(Member/Non-member) Introductory Massage** $109; 90-Min Massage $99/$119; Package of 3 Prepaid $330; Package of 5 Prepaid $525
*Only therapist trained in these modalities will show as available on our scheduling program. Not all therapists are trained in allmodalities. **New clients only
Swedish Massage was invented by a Swedish fencing instructor named Per Henrik Ling in the 1830s. Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
Deep Tissue Massage
People in the Far East, as well as ancient Greeks and Egyptians, were the first to discover the benefits of deep tissue massage. In the mid-1800’s, Canadian physicians first developed the technique and in 1949, the Canadian Doctor, Therese Phimmer, developed guidelines for the technique. From that time forward, deep tissue massage slowly started finding its place in sports medicine and physical therapy as a way to control chronic pain and treat soft tissue injuries.
Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapy
Janet G. Travell, MD, a pioneer in the development of myofascial pain treatment, and was President John F. Kennedy’s personal White House physician, relieved his severe and chronic back pain. Dr. Travell’s research demonstrated that each trigger point in a muscle has a specific pattern of referred pain. That is, a myofascial trigger point will produce pain and other symptoms in another part of the body.
MYO meaning muscle: FASCIA is the connective tissue that holds us together. Myofascial pain comes from trigger points in muscles and the fascia that is interwoven throughout and covering them.
Trigger points are hypersensitive, tightened spots which can occur in any muscle. These spots or nodules are found within a taut band in the muscle. Trigger points cause pain, tingling, burning, weakness and other symptoms. They have a special property called referred pain. This means that they cause pain right where they are AND pain in other areas.
Trigger Points are established by the trauma that occurs during injury from accidents, sports, occupations and disease. They can also be caused by long-term or repetitive strain on muscles from poor ergonomics, posture and repetitive movements. Physical or emotional stress frequently aggravates trigger points. Myofascial pain accounts for as much as 85% of the pain people suffer from. Acute and chronic myofascial pain due to trigger points is a very common condition.
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT)
Myoskeletal Alignment is a term developed and coined by Erik Dalton, PhD, in the early 80’s after seeing a need for a more integrative perspective on pain science as it applies to the human body. Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT® ) is a unique hands-on bodywork system designed to restore function, relieve pain, re-balance, and re-educate the body.
Dr. Kenzo Kase developed the Kinesio Taping Method in the 1970s to fill a void in the treatment options that were available at that time. He was searching for a way to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and prolong the benefits of his treatment after his patients left his clinic. Kinesiology taping has been around for more than 35 years. Chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers and massage therapists have used it for decades, and for many good reasons—all of which apply to the realm of massage therapy.
In ancient Greece, Hippocrates (c. 400 BC) used cupping for internal disease and structural problems. The method was highly recommended by Muhammad and hence well-practiced by Muslim scientists who elaborated and developed the method further. Also, one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
AIS is a specific stretching program developed by Aaron Mattes over 30 years ago. His technique uses four basic principles:
- Isolate the muscle to be stretched.
- Repeat the stretch eight to 10 times.
- Hold each stretch for no more than two seconds.
- Exhale on the stretch; inhale on the release.
Performing an active isolated stretch of no longer than two seconds allows the target muscles to optimally lengthen without triggering the protective stretch reflex and subsequent reciprocal antagonistic muscle contraction as the isolated muscle achieves a state of relaxation. These stretches provide maximum benefit and can be accomplished without opposing tension or resulting trauma. Aaron Mattes’ myofascial release technique, which also incorporates Active Isolated Stretching, uses active movement and reciprocal inhibition to achieve optimal flexibility. According to Mattes theory, using a two-second stretch has proven to be the key in avoiding reflexive contraction of the antagonistic muscle. Without activating muscle group contraction, restoration of full range of motion and flexibility can be successfully achieved.
The actual term “aromatherapy” first originated in 1937 when French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse invented the word after a burn incident spurred his curiosity about the healing power of essential oils. On the heels of Gattefosse’s “discovery” that lavender oil helped to cure his burn, French surgeon Jean Valnet used essential oils to help heal soldiers’ wounds in World War II, proving the medical benefits of aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.
