At Healing Options, we offer a variety of services to cater to our clients' needs.
Techniques are firm but gentle pressure using long, smooth strokes, and kneading to focus on the superficial layers of the muscles to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility, and create relaxation.
Integrated massage combines a variety of modalities to create through, balanced therapeutic bodywork session. Each massage session may include, Swedish, Neuromuscular, deep tissue, sports, Reflexology, stretching, Trigger Point, Myofascial release and Tui Na (soft tissue manipulation method to lessen a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders), depending on your needs.
Type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep Tissue uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish but the pressure will generally be more intense and is focused on the release of chronic patterns of tension in the body from overuse and tight muscles.
Special form of massage used before, during, and after athletic events. Sports massage was designed to help prepare the athlete for peak performance, drain away fatigue, relieve swelling, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, and prevent injuries.
A caring, hands-on therapy of using a blend of plant oils, including essential oils for psychological and physical well-being which seeks to induce relaxation, increase energy, reduce the effects of stress and restore lost balance to mind, body, and soul.
Reiki is a Japanese word which means "Universal Life Energy" A spiritual, vibrational healing practice used to promote balance throughout the human system. Reiki does not involve physical manipulation, but works with the subtle vibrational field thought to surround and penetrate the body. Reiki helps to restore balance and harmony and promotes the relaxation response.
Pressure point massage which works reflex areas in the hands, ears and feet that corresponds to every part of the body. Promotes relaxation and increases the body's natural capacity to heal itself.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. The heat of the hot stones improved circulation, clams the nervous system, and relaxes tight muscles. This is a deeply soothing, relaxing from of massage.
Trigger point therapy is a type of massage therapy that addresses stabbing muscle pains which can occur at various points in the body. Trigger points are tiny tight nodules that form in muscles causing referred pain. This therapy is related to myofascial release which addresses muscle tension and release, although trigger point therapy tends to be more invasive. Direct pressure is applied to the trigger point area to alleviate muscle spasms, improve circulation, and releasing trigger points. Trigger point therapy often has positive benefits for sufferers from chronic pain because the therapy aims to eliminate painful areas, rather than treating surface tension or inflammation.
While Maternity / pregnancy massage has all the benefits of "regular" massage, it has been tailored to address more specifically the issues and conditions that a pregnant woman faces. The overall goals for pregnancy massage are to help minimize stress, relieve pain, promote relaxation, and prepare the muscles for childbirth.
A short massage, performed on a chair or table, anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, done through the clothing. It typically focuses on key tension areas in the back, neck, shoulders and arms.
Energy Healing is a composite of many disciplines. It balances on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. It creates an opportunity for change in any aspect of someone's life. It combines Eastern philosophy and the Western mind. It is akin to Tai Chi, Yoga and Quigong in the sense that it opens the body's energy points for healing or returning to wholeness. It includes Western Science and Body Centered Psychotherapeutic understanding to deepen the client's connection to herself or himself. A deeper connection to the self is what allows the energy in the body to change.
Structural integration is based on the idea that the entire structural order of the body needs to be realigned and balanced around a "central vertical line" representing gravity's influence. This type of therapy is largely made up of a massage technique called Rolfing. is meant to manipulate the soft tissues (or myofascial tissues) within the body in order to create freer, safer movement through better posture and overall balance of all bodily systems.
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B.E.S.T. is a hands only procedure that removes, through non-forceful gentle touch of the energy pulses, the primary interference (often a past, present or future thought), permitting structure (bones) and function (muscle) to normalize, so that the body can heal. B.E.S.T. is used to address stress and promote balance in the body, including the nervous, muscular, circulatory, digestive and hormonal system which can create a pattern of physical, emotional and chemical symptoms, including illness and disease.
We offer nonmedical massage for well children. Along with the many health benefits of massage previously described, this relaxing massage reminds the child of just how good it feels to relax and encourages the child to remain in a relaxed state, leading to a more balanced childhood. Before the massage, a Physical and/or Family B.E.S.T. session takes place to enhance its benefits.
This massage not only offers an often much needed gentle touch to the elderly, but also offers a connection of "presence" with the client which he or she experiences and enjoys. A Physical and/or Family B.E.S.T. session takes place, if possible, before the massage, making it more effective.