Massage Therapy is an integrated approach involving hands-on techniques to increase circulation, promote relaxation, aid in reducing blood pressure, stress and pain. Massage leaves you feeling lighter, centered and clear.
How does massage work
Massage therapy brings the body into the relaxation response. It lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and allows your muscles to release tension. Massage can also be effective in decreasing the physical effects of stress such as hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues.
Massage also increases blood and lymph circulation, relaxes muscles, tendons, connective tissue, ligaments and can reduce pressure on nerves.
60 minute massage $75
90 minute massage $105
Essential Oil add on $10
Hot towels are complimentary during your massage, let the LMT know if you are interested.
While in the salon, Cate is offering complimentary hand or scalp massages as your hair processes - if you are interested, let your stylist know!
What to expect during your massage
Before your massage, you will discuss any symptoms or pain you are having, and what you want to get out of the massage with the massage therapist. If it is your first visit, we will have you complete a health history form.
Depending on your preference or allergies, we will work with oil, gel or lotion during your massage to reduce friction on your skin. Please let the therapist know of any allergies you may have.
During the session, you will undress to your level of comfort. You will remained draped in accordance with NYS law. You should feel relaxed during and after your massage. If the therapist is using too much pressure, please speak up!
Who should get a massage
Do you work at a computer? Stand most of the day? Use your phone to answer emails and text messages?
Anyone, and everyone should get a massage. Aside from helping with common daily ailments, such as migraines, neck strain, etc., massage ignites the parasympathetic nervous system causing the body to relax, allowing you to forget about the day and take time for yourself.
How often should people get A massage
Frequency of massage will depend on what your goals are with massage therapy. If you are having chronic pain it may take several visits, over a longer period of time to create substantial change. You may want to schedule appointments more frequently for the first few treatments, then space them out for maintenance.
Do you have a stressful life? Maybe you want to start taking time for yourself - think about scheduling a massage every two weeks. Booking out in advance is recommended - it’s always nice to surprise to see a massage on your calendar!
When should I not get a massage
If you are experiencing a contagious, airborne, infectious disease such as the flu, strep throat, shingles, acute pneumonia or have a high fever you need to reschedule your massage. You must also reschedule if you have had a recent surgery, accident, meningitis, serve hemophilia, chronic active hepatitis, severe sunburn or any contagious skin disease.