Massage therapy is for you and everyone you know, as it is always tailored to the individual needs of the client! Catering to each individual allows for the maximum benefit for you, the recipient. Massage therapy has been used for thousands of years for a number of purposes including but not limited to increasing circulation, decreasing stress, preventing injuries, and aiding in healing injuries related to movement or the lack thereof. One main goal of massage therapy at Mend is to move your body from a state of sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system activation to parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system activation. While the sympathetic state is a vital part of our functioning as human beings and allows us to accomplish many things, it can be harmful to our health if we are in the sympathetic, high stress state too frequently. By shifting into the parasympathetic state, your body is able to slow your heart rate, relax your muscles, increase your digestive enzymes, and dilate your blood vessels. These things all aid in increasing your overall health and healing and your recovery from the daily grind. Our expert Mend massage therapist is trained in the modalities offered below and is ready to assist you to get on the MEND…
Potential Benefits of Massage Therapy
30 Minute Massage
Best if only one area of concern.
60 Minute Massage
Best if one to two areas of concern OR if needing light full body massage.
90 Minute Massage
Best option for those with chronic concerns OR needing focused attention in multiple areas.
We choose to utilize a set rate for massage services instead of charging various prices for different types of massage. This allows our LMT to adapt the massage to fit your specific needs (a combination of deep tissue, lymphatic, etc), giving you the most bang for your buck! However, you can always request a specific type of massage be performed at your appointment.
Types of Massage
CLINICAL / THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
Is this for me?
This massage is for you if you live an active lifestyle, if repetitive motions or movements are part of your work or day to day, if your job places you in compromised or less than ideal ergonomic positions (sitting, typing, answering phone calls, etc), if you’re recovering from an injury, if you desire deeper pressure, if you have chronic pain, etc.
What should I expect?
In this massage, you will experience a blend of compression, frictioning, shearing, and firm gliding and kneading strokes, as well as various types of stretching used with the goal to restore functional movement, aid in tissue healing, resolve adhesions, increase flexibility, and aid in injury recovery. This massage incorporates a combination of multiple modalities including deep tissue work, clinical sports massage techniques, neuromuscular techniques, myofascial release techniques, and PNF stretching techniques. When used in combination, these techniques allow your massage therapist to reach optimal results in reaching your treatment goals.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Is this for me?
Lymphatic drainage is for everyone!
What should I expect?
This massage includes light, specific directional strokes including stationary circles, pumps, rotary strokes, and scooping strokes. There are also deep drains, deep directional strokes, and pumping motions involved to drain deeper lymphatics. These movements are designed to move your lymphatic fluid throughout the body, from lymphatic vessels to your lymph nodes, out to lymphatic vessels, and ultimately to your thoracic duct to your bloodstream where lymphatic waste can be eliminated. Lymphatic drainage massage is ideal for boosting a sluggish immune system, reducing swelling, edema, and inflammation, relieving headaches and constipation, those who are working to detox their bodies and systems, those who are immobile or inactive due to illness or injury, allergy sufferers, and those with general anxiety or insomnia.