“Healing is a Process, not an Event!”
30 minute session $60
60 minute session $90
90 minute session $135
120 minute session $180
- Ultrasound/Cavitation added to any service $15
- K-Tapping added to any service $20
- K-Tapping 30 min stand-alone service $75.
- Hot Stones or Bamboo added to any service $15
- Luk Pra Kob (steamed Thai Herbal Balls) added to any service $30
- Cupping add-on $15
- Aromatherapy add-on $10
Therapeutic Massage Services
Swedish massage is the most common form of soft tissue manipulation is the United States. For most of us, when we think of massage, this is what we envision. The typical goals for relaxation massage are to relieve minor aches and pains, reduce tension and rejuvenate the body. Swedish Massage is a lighter touch therapy. Consider Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy or Myofascial Release if you need deeper or corrective work. All of these therapies can be applied gently if you prefer a lighter touch but typically have a firmer touch as they work deeper into the body. Communicate your preferences to your therapist.
Relaxation for Prenatal
Massage during pregnancy can relieve stress associated with a changing body and center of gravity, muscles aches, mental fatigue and tension. Increased circulation improves overall health, detoxification, blood pressure and swelling. Prenatal massage can be provided safely from 10 weeks through delivery at or around 40 weeks. All massage tables at The Barbara White Massage Studio are prenatal tables so the mother-to-be can comfortably lie face down on her belly for the massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is recommended to release tension of the deeper muscle tissues and for heavy pressure massage preferences. Please let your therapist know if you need this deeper work but prefer a gentler touch. Frequently thought of as “rub me harder”, Deep Tissue Massage is a skilled approach to addressing the deeper tissues of the body. Properly applied, this does not mean “hard” and should never hurt. Deep Tissue is firmer than relaxation massage but still embraces the soothing experience.
Many deeper structures can be addressed with light techniques, a way of finessing the tissues. The therapist is attempting to gain depth into the tissues and this has little to do with the actual pressure applied. If you have experienced a deep tissue massage in the past that left you bruised or in pain (more than minor “work-out” feeling sore), it was improperly applied. Pushing too hard, too fast through the tissues will be counter-productive breaking blood vessels and tearing the tissues being massaged. This microscopic damage leaves deeper rooted problems. If firm is what you want, be sure to tell your therapist and keep him or her posted if the pressure is too much or not enough as the session progresses. Your body feels pain as a warning that damage is happening or is about to happen. Listen to your body and remember that “No Pain, No Gain” does not apply to bodywork.
Deep Tissue for Prenatal
This service provides the therapeutic benefits of Deep Tissue Massage, modified for the expectant mother. Massage during pregnancy can relieve stress associated with a changing body and center of gravity, muscles aches, mental fatigue and tension. Increased circulation improves overall health, detoxification, blood pressure and swelling. Prenatal massage can be provided safely from 10 weeks through delivery at or around 40 weeks. All massage tables at The Barbara White Massage Studio are prenatal tables so the mother-to-be can comfortably lie face down on her belly for the massage.
Fascial tissue surrounds every cell and connects the body’s tissues continuously from head to toe. This fascia holds us together and is our primary connective tissue. Fascial restrictions frequently cause postural distortions and pain patterns. Restrictions can occur for many reasons including physical and mental trauma. Myofascial Release (MFR) is a method of relieving long term pain patterns that tended to invade surrounding and far reaching regions of the body. MFR techniques usually begin with light compression, followed by decompression and gentle elongation of the tissues. The therapist sustains pressure and follows any motion that occurs three-dimensionally as the surrounding myofascial environment releases and eliminates or reduces the bracing or holding patterns in the subconscious tissue memory. MFR techniques are safe and highly effective in reducing pain, restoring motion and optimal function on a long-term basis treating the entire Myofascial complex. This is a gentle technique in most cases including compression, tissue and limb pulls, rocking, body lifts, spinal extension, range of motion and stretching but can be more aggressive when indicated. MFR can allow for emotional releases during treatment and is an important component to health and well-being. Please communicate goals with your therapist. Click Here for Additional Information
Scar Work Therapy
Transformational Healing Session (Specialty Service Pricing $120/hr)
Neuromuscular Therapy is an educated approach to addressing compromised tissues. NMT employs a wide array of techniques aimed at helping the body to realign and heal itself. NMT techniques involve activating weak muscle groups and sedating over-powering muscle groups. The client is responsible for active and resistive exercises during and after the sessions. This service is therapeutic in nature and is for the individual with injuries, chronic pain patterns, structural imbalances or neuromuscular pathologies. It is recommended that the client appoints for a consultation prior to the first treatment or when a commitment is made to any therapy and wellness sessions. During this consultation short term and long term goals will be set and postural analysis may be made. Frequency and duration of sessions, home care and financial obligations will be discussed.
Recommended for muscle firing imbalances, “Charlie-horses”, postural shifts and structural balancing, chronic pain patterns including sciatic nerve pain, Carpal Tunnel pain, TMJ disorders, Whiplash, Thoracic Inlet-Outlet disorders, “frozen shoulder”, Scoliosis, sub-occipital pain and headaches. Click Here for Additional Information
Commonly thought of as a foot massage, Reflexology is a much more specific practice than that. This ancient art of applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands and ears uses the body’s energy meridians to help the body heal itself. Reflexology does not “massage” the foot. Rather, it applies pressure to specific points and work is done typically in tender areas. This therapy should not “hurt” but may be slightly uncomfortable in areas of stagnant or excessive energy/nerve activity. Try this meditative treatment and enjoy an ancient healing art.
Cupping creates a negative pressure in the tissues, lifting them rather than compressing them. The results are added blood flow and nutrients to the area as well as separation of adhered fascia, removing adhesion and restrictions. Cupping can alleviate the appearance of dimpling from cellulite by removing adhesions that create it.
Chair Massage is performed in a specially designed chair with your clothes on. It is excellent for relaxation and more, depending on the technique(s) used by your massage therapist. In a private studio setting, tops may be removed and a robe worn backward to open the tissues of the back and neck for more detailed work with cream or oil. Hot stones or bamboo can be added to the service as an add-on.
Corporate On-site Chair Massage
- $90 per hour, 2 hour minimum
On-Site Chair Massage is performed in a specially designed chair with your clothes on. It is excellent for relaxation and more, depending on the technique(s) used by your massage therapist. A minimum of 2 hours is required for travel. Multiple therapists my be requested for larger events. Each Chair/Therapist is billed additionally. Multiply rate for each therapist requested.