Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, stress, and to promote overall health and wellness. We offer each of the below therapeutic massage modalities to meet your unique needs in our office, or on-site in the comfort of your home or business.
Types of Therapeutic Massage
- Hot Stone
- Medical Massage
- Sports Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Massage for Seniors
- Prenatal Massage
- Table Thai Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Our therapists will soothe sore, aching muscles using an ancient technique that combines classic massage strokes with warmed river-smoothed stones. Heated in sanitized water, these varying sizes and weights of rocks become massage tools as they are pressed firmly over the length of problem areas. Hot stone massage calms muscle spasms and significantly reduces muscle fatigue. Hot stone massages available for 75 minutes or longer.
Beyond relaxation, medical massage has a corrective health benefit. This type of massage helps restore the body and can reduce inflammation and stiffness due to arthritis, and improve circulation, mobility, and lubrication of joints with each healing session.
Sports massage is geared toward participants in athletics. Our massage therapists use this technique to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity, to maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia. Benefits include increased range of motion, strengthening of muscles, and more.
Massage for Seniors
For seniors, our massage therapists gently manipulate the soft tissue, using careful pressure strokes, hand motion, and friction to soothe the delicate conditions of seniors. Massage for seniors reduces inflammation and stiffness due to arthritis, and improves circulation, mobility, and lubrication of joints.
Prenatal massage focuses on the special needs of a mother-to-be. While her body is going through dramatic changes, this modality of massage enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
Table Thai Massage
Traditional Thai massage involves a combination of stretches, manipulation of energy lines, and compressions that open up the channels of the body. While Thai massage is normally performed on a mat on the floor, table Thai is modified and performed on a massage table.
Couples massage is one of our most popular services and is available in our office, or onsite in your home.* During a couples massage, both individuals are massaged in the same room simultaneously by experienced massage therapists. Whether you are a married couple, still dating, same sex couple, mother and daughter duo, or best friends; there is nothing like a couples massage for some relaxation and pampering. Couples massage is a great way to spend time together while getting a much-needed massage in Grand Rapids. You can chat through your massage or enjoy your relaxation period in silence with your partner or friend.
IMPORTANT NOTE WHEN BOOKING COUPLES MASSAGE
Please keep in mind when booking a couples session, you must choose two therapists. Start by determining a time when two therapists available, then book Client 1 and Client 2. The cost of the session is charged only under Client 1. If you cannot find two therapists available at the same time, please call the office or email us.
*A minimum of a 10’x12’ space is required for onsite couples massage to accommodate two massage tables (and therapists) side by side.
For individuals who prefer to have a massage in the comfort of their home, want to offer a stress-reducing benefit to employees, are hosting a relaxing spa or bridal party, have difficulty with transportation, or experience a physical or mental disability that makes it challenging to leave home, our therapists will travel to you!* Mobile massage is perfect for a variety of occasions and we have multiple massage therapists to accommodate any size group.
Minimum of 60 minutes total required. Travel expenses may apply.
*A minimum of the following space is required to accommodate in-home services.
- Single Massage Chair = 5’x5’
- Two Massage Chairs = 5’x10’
- Single Massage Table = 7’x10’
- Two Massage Tables = 10’x15’