massage

We offer the following techniques:

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. Clients are draped with a sheet and/or towel and oils and creams are used for apply different strokes and techniques. The five basic strokes are effleurage, (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage at Third Root consists of one-hour sessions personalized by your practitioner to address your health concerns.

Deep tissue and medical can be more intense and specific to areas of the
body, using techniques such as trigger point therapy and myofascial release to address specific health concerns. The treatment for these modalities will overall be more therapeutic and less relaxing, but all treatments combine some element of both.

Shiatsu is a technique that uses the Chinese meridian system and Five-Element theory to address full-body imbalances, and along with acupuncture, diet, herbs and exercise, is considered one of the 5 Pillars to Health in Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu is performed on a mat or table, with the client wearing loose fitting clothing. The practitioner will stretch and massage specific areas of your body that are bothering you, as well as treating underlying chronic imbalances and health complaints. Shiatsu  massage may also involve moxa and gua-sha, and is like acupuncture without the needles.

Tui Na is a system of massage originating in China mostly performed over clothes, involving the manipulation of Qi along pathways to relieve stagnation, relieve pain, and provide full-body support. Tui Na can be done in conjunction
with an acupuncture treatment or on its own. As we are an integrative health center, your practitioner may also recommend herbs, acupuncture, exercise and other modalities for your continued amazing health.

Pre-Natal/Post-Partum Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the
needs of pregnant people and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly. You may be treated on a side lying position and bolstered with pillows from proper body alignment and comfort, or prone using special props that allow a pregnant belly to be supported.

*It is not recommended to receive massage during the first trimester due to potential risk of miscarriage. Upon booking, please provide the number of weeks you are in your pregnancy.

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