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Tailored Massage Therapy

At Vital Touch Wellness, massage is so much more than a luxurious treat.  Under the hands of our highly experienced and intuitive therapists, you will feel the results for hours, days, even weeks.  Did you know that massage therapy benefits every system of the body? In fact, massage has been clinically proven to make a tremendous difference in your overall health.  Research shows massage therapy can significantly improve the symptoms of:

  • HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES  Up to 90 percent of all headaches are triggered by muscle tension in the neck and upper back
  • NECK AND BACK PAIN  Whether caused by stress, injury, or posture
  • TMJ DISCOMFORT  Temporomandibular joint disorder, or jaw pain
  • REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES  Including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendonitis and more
  • DIGESTIVE DISORDERS  IBS, heartburn, indigestion, gas, and bloating are inherently linked with a stressed nervous system
  • INSOMNIA, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY Massage decreases stress hormones, increases anti-stress hormones, balances brain chemistry and promotes feelings of wellbeing, calm, and relaxation.
  • KNEE PAIN, SHOULDER PAIN
  • SCIATIC PAIN
  • ARTHRITIS PAIN

Other clinically proven benefits of massage therapy:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Speeds up healing
  • Enhances focus
  • Increases cellular metabolism
  • Builds mind-body awareness

Massage modalities

Our qualified and caring therapists at Vital Touch Wellness complete a comprehensive evaluation and adjust pressure, pace, and technique according to your individual needs.  Our massage therapists blend the following techniques for a completely tailored approach:

  • SWEDISH  Long, relaxing strokes increase lymph and vascular circulation; kneading breaks up muscular tension and lymph congestion.  all therapists
  • DEEP TISSUE  Slow strokes focus on individual muscles to relax contracted tissue and release adhesions; trigger point therapy stimulates neuromuscular release and cross-fiber friction promotes healing and releases scar tissue.  all therapists
  • SPORTS MASSAGE  Specific techniques are focused on muscles and tendons to relieve pain and inflammation, break up scar tissue, enhance muscle metabolism, and stimulate recovery.  all therapists
  • SHIATSU  Systematically applied pressure releases blocked physical and emotional tension and gives an overall sense of well being and balance.   Jen only
  • ASSISTED STRETCHING  Stiff joints are gently eased through their full range of motion to lubricate and loosen.  all therapists
  • ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY  Pressure combined with active stretching releases adhesions and restores range of motion  Jen only
  • MYOFASCIAL RELEASE Slow, deep, relaxing pressure breaks up adhesions in the tissues that connect whole muscle groups, resulting in fuller range of motion and chronic pain relief   Preva only
  • REFLEXOLOGY  Deep pressure to reflex points on the feet free nerve pathways and restore healthy balance to the body.  all therapists
  • MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE Lymph node stimulation and gentle, systematic strokes help enhance lymph circulation and can reduce inflammation, promote healing and detoxification, and relieve swelling. Especially helpful for those who have had lymph nodes removed due to breast cancer.  This modality adds 15 minutes onto a 60 or 90 minute massage and costs an extra $10. JoAnn only
  • CUPPING THERAPY The therapist uses cups and suction to create a vacuum next to the skin and stimulate blood, lymph, and waste products to move through and out of the area.  Cupping softens scar tissue and fascia, improves blood and lymph circulation, and reduces pain and stiffness. Relatively gentle, it has similar benefits as deep pressure massage but without the discomfort for the client.  For more information on cupping, click here.

PRENATAL MASSAGE

A variety of gentle and safe techniques are applied to reduce pain and swelling, regulate hormones, and promote deep relaxation. A specially qualified therapist will use pillows and bolsters to ensure the optimal comfort and safety of the client up to and beyond their due date. Click here for more information on prenatal massage and our packages.