Massage

Our promise to you…

At the Balance Clinical and Holistic Massage Studio, your massage experience, comfort, and results are all important to us. Our mission is to honor you and your specific needs at every visit to our studio.

For starters…
Your massage experience begins with a conversation with your massage therapist.

WE LISTEN AND RESPECT WHAT STAGES IN HEALTH OUR CLIENTS ARE AT.”

Our massage techniques are unique because…
At The Balance, we combine modern and ancient massage techniques, all blending effortlessly with educated strokes. We combine our techniques with simple, powerful, gentle, yoga-like stretches, which your therapist will guide you through during your session, if desired, for optimal results.

Evaluation & Discussion
Upon arriving at The Balance, you will be given the opportunity to fill out a medical history intake form; the information on this form is confidential and will be discussed between you and your therapist. Your therapist will then evaluate your physical condition in relation to your treatment – muscle tests, gait, structural, postural, range of motion – these are visual observations. After this, your therapist will advise and instruct you on which is the best approach to proceed with – supine, prone, side lying or seated – and you will be given clear instructions on what is required from you to make your treatment as effective as possible.

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We use a variety of therapies based on your specific needs…
Palpation:
A clinical term that refers to physical observation, through touch, of temperature, muscle tone and bone position.

Clinical Swedish Massage:
At The Balance we provide therapeutic and clinical Swedish massage, also known as the distressing massage, perfect for anxiety, fibromyalgia, digestion, sleep and immune system. You will experience increased lymph flow while creating homeostasis between all the bodies systems, emotionally soothing and healing and a great spiritual practice of self care and appreciation. Clinical Swedish massage is best known for its DESTRESSING QUALITIES from smooth, flowing, gentle strokes.

Heat therapy:
Heat TherapyAs therapeutic heat soaks into tired aching muscles a physiological chain reaction begins, muscle tissue becomes soft and pliable, oxygenated blood takes much needed nutrients to the area and carries away metabolic cellular waste. Correctly applying heat therapy in proper sequence for desired results will relieve and rejuvenate specific targeted muscle groups. The psychological relief and well being experienced from heat therapy is the result of the endorphins your body releases as a direct result of clinical heat application. From our first embrace as a new born to cave dwellers making fires, our bodies have responded to and thrived on the correct application of heat. It’s just a fact that our bodies heal themselves when they are warm and cared for.

Heat therapy at The Balance is applied through specifically designed heating blankets and therapeutic sand bags. These applications also provide a healing and grounding therapeutic pressure to areas being treated. Clinically applied heat to localized and general areas of the body has a wonderfully soothing and therapeutic quality, softening connective tissues, and washing away anxiety of the mind.

Essential oil therapy:
Essential Oil therapy
Since before biblical times we have distilled essential oils for their miraculous healing properties. It is true to say that essential oils are our purest form of medicine. They are completely holistic; they address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of ourselves. They are completely organic, free from GMO and pesticides.  Essential oils have an immediate and far reaching physiological and psychological affect, the potency of which only increases with use as opposed to some allopathic (modern medicine) which potency decreases with use and calls for higher doses, poisoning our amazing bodies and lead to dreadful side effects. There is an essential oil combination for every physical, mental and emotional issue you can imagine. Essential oil therapy is also preventative medicine, keeping a body healthy allows it to fend for itself. When a body is healthy it can handle the everyday stress with ease and deal with the surprises stresses of life in its stride.

Myofascial Release:
We pay very close attention to the connective tissue fascia. Binds and restrictions in our fascia restrict our range of motion and reduce circulation of blood and lymph, refer pain along nerve cells and create structural misalignments. The clinical stretches applied during myofascial release range from acute area specific to full body anatomy releases.

young woman getting a massage

Positional Release:
We cater to chronic muscle conditions. Chronic simply means that our bodies now accept this as normal. Shortened or contracted muscle tissues reduce range of motion and restrict our breath function; chronic muscle conditions also create structural misalignments. Specific pressure applied across muscle tendons while actively assisting the compromised muscle through its range of motion is uncomfortable for a short time but it yields outstanding and lasting results: muscles work in teams, prime mover and synergist act together and antagonist must relax in order for function and flow to occur. This technique involves continuous reassessment during the treatment. Results can only be kept in place in combination with an exercise plan.

Trigger point therapy:
At The Balance Massage, we know that pain can be referred from one localized area to another with no indication to the client. These pain referral patterns are caused from nerves passing through compromised connective tissues. This causes pain to be referred to other areas of the body, also known as phantom pains. Trained specialists can locate and treat these trigger point locations and relieve phantom pain.

Orthopedic massage:
At The Balance Massage, our orthopedic massage consists of a combination of evaluation, observation, palpation, heat therapy, myofascial release, positional release, trigger point therapy, energy medicine and our specific blend of Balance Massage techniques. Orthopedic massage, also known as clinical or medical massage, is our main therapy for pain control.

young woman getting a traditional massage

Cranio Sacral Therapy:
Cranio Sacral Therapy is one of the preferred practices of osteopaths, chiropractors and massage therapists to address CNS (central nervous system) issues. Extremely gentle in nature, this technique can be administered to newborns and the frailest of seniors, however not limited to this demographic, cranio sacral therapy is practiced with all ages to address issues like vertigo and insomnia. The technique involves the manipulation of the cranio sacral fluid as it bathes the nervous system, regulating the flow of this fluid has a profound effect on all clients.

Relaxation Treatment:
Our relaxation treatment is specifically designed to address mental, emotional and physical stress. It addresses issues such as anxiety, insomnia, blood pressure and digestive problem and other stress related symptoms.

This treatment is a highly customized clinical technique integrating all-over gentle rhythmic compressions, reflexology, Ayurvedic (head, scalp and facial massage), aroma therapy, specifically designed heated gel gloves and slippers, heated neck roll, and beautifully crafted scientifically designed soundtracks to soothe your mind using specific alpha brainwaves which result in complete mental relaxation. This relaxation treatment is exclusive to our studio and is designed to retrain your mental, physical and emotional body back to its natural state of relaxation.

 

Our passion for teaching and providing clinical and holistic treatments is apparent to all of our clients and makes for a wonderful session. We look forward to working with you.

Contact us to speak with one of our trained specialists for your specific needs today!