Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of a group of manual techniques that include stroking, kneading, pounding and pulling.

Massage has a time-honored history in medicine that stretches back to ancient Greece: Hippocrates was an early advocate of massages, and recommended them on a daily basis to ease pain and prevent stiffness.

Health Benefits

  • Reduce muscular tension and chronic pain
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Mobilise stiff joints
  • Relax the body and mind
  • Improve the flow of blood and lymph
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Reduction in the formation of excessive scar tissue following soft tissue injuries
  • Improvement in posture
  • Increase the flow of energy through the nervous system and wastes through the gastrointestinal tract
  • Improve skin tone
  • Increase in awareness of the mind-body connection
  • Enhance all the body systems

How Massage Therapy Works…

Massage therapy is applied primarily with hands, sometimes the forearms or elbows are used. These techniques affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous and other systems of the body.
The basic philosophy of massage therapy embraces the concept of vis Mediatrix nature, which is aiding the ability of the body to heal itself, and is aimed at achieving or increasing health and well being.

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Swedish Harmony – 30-60-90 minutes – $50-$85-125

Our deluxe soothing massage integrates a variety of strokes to warm and soothe the muscle tissue. By using only the finest massage oils, this treatment releases tension, lowers the heart rate, boosts the production of endorphin, calms the nervous system, promotes relaxation, and reduces anxiety. This gentle form of massage therapy will also relieve and prevent muscle cramps and spasms – leaving your body feeling pampered and relaxed.

Therapeutic Deep Tissue – 30-60-90 minutes –$60- $100-140

Using deeper levels of strength and pressure, this massage reaches the furthest layers of the muscles, tendons, and fascia to help break up muscle “knots” – helping to relax the body, reduce stress hormone levels, and lower the heart rate.

East Meets West Blend – 30-60-90 minutes – $70-$120-$165

Our expert massage therapist will use his deep knowledge of the body to develop a customized rejuvenating treatment, providing your body with exactly what it needs. The treatment will restore your body’s harmony and maintain peace in your heart and mind.

Reiki – 60 minutes – $120

Reiki is the ultimate treatment for stress relief and rejuvenation. This thousand-year-old curative approach is a form of “hands-on-healing” in which the healer works with universal energies to restore your energy centers to their optimal state of flow – restoring the mind, body, and spirit towards wellness.

Maternity Bliss – 60 minutes – $100

Maternity creates many strains on the body and brings about new worries and anxieties. Massage is a powerful way to relieve these symptoms. Our Maternity Bliss massage will reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, enhance your sleep, and increase your overall sense of well-being.

Sports Massage- 30-60minutes $70-$120

Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage

Maintenance Massage – 15 minutes – $20

Everyday stress creates tension in your neck, shoulders, and back. Relax your muscles, stimulate blood flow, and increase the flow of oxygen to your muscles and surrounding tissue by enjoying a 15-20 minute massage any Monday, Friday, or Saturday at East Meets West.

Each additional 5 minutes, $5.

Reflexology – 30-60minutes- $60-$100

Reflexology is a focussed pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or hands. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which correspond to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs.