Massage Therapy, Blacksburg, VA
30 minutes $45
45 minutes $55
60 minutes $70
90 minutes $90
Payment is due when services are rendered. You may pay in cash or check.
Deep tissue massage breaks up the adhesions (“stuck” tissue, and muscle knots) caused by injury and chronic muscle tension, restoring mobility and circulation. It employs many of the same strokes as “classic western” (i.e. Swedish) massage: kneading, pressing, deep strokes, and cross-fiber friction. The movement is slower, pressure deeper, and focus concentrated on areas of pain and tension.
Trigger points are locally tender areas of the muscle caused by injury and overuse. They may be locally painful, or refer pain elsewhere in the body. That is, sometimes the source of your pain is not exactly where it hurts, but coming from a trigger point somewhere else in the body. Janet Travell, MD (JFK’s personal physician), and her colleague, David Simons, MD mapped reliable trigger points and their pain patterns. Your pain pattern can be the clue we need to find and work on the trigger point(s) that alleviate your pain and muscle tension.
Myofascial release is the engagement and stretching of the connective tissue to facilite pain relief, muscle relaxation, and increased mobility. It can feel deep, yet not painful, and like passive stretching of the skin and muscle. For more about what it is, Wikipedia has a nice article. I use myofascial massage on the neck and arms. For more complete myofascial release sessions, I recommend that you contact Chris Pohowsky at 540-239-7708. You can get more information about him at Advanced-Trainings.com.
Reiki is a Japanese healing system of “laying on of hands.” Reiki means divinely guided life force energy. Healing energy is channeled to you through chakra and organ points by placement of the practitioner’s hands on or above the body. Reiki can help with both physical and mental/emotional issues.