This technique is the perfect way to relax both body and mind and is a chance to escape from your busy lifestyle. It is a whole body massage using a smooth, flowing style that will improve circulation, increase body awareness, relieve muscular tension and decrease stress levels. A relaxation and therapeutic massage can be combined to get the most benefits depending on your individual needs.
Deep Tissue Massage
With a therapeutic or deep tissue massage there is a shift from general relaxation to more focused treatment on areas that are causing discomfort and/or dysfunction. Using a variety of strokes and techniques including Trigger Point Therapy, deeper layers of muscle are addressed as well the fascia surrounding the muscles. Using a deeper pressure than the relaxation massage, the therapist works at releasing chronic muscle tension or adhesions (knots) in the muscle. Communication is key in a Therapeutic massage so be prepared for some dialogue with your therapist.
Sports massage for athletes can be applied throughout all stages of training including pre-event, post-event and between events. It is used to prevent injuries, prepare the body for activity and decrease recovery time from high performance activity. Sports massage will aid in maximizing and improving athletic performance propelling athletes to reach their full potential by reducing muscle tension, increasing range of motion and maintaining flexibility.
TMJ massage is used to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction that can present itself as pain in the jaw, clicking or popping when opening or closing the mouth, headaches, earaches or toothaches, and locked jaw, among other things. TMJD can often be caused from stress, postural dysfunction, direct impact to the jaw, dental work and clenching of the jaw. To treat TMJD the therapist will focus on the upper back, shoulders and pectoral muscles to address any postural imbalances. Then muscle tension and trigger points will be addressed in the neck as well as the mucles of the jaw directly. If necessary, intra-oral massage will be performed with permission from the client using gloved hands.
With all the changes happening in the body, a prenatal massage can help relieve some of the tension and discomfort that may come along with pregnancy. Focus can be general or specific depending on the needs of the mother and will change through each trimester. Prenatal massage has many benefits for the mother including reduced stress, tension and anxiety, relief of muscles and joint pain, reduced swelling and strengthening of the immune system. It can even lead to a better sleep at night! Past the first trimester, prenatal massage is done in the side lying position while being supported with pillows.
Acupuncture is part of an ancient healing method that originated in China thousands of years ago known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is recognized for helping the mind, body and spirit maintain or even regain health and balance. With over 400 known Acu points located on the human body, a properly trained Acupuncturist can use a variety of these points to help remedy numerous health problems and conditions. Acupuncture is commonly known for its use of metal filiform (thread-like) needles and although these may be used in many treatments, needles are just one of the tools a skilled Acupuncturist may use to help with your case.
Cupping is part of an ancient healing method that originated in China thousands of years ago known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. By applying specially formed glass cups to the body, your Acupuncturist allows the body to be gently pulled into the glass and help increase circulation of blood, energy and lymphatic fluid. This ancient healing therapy is often used to aid in digestion, inflammation, immunity and a variety of aches and pains. This practice of healing is used by celebrities and professional athletes around the world to help them relax and recover from daily stressors. Many claim this therapy feels like a reverse deep tissue massage, instead of pushing deep into the muscles, the cups pull them out!
Gua Sha is part of an ancient healing method that originated in China thousands of years ago known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your Acupuncturist preforms Gua Sha with a specially formed tool that is used to purposefully create light bruising on the skin known as petechiae or in Chinese Medicine, “Sha”. This Sha is the visual effect of the scrapping performed on the skin to help the body release stagnations of blood which aids in pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting. Modern research shows the petechiae or Sha produce an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment.
At Bloom Therapy we value the whole family and we understand the benefits that kids can experience from self-care. They are able to learn safe touch, how to listen to their body and provides tools to deal with the stress that can often come up in their lives. It allows them to understand the benefits and trust in the process so that there are no barriers if they ever experience injuries or mental health issues. If this is your childs first massage treatment we would suggest booking 30 or 45 minutes as an introductory. For acupuncture please call or email and we can evaluate what the best route would be for your child. We will need a parent signature for anyone under 18 years of age, so please make sure you accompany your child to their first appointment.
45m - $70
60m - $90
75m - $105
90m - $125
Acupuncture - Initial Assessment and treatment - $120
Acupuncture - Follow up Treatment - $90
Cupping Therapy / Guasha - $45