In our modern society taking time for ourselves with massage is no longer a luxury; it’s a means to replenish our body and mind. We believe the role of massage therapy is to support the body’s own healing capacity by integrating with other natural healing disciplines. Therapeutic massage helps quiet the mind, relax the body and facilitate connection with our higher good, our spirit.
Massage promotes wellness by improving circulation of blood, facilitating the removal of metabolic toxins, and supporting immune system functions and promotes healthy skin. Relaxing soft muscle tissue supports skeletal function and alignment and improve joint mobility. Regular massage can be helpful in eliminating tension headaches, relieving tired and sore muscles, and reducing stress and anxiety. Massage therapy creates a sense of well being and balance that the body needs to renew itself.
What to expect
Our massage therapists are highly ethical and concerned foremost with client comfort. Once clients are escorted to a private room, therapists take time to understand the client’s desires and goals prior to each session. Then the therapist will leave the room to allow the client time to get comfortable on the massage table. Soft music and dimmed lighting are used to enhance relaxation and the overall massage experience.
Prior to or during each session clients are encouraged to ask questions or share concerns as necessary. Clients are in control of their session and are welcome at any time to request changes in massage pressure, room temperature, or otherwise to enhance comfort.
Prenatal Massage or pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs. Our therapists take great care to properly position and support a woman’s body during the massage to ensure comfort and safety for mom and baby. Prenatal massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. Along with chiropractic care, it’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones of black volcanic rock that absorb and retain heat well. Stone massage is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. Stones of various shapes and sizes are sanitized and heated in 120 to 150 degree water. Techniques of Swedish massage are used while holding a heated stone. Tight muscles benefit from heat of the stones. Stones are often places at specific points along the spine or in palms of the hand to improve flow of energy in the body. Clients are encouraged to request change in pressure or stone temperate at any time during the stone massage session.
Click on any of the practitioners below to learn more about them.
Lisa is passionate about bringing the healing sciences and arts to health minded clients who want to reach and sustain their wellness goals. Educating clients, integrating massage therapy into self care plans, and training in new modalities are what she continues to seek while improving the quality of lives one session at a time. Her background in exercise science and physical therapy lead her to practicing therapeutic massage and energetic work in 2002. Specializing in stress reduction, pain management and preventative care Lisa incorporates multiple modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, bamboo, orthobionomy, myofascial release, abdominal massage, and pranic healing to reach your goals. Chair massage is also available on site or in office.
Tamara Creighton,, MT & Holistic Nutrition Coach
Tamara Creighton, LLC – Specializing in Bellanina Facelift Massage, Hawaiian LomiLomi, Raindrop Therapy, Lypossage for Cellulite Reduction, Ther
hours: Mon 11:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Wed 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.,
Thurs 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., 2 Sat/month 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
web and online scheduling: www.tcreighton.com
Tamara’s style is both nurturing and intuitive, guiding clients through a deeply rejuvenating experience, no matter the service. She believes an integrated focus on mind, body, heart and spirit is what makes the alternative health field so amazing! In short, she believes we’re supposed to feel good at every age and strives to help her clients attain this.
Tamara is an avid student of holistic practices and has numerous certificates and training in the fields of nutrition, massage/bodywork, and holistic health. She is nationally certified in massage and bodywork, and is certified as a holistic health practitioner through the AADP.
Contact Tamara for these services:
· Bellanina Face Lift massage (the most luxurious and effective way to tone the muscles of the face without surgery)
· Hawaiian Lomilomi massage (rejuvenating body and spirit)
· Raindrop Therapy (great for chronic conditions, fatigue, stress, pain, and to boost immune system)
· Lypossage — For Cellulite Reduction
· Swedish/Relaxation massage
· Therapeutic massage
· Hot Stone/Hot Towel massage
· Individualized nutrition coaching
· Wellness, nutrition and cooking classes
Katie Jones, MT
Rapha Massage – Specializing in Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage
hours: Mon-Sat Hours Vary
Katie Jones has been connected to wellness through massage therapy since 1995, and comes to us as a 1997 graduate of the Massage Therapy Training Institute. Katie not only wants to help through massage, but also through education, such as promoting self-care. When people understand the importance and benefits of massage and wellness, and then implement them into their lives, it makes a significant difference.
Katie specializes in trigger point therapy, deep tissue, relaxation and hot stone massage. Katie is also trained in a myriad of other techniques that she molds into her sessions. Her deep tissue massage focuses a lot on head, neck, shoulder and back issues.
Katie is the mother of two boys, Aidan and Liam. She loves to spend her free time with them and her husband, Alastair.
Angela Lamb, LMT
Specializing in Medical Massage, Deep Tissue, CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release
hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Sat by appointment
Web site bio: http://www.angelalamb.massagetherapy.com
Angela is a 2005 graduate from Massage Therapy Training Institute, now known as The Well Spring School of Allied Health. She is a long time member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Angela has studied CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and Carol Phillips, DC. She also worked as an intern with Angel Phillips at Blessing Way Bodywork in Minneapolis, MN.
Massage refreshes the mind, relaxes the body and renews the spirit. Angela believes that everyone should experience massage and incorporate it into a whole body wellness plan.
Jennifer Ward, LMT
Specializing in deep tissue, hot stone, pregnancy, polarity, therapeutic, relaxation and Chinese cupping.
hours: Tues-Friday 9-3
Jennifer is a board certified graduate of The WellSpring School of Allied Health. She specializes in deep tissue, hot stone, therapeutic and relaxation massage. Jennifer also offers Chinese cupping and polarity energy work.
Jennifer believes that massage is mind, body and spirit healthcare. Her approach is intuitive based and covers all aspects of her clients needs. She is passionate about education, whether she is helping her clients learn more about self-care or expanding her own knowledge about massage therapy.
Jennifer graduated from BMSI Institute in Overland Park in 2007 and received her national certification in 2008. Her work includes combining deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology, myofascial release and prenatal massage. She believes that stretching is an integral part of the healing process and incorporates it into her massage sessions as needed. She also teaches her clients a variety of stretching exercises that can be performed at home, so as to continue the healing process.