This service is integrated into each massage. It is a similar idea to hot stones, though an improvement in my opinion because unlike hot stones, bamboo will not get hot enough to scald or cool enough to feel chilly against the skin. The bamboo is shaped into several different tools which are made to suit different body parts. The tools are warmed up in a towel warmer in the studio which starts about an hour before you arrive for your appointment. Not only does the warmth feel GREAT against you skin, it is also serving the function of warming up the muscles underneath so that they are easier to work during the massage, thus giving you deeper work painlessly and the maximum benefit in releasing knots!
Generally, getting a deep tissue massage would cost the client more than a normal relaxation massage. One thing that I believe sets Massage by Maple apart from the bigger spas in town is that this service is not an additional charge, a bonus that most of my clients take advantage of. While some may find deep tissue techniques to be mildly uncomfortable, those who prefer this service find real results in terms of overall muscle relaxation. Deep work not your thing? No problem! Each massage is tailored to the client and individuals may choose deep work on only some parts of the body, or none at all. We will talk further at your initial consultation, but it is important to note that deep work is not necessarily painful! Deep tissue work and deep pressure are not always the same thing, so don’t be nervous about giving this a shot! Client comfort is ALWAYS my first priority!
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cupping is an often-used remedy for a plethora of ailments. This technique consists of cups being placed on the skin of the client and suctioned in place (another option is moving silicone cups which has more of a “massage” feel). Cupping Therapy helps to eliminate pain by lifting the tissue, breaking up the fascia (sheath of fibrous connective tissue which encases muscles and organs), and promoting blood circulation into the tissue. When you’re experiencing pain, there is a lack of blood circulation. This treatment increases the blood circulation to the tissue. It also gives the client a feeling of more energy. Cupping Therapy will likely leave marks on the skin called “Sha” by Eastern practitioners. Western philosophy calls these marks petechiae, which is tiny broken blood capillaries in the skin, not actual damage to the tissue. While the marks may look like bruises, they are not actually bruises, and are not painful when pressed upon.
In TCM, the Sha is an indication of blood stagnation, which is caused by an imbalanced lifestyle – not enough sleep, not enough exercise or too much exercise, improper diet, a busy schedule, STRESS. Blood stagnation can make you feel sluggish. It can also lead to physical symptoms such as illness, chronic aches and pain. The idea of Cupping Therapy is to remove the Sha from the body. This technique will replace the stagnant blood with new oxygen rich blood.
A modification of traditional Thai Massage performed on the floor, this modality is done on the massage table. This is a great option for anyone suffering tightness and strain on muscles due to lack of flexibility. There is no level of flexibility needed to begin this treatment. Treatment will be tailored to where the client is at the time of their appointment. Flexibility is fundamental to muscle usage, and bone health. Stretching with proper resistance will, over time, help muscles to release and pain to diminish. You will be given stretching ideas to take home to continue self-care until your next visit. Results will vary based on where the muscle groups we target started from.
- 60min- $60
- 90min- $85
- 2 hour- $120
(these prices are for any session, no matter what the service combination is from the list above)
Off site sessions for geriatric massage or massage without all equipment – additional $25
Full off site session with table, sheets, oil, etc. – additional $50
Bellanina Face Massage
One Hour, Fifteen Minutes: $95
-Facial Massage plus hands/feet treatment
What you can expect:
Bellanina Face Massage consists of a thorough cleansing with a facial cleanser enriched with aloe and calendula among other wholesome ingredients with gentle soothing strokes. Warm towels are used to relax the client as well as soften the skin and open pores for treatment.
This process cleans cellular debris and prepares the skin for massage. Came to your session with make-up on? No problem! Your make-up will be gently removed for you. Next you will receive a full neck and shoulder massage using warm bamboo, melting away stress, releasing tension and gently promoting flexibility.
Then the face is massaged with luxurious aroma-therapeutic oils using techniques targeted at the muscles of the face which not only releases tension but promotes a lifted appearance around the eyes, cheekbones, forehead and jawline. Using whipping, tapping, acupressure and contouring strokes as well as manual lymph drainage, blood and oxygen is stimulated to nourish, rejuvenate and tone the muscles and skin of the face. The Invigorating Honeylift Massage portion of this treatment not only smells and feels amazing but helps to lift fine lines and wrinkles. The use of tapping techniques during this sticky portion of your treatment is something that has to be experienced to understand!
After the Honeylift, the face is washed again. This time with a refreshing mandrin face wash followed by a toner which boosts hydration and adds a layer of protection while balancing PH levels of the skin.
A refreshing cool towel will be wrapped about the face, closing and protecting the pores after treatment and tightening up the skin. Optional use of peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil will enhance the cooling effect and transport the client to a whole new level of relief.
The face is then moisturized with crèmes containing the finest natural bio-extracts to feed and nourish the skin. This nourishing moisturizer, in an aloe vera base has essential oils of geranium and lavender which impart a wonderful aroma to this rich yet light moisture. High in natural antioxidants from organic pomegranate seed oil, green tea and vitamin E, it also contains organic rosehip oil which is vitamin rich and regenerative. Additional healthy ingredients include collagen amino acids and more! Along with your Face Massage treatment, your will be pampered with a hands/feet treatment to complete this decadent session.
Throughout the phases of life, massage is incredibly helpful. The elderly community is no exception. Be it in-home visits or nursing home care, the help of a massage therapist later in life is something I feel passionately about! Slower stokes and lots of compression work soothe muscle soreness and fatigue. Regular massage serves as a warm, human touch full of compassion in the later years.
I have worked with people right in their (or their loved ones) home as well as multiple assisted living and nursing facilities including Golden Living, Gentry Park, BeeHive Homes, Meadowood, and Jill’s House. I truly believe that massage should be a part of EVERYONES life and have an extra soft spot for folks living with dementia and the caretakers who tend to them!
Most sessions in this category are 30min/$30 with a travel fee of $25. Travel fee can be split between clients at the same location.
With Yomassage, clients can receive therapeutic touch fully clothed, while relaxing in restorative positions and practicing mindfulness. Sessions are centered on relaxation and massage.
60min class~ $60
90min class~ $90
2hr class~ $120
*Enjoy the session on your own or bring up to 3 other people. Making this a group event can make this offer an even better value! Keep in mind that the less people in your group, the more hands on time you will receive.
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