Whether you have chronic pain, or you just need to relax..most likely, both, We will customize a treatment just for you! Regardless of age, injury or ailment, your health is important! The sooner you incorporate relaxation, activity and recovery into your health care routine, you will not be able to return to the life you lived prior. Each client is carefully evaluated so that the very best treatment plan is suggested to address your specific needs. We will also work with your physician to make sure that any unique conditions are closely monitored. Through regular massage, we can promote the health of your muscles and soft tissues, decrease recovery times, manage chronic pain symptoms and recommend stretching and relaxation techniques to help you manage your health, outside of our office.
The best of the worlds relaxation techniques, Swedish massage consists of light to medium pressure strokes, to lull the body into a function very close to sleep. In this state, the body is given the perfect opportunity to melt down any tension, and trigger the body's reparation response. Swedish massage is a useful tool in management of anxiety, depression, fatigue, high blood pressure, stress, acute and chronic pain.
Deep Tissue massage is a therapy meant primarily for pain relief. Deep tissue massage targets your trouble spots by using deep, specific techniques to release seized musculature. Deep Tissue massage should never be painful, which is why we are in constant communication about pressure. *Naturally, there are different levels of pain; we like to be in the zone of a 'good hurt'. The Good hurt is a tolerable amount of pressure, that encourages your body to relax. If it any time you find yourself flinching, resisting, or clenching your hands, you must tell your therapist to ease up. When your body flinches, it is resisting the treatment, and the stroke is no longer beneficial. That being said, if you've ever had a bad experience, we would be honored to listen to your story and try again. We have had many clients who have been in automobile accidents, horseback riding accidents, falls, broken bones, and surgeries that have suffered through years of chronic pain, who've experienced tremendous relief from deep tissue therapy. Repairing trauma doesn't happen over night, but in time we can give you long term relief!
Tendinitis? Bursitis? Knee/Hip replacement? Rotator cuff surgery? Tension headaches? Plantar Fascitis? Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Shin Splints? Sprain/Strain? Whiplash? Pulled muscle? ACL tear? Chronic back or neck pain? Sciatica? Scapular dyskinesia?
What do all of these conditions have in common? They all respond beautifully to myofascial release!
First a quick rundown on fascial tissue. Fascial tissue is a white membrane which wraps all muscles, muscle fascicles, and even every individual muscle fiber. 40% of a muscle's total weight is fascial tissue! It serves many functions, however, its function as a lubricant is most vital to your feeling comfortable in your skin. It allows everything it wraps, from muscles to muscles fibers, to slide over whatever is next to it, effortlessly. Does your movement feel effortless? Over time, from physical and emotional trauma, habitual movement patterns, disease, and the desiccation of tissue that can accompany the aging process, fascial tissue can become hard, rigid, short, gluey, and inelastic. In short, fascial tissue will change from a lubricant to an adhesive. This binding up of fascial tissue limits movement and can hold your body in poor patterns and postures, developing into a long term source of pain. Much of what people experience as stress, tension, pain, and loss of ease and range of motion can be attributed to tight/stuck fascial tissue. This treatment consists of deep, transfomative techniques that are designed to lengthen, stretch, and soften this tissue to improve your mobility and bring comfort to your body while you move.
The lymphatic system looks a lot like our circulatory system and its job is to take fluid and its components from our tissues and return it to our bloodstream to be processed and eliminated by our organ systems. It manages our fluid and electrolyte balance, while filtering toxins and pathogens from our blood. Manual lymphatic drainage is a treatment performed by a trained practitioner to manually move lymph from our soft tissues through its ductal network to make room for more fluid to be processed. Manual lymphatic drainage can help manage swelling, decrease inflammation, and its associated pain. It is very gentle and a deeply relaxing way to spend an hour.
Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD is a chemical found in the hemp plant with strong pain relieving and antinflammatory properties. CBD acts on cannabinoid receptors found in the mast cells of the skin, and within nerve fibers. Brilliantly, it has been added to massage oils and creams to promote deeper relaxation and more profound pain relief. Add CBD oil to any service for $10.
Prenatal massage is specifically designed for the pregnant woman. There are many adjustments that accompany pregnancy and this massage is designed to address these unique tension patterns, reduce stress and support pregnancy, safely.
Our rates are as follows:
30 Minutes - $50
60 Minutes -$100
75 Minutes -$125
90 Minutes -$140
CBD oil - $10
Not sure what you need? That's ok too! We have the knowledge and skills to determine which massage is the best fit for each cilent.
Most importantly, any one of these bodywork services will give you the time out of your day for peace and quiet. Time to reconnect the mind and body for optimal performance everywhere else in your life! You will find comfort and deep relaxation in the warm, skilled hands at
Barstow Massage and Bodywork.