I provide table massage in sessions of 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Your massage will be customized to meet your needs. Mileage charges may apply depending on your location. Does not include gratuity. Gratuity is always appreciated but never expected.
For more information about the different techniques I use, please click here.
New clients must prepay online with a debit or credit card here. Subsequent visits may be paid with cash, check or plastic but new clients must prepay online first. This is not negotiable. To save time, first-time clients can fill out them appropriate health intake forms here.
Every 5th massage is half-price. Every 10th massage is FREE. You can also earn FREE massages through my referral program.
Table massage is non-refundable. If you need to cancel, please contact me at 540-693-2296 or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reschedule your table massage for a later date.
Types of Massages
- “Classical,” most-widely used therapeutic massage technique.
- Promotes general relaxation through five basic massage strokes:
- effleurage (gliding)
- petrissage (kneading)
- tapotement (percussion)
- Designed to “release” muscle fascia.
- Fascia is a form of connective tissue that provides support, stabilization, and structure.
- Trauma, stress, and inflammation may cause fascia to become shorter, more solid and stick to other tissue, causing restricted movement and/or pain.
- Uses prolonged, gentle pressure to lengthen fascia, eliminate pain and restore motion.
- Safe and very effective hands-on technique that can be used with people of all ages.
- Developed by Janet Travell, M.D.
- Think of trigger points as “knots” in muscles.
- Specific deep tissue approach.
- Uses direct pressure (i.e. my thumbs or fingers) to release hyperactive muscles.
- Trigger points may cause other sensations (itching, burning, numbness, tingling, spasm) that can move to different locations.
- Trigger points are dysfunctional reflex arcs that create pain. Deactivation of trigger points can eliminate pain felt anywhere in the body.
- Designed to achieve better performance.
- Pre-event: Done on-site. Stimulates metabolism, encourages positive mental focus, and increases blood flow (oxygen) to the appropriate muscles being used.
- Post-event: Designed to help reduce stressed tissues, remove metabolic waste, and help the client relax.
- Includes stretching techniques that require active participation from the client.
- Stretching helps increase range of motion.
- A lighter pressure Swedish massage.
- Accommodates for the special needs of senior citizens, such as thinner, frail skin, decreased bone density, decreased muscle tone, and more.
- Ask me about discounted rates for seniors in assisted living communities!
- Gentle, nurturing massage focuses on the mother’s needs.
- Relieves any discomforts associated with pregnancy and enhances relaxation.
- Generally safe during all three trimesters. However, there are certain contraindications to first trimester massage. Please see the Pregnancy-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more details.
- Benefits of pregnancy massage include:
- Helps relieve nausea
- Increases circulation
- Increases flow of nutrients to placenta
- Aids in postural realignment
- Gives relief to joint discomfort
- Relieves minor edema (swelling) by aiding venous return
- Opens chest for a deeper breath and supports learning deep breathing
- Fetus receives gentle massage and relaxation benefits
- Teaches awareness of body tension patterns
- Helps bring the mother’s body back to her pre-pregnancy alignment.
- Flushes lactic acid out of the tissues relieving sore and achy muscles.
- Schedule postpartum massages as soon as three days after birth with a vaginal delivery or 1-2 weeks after a Cesarean section (C-section) delivery. Please see the Pregnancy-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more details.
- Benefits of postpartum massage include:
- It supports and enhances the realigning process, with a focus on the pelvis and ribs.
- Assists breastfeeding by alleviating tightness and helping with some breastfeeding difficulties.
- Releases shoulder, neck and arm tension from the care and feeding of an infant.
- Helps relieve tension from the birth process.
- Reduces fatigue and helps the mother regain energy.
- Supports fluid balancing.
- Helps pelvic and abdominal organs, including the uterus, return to pre-pregnant positions.