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

  • Relieves migraines, shoulder pain, neck pain, sciatica, and back pain
  • 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.

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc.

EMW Signature (60-75-90min) – $130-$150-$175

Our expert massage therapist will use his/her deep knowledge of the body to develop a customized rejuvenating treatment, providing your body with exactly what it needs. Several modalities like Reflexology, Cupping, Gua Sha and Soft Tissue Blading will be incorporated depending on your needs.

Therapeutic Deep Tissue (30-60-90min) –$70-$120-$160

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.

Swedish Harmony (30-60-90min) – $70-$120-$160

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.

Maternity Bliss (60min)- $130 (90)- $165

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.

Maintenance Massage (15min) – $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, $10