Classic, systematic techniques to relieve tension and stress. An aid in soothing aching muscles and improves flexibility while creating a profound sense of relaxation.
Lymphatic Draining Massage
Light, slower, repetitive strokes aid to promote the circulation of lymph and help rid the body of toxins and waste materials. Assists in purifying and regenerating tissues while normalizing organ function and enhancing ones metabolism and immune system.
This St. John’s method utilizes evaluation of postural distortions, biomechanical dysfunction and soft tissue patterns to allow the therapist to develop a program of individual therapy. Locating ischemic areas in soft tissue determines trigger points, nerve compression and/or entrapment possibilities. The tone is then normalized to allow the central nervous and musculoskeletal systems to balance. Excellent for pain relief.
Hot Stone Therapy
A massage similar to Swedish with the addition of Basalt heated stones that are placed on specific areas to warm the muscle tissue, increase blood flow and soften the tissue. The smooth heated stones gently glide over the skin to warm and soothe tired muscles.
Hot Towel Therapy
A Swedish massage with the addition of heated dry and wet towels to aid in warming the muscles and increasing blood flow. This addition of heat helps to relax the body in general for a more enhanced level of therapy.
A process in which a spiral cone is inserted in the ear. The candle is then lit and the heat creates a vacuum to pull wax and other impurities from the ear. Ear Candling is beneficial for such conditions as: Migraines, Headaches, Ear Infections, Excessive Wax Buildup, EarAches, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, and Swimmer’s Ear.
Back to Basics Massage Therapy, Inc. offers on site chair massage either at your location of business or ours.Several business that take advantage of this in our area are Holcim US, COACT, Owens Corning and Vassar & Associates, LLC. Most people are short on time during the day, but pain and stress are still getting the better of them. Allow us 10-15 minutes to ease your discomfort by working through your clothing, utilizing neuromuscular trigger point therapy to take the edge off. Although the majority of our patients come for hour or longer sessions, the chair massage therapy allows us to get started on helping people with muscular imbalance issues.
A type of massage which reaches structures far beneath the superficial fascia to attempt to relieve chronic muscle problems or injuries.
Sports massage focuses on muscles relevant to the event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event.
Pre-and Peri-Natal Massage
During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes many postural and physiological changes. Massage will help the mother's body to adapt to these changes by improving circulation and therefore increasing oxygenation of the soft tissues, reducing inflammation and swelling, relieving muscle aches and joint pain. Also massage will help to regulate hormones, promote better sleep and reduce headaches due to muscle tension and sinus congestion. The massage therapist also lends emotional support reducing anxiety of physical and life changes and the impending birth of baby. Studies have shown regular massage during pregnancy can improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Postpartum massage helps to return the uterus to its pre-pregnancy size, alleviate symptoms of depression, increase milk production and regulate the functions of the gastrointestinal tract. Your massage therapist will also help the new mother learn basic techniques for massaging her new baby.