Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage and more: Relaxing at Integrative Wellness

In need of a little self-care and stress relief? A therapeutic massage at Integrative Wellness might be just what you need. And while you’re here, enjoy our waxing services for the ultimate in smooth skin.

Therapeutic massage for everyone at Integrative Wellness

Massage is more than just a feel-good luxury. It can be an important part of your health care routine as both a treatment and as a preventative for common ailments and injuries.

Studies have found therapeutic massage may be helpful in treating issues such as:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Joint pain

Our trained massage therapist specializes in Deep Tissue and Prenatal massage.

Swedish massage:

For those who want a traditional European technique that promotes relaxation and improves circulation.

Sports massage:

For the athlete. Sports massage techniques can be used pre-event, post-event, during training and to expedite rehabilitation after an injury.

Stone therapy massage:

Natural stones—shaped by nature and selected for their temperature retentive qualities—can enhance your massage, unlock tension deep within your muscles, relieve stress, and help you achieve total relaxation.

Deep tissue massage:

A popular technique tailored to release soft tissue tension and pain associated with stress, over-exertion and certain injuries.

Our massage therapist encourages open communication to optimize the benefits of your therapeutic massage experience. If something is painful – or seems to be working – let them know!

Take a Little "Me Time."

Take a Little "Me Time."

Therapeutic massage for expecting mothers

Massage during pregnancy not only makes a woman feel pampered, but also offers undeniable physical benefits. It can relieve fatigue, enhance sleep, and calm an active baby. Massage elevates mood and encourages loving maternal care. Massage reduces anxiety, stress, tension and pain.

Many of the discomforts of pregnancy can be alleviated with therapeutic massage:

First trimester:

  • Relieve headaches
  • Help alleviate morning sickness
  • Reduce fatigue

Second trimester:

  • Alleviate backaches
  • Relieve leg cramps

Third trimester:

  • Reduce swelling/edema
  • Relieve pain from varicosities
  • Enhance sleep
  • Prepare pelvic muscles for the birth process

During the entire term of the pregnancy, massage can stimulate blood flow. Increases in muscle tone and flexibility can occur, reducing leg cramps and muscle spasms. Massage during pregnancy is also a great way to relieve everyday tension and the general aches and pains your body is experiencing. It also helps support a healthy in utero environment.

How will I receive my therapeutic massage during pregnancy?

When receiving massage during pregnancy, the therapist will position you on your side to have access to your back. An alternative allows for a semi-reclining position for massage therapy on the front of your body. Your body will be supported with pillows or cushions. You will be draped while the therapist is working, except for the area being massaged.

What techniques does your massage therapist use?

Our therapist integrates a variety of techniques into her massage work. Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, we may utilize reflexology, Swedish massage, or very light shiatsu.

Are there times when massage during pregnancy should be avoided?

Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage by a trained pregnancy massage therapist. However, women with high-risk pregnancies should consult with their doctor before beginning a massage therapy program. If at any time during the massage you experience discomfort, tell the therapist immediately.

What about massage after delivery of my baby?

Massage during the weeks after delivery helps to restore muscle tone in the abdomen and reposition the pelvis. And of course, touch is a very important part of bonding with your baby. Ask your massage therapist about massage techniques to share with your newborn.