Massage Specific Styles
The professionals at Body Specific can help you choose the best massage for you!
Trigger Point Therapy
Also known as Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy applies concentrated pressure to “trigger points” (painful irritated areas in muscles) to break cycles of spasm and pain. When pressure is applied to the trigger points the muscle can then relax and the pain is lessened.
This service is offered by Alissa Dundes Schmidt, Ashley Fry, Josey Hurd, Lisa Kampa, Lisa Lahm, Sheryl Matters, and Maria Black.
the term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of gentle therapeutic massage techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by the use of kneading, long stroking motions, friction, and vibration. This increases the oxygen flow in the blood and releases toxins from the muscles.
This service is offered by all Massage Therapists at Body Specific.
An ancient Chinese technique that uses pressure-point massage (usually on the feet, but also on the hands and ears) to restore the flow of energy throughout the entire body. Reflexology is based on the premise that there are reflexes in our hands, feet and ears that relate to every organ and part of our body. By stimulating these reflexes with pressure and manipulation, nerve function and blood supply may be improved, which may alleviate stress and other health problems
This service is offered by Ashley Fry, Maria Black, and Melissa Pike.
Reiki is a safe and natural method of spiritual healing and self-improvement, which also balances the chakras (energy centers of the body.) Very effective with all illnesses and therapeutic treatments, Reiki promotes balance within the nervous system, with far-reaching results. Administered with a simple laying of the hands, Reiki feels like a warm, subtle current of energy blanketing the body.
This service is offered by Melissa Pike.
Cupping therapists place special cups direct to skin on various parts of the body depending on the areas of pain creating suction. This process is used to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and general well-being.
The service is offered by Maria Black and Lisa Kampa.
Bamboo Massage incorporates different sizes of warmed, smooth bamboo sticks to knead and stretch muscle and fascia in all directions. Functioning as an extension of the therapist’s hands, bamboo sticks are used to more easily palpate, find tension, and dissolve knots and trigger points. Since bamboo sticks are versatile for either relaxation or deep tissue, the pressure can be as light or deep as desired.
The service is offered by Sheryl Matters
Thai Massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines, and assisted yoga postures. There is constant body contact between the service provider and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension.
This service is offered by Maria Black.
Sports massage prior to an event aids in warming and loosening the muscles so that performance and endurance will be enhanced and risk of injury lessened. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. It can also be used in injury rehabilitation or ongoing maintenance of the muscles relevant to the event.
This service is offered by Ashley Fry, Alissa Dundes Schmidt, Josey Hurd, Lisa Lahm, Maria Black, and Melissa Pike
Prenatal therapeutic massage focuses on the mother-to-be as she goes through the changes due to pregnancy. Treatment will be focused on the concerns of each trimester. Prenatal massage can help with excess water retention, muscle and joint aches, and mental and physical fatigue.
This service is offered by Ashley Fry, Josey Hurd, Lisa Lahm, Maria Black, Melissa Pike, and Sheryl Matters.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth heated stones as an extension of their own hands. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles.
Senior Massage is designed to meet the specific needs of the senior population. It involves the use of hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and increase range of motion
This service is offered by Sheryl Matters.
Lymph Drainage Massage
Lymph Drainage Massage is designed to promote lymph flow, and activate the lymphatic system by manually supporting its natural flow and activity. This massage helps clients with Lyme disease, pregnancy edema, post-op swelling to gain range of motion, and those with general inflammation and swelling that follows injury. The manual lymphatic work is also a gentle way to support oncology patient clients as it reduces pain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which aids in sleep and digestion. It also helps manage lymphedema that can occur after radiation and lymph node removal. This very relaxing treatment uses gentle, rhythmic, pumping and skin stretching to facilitate optimal lymphatic function & support your immune system. MLD supports your body’s natural healing processes. Available as a full body treatment or a focused treatment on the head, neck, and face.
This service is offered by Sheryl Matters.