Thrive's Massage Offerings in Columbus

Not sure which massage type is right for you? Checkout our guide below with descriptions of each of our massage types.

Craniosacral Therapy

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage 90 Minutes 

Hawaiian technique that restores harmony and balance through long rhythmic and fluid motions, stretching and trigger point therapy. 90-minute session.

Lymphatic Massage

Strengthens immunities and facilitates metabolic waste removal by improving the circulation of lymphatic channels through gentle massage techniques.

Mastectomy Massage

Relieves post-operative pain and edema, reduces scar-tissue, increases range of motion, improves lymph flow and enhances quality of life by utilizing Swedish and Neuromuscular techniques.

Myofascial Massage

Addresses inflammation, tension and trauma of fascia by sustained pressure across connective tissue surrounding the muscles.

Neuromuscular Massage

Addresses chronic pain, range of motion and nerve compression by utilizing several myofascial release and trigger point techniques on localized muscle groups. 60-minute session.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is fantastic for most standard pregnancies, but if yours is high-risk, you should talk to your doctor, doula or midwife before scheduling a massage. Massage is not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy, as it can pose additional risks. Always tell your therapist if you feel any discomfort during a massage.

Somatic Release

Relieves chronic tension and limited mobility by reprogramming the brain’s control of muscle fibers. Slow and gentle, yet powerful and effective. neuromuscular re-education techniques.

Sports Massage

Optimizes athletic performance and reduces risk of injury, by preparing muscles through facilitated stretching, circulatory and anti-inflammatory massage techniques. You may want to schedule a post massage regular or super detox session following a sports massage to assist in flushing toxins for the body quickly for additional benefits. A sauna session following a sports massage will reduce inflammation and clear the lactic acid and other metabolic waste from your system quickly. Catch a quick shower to remove toxins before they can be reabsorbed into your skin.

TMJ Massage (Jaw Neck and Shoulder focus)

A focused session with the goal of relieving TMJ pain and aid in healing.  This session will last 60 minutes and focus on the jaw, neck, shoulders, and upper back.

Trigger Point 

Reduces muscle pain associated with “knots”, nodules within a taut band of muscle fibers, by using sustained pressure through multiple tissue layers. This technique can be very deep, it is important to communicate with your therapist when asking them to work on trigger points to ensure the pressure stays within your comfort zone. A gentle pain relief sauna is recommended prior to this deep work to pre-warm the muscles and allow the therapist to accomplish more during your table session.

Our Massage Enhancements

Services below may vary by therapist and massage type.

Many therapeutic massages can be enhanced with specific upgrades. Our therapists are highly skilled and encouraged to follow their own professional development paths. This allows us to offer many more options than most massage centers.
Some of our therapists offer: 
Theragun for very deep muscle release, usually offered with a deep tissue or for rapid sport recovery. This can be combined with CBD or Arnica lotions for deep pain relief.
Stretching to release acute or chronic muscle tension and relieve pain.
Cