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Massage is the manipulation and treatment of soft tissues of the body to improve physical and mental conditions.  The State of CT requires massage therapists to maintain licensure through the Department of Health by adhering to ethical, practice, and education standards.

  • Swedish massage is good for people who need to relax and decrease general aches and pain.
  • Orthopedic massage will assist a person healing from an injury to reduce pain and improve function.
  • Deep tissue massage works on a specific area of the body that either has been injured or chronically stressed.  It breaks up tissues that may have become stuck together, improves circulation, healing, and function.
  • Prenatal massage is for expectant mothers and is good to improve circulation, decrease pain and discomfort, decrease swelling and improve sleep.  Please consult with a physician before scheduling.

Massage can reduce stress physically by reducing muscle tension and lowering blood pressure.  Massage can reduce stress psychologically by enhancing a feeling of well-being and decreasing levels of perceived stress.

Massage had been proven one of the best treatments for low back pain.  It decreases pain level, decreases disability and anxiety associated with low back pain.

Massage has been shown to:
  • reduce muscle tension and stiffness
  • promote relaxation
  • increase range of motion
  • enhance injury recovery
  • reduce swelling
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Reduces arthritis pain
  • Improves balance
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Improves sleep

Chair massage is performed with a client sitting in a massage chair.  The client remains fully dressed.  Chair massage is perfect for a client who may have difficulty lying on a massage table; wishes to remain fully clothed for a session; would like a focused session on a specific area such as back; or would like a shorter session.

Please arrive early to your appointment as the therapist will ask you to fill out a questionnaire that will include general health questions, specific problems, and reasons for seeking massage.  The massage therapist will then show you to your private massage room and explain how to position yourself on the table.  You are free to undress to your level of comfort.  The therapist will give you privacy and return when you are on the table and under the table coverings.  The therapist will only undrape the areas of your body that are being worked on at the time.  The therapist will check in with you throughout the session regarding comfort and perceived effects of the massage.

We understand that unexpected things happen, however for non-emergencies, please cancel or reschedule with at least 24 hours notice.  Failure to do so will result in the client being responsible for the charge of session.

It is a massage that includes the layering of 8 therapeutic grade essential oils and blends. The oils have numerous benefits including enhancing immunity, reducing inflammation and stress, promoting homeostasis and increasing relaxation.

It is the use of heated, smooth stones combined with Swedish massage to provide deep therapeutic heat to warm and relax tense muscles.

It includes the combination of aromatherapy, acupressure and massage applications to the face, neck, and upper body.  The benefits may include a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; evened skin tone; decreased blemishes; and a brighter complexion.  Physically, it may be used to decrease migraines and tension headaches, decrease TMJ pain, decrease neck pain, and enhance relaxation

It is a 90 minute session that includes hot stone massage and Japanese Zen Facial.