honor your body with massage
We are all faced with periods of great stress—whether physical or emotional—and massage is a great tool to manage and address stress in a healthy and self-nurturing way. Massage can help you manage the physical challenges of cancer treatment, illness, chronic pain, fitness training, injury recovery, aging, and the common physical strains of our work environments; it is an invaluable tool for self-care at any stage of life.
What people are saying...
It was my first time visiting Ruth and I was not disappointed. Ruth did an excellent job listening to me to understand what my concerns were. It was one of the best massages that I have ever gotten. I highly recommend her!
With training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial techniques, Pre-Natal, Oncology Massage and Geriatric Massage, I welcome clients of all ages and with varied needs in a comfortable, safe and inviting environment with which to provide client-focused therapeutic massage.
I value my clients and strive to maintain the highest of professional standards. I encourage you to explore my website to learn more about me, my practice, and my policies to see if I am the right fit for you.
Online Booking is available at least 48 hours in advance. If you are looking for an appointment sooner, please contact me directly.
Whether in need of pure relaxation or therapeutic results, by integrating techniques from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and energy work, an integrative massage can help with muscular pain (both chronic and acute), emotional distress, and just as important, help even the healthiest person maintain their optimal health. Studies suggest that massage brings relief from pain, improves sleep, helps with depression and stress, and promotes a health body image and overall sense of well-being.
There is a growing body of research in support of massage therapy for pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. OMT takes into account each client’s specific needs that arise both during and post treatment. Special accommodations for the client’s comfort are made while adapting massage techniques to safely meet the changing bodywork considerations during and after cancer treatment to insure that no further harm is done to a client. Adaptations of the massage are required for: low blood cell counts, blood clots, bone metastases, radiation or surgery, fatigue, bone pain, removal of lymph nodes, lymphedema, peripheral neuropathy, medications, medical devices and late effects of treatment. As a Preferred Massage Therapist Provider of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) I have worked with clients during treatment, post-treatment, and at end of life. It has been an honor and a deeply fulfilling practice, providing a resting place and symptom relief for clients navigating these stressful times.
ONCOLOGY MASSAGE THERAPY
Seniors can be divided into three different categories when a massage plan is taken into consideration: robust, age appropriate and frail. The word “geriatric” refers to health impairments that are caused by physical changes in the body usually resulting from chronological aging, usually age 65 and older. Consequently, geriatric massage is not a pretentious term for massaging the elderly to make them feel a little better. Geriatric massage directs its efforts to specific conditions with the expectation to alleviate them. Hence, this type of massage takes age-related health conditions into account such as diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer and other special needs. Healthy elderly populations also have special considerations such as the thinning of the skin, blood pressure irregularities and increased bruising to name a few. When needed the massage may be adapted for the ease of the client and can be done in a chair or their own bed. Geriatric Massage as a specialty takes into consideration pertinent facts from the fields of medicine, psychology, sociology, gerontology and of course the various bodywork disciplines to allow for continued massage therapy from their robust to age appropriate and into frail and hospice states.
PRE & POST-NATAL MASSAGE
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care for it is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage for an expectant mother relieves many of the normal discomforts she might experience, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). In addition, it reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, helps to relax nervous tension—which aids in better sleep—and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. As the expectant mother moves through the later stages of pregnancy, pillows and props are used to provide greater comfort on the table and massage techniques are adapted to enhance the greatest sense of well-being for mom-to-be.
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30 Minutes $45
45 Minutes $60
60 Minutes $85
90 Minutes $110
60 Minutes $120
90 Minutes $145
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