"Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity." - Hippocrates
POPULAR MASSAGES Below are the most popular treatment requests. However, every individual client receives a custom-tailored massage according to their needs.
By focusing on the deeper layers of the muscle, this massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. Helpful for:
Individuals who experience consistent pain or have a sustained injury
Those involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes),
Someone that prefers slower work
It is common to experience mild to moderate soreness a day or two after your session. Deep tissue work varies greatly and is customized for the individual body type.
Swedish massage uses long, flowing strokes to promote relaxation with a nurturing focus. This technique works with the lymph system by flushing and eliminating waste and greatly assist individuals with poor circulation.
Restoring better sleep patterns
Increasing the elasticity in the tissues, flexibility, and reduce chronic paint cycles
Reducing tension held in the body creating a better sense of overall wellbeing
Reducing general pain and joint stiffness
This massage involves a systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body that focus on muscles groups specific to a particular sport. Kara leverages techniques from Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, facial focus, and stretching.
Sore muscles from training
Improving recovery time and reduce pain
Aiding performance and conditioning capacity
Decreasing chance of injury
Myofascial/Structural massage is typically done in undergarments or a bathing suit. Little to no lubricant is used to properly restructure the fascial network. Much of the session work is done on a treatment table, though some moves are performed while seated on a stool or standing. You and your therapist will determine together the right depth of the massage. Structural work helps free the client from tension and postural deviations that accumulate over the years from injuries or habitual patterns. For optimal results, several fascial/structural massage treatments are usually required.
Kinesiology Taping or Rock Taping
Kinesiology Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to help facilitate lymphatic drainage, decrease pain and inflammation and jump start the body's healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. Unlike traditional sports taping, Kinesiology Taping allows the client to have access to full range of motion without creating restrictions to soft tissue structures. The taping encourages joint stability and full access to movement. Kinesiology Tape is latex free, water resistant, and will remain on the skin for 1-3 days. Kinesiology taping is successful at treating orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other limitations, injuries, and conditions. Stand-Alone Treatment | $35 Massage Add-on | $10
Movement therapy combines various modalities, which can include breath work, physical movements, stretches, yoga, neuromuscular re-education or mindfulness tools. Different modalities are skillfully sequenced together in unique combinations that are tailored to each clients specific goals. Movement therapy can be used decrease anxiety, improve strength, balance, or cardiovascular endurance, reduce stress, alleviate chronic pain, recovery from an injury, or strength the mind-body connection. 60 Minutes | $60 30 Minutes | $40
Small Group - 60 Minute Session 2 people - $40 each - $80 Group Total
Cupping is a method of applying silicone cups to the body to create negative pressure within the skin/fascia. This decompression facilitates tissue traction, which enhances mobility and movement and decreases overall fascial restrictions and client discomfort. Circular discoloration is occasionally experienced with treatment. This redness usually only last several hours, but may remain up to 7 days. These discolorations are not bruises and are rarely painful.
Available as a part of a massage treatment at no additional cost
Compression Band Flossing
Compression band flossing is a technique that uses a thick elastic band to create compression around an area. Passive and active movement are added once the compression band is applied. This technique is successful in reducing swelling and stiffness, increasing range of motion, proprioception and improving soft tissue health. Available as a part of a massage treatment at no additional cost