Massage

Integrating Massage and Acupuncture for Deeper, More Resonant Treatment Results.

Acupuncture and massage are powerful vehicles for promoting a state of balance, flow, and wellbeing in the body. The two modalities go hand in hand, and using both together enhances the effectiveness of each, resulting in a more complete treatment. Massage leaves the body more relaxed and receptive, which makes the acupuncture more powerful. At the same time, the more blockages that acupuncture dissolves, the more the body relaxes and the more effective massage becomes.

When one part of your body moves, changes, or experiences stress, every other part of the body shares in the compensation process. This system of balance is made possible thanks to our amazing connective tissue structure. This brilliant system is crucial in maintaining our homeostasis, but it also means that when your neck is tense, so are your feet!

When experiencing releases in tension, we often attribute that release to our muscles only. They are indeed releasing, however much of the new “free” feelings we experience are made possible by the increased hydration of our fascia. Fascia is 70% water and wraps around each and every muscle fiber and organ in our bodies. The two proteins, collagen and elastin, provide its structure and elasticity.

The Nature of fluid is to find the path of least resistance. When areas of the body become tense through stress and repetitive motion, we know that a blockage has appeared which is not allowing for the healing affects of hydration to enter the area. Both acupuncture and massage promote the releasing of blockages, essentially opening the flood gates to areas that were previously unable to receive the profusion they needed. When these are received in tandem, the effects of both modalities can have a greater resonance on the system, and offer a quicker pathway to results.

Consider adding massage and acupuncture treatments to your regular preventative healthcare routine and let us help you keep your body bright, flowing, and vibrant.

 

 

TYPES OF MASSAGE OFFERED:

Swedish Massage: Full body massage that uses light to medium pressure, and strokes such as gliding, kneading, stretching and tapping. Used to reduce stress, promote circulation, and provide deep relaxation to enhance overall wellbeing.

Deep Tissue: Focused massage techniques such as compression and cross fiber friction, used to address deeper layers of tissue. Deep tissue work facilitates the release of taut or knotted muscles and relieves muscle pain.

Pre and Post Natal Massage: Before pregnancy, during pregnancy and following the birth of a child, the mother's body needs special care. Massage therapy can relieve some of the discomfort that may be experienced, such as low back pain and edema. The relaxing effects of massage therapy are very useful in preparation for labor and delivery. Following the birth, bodywork is recommended to restore the pelvis to its proper alignment and ease the shoulder tension that can result from nursing and carrying a child.

Myofascial Release: When an injury occurs, or as a result of postural distortion, the fascia (a thin, elastic membrane that surrounds all the structures of the body) can become twisted, contracted, rigid, and adhered, pulling the body structure out of alignment. These issues can cause restricted movement, entrapped nerves, and often contribute to pain and dysfunction. Myofascial techniques soften and stretch the fascia to restore function and reduce pain.

Craniosacral Therapy: A gentle, non-invasive approach with roots in osteopathy. Craniosacral Therapy releases pressure on nerves and encourages the release of trauma stored in the nervous system, normalizing movement of connective tissue, body fluids and cranial bones. This allows the organs and systems of the body to function more optimally. Craniosacral can effectively relieve headaches, neck pain, back pain, TMJ, and other structural issues.

Oncology Massage: Therapists trained in oncology massage have a working knowledge of cancer and its effects on the body. They discern what treatments are available, how those treatments can affect an individual and the ways in which massage and other hands-on modalities can be employed to mitigate symptoms. Treatments can help lessen pain and improve mood, energy, perspective and strength. Our therapists can work with surgical scars to return range of motion, help manage lymphedema, and decrease and even reverse the effects of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Coordinated Care

Our Coordinated Care packages are flexible and customized to fit you. On your first appointment you will meet with your massage therapist to asses your needs, discuss treatments options, and evaluate frequency of treatments needed.

  • Goals - Talk in depth with your therapist about your intentions and what you want to accomplish.
  • Design your Plan - With your intentions in mind, your therapist will guide you in creating a plan that suits your lifestyle and needs. Plan on committing to 5-10 appointments for maximum benefit.
  • Practitioner Coordination - After your initial session, your massage therapist and your acupuncturist will discuss your plan and coordinate their treatments to make sure they are working in tandem to best serve you.
  • Frequent Reassessment - At each session you will check in with your therapist to discuss progress and changes. Your therapist will adjust your treatments depending on your changing needs.
  • Build good habits - Committing to a treatment plan to address specific needs in your life is a big step. You are demonstrating a serious intention to prioritize self-care. This act, in and of itself, can be the hardest and most rewarding step on a healing journey. Congratulations on taking this step!

“We are excited to be able to offer you a number of options for integrating massage into your healthcare flow:”

 

Pain Care

Our Pain Care treatments are built to address specific issues in pain conditions, and are best experienced frequently for a specific period of time. This is a great, supportive choice for those clients who are receiving regular acupuncture for pain management, or for people with a new injury they want to address intensively.

  • No one wants to be in pain! - We want to work with you to create a plan that will get you feeling better quickly! We want to see your pain alleviated as soon as possible.
  • Frequency is best - Pain patients in China come in for treatment as much as once a day! While this may not always be possible here in the US, we try to keep your treatments as frequent as possible for maximum benefit.
  • Massage + Acupuncture - In the Chinese medical model, both massage and acupuncture are used to treat pain. We will work with you to make sure your appointments are scheduled frequently and close together, based on your needs.

Treatments may include:

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release

Relaxation Massage

City life can shake us up! Sometimes it feels as though the world is moving too fast, and there just isn’t enough time to rest and process. Many of us end up feeling disconnected from our bodies, which can lead to feeling disconnected from our lives.

Relaxation is so important to our health, and often gets overlooked! Massage for relaxation can help soothe a frazzled nervous system, relax tense muscles, and help you come home to your body.

  • Set an Intention - When choosing to commit to a gentle therapeutic path, it’s great to set an intention. What would you like to experience? Are there specific goals you have?
  • You decide whats best for you - Come relax deeply with a Swedish treatment, try a new modality, focus on one area of the body, or get an energy-healing session. If you feel unsure, ask your therapist to help guide you, and discover what works for you.
  • Prioritize Self-Care - Choosing a path of self-care is a big step, and can have a major ripple effect in every aspect of your life. Often times, the path of healing is not the easy path- but it is a journey worth taking.
  • Build a strong foundation - By showing yourself this level of care, you are building a strong inner foundation for yourself, from which you can step boldly into other places in your life.

Relaxation Massage can be booked as one-off treatments. However, it is recommended to schedule 2-4 treatments per month to experience the most benefit.

Treatments may include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reiki

Fertility Support Massage

Our Fertility Massage package is here to support you throughout your pregnancy process; before, during, and after. Treatments are designs to focus on:

  • Stress-reduction
  • Relief from aches and pains
  • Support of the spirit during this special time
  • Self Care - receiving regular massage along with acupuncture throughout your pregnancy is also a wonderful practice in self-care for the mother, building a healthy and nourishing habit before the baby arrives.

Treatments may include:

  • Specific Pregnancy Massage techniques
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reiki

Massage Prices

  • In office-60 minute Massage – $110
  • In office-90 minute Massage – $135
  • At Home Travel-60 minute Massage – $160
  • At Home Travel-90 minute Massage – $195

***At Home Travel services are offered by Hannah Rosenstein

 

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