Massage Services

Massage at Total Wellness Ctr

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or "knots".

Swedish Massage

The Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West, and the foundation for sports massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage, and other popular Western-style massages.

Based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology—as opposed to energy work on "meridians" or sen lines that are the focus in Asian massage systems—therapists utilize this type of massage to stimulate circulation, flush the circulatory system, release tight muscles, restore range of motion, and to relieve pain.

Massage Therapists

Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

Specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.

Chair Massage

Chair massage is a style of seated massage that is typically short—10 or 15 minutes—and focuses on your back, shoulders and neck and arms. Chair massage is done over clothes and doesn't require any massage oil.

For chair massage, you are seated in a special chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with supports for your arms. Your back and neck completely relax while the therapist relieves muscle tension using Swedish massage moves like kneading and compression and tapotement.

Myofacial Release

Myofascial Release is 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. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Kat Danza

LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist)

Kat is an accomplished massage therapist and graduate of the Onondaga School of Massage. She is also certified in Myofascial Release.

Jeanne Kitt

LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist)

Jeanne has over 10 years of experience as a massage therapist.  Jeanne's services include injury recovery, relaxation, deep tissue massage and prenatal massage.

Chair Masssge at Totoal Wellness Ctr
Castor Oil Packs at Total Wellness Ctr

Prenatal Massage

Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage.  Benefits of prenatal massage include:  Reduced back pain; Reduced joint pain; Improved circulation; Reduced edema; Reduced muscle tension and headaches; Reduced stress and anxiety; Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles; Better sleep.

Castor Oil Pack Detox

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic medicine, and naturopathy recommend castor oil packs for the ability to promote healing and reduce inflammation. These packs improve elimination and circulation, especially of the lymphatic system, by stimulating lymph and liver function.  When placed on the affected area, the pack acts as a poultice to draw out impurities and promote healing.