Our Acu-Na Signature Integrated Massage therapy sessions are customized to meet your needs. Our massage therapist first will determine what you would like to accomplish in the session. We will then perform the massage using a variety of techniques that will best accomplish your goals. The massage therapy session will activate the neurological system, circulation, and lymphatic flow. We can address many symptoms through our massage services, including stress, joint stiffness, joint pain, muscle pain, swelling, sports-related injuries, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, neuropathy, adhesions / scar tissue, headaches, sinus congestion, digestive disorders, TMJ, and other neuromuscular or internal imbalances. You will not only feel relaxed but repaired. You may include complimentary essential oils, liniments, warm stones, and hot towels in your session.
Our ACU-NA INTEGRATED MASSAGE can be tailored to achieve the following:
Massage Therapy using joint moving techniques to increase flexibility and joint mobility, relieving pain and relaxing the body. It can also enhance performance and prevent and treat sports-related injuries.
Chill Buster Stone
This is an ancient Native American therapy using basalt warm stones and warm herbal oil along with healing hands to relieve stress, increase circulation, and warm the body.
This is a massage therapy that uses deeper pressure to relieve pain, release fascia, increase circulation, reduce adhesions / scar tissue, and release spasms while still providing a relaxing experience.
This therapeutic massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It uses a firm but gentle pressure and long gliding strokes to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, and create relaxation.
Mountain Hiker Tune-Up
Mountain Hiker Tune Up is for the mountain walker, biker or, runner, and includes a combination of massage and stretching of the lower back, hips, and legs to relieve the aches and pains of an active lifestyle.
This exclusive treatment is designed to support and nourish internal organs and the immune system. Healing herbal oil and warm stones are used to infuse acupoints. This massage incorporates acupressure, Tui’ Na, and reflexology. This is an excellent massage for someone suffering from stress, fatigue, cancer, or any chronic illness. It is an amazing and rejuvenating experience tailored to support the immune system.
This 90-minute session includes soothing therapeutic massage and aromatherapy to enhance the profound healing effects of acupuncture. Experience how magnificent you can feel after a session that combines these effective modalities. This treatment is medically effective, spiritually uplifting, and ultimately relaxing.
Tui Na consists of a series of pressing, tapping, kneading, and stretching techniques performed with the palms, fingertips, knuckles, and elbows. These techniques help the body remove energetic blockages along the meridians and stimulates circulation. You may receive this massage with comfortable clothing or under sheets as with typical massage services. Today, Tui Na is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine. It is used to treat many conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems.
Our “Weekend Warrior” massage is perfect to loosen up restricted muscles either before to prevent injury or after to relieve soreness. Either way, Dad will thank you! This treatment includes the use of our special herbal salve that relieves muscle soreness and invigorates circulation.
Improve Dad’s game! Our Golfer’s Massage prepares the low back, shoulders, hips, legs, and elbows for the motions and stresses of the game. Properly prepared muscles will function and recover better plus avoid injury. This treatment includes the use of our special herbal salve that relieves muscle soreness and invigorates circulation.
Get “in-the ’zone” with reflexology. Reflexology is a healing technique that gently promotes the release of blocked energy pathways and helps your body relax, detoxify, and repair. Treatment focuses on hands, feet, and head. It is a great therapy for plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, or neuropathy. Rejuvenate your entire body, and get “in-the-zone” like never before!
The potential health benefits of Reiki Healing Treatments are amazing. When the flow of the “Life Force Energy” is disrupted, weakened, or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur. Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts and feelings like fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships, and neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others, from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way. Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues of any kind and, it gives wonderful results.
Craniosacral therapy is a treatment and should not be considered a massage. You will remain clothed for this treatment and should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. Using a soft touch, generally about the weight of a nickel, your massage therapist will release restrictions in the craniosacral system by working the body from the feet up. You will not feel much at the time, but this will improve the functioning of the central nervous system. This is a very relaxing and balancing treatment.
This two-hour treatment is a holistic massage using hot basalt stones. It includes smudging, a sacred ceremony, drumming, chanting, traditional song, a crystal chakra layout, guided imagery, aromatherapy, and Reiki. The drumming allows you to heal, transform, and awaken by holding sacred space for you to safely process whatever you need.
Enjoy being pampered together! You and your loved one will be lavished with two deeply relaxing massages in our special couples room. Together, you will enjoy 60 minutes of therapeutic massage with romantic music, aromatherapy, and hot stones. Your session includes 30 extra minutes of private time for you to enjoy the champagne, flower petals, and light hors d’oeuvres that we will provide for your special romantic day.
Lotus Thai massage is a traditional therapeutic treatment for relieving stress and tension which has its roots in many of South East Asia’s exotic cultures. It can be used for the treatment of many complaints such as shoulder pain, back pain, stiff neck, leg pain, and many sports injuries, including muscle and tendon strain. This is achieved by rhythmic massage, pressure point therapy, joint mobilization, and deep stretching and relaxation techniques.
Pregnancy massage experts adapt their techniques to address the changes a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Pregnancy massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.
This therapeutic massage targets specific meridians on the face, neck and shoulders. It combines the use of acupressure points, warm and cold stones, and a scalp massage. Externally, it benefits your facial appearance by relaxing and toning your facial muscles and improving local blood flow. Internally, it can help in relieving common problems like headache, insomnia, nasal congestion, sinusitis, and sore eyes.
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Our SPECIALTY MASSAGE can be tailored to achieve the following:
MASSAGE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER THROUGH ITS MANY HEALTH BENEFITS!
Reduce Mental & Physical Fatigue
When you are overtaxed and running on empty, massage services and acupuncture can help you recharge and restore the energy and creativity you need to successfully meet life’s challenges.
Trigger Relaxation Response
Heart rate & blood pressure decrease, breathing slows & deepens, tense muscles relax, digestion and restorative functions return toward normal, & your hormone balance shifts to create a state of deep relaxation.
Release of Muscle Tension
Relieves painful muscle tension that can zap your energy and releases endorphins, your body’s natural pain supressors.
Increases circulation clearing out accumulated stress hormones and waste products that make you feel tired and sore. Tissues receive vital nutrients increasing their function, and the brain receives more oxygen reducing mental fatigue and improving your ability to concentrate and attend to your personal issues.
Stimulate the Immune System
Assists the body in removing wastes and helps the body to function better.
The quality of restful sleep usually improves in the days following a session. This gives your body a chance to further repair and restore your energy levels.
Finally, it gives you a measure of control. Just knowing there is something you can do to take care of yourself when you need it helps you feel less at the mercy of external events.
Frequently asked questions about our massage services:
Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards, the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition..
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Depending on the massage modality you choose and/or the primary technique your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress completely. However, you may choose to wear underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on. Some massage modalities that we offer where you may choose to stay fully clothed are Tui-Na, Reiki, Cranialsacral, Lotus Tai, and Reflexology.
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she or he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time. Be sure to let your therapist know if you would like more or less pressure. REMEMBER the massage is about you, and the responsibility of the massage therapist is to meet YOUR needs.
It usually depends on the techniques used. Many massage therapists use a form of Swedish massage, which is often a baseline for practitioners. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.
Most massage therapists use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion, please bring it to the massage therapist’s attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand.
No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That’s why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage services prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor. Often, if massage therapy is contraindicated, acupuncture would be a great choice.
The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back, or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that further supports the removal of toxins that may have been released from the tissues during the massage so that they may be flushed from the body.