Our Massage Modalities

* Swedish: This is the best-known type of bodywork performed today. One of the primary goals of Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility, while easing tension.

* Deep Tissue: While deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, rather than focusing so much on relaxation, it helps to treat muscle pain and tension using a much deeper level of pressure. Clients who are incredibly active, have chronic pain, suffer from arthritis or certain injuries can greatly benefit from deep tissue massage.

* Sport: Sports massage goes beyond promoting relaxation and pain relief. It can help improve an athlete’s performance and prevent injuries, along with help to recover from injuries associated with physical activity. All athletes and people who are physically active can benefit from deep tissue massage as it can help release muscle tension and promote tissue repair for a safer workout.

* Pre/Post Natal: For women who are in their second or third trimester, or recently gave birth, prenatal and postnatal massage is beneficial in helping them relax and heal from the toll that carrying a baby can take on the body. It soothes nerves and relieves pain and helps to stimulate soft tissue to reduce edema or swelling of the joints. This massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters when the extra weight can put a strain on your low back, sciatic nerve, and legs. At Fahrenheit, we have comfortable prenatal massage cushions that allow you to lay face down, as well as pillows for side-lying if that is more comfortable.

* Acupressure: This technique is essentially a method of sending a signal to the body to “turn on” its own self-healing or regulatory mechanisms. Normally, Qi (vital energy/life force) circulates through natural pathways in the body called meridians. Acupressure uses pressure points along these meridians to treat illness and alleviate pain.

* Reflexology: This is similar to acupressure but involves applying pressure to reflex areas in the hands and feet which can remove energy blockages and promote healing in other related body areas.

* Neuromuscular: (NMT) is highly effective for clients who present chronic pain, acute injuries, post-surgical care and may help improve performance in physical activities. It is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat the underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems.

* Cranial Sacral: A form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to palpate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply touches to a client’s spine and pelvic bones.

* Myofascial Release: A safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

* Lymphatic Drainage: A form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid on the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues.

* Stretching Techniques: Our bodies should move on every plane. The shoulder and hip joints are ball and socket joints, so they can move on every plane. Stretching is injury prevention. Learning to stretch each joint, according to the movements it can make, will keep your joints lubricated and less likely to get injured.

* Reiki: This healing technique is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the client by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the client’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.