Services & Pricing

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Clinical Massage  

Clinical Massage is a group of techniques specifically designed to help injuries heal, improve range of motion, and increase muscle function. The ultimate focus of this type of massage is functional outcome. (flat rate-no tips accepted)

30 minutes       $60

45 minutes       $75

60 minutes       $85

75 minutes       $105

90 minutes       $115

Conditions which benefit from clinical massage:

Physcial pain such as muscle tension, back, neck, shoulders, elbows and knees

Rotator Cuff

Sciatica

Tennis Elbow

Muscle sprains and strains

Sports injuries

Anxiety

Depression

Headaches and migraines

Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fibromyalgia

Recovering from surgery

Insomnia

Sports Massage

This massage method helps athletes achieve maximum performance and physical conditioning by incorporating specific strokes and stretches. It is especially beneficial for athletes training for events. It's also helpful for anyone who routinely pushes their physical limits through movement.

(flat rate-no tips accepted)

30 minutes       $60

45 minutes       $75

60 minutes       $85

75 minutes       $105

90 minutes       $115

Medicupping Vacuum Therapy

Electroceutical Vascular Therapy - BEMER Medical Device -www.advancedibd.com/whatisbemer

Please see my Webpage under BEMER Vascular Therapy for more information

30 minute single session                 $35

Package of Ten 30 min sessions     $300

Package of Ten 10 min sessions     $100

Rental for home                      Please call to inquire 515-729-9703

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Clinical or Sports Massage with BEMER Therapy Taking your care one step further by incorporating BEMER Therapy in your massage session (Flat rate-no tips accepted)

30 minutes       $85

45 minutes       $100

60 minutes       $110

75 minutes       $125

90 minutes       $140

Treatments which may be used during massage

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. A modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump to create the vacuum inside the cup. Sometimes therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. Since Michael Phelps showed off his cupping marks at the 2016 Rio Olympics, it has become popular in the U.S. with professional athletes and celebrities.

Gua sha

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation.This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.

In gua sha, a technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. They make these strokes with a smooth-edged instrument known as a gua massage tool. The technician applies massage oil to your skin, and then uses the tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.

Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Gua sha is generally performed on a person’s back, buttocks, neck, arms, and legs. A gentle version of it is even used on the face as a facial technique. Your technician may apply mild pressure, and gradually increase intensity to determine how much force you can handle.

As a natural healing remedy, gua sha is safe. It’s not supposed to be painful, but the procedure may change the appearance of your skin. Because it involves rubbing or scraping skin with a massage tool, tiny blood vessels known as capillaries near the surface of your skin can burst. This can result in skin bruising and minor bleeding. Bruising usually disappears within a couple of days.

Deep Tissue

A type of massage which reaches structures far beneath the superficial fascia to attempt to relieve chronic muscle problems or injuries. This work is slow and focused. 

Positional Release

Is a very specialized technique focusing on treating protective muscle spasm in the body. This technique involves finding a tender point in the patient’s body (muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints) and then moving the patient’s body or body part away from the restricted motion barrier and towards the position of greatest comfort.

Once in this position of comfort, the point should no longer be tender. This precise position is held for a minimum of 90 seconds but can be held for several minutes. During this time period, the patient can feel heat, vibration, pulsation and can even reproduce their symptoms. Once the release is complete, the heat, vibration, pulsation and pain will diminish and there will be a sense of lengthening and relaxation in the tissues. Once the release is felt, the patient is slowly taken out of the position of comfort and the tissues should be relaxed. The tender point should either be completely gone or 70% better.

Trigger Point

Since a trigger point is the contraction mechanism of the muscle locked into a shortened position, the treatment of the trigger point involves unlocking that contraction mechanism. This can be achieved in several ways. Trigger Point Pressure Release involves applying pressure with a finger or other instrument to the trigger point and increasing the pressure as the trigger point "releases" and softens. There are a number of variations on this technique and a skilled practitioner will choose which is right for each patient and muscle treated.