Massage & BodyworkMassage therapy is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance their function and promote relaxation and well-being. Bodywork includes a variety of other advanced therapeutic modalities. Our practitioners are all independent contractors and therefore handle their own scheduling. Please view each therapists bio and how to schedule your session on our About Us page.
About Our Massages
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
This massage therapy promotes full relaxation through soothing touch and is amongst the most popular variety of massage.
A system of therapy intended to relieve trauma or tension by gentle manipulation of the skull and soft tissues, harmonizing and facilitating a natural rhythm in the central nervous system. This session may be received fully clothed.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy releases chronic muscle tension by focusing on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints).
A lymphatic drainage massage is a type of full body massage that helps to unblock and drain the lymphatic system. These techniques can boost the immune system, reduce toxins, and help prevent a variety of ailments.
Pediatric & Baby Massage
Gentle yet effective combination of craniosacral therapy, therapeutic massage and intuitive touch, these sessions can alleviate general colic, improve immune functioning, settle the nervous system, recover from challenging birth, improve digestion issues, improve sleep, and treat headaches and growing pains. Sessions may also include instructional time for the parents and caregivers to learn how to provide massage for their babies.
Sports massage therapy is appropriate for active athletes or individuals in training or rehabilitation.
Thai Massage is sometimes referred to as “Lazy Person Yoga.” Whereas most massages promote deep relaxation and a quieting of the mind and body, Thai massage encourages you to become more engaged and energized. Wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing is recommended. Benefits include the relief of physical and emotional tensions and ailments, improved flexibility, a greater awareness of body and mind, and a release of blocked energy.
This technique assists the body to move in a more functional and free way and involves gentle rocking motions and compressions. It may be done fully clothed. Therapeutic techniques of movement re-education may be used to improve impaired movement, balance, coordination, proprioception, and kinesthetic sense, alleviate headaches, and release deep-seated trauma.
Chair massage is ideal for quick stress-relief, especially for tension in the neck and shoulders. Chair massage appointments are typically 15-30 minutes and cost $1/minute.
Pregnancy is a time of rapid growth and change in the mother’s body as the baby grows. This modality can be used to reduce stress and muscle tension by incorporating mobility and pressure to release aches in the body, while also being a great way to relax.
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We welcome all members of our community at Centered. If finances are a limiting factor for you, please ask about scholarships and sliding scale opportunities, as we are often able to work with clients and students to find a way to make our classes financially accessible. Scholarship spaces are limited; please ask about availability if you are in need.