is an integrative combination of traditional swedish massage techniques (kneading, gliding, compression, tapping, and vibration), heated towels, aromatherapy, therapeutic stretching, and other modalities all tailored to address your specific needs at the time. the pressure used depends upon your preferences & your body's response, and ranges from light to very deep.
is a gentle, hands-on therapy that helps to release restrictions in the head, neck and spine. cst is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction: migraine headaches, tmj syndrome, chronic neck & back pain, sinus problems, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. for more detailed information, visit the upledger institute.
also known as preconception massage, is designed to take place in that window of time prior to ovulation. it is extremely stressful for the many couples who fail at their attempts to conceive. high levels of stress hormones like cortisol prevent the health and efficiency of the reproductive organs and work against the couples' efforts. massage is one of the easiest ways to strengthen the body's ability to relax deeply. we will work together to release physical and emotional tensions. the techniques completely avoid the genitals and are a combination of cranialsacral alignment, reflexology, colon cleansing, and deep pelvic work to break up scar tissue and adhesions. i highly recommended that you pickup a wool flannel to bring to these sessions, as we will be using a castor oil heat pack (and you'll want to repeat this on yourself at home, as well). they are also available at garner's natural life.
also known as pregnancy massage, is a way to ease the mother-to-be's aches, pains, and edema during the child-bearing months. this is performed in a side-lying position with lots of pillows that create a fluffy cloud of comfort. when she is over 34 weeks or so, 90 minutes is ideal for extra stretches and techniques due to the added pressure she's experiencing. fyi, it is a myth that massage during the first trimester of pregnancy will induce a miscarriage - read more.
In Office (with Preferably Someone To Drive You): 60 Minutes - 7.00
90 Minutes - 110.00
Home Visit Within 10 Miles Of Office: 60 Minutes - 80.00
90 Minutes - 100.00
is best performed immediately following childbirth and through the week thereafter, provided that the birth went smoothly. if any surgery including c-section took place, follow the orders of your doctor and perhaps receive this after 6 weeks. this massage is so wonderful and extremely appreciated by mom, who is transitioning into caring for a beautiful new child (or children for that matter). the new responsibility of breastfeeding can particularly aggravate mom's neck, shoulder and back muscles. also, we will focus on the abdomen to assist the internal organs' proper placement.