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. Its one of the
few things in life you have almost complete control over. The sooner you
incorporate relaxation, 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, decrease
recovery times, manage chronic pain symptoms and recommend stretching and
relaxation techniques to help you manage your health, outside of our
Student/Senior Rate- $60/hour.
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. - $75/hour, $40/half hour.
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! - $95/90 Minute $75/hour, $40/ half
Myofascial Release Massage:
Fascial tissue is a white membrane which wraps all muscles, all
muscle bundles, muscle fascicles, and even every muscle fiber. 40% of a muscle's total weight is fascial
tissue! Modern medical science, however, has largely ignored fascial tissue
in the body, not understanding (or at least appreciating) the important
role it plays in bodily health.
It serves many functions, however, its function as a
lubricant is most important. 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, however, for reasons of physical and emotional
trauma, habit patterns, disease, and the desiccation of tissue that can
accompany the aging process, fascial tissue can get hard, rigid, short,
gluey, and inelastic.
In short, fascial tissue will change from a lubricant to an adhesive.
This binding up of fascial tissue causes holding patterns; a great deal of what the
patient experiences as stress, tension, and pain, and loss of ease and
range of motion.These techniques are designed to lengthen, stretch, soften, make more supple, this all important tissue. Each session will
be 90 minutes long, and will include a 30 minute massage. -$95/90Minute.** Women should bring a sports bra or bikini top, and loose
fitting shorts. Men should bring loose fitting shorts.
**This is a service that only Heather Barstow can perform.
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.