Massage therapy is the manipulation of the superficial muscles of the body. The release of muscular tension helps unblock and balance the overall flow of life. Having this relief from stress increases our energy levels and vitality, as well as enhances our ability to cope with and enjoy our daily lives. Massage therapy helps the body flush out toxins, which speeds tissue repair and aids in healing the body. Massage therapy improves mental clarity and increases body awareness. It also helps improve circulation, which may improve skin health, digestive function and even decrease blood pressure. If you experience pain caused by muscle tension or spasm, it can be reduced, if not eliminated, with massage therapy. It is commonly used to help relieve headaches, neck and back pain and many other common pain syndromes.
Rejuvenate and relax with our licensed massage therapists who specializes in relaxation and therapeutic massage that include aspects of Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Swedish, Hot Stone Therapy, Trigger Point Release, Sports Massage Techniques, and others to create a massage that is unique to the needs of each individual’s body. Our massage sessions are available in 1-hour sessions, 1.5-hour sessions, or our Time is of the Essence series 30 minute massages sessions when your time is limited.
Your massage session will take place in a massage therapy room, which is dimly lit with soft music. There will be a massage table covered with a sheet and blanket. Dress attire during you massage session is based according to your comfort level. You may choose to wear your undergarments or gym shorts. If your session is for Sports Massage, it is recommended that you wear or bring comfortable shorts and tank top for use during your session. The massage therapist will exit the room while you disrobe and position yourself on the massage table under a sheet. In most cases you will begin by lying face up on the massage table. After a few minutes the massage therapist will ask to reenter. This is when your therapeutic massage begins.
During the massage therapy conversation is limited to increase your state of relaxation and tension release. Settle onto the table and try to focus on your breathing. It is imperative that you inform the therapist if you experience discomfort or if he/she needs to adjust the pressure. A wide variety of strokes will be utilized depending on your goals. At the close of the session, the massage therapist will inform you that he/she is exiting the room for you to redress. It is advised that you rise slowly from the massage table for some may experience slight dizziness. Make sure to re-enter your day as slowly as you can. Drink 3 glasses of water during the 3 hours that follow your session. Also, please be aware that there may be sore spots and in rare cases slight bruising may occur. Any soreness dissipates within a day or two.
After your session the massage therapist keeps a record of progress for your massage session(s). This allows the ability to design consecutive sessions that can work toward your goal(s). Massage therapy is designed to decrease muscle tension, increase flexibility and circulation, promote relaxation and assist the body’s detox processes. This cannot be achieved solely in a one-hour session. It is recommended to have follow-up sessions.
Advance reservations are recommended as appointments are subject to availability. A debit or credit card is required to hold your reservation. Credit card holds are required for all guests without exception. Your card will not be charged until treatment is received or in accordance to our cancellation policy.
24-hour cancellation notice is required to help us reschedule your appointment. Cancellation within 24 hours of treatment time or No Show will incur a 50% Cancellation Fee equal to the amount of the booked service. Power of Touch Massage & Bodywork has the right to cancel or reschedule a treatment without notice.