Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage, as its name says, focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers.
Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage is to unstick the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held tension points. Specific hand positions and strokes are used to respond to various tissues while breath and movement techniques are employed to release muscular congestion. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic. It is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. Because it works very deeply, emotional issues can also be addressed, when these have been stored in the body.
Deep Tissue Massage usually focuses on specific areas and may cause some soreness during or after the session, however, you should feel better within a day or two. Water helps to eliminate toxins from the body so it is important to drink plenty of water before and after a Deep Tissue Massage to help this process along. Lori also recommends Epsom salt and magnesium baths to help relieve muscles and aid in the detoxification that happens after deep tissue bodywork.
Myofascial Release is a form of bodywork that seeks to rebalance the body by releasing tension in the fascia. Long, stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension. Myofascial Release is a manual therapy technique that is utilized to help relieve pain and tension that is due to injury or stress. It involves releasing and unwinding the fascia (connective tissue) that surrounds each muscle and interconnects all of the other internal parts of the body. This tissue layer, which connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, and organ in our bodies, can store memories of physical trauma. Releasing these restrictions allows us to discharge recurring emotional as well as physical pain.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may reduce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.
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 may experience a significant reduction in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help manage pain and stress from chronic injuries and patterns.
￼Cannabis is one of the world’s oldest and most treasured natural resources, proven safe and effective by millions of consumers around the world across many thousands of years. The cannabis plant features dozens of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD which interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce a wide range of noted anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, antiviral, antiemetic, antitumoral and antioxidant benefits. In fact, from 1850 to 1937 the U.S. Pharmacopeia listed cannabis as the primary active ingredient in treating more than 100 separate illnesses and diseases.
Although cannabis oils aren’t absorbed into the bloodstream as with ingesting or inhalation, they’re still incredibly effective in drawing the beneficial cannabinoids into the cells. Cannabis may also greatly improve the quality of the skin when used topically. It may improve elasticity, help eliminate acne, and increase the blood flow to the skin which allows for faster healing of cuts and scrapes.
Because of these unique properties, cannabis is ideally suited as a companion for massage. By reducing pain, inflammation and anxiety, the body reaches deeper states of relaxation allowing for looser muscles and deeper massage. Osteopath Dustin Sulak, D.O., operates a large New England clinic where he and colleagues have treated more than 18,000 patients with cannabis. In a 2015 interview with MASSAGE Magazine he noted there have been “numerous reports of topical cannabinoids working wonders for arthritic joints, tender points, muscle spasms, phantom limb pain, peripheral neuropathy and inflammatory skin conditions—and we almost never hear any reports of adverse effects associated with its use.”
Essential Wellness’ therapeutic CBD Massage exclusively features the cannabinoid CBD in powerful compounds with numerous therapeutic qualities and zero psychoactive THC. As such, our CBD Massage is generally suitable for people of all legal ages, lifestyles, and massage needs.
Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to deepen the massage experience. Massage alone has numerous health benefits but when combined with aromatherapy, massage takes on a remarkable synergy that dramatically enhances the massage session.
Essential oils are comprised of the naturally occurring chemical constituents found in the botanical matter that they are distilled from such as leaves, petals, stems and seeds. Essential oils have many healing properties and are utilized by the body through both the skin and inhalation. When you smell essential oils, your limbic system which governs our emotions and endocrine system, is immediately affected. This is why aromatherapy is often connected with emotional work.Aromatherapy Massage
Sports massage addresses fascial entrapment, uses a variety of trigger point techniques, and desires to reconnect/retrain the brain-muscle connection to provide deep, lasting relief from chronic pain/dysfunction and restore mobility and vitality.
- $105 / 60 min
- $150 / 90 min
Signature Restorative Touch
This massage incorporates Swedish strokes, myofascial stretching, and compression to give the client a restorative and relaxing experience. Incorporating multiple styles or techniques we are able to hit those sweet spots for the ultimate in relaxation.
- $95 / 60 min
- $140 / 90 min
A therapeutic session which integrates CBD oil throughout the massage to enhance well-being and relieve inflammation & anxiety.
- $110 / 60 min
- $155 / 90 min
CBD Treatment (add-on)
CBD has been credited with relieving numerous medical conditions, such as epilepsy, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, and pain.
With any service: $20
Pure & Organic
All of our massage lotions and oils meet or exceed organic standards whenever possible, and are paraben-free & vegan/cruelty-free. We also use Seventh Generation "free & clear" laundry detergent on all linens.
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Students receive 10% off all massage services
(discount applied at appointment. Cannot be combined with other offers/discounts)
When you refer a new client to me and they come in for an appointment, I will record a $10 credit on file for you. In addition, the new client will get $10 off their first visit!
*Credits may be accrued and used toward your future massage appointments.
**Clients paying with cash or Venmo receive a $5 discount
I have chosen not to shorten the massage time by 10 minutes as most have done as a response to Covid protocols. While I do follow Covid protocols, I take the extra time between treatments.
I want you to receive the full massage.
I understand that unanticipated events pop up occasionally in life. In my desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored:
There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.
Anyone who chooses to forgo their appointment without notifying me will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged for their missed appointment.
I will always do my best to make sure you have a full sesh, but if you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the full session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please be on time.