages. All of these have really helped me recover from injuries and surgeries.
Jane Ann Reagan
Our massage therapists are some of the best out there and receive the majority of what you pay. Unlike some of these massage mills where you pay a low rate but get a therapist who has already done seven or eight massages that day, our therapists do only a few per day. Thus the quality of your massage will be much better.
There are many types of bodywork. However, Swedish-Esalen massage is the basic relaxing modality, using long, flowing circular strokes on large muscle areas, i.e. the back and shoulders, reducing tension, pain, and stress and promoting total relaxation. Focus is given to the client's individual problem areas by integrating several different modalities practiced by the therapist, resulting in a 60-90 minute relaxing massage with "treatment".
Swedish combines 7 general strokes that improve circulation, reduce pain , prevent cramping and spasms, reduce anxiety and tension , and improve injury healing. Swedish is the most versatile technique and provides a great foundation for overall health and wellness.
Deep Tissue is similar to Swedish, however addresses a deeper level of the muscle layer and gets to the more stubborn muscle aches and pains. It is designed to focus on specific muscle groups and areas of tension that seem to linger. Deep Tissue massage can also include Neuromuscular Therapy, which address trigger points and is especially useful for chronic pain.
This modality of massage is a nurturing, soothing technique for the mother to be or the couple trying to get pregnant. For the mother to be, it soothes stressed muscles, brings blood flow to the baby, and prepares the body for pregnancy and birth. For those dealing with fertility issues , it brings blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, helps with cramping and clotting and regulates the smooth muscle of the uterus and fallopian tubes. This is a great way to work on fertility , address pregnancy discomfort , prepare for birth and recover from the birthing experience.
CranioSacral Therapy is a subtle, gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. The therapist monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect restrictions and imbalances. The therapist then uses delicate manual techniques to release problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord. The result is a central nervous system free of restrictions and a body that is able to return to its greatest level of performance.
A modality used in any areas of joint pain where swelling has occurred (i.e., sprained ankle). This is also used as a facial massage for release of sinus congestion. It is a very “light touch” massage which enhances and improves the immune system, detoxes the body and very relaxing.
Neuromuscular/M.A.T. is a deeper therapy treatment applied to localized areas of painful knotted and strained muscle tissue compromised with restricted range-of-motion.