Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. » schedule this service now!
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are performed externally by gently guiding and supporting organs back into their optimal position, allowing for improved functioning for optimal health and wellness. Arvigo Therapy is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders. The techniques effectively alleviate tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen. It addresses and can release emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen. This assists to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology while improving the body’s ability to SELF REPAIR AND BALANCE. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® support and enhance health and wellness throughout the life cycle for women, men, and children. » schedule this service now!
For clients scheduling this service for the first time, please complete the Maya Abdominal Massage Client Intake Form. This is required even if you have already completed an intake form for other services.
Prenatal massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back, hip and shoulder pain when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch provides nurturing emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression. Prenatal massage is completely safe in all trimesters of pregnancy with a certified prenatal massage therapists.. » schedule this service now!
Post Partum massage is helpful in easing the new mother's recovery from the strains of childbirth. Within a few weeks after birth, gentle myofascial work can accelerate the return of the abdomen to its natural size and shape. Massage can provide additional relief from cramping that can occur with the rapid reduction of the uterus as it returns to it's natural size. As the milk ducts go into production, massage can reduce discomfort when the chest becomes enlarged, sore, and sensitive. Most importantly, massage can aid in returning the body to it's natural alignment after postural shifts from pregnancy. Many women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction or complications of scar tissue after a cesarean birth, both can be diminished and alleviated with massage therapy. » Read an article about Post Partum Massage or » schedule this service now!
Infant massage helps you to deepen bonding with your child. I will demonstrate to you in a playful and effective way the techniques that you will use with your child at any time from a few days after birth to when they begin crawling. Therapeutic benefits include developing fine motor skills, promoting hand-eye coordination, improving digestion, and can be a treatment for such conditions as cholic, torticullis, and club foot. Techniques for older children can also be taught. » schedule this service now!
The word shiatsu means "finger pressure" and is sometimes described as a finger pressure massage. Like acupuncture, shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or qi (pronounced "chee") through the body. Thai yoga massage adds stretching and movement to Shiatsu. Together, these modalities improve circulation, relieve stiff muscles, alleviate stress and stimulate the body's qi for overall health and wellness. » schedule this service now!
Having a massage together with your spouse or partner is a great way to connect and unwind from daily life. Massages are performed side-by-side with two therapists in our office or the comfort of your home. This massage must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. » schedule this service now!
Essential oils are the first medicine created by mother nature and discovered by human innovation. Therapeutic grade essential oils are anitviral and antibacterial. When aromatherapy is combined with massage, essential oils stimulate the limbic system and promote positive sensory memory. Only the highest quality essential oils are used. The popular Raindrop Technique® is available, which provides a revolutionary means of bringing balance and harmony to the body - physically, mentally, and emotionally. It does this by combining seven single oils (Thyme, Basil, Peppermint, Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress and Marjoram) and two oil blends (Valor® & Aroma Seiz™) all from Young Living Essential Oils. » schedule this service now!
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. The use of hot stones for healing dates back to ancient times, but it wasn't until Arizona massage therapist Mary Nelson introduced her hot stone massage technique, called LaStone Therapy, that the use of hot stones for massage caught on. It is well suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. » schedule this service now!
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. This popular, relaxation massage has proven to have so many health benefits it has made massage what it is today. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing blood pressure, anxiety, depression, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The universal swedish massage strokes are effleurage (light), petrisage(kneeding), friction(crossing), vibration(vibrate) and tapotament (tapping). » schedule this service now!
Most office-related physical symptoms can be attributed to loss of circulation. Tight muscles caused by stress and sitting behind a desk all day can impede blood and lymph flow. The result is mental fogginess, decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome. Chair massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work--and provides a appreciated break for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a gentle respite for eyes usually glued to a computer monitor. » schedule this service now!