Massage Services

Services

Somatic Soul Massage primarily offers 60-90 minute therapeutic massage treatments utilizing a portable massage table for clients, through personalized in-home appointments. Additionally, I provide chair massage services for large events and parties.

Massage Styles

What is Swedish Massage Therapy?

Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

 

A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage  experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.

 

Swedish Massage Techniques

Additional Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Before and during your Swedish massage session, communication is encouraged with your professional massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.

 

*All information culled from massageenvy.com.

What is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

 

A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

 

Please talk with your professional massage therapist to see if a deep tissue massage therapy would be beneficial for you.

 

*All information culled from massageenvy.com.

Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

 

Aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.

 

One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.

 

For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. It's best to talk with one of our professional massage therapists to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity and budget.

 

*All information culled from massageenvy.com.

Benefits of AromaTherapy Blends

AromaTherapy uses fragrant oils extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to naturally enhance the benefits of massage.  Before each session begins, you can choose one of three unique oil blends to be added to your massage lotion.

 

Aroma Therapy - Lavendar

Lavender

Reduces inflammation, calms the mind and promotes restful sleep A foundation of patchouli, grapefruit and sweet orange help highlight two unique lavender oils. First, English true lavender is used to both reduce pain and inflammation, and act as a mild antidepressant and calming agent. Next, lavender helps support the respiratory system, aid in natural detoxification and promote restful sleep.

 

AromaTherapy - Peppermint & Rosemary

Peppermint & Rosemary:

Enlivens the body and mind by increasing circulation Lively and fun, this AromaTherapy combination of mint oils spun with rosemary enlivens the mind and body. Peppermint is high in natural menthol, which aids in pain relief and cools the body while increasing circulation. Research shows that it also stimulates the area of the brain that releases noradrenalin, causing people in one study to perform tasks more effectively that required sustained attention.

 

Aroma Therapy - Cedarwood

Cedarwood:

Creates a soothing effect on the body and skin Cedarwood essential oil is said to be the first oil extracted from a plant. In the past, the oil of cedarwood has been used by the Egyptians for various purposes such as preserving mummies. Cedarwood is light yellow to light orange in color. The cedarwood incense slightly resembles sandalwood. It is also said to be viscous. The tree from which this oil is extracted is found in North America.

 

*All information culled from massageenvy.com.

Some of the treatments  included are:  Swedish Massage (Relaxation), Deep Tissue (including Trigger Point therapy and Cross Fiber Friction), Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy, Hot Stone Massage, Spa/Salt Glow (Salt Scrub), and Basic Reflexology.

Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 2:00pm 2:00pm
7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 3:30pm 3:30pm
9:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 9:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm
Please visit the Make An Appointment page to inquire about specific dates. Or if you prefer, you can always contact me at info@somaticsoul.com.

Pricing

$15

  • Corporate Events
  • Large Parties
  • Charity/Sports Events
  • Fixed Rates Available
15 Minute Chair Massage

$75

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sports
60 Minute Table Massage

$100

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sports
90 Minute Table Massage
Discounts are available.
Also, ask about scheduling massage chair parties for fixed rates.