Everybody holds the key to their own healing, but sometimes the body needs a little help.
That’s where my services come in!
As an experienced Massage Therapist with a background in Occupational Therapy, I work with you and customize your experience for the most optimal results.
Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back pain, and sore shoulders. Benefits of deep tissue massage include: alleviates pain, increases recovery from injuries, increases mobility, decreases muscle tension, helps recovery from repetitive stresses, and improves posture.
Relaxation Therapeutic Massage
Relaxation massage helps de-stress and loosen up your body and is great for those who have had a hard-working week or feel like treating themselves to some TLC! The treatment consists of flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations of the muscles performed at your chosen pressure. Benefits of relaxation massage include improved sleep, more energy, better resistance to illness, better concentration, and more patience.
Sports massage uses a variety of manual therapy techniques that incorporate joint manipulation, stretching and deep tissue quick releases. This type of massage therapy is generated towards athletes of all kinds. The goal is to improve muscle recovery, increase mobility, and increase flexibility. Sports massage specifically works on the muscle - tendon junctions to meet these above goals. Any person participating in regular physical activity would benefit from adding sports massage into their normal regimen.
Oncology massage is a type of massage that incorporates and modifies a variety of existing massage techniques in order to safely work with the complications of both cancer and cancer treatments. Treatments are performed on patients with active cancer as well as those with a cancer treatment history. Benefits of oncology massage include: improved relaxation, sleep, and immune function as well as relieving anxiety, pain, fatigue and nausea.
Prenatal & Postpartum Massage
Prenatal massage is bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function on the muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. The benefits of prenatal massage include: reduce anxiety, decreased symptoms of depression, relieves muscle aches and joint pains, and improves labor outcomes and newborn health.
Postpartum massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. Along with helping with the adjustment of motherhood, post-partum massage benefits include: C-section scar reduction, relaxation, stress reduction, hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep and improved breastfeeding.
Infant Massage Education
During your session for your infant massage, Joy will teach you the basic full body infant massage routine. She will also teach you ways to deal with indigestion, colic and irritability. Joy will provide you with a great deal of informative handouts that you are able to keep and use throughout your infant's childhood.
Infant massage is the bonding activity between parents and their children. In the most basic terms, infant massage refers to the process of stroking the muscles of an infant using a variety of specialized massage techniques. Vocalization, eye-to-eye contact, and other positive behavioral reinforcements are also components of the massage. Studies have shown that infant massage alleviates the stress that newborns experience as a result of the enormous change that birth creates.
Cupping Massage is an ancient form of alternative medicine to help decrease tissue tension and to rid the body of toxins. During your cupping massage, your massage therapist will strategically place cups on different areas of the body. The massage therapist will then use the suction of the cups to manipulate tissue and break up adhesions. The benefits of massage can be incredibly powerful and therapeutic.
We offer cupping as an addition to any massage service for a $20 upgrade.
One of the best ways to experience the effects of CBD, is through your skin, namely through an ahhh-inducing massage. The main premise of a CBD Massage is to instantly decrease inflammation, which causes pain in the tissue. With the addition of CBD, your massage therapist is able to release the muscles at a deeper level with less discomfort. We offer CBD as an addition to any massage service for a $20 upgrade.
A Massage Party is a great way to enjoy getting together with friends and family. It can be a time to celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, bridal shower, or for any other reason you could think of. Massage parties can also be a new twist on a girl's night. Instead of girl's night out, we call it a girl's night in!
A massage party can offer 30- and 60-minute massages to your guests as well as hand, foot and chair massages can be arranged. Host of the party will receive a free massage (5 person minimum).