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Pathways Wellness Massage & Spa

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Therapeutic Massage

 

Massage Services

Swedish Massage
Swedish is often referred to as a generalized massage style. However, it is much more than that. It uses light to medium pressure with long gliding strokes designed to warm and relax the entire body. Studies have shown that massage improves circulation, increases oxygen levels in the blood, helps the body move with more freedom and overall reduces pain.  At Pathways Wellness Massage and Spa, we begin each session with a lighter pressure that incorporates the Swedish style of massage and then combine it with one or more of the following techniques based on your goals and desires. We want you to be your best and we can help you get there through relaxing and therapeutic massage!

Deep Tissue Deep Tissue is a form of Swedish massage that uses slower and firmer strokes to access deeper muscles and fascia, also known as connective tissue. We use specific techniques such as soft fists, palms, forearms and elbows with varying degrees of pressure. Proper communication with your therapist is necessary to prevent unwanted discomfort. Everyone has different levels of pain tolerance but deep tissue massage should only be used to relieve very tense areas. Some therapeutic discomfort is normalThe goal of deep tissue is to relieve chronic stress and pain in over-worked muscles.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

According to the Myofascial Release Treatment Center (http://myofascialrelease.com), MFR is a "safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion." Once a muscle "knot" is found, we apply various MFR techniques, occasionally combined with movement, to release specific built-up tension. The results can be profound.


Sports Massage

Sports Massage was originally designed to help athletes optimize performance when preparing for events. It was also designed to prevent injuries and recover after competitions. However, the benefits of sports massage are not just for athletes. Individuals who suffer from range of motion limitations, chronic pain or injuries benefit as well. This type of massage usually focuses on specific trouble areas, for example: tight hamstrings or sore shoulders.


Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Also called Trigger Point Therapy, NMT addresses specific pain issues using a detailed assessment of postural habits, perpetuating factors, nerve entrapment or compression, trigger points and other considerations. This modality is highly effective for those who suffer chronic pain. It is often used in post-surgical care, creating relief for those with acute injuries, and improves the range of motion for sports performance to prevent future injuries.

Important Note:
Injury rehabilitation and medically necessary massage are not subject to standard or membership rates, and will not exceed $150/hour. Please contact Tim to discuss assessment, treatment strategies and price.