Types of massage we offer include
Ashiatsu Massage: This is the 'Dream Massage." If you like deep work, then this is for you. Done using the therapist's feet, the long strokes and deep pressure will have you wondering why you have never done this before. $110
PIP Massage: If you have been in a car accident and need relief, this is for you. A referral is likely required to receive this type of massage, if you would like us to bill your PIP Claim. (60 min sessions billed in 15min increments) $45/15mins
Sports Massage: Whether you are a seasoned athlete or weekend warrior, this is the best choice to keep you in action so you can go out there and do it again. We know what it takes to keep you in the game. $85/60 min $110/90 min
Relaxation Massage: No need to explain here: drift away with a full body massage to take you deep into a relaxed state. We think massage isn't a luxury but a necessity. $85/60 min $110/90 min
Packages available please inquire within.
Benefits of Massage
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
What you can expect during a massage
You don't need any special preparation for massage. Before a massage therapy session starts, your massage therapist will ask you about any symptoms, your medical history and what you're hoping to get out of massage. Your massage therapist will explain the kind of massage and techniques he or she will use.
In a typical massage therapy session, you undress or wear loose-fitting clothing. Undress only to the point that you're comfortable. You generally lie on a table and cover yourself with a sheet. You can also have a massage while sitting in a chair, fully clothed. Your massage therapist should perform an evaluation through touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply.
Depending on preference, your massage therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. Tell your massage therapist if you might be allergic to any ingredients.
A massage session may last from 10 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of massage and how much time you have. No matter what kind of massage you choose, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage.
If a massage therapist is pushing too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It's likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up.
Finding a massage therapist
The State of Oregon states regulate massage therapists through licensing requirements.
All of our Massage Therapists are fully licensed to practice massage
As Magical as massage therapy is we may not be able to relieve your symptoms in one session. You may require multiple sessions to relieve your symptoms. We have a saying at the center that once a month is just for survival and anything more than that is treatment:) In general once a week for a few weeks will get you to a maintenance level although you might need more or less depending on severity and length of time you have had your symptoms.
Massage costs generally $80/hr with discounts given for pre-paid packages and those that pay at the time of service. We are happy to provide a superbill for those who need it and accept HSA cards as well. We do however bill personal injury and auto-accident claims directly.
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