Therapeutic Massage is a term used to describe massage therapy and to let clients know that massage is not just a luxury; it also has many health benefits. A professional massage is therapeutic and much more rehabilitative in its approach. Cooperative breathing, moving, and stretching techniques are often utilized. Sometimes deeper work and more pressure is needed to break up patterns of tension within the muscles in order to unwind chronic knots and pains.
Swedish Massage is a more gentle and relaxing massage. Long, gliding strokes are used to increase blood flow to the muscles and to enhance the state of relaxation. During the massage, less pressure is used and working on the knots within the muscles is not the main focus. Relaxation is the focus and clients have been known to fall into a light sleep.
Deep Tissue Massage is a more intensive massage, concentrating on the deeper levels of muscles and tissue. The strokes are slower and friction is applied to the muscles to help with the reduction of chronic pain. It also works with fascia, which is the connective tissue that covers the entire muscular system. When the fascia begins sticking to the muscle tissue, it can cause a decreased range of motion, discomfort, and decreased blood and oxygen flow to the local area. Deep tissue massage and Myofascial Release helps to separate the fascia form the muscle tissue, thereby restoring the muscles to a healthy state for optimal functioning.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a massage that uses heated, smooth stones for a deeper, more relaxing massage. The stones are placed on the body to “melt” away muscle tension and knots. Long, gliding strokes are used when placing the stones on the back, legs, glutes, abdomen, arms, neck and face. Organic coconut oil is used during the massage to facilitate the movement of the stones and to help glide them to their proper placement.
The ultimate experience! This is a 90-minute treatment that combines a relaxing 45-minute Swedish Massage with a 45-minute reflexology session on the feet.
Couples Reflexology Massage is also available. During a couple’s reflexology massage two people receive a massage and reflexology session from a licensed massage therapist and a reflexologist working as a team, while in the same room. The couples option cannot be booked online. Please call The Oneida Holistic Health Center to schedule.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a very gentle, light touch massage used to treat and control different types of lymphoedema or swelling of an arm, leg or other part of the body due to an abnormal build-up of a fluid called lymph in the body tissues. MLD uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the excess fluid into an area with a working lymph vessel system. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels and helps move excess fluid away from the swollen area so that it can drain away normally.
MLD encourages the body to naturally detox which results in clearer skin, a reduction in puffiness around tired eyes and improved skin tone. It is also used to improve acne and other skin conditions, strengthen the immune system, relieve fluid congestion, promote healing of ligaments and sprains as well as scarring.
During a Couples Massage two people get a massage from two massage therapists working as a team while in the same room. Couples can be defined as husband and wife, same-sex couples, boyfriend and girlfriend, a mother and daughter or best friends. It’s a wonderful way for two people who care about each other to share an amazingly relaxing event.
We offer Couples Massages for 60 and 90 minute sessions. The client may choose from Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages. 60 minutes: $160. 90 minute sessions: $220. Clients must be over 18 years or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian This service can not be scheduled online. Please call us to schedule.
Craniosacral Therapy works with the muscles and structures of the head to gently shift that area of the body into balance. It is a gentle touch therapy that helps to remove restrictions in the craniosacral system, which contains the muscles, membranes, and the cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The client remains clothed for the session and usually lies on the table face up while the therapist works to release the restrictions within the craniosacral system.