Massage is the therapeutic practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to ease tension and reduce pain. This form of natural healing is utilized for relaxation and stress management. Massage improves muscle tone, enhances flexibility, promotes circulation and improves immune function.
Our massage therapists are state licensed and certified in their specialties. Your therapist will assess your needs and suggest a treatment and follow-up plan. The following brief descriptions outline the types of massage treatments and services offered at the Chambers Center for Well Being.
Chambers Swedish Massage
A relaxing full body massage that reduces stress, improves circulation, increases ease of movement and promotes well-being. Your therapist will work with light to medium pressure. Swedish massage techniques such as kneading, gentle stretching and movement of joints are part of the experience.
Your therapist will help you select an essential oil for your individual needs to enhance your massage experience.
In a craniosacral therapy session*, your therapist will assess your individual needs. Through a process that uses gentle palpation, the therapist releases restrictions in your craniosacral system, made of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord. Craniosacral therapy has been used to treat headache, sinus congestion, TMJ pain, low back pain, stress-related digestive distress, premenstrual pain and constipation.
*Clients who have experienced concussion, stroke or surgery will need to obtain a doctor’s release.
Craniosacral Massage Therapy for Children
Pediatric craniosacral massage* uses gentle and specific touch to release restrictions in the craniosacral system. Parents are involved in the session and are shown how to continue the benefits of the treatments at home. Case studies have shown that after only one session a child can achieve benefits such as calmness, better sleeping, improved nursing, improved swallowing reflex and digestion. This therapy has been found to enhance one’s ability to focus and to improve neurosensory faculties.
*For children with specific needs. Therapists do not diagnose conditions, but follow pediatrician’s directives.
Deep Tissue Massage
A therapeutic Swedish massage that uses firmer pressure to address body, mind and spirit. Tension, stress, and areas of chronic discomfort are addressed using a variety of physical and energetic techniques that leave you feeling loose, flowing and rejuvenated.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage uses very light pressure combined with soft pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes. It is profoundly relaxing. Lymphatic massage has been used to support detoxification of soft tissue and organs, as follow up treatment after complete decongestive therapy and for enhanced recovery from surgery.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial release provides stretching, compression and sustained pressure into restricted areas of fascia (connective tissue) in the body to reduce pain and restore mobility. It is a form of structural body work, which works on the body as a whole to allow the fascial system to return to its correct position, length and function.
This nurturing custom massage uses light pressure and gentle strokes that are designed for people who are dealing with cancer and its treatments. The focus is to enhance comfort for people who are dealing with lowered immune systems, stress from radiation and/or chemotherapy treatments, are at risk for developing lymphedema, or preparing for or are recovering from surgery.
A gentle manual manipulation of soft tissue intended to promote health, stress reduction and well-being for children and adolescents. Our certified pediatric massage therapist will address your child’s individual physical development, cognitive development and needs. Research has shown that the benefits of pediatric massage include reducing anxiety and chronic pain.
This massage uses a variety of massage strokes and stretching. Sports massage relaxes tired, strained muscles, stretches tight muscles and increases joint range of motion. It also reduces post work out pain. This is an invigorating treatment and is enhanced when combined with one of the essential oil blends.
Prenatal massage* is customized specifically to the needs of each “mother-to-be” and their changing bodies. The massage therapist uses a combination of techniques applied to relieve muscle and joint pain, reduce swelling and ease tension. A wonderful experience that helps balance the body and mind during the changes of the trimesters.
*Not scheduled prior to the 12th week of pregnancy and requires a physician's approval and note. Essential oils are not utilized on prenatal clients.
A custom massage for new mothers that will enhance the natural recovery process by helping the body regulate hormones, restore muscular tone, stimulate lactation, aid in the reduction of fluids and swelling and promote well-being. In addition to the relief from the physical demands of pregnancy research has shown that postnatal massage can help reduce the post baby blues. Add an uplifting essential oil to enhance the session.
Warm Stone Massage
Enjoy an ancient healing tradition of applying warm stones to enhance the body’s natural healing ability. During this treatment, you will surrender to the soothing heat of the massage to ease sore muscles and melt away the day’s stress. Enhance this treatment with your choice of an essential oil blend.
Happy Feet Treat
This is a 30 minute supplement to other massages. Legs and feet enjoy an exfoliation with gloves. A massage then follows using a lotion or essential oil blend.