The essential oils that we use and that you can choose have used during your massage are:
This blend combines powerful analgesic oils designed to mitigate pain and discomfort. Natural therapeutic solution to the challenges of muscle discomfort. Eases achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep, cool and penetrating with lasting therapeutic results. Contains: Wintergreen (Gaultheria Procumbens), Peppermint (Mentha Piperita), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus), Camphor (Cinnamomum Camphora)
This blend is sure to create a happy and warm ambiance in any home, room, office, or car. Antidepressant, reduces cellulite when diluted properly. Very bright and cheerful blend. Contains: Pink Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Lemon (Citrus Limonum) Cassia (Cinnamomum Cassia) Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis) Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)
Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil is grown in the famous Kazanlak Valley of Roses, which is known to produce the finest essential oils in the world. Bulgarian Lavender contains high amounts of Linalyl and Linalool, components that give the oil it’s soothing and relaxing properties for the mind, body and spirit.
The oils in this synergy are believed to be useful in reducing stress and its side effects. A wonderful synergy to help promote relaxation. Not only will it help you to ‘settle’ yourself inside, it also has oils to help you feel more at ease and give you a sense of well being. This Blend is excellent for centering and composure. Contains: Blended with pure Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata), Ho Wood (Cinnamomum camphora), Ravensara (Agathophyllum aromatica), Lemon (Citrus limonum), Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora), Yarrow Blue (Achillea millefolium)
Stress Relief blend is an excellent blend to uplift and relax individuals who are in need of stress relief. Bright and soothing a must have blend. Contains: Bergamot (Citrus Bergamia), Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin), Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinesis), Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata), Pink Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Gurjum (Dipterocarpus Turbinatum)
Our Commitment to You
We do our best to make sure that each and every massage and customer experience here is amazing that if we fail at some point to live up to that expectation, your next massage is on us!
Our mission is to provide each and every client with a relaxing comfortable experience, relieve their pain, stiffness and improve their range of motion while helping clients achieve a greater feeling of well-being.
From the minute you walk in our door, we are getting a sense of what you need. We talk with you to find out your activities of daily life, work, hobbies, if you are having any issues, how long, when they started, what makes those pains or soreness better or feel worse and this helps us formulate a customized treatment that will help you get the most out of every massage you receive with us.
Each massage you receive is a building block on another to help you reach your fullest capacity. We work on stretching, range of motion, and clearing those muscles of debris making room for the good blood flow and nutrients that your muscles crave. Our expertise is to find and treat your pain, figure out the underlying causes, and help you to make lasting change.
Together, we will devise a customized massage session that will be the most beneficial for you. Our therapists are trained in several modalities and will integrate the best techniques to get the optimal benefits for your body while allowing you to communicate the appropriate amount of pressure that you are comfortable with throughout the massage. You are always in charge of your massage!
Note to the Client
Of course, successful management of chronic pain depends on much more than knowledge. It must be teamed with keen observation skills, patience, compassion, and a constant reminder that the healer is, ultimately, within the client – you. Therapists only serve as helpful facilitators in the brain’s ongoing journey toward optimum health, and we must learn to gratefully utilize the body’s innate self-regulatory system to help guide the therapeutic process.
The Benefits of Massage
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, greater energy, enhanced sleep, and improved concentration just to name a few. Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues such as:
- 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.
Health History Form
Feel free to come in a few minutes early to complete the Health History Form or you can print this form and bring it in with you to your first appointment.
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Live a healthier and happier life by becoming a member of KK’s Massage Wellness Program. Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it is essential to your survival and your well-being. You only have one body ~ it’s up to you how it’s going to stand up to the test of time!
Your body will Thank you!
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Physician Permission Form
There are certain times when we require special permission from your physician to give you a massage. If you have a current condition that you are working with a physician with, please print this form and have your physician complete this form and bring it in with you at your first appointment. If you are unsure if you need this form completed, please be sure to contact us before making your first appointment.
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Below are only some contraindications for massage:
- Acute Conditions
- Aneurysm/Heart Attack/Stroke/Any Cardiac Issues
- Anyone on a Heart Monitor
- Bone Fractures/Broken Bones/Weakened Bone Conditions
- Cancer – Refer to an Oncology Massage Therapist
- Chicken Pox/Shingles
- Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu no matter how mild it may seem
- Contagious or Irritable Skin Conditions
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Malignancy/Undiagnosed Lumps or Bumps
- Open Sores or Wounds
- Pregnancy – Refer to a Prenatal Massage Therapist
- Recent Burn/Sunburn
- Recent Surgery/Injuries
- Severe Unstable Hypertension
- Sick with Fever/Vomiting
- Someone Taking Blood thinning medicine
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication
- Undiagnosed Pain
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KK’s Massage makes no medical claims. Service and product descriptions are for educational purposes. It is always recommend you check with your physician prior to starting a massage therapy treatment especially if you are suffering from an illness, injury or any specific condition.
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