Types of Massage and Therapy

Massage Therapy can be loosely defined as the application of manual and mechanical techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of the body in order to bring about greater health, vitality, and overall well being.

The healing art of massage has been with us since ancient times, but only recently has it attained mainstream status in America. Therapeutic massage techniques can be an aid in speeding recovery from injury or illness, ease the discomforts of pregnancy, and aid in postpartum recovery. Massage is invaluable for relief of tension-related aches and pains, and brings the added bonus of well being and contentment. "Everyone can benefit from massage," says Sharon Gibson of Helping Hands for Health, "It contributes to the overall wellness of the body." There are many different techniques and approaches to massage from various healing traditions around the world. Most are intended to improve the functioning of the human nervous, muscular-skeletal, and cardiovascular systems. Doing so increases the flow of oxygen, nutrition, and blood to the tissues.

Relaxation (Swedish) Massage

Chair Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Aromatherapy Massage

Trigger Point Myotherapy


Sport Massage Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy

Prenatal Massage

Ear Candling�is the process of extraction of ear wax and fungus from the ears; it has a rich history dating back over 2000 years.

To learn more about Ear Candling see Article 4.  Please note: Ear Candling is for entertainment only and is not a therapeutic treatment.