Services & Pricing Information

Tammy M.Powers, BS, LMT, NMT, CPMT is certified in all of the following styles or modalities of massage. When scheduling an appointment it is not necessary to use these terms. Tammy uses an integrated approach to therapeutic massage and may incorporate one or all of the following into your session. Each session will be designed to meet your specific needs on that specific day. Feel free to ask any questions or voice any concerns before, during or after your massage session.

Services/ Types of Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a technique used to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body by focusing on the deeper muscle groups. Slow even strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas are used to penetrate superficial muscle layers and reach the lower lying, chronically tight muscles. This form of massage is very intense and should only be performed by a certified therapist.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a form of bodywork that helps restore mobility to the fascia, or the tough sheath-like substance that wraps the muscle fibers and tissues into groups. The fascia becomes damaged and scarred due to repetitive stress and strain, injury, poor posture, and trauma. MFR seeks to rebalance and release the tension in the fascia by utilizing long stretching stokes without the aid of lotion.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is based on the central nervous systems initiation and maintenance of your pain responses. NMT uses long "de-stripping" strokes along the length of the muscle and its tendons stopping at specific trigger points, or tender spots that seem to radiate pain, to focus a more constant pressure. By holding the trigger point for a short time, the underlying cause of pain, spasm or tension is addressed.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is better known as assisted stretching. PNF utilizes an active muscle's relationship to a relaxed muscle to lengthen or stretch chronically tight muscles. A hold and relax technique is typically used to accomplish this. Your therapist will stretch the muscle as far as you can comfortably go and then provide resistance while you contract the muscle. When you relax the muscle a second time, your therapist will stretch the muscle a little farther. This sequence will be repeated several times to lengthen the muscle.

Postpartum Massage

Postpartum massage helps a woman's body recover from pregnancy and the stresses of labor and delivery. Massage can help restore the abdomen, rebalance the body, and provide emotional support to the new mother. Postpartum massage can also alleviate some of the aches and pains of nursing and carrying a new infant. Post-cesarean moms can benefit from sequential therapy to the incision site thus reducing healing time and fibrous build-up around the scar.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage can reduce fatigue, headaches, low back pain, leg pain, swelling and edema associated with pregnancy and the body's preparation for labor and delivery. Most sessions will be done with you on your side using a combination of massage styles. Your therapist should be nationally certified in pregnancy massage so all precautions are followed to ensure the safety of you and your child. No one should ever do this work without the proper training.

Have your therapist in the delivery room with you to alleviate some of the stresses of labor. Ask for details.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a style of massage that incorporates rocking, shaking and stretching, to loosen tight muscle, relieve pressure on joints and increase blood flow. Sports massage helps the athlete to recover more quickly from injuries and prevent new ones from occurring. It can be used in combination with intercostal work to increase stamina and endurance. Although typically used on athletes, pre and post events, it can also aid the "weekend warrior" to recover more quickly from intermittent activity.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the type of massage usually chosen to facilitate relaxation. It is a system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints.

Swedish massage benefits the body by increasing circulation of both blood and lymphatic fluid. It can provide a reduction in muscle pain from repetitive use, stress or strain, as well as, increased energy and relaxation.

Rates:
60 min session $85.00
90 min session $115.00
120 min session $165.00

Thirty-minute sessions are available to regular clients with specific needs.
Please contact the office if you believe this would benefit you.

Gift certificates are available for the prices listed above.

Payments accepted in the form of cash, check or any major credit card.

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