Massage Therapy is considered one of the earliest therapeutic tools used to alleviate pain. Written records date back to 2700 BCE in both China and Egypt. There are various forms of massage therapy practiced in the United States and worldwide, which address a multitude of conditions- everything from stress-reduction to chronic low back pain. Research indicates that massage therapy enhances the immune system, facilitates tissue recovery and growth, increases alertness and circulation, and reduces stress and pain.
Types of Massage Therapy at Waypoint Integrative Health
Every massage therapy session at WIH incorporates the following principles as it relates to the client’s unique needs:
Swedish- Most common form of massage therapy utilizing long, gliding, kneading, friction, and tapping movements.
Deep Tissue Therapy- Deep, focused work on muscle layers and fascia.
Positional Release Therapy- Focuses on a tender or constricted area of the body and the body’s ideal position of comfort necessary to release dysfunction of said area.
Neuromuscular Therapy- Addresses Trigger Points, which are areas of hyper-irritable tissue(s) that overload the central nervous system and cause referred pain.
Orthopedic Massage- Focuses on orthopedic conditions from the perspective of treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention via work on soft tissues. Often used in the context of injuries.
Myofascial Release- Sustained, gradual pressure is applied to connective tissue to ease constraint and improve mobility.
Sports Massage- Focuses on muscle-joint interaction, range of motion, and mobility. Often used in the context of injury prevention and pre-/post- training events
We also offer specialty massage for women, which are tailored to meet individualized needs:
Prenatal Massage- Swedish massage, Myofascial Release, and gentle stretches are used to ease pregnancy-related discomfort and/or exacerbation of pre-pregnancy symptoms. Often performed in the sidelying position.
Postnatal Massage- Focuses on the mother’s postpartum healing. Gentle abdominal work, if appropriate.
Fertility Massage- Utilizes Swedish, Craniosacral, and Abdominal massage therapy combined with Reflexology and Cleansing therapies to promote and support healthy fertility.
Massage Therapy Rates
30 Minute Massage Therapy Session: $70
60 Minute Massage Therapy Session: $110
75 Minute Massage Therapy Session: $125
90 Minute Massage Therapy Session: $140
120 Minute Massage Therapy Session: $180
Prenatal Massage Therapy Rates
60 Minute Session: $110
90 Minute Session: $140
Fertility Massage Therapy Rates
60 Minute Session: $115
90 Minute Session: $145