Experience the Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. Massage therapy, often referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy, refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, fiction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands. All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
- Stress reduction and relief
- Improves circulation
- Relieves headaches
- Reduces pain in targeted areas and all over the body
- Helps with insomnia
- Boosts immune system
Description of Massages
Shiatsu – an eastern form of massage with origins thousands of years ago in Japan. Shiatsu combines acupressure, western massage and stretching and is done fully clothed. This style of massage can have either light or deep pressure and will leave you relaxed and energized.
Custom Massage – a combination of techniques including Swedish, myofascial, and trigger point therapy that is customized to fit the needs of your body. Whether a light or firmer touch is preferred, you will feel your muscles ease and tension melt away.
Deep tissue – focuses on the deeper layers of muscle, tendon and fascia to relieve chronic muscle tension. The goal is to break up adhesion which can be the source of pain, inflammation and limited range of motion.
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health
- 60 Minute Shiatsu – $80
- 75 Minute Shiatsu – $95
- 60 Minute Custom – $75
- 75 Minute Custom – $90
- 60 Minute Deep Tissue – $85
- 90 Minute Deep Tissue – $100
- 30 Minute Reflexology – $45
- 60 Minute Reflexology – $75
Megan Bowers, LMT
Megan, is a licensed massage therapist with the Board of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Examiners in Maryland. She received her training from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. In addition, she is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Acupuncture at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She takes a holistic approach to body work seeing the body as wise and works in partnership with her clients to assist in realizing every possibility of their unique being. Her unique approach to massage includes both eastern and western modalities including reflexology, shiatsu, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, aromatherapy, deep tissue and Swedish.