A Massage using Light to Firm Touch – Gentle and relaxing, using light to firm touch we relieve tension and improve circulation. This is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints can be part of the session. Benefits include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Amy Godes Gibson, PTA, LMT
Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant
Amy Godes Gibson is both a licensed massage therapist and a physical therapist assistant . She has been a practicing therapist since 1998 and spent 13 years working in a large orthopedic practice. Her knowledge of orthopedic conditions is indispensable and she has combined this knowledge with the healing touch of myofascial release and orthopedic massage to become a very unique healer.
1 Hour Session $75
90 minute Session $110
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue bodywork therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). The therapist adjusts the level of pressure to the preference of the client. A deep tissue session is not necessarily painful.
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue session. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
1 Hour Session $85
90 minute Session $125
Please note that massage times include clothing change time and room cleanup, approx 7 minutes.
We ask that you please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
If you arrive late for a scheduled appointment, we can not guarantee that you will receive a full 60 or 90 minute session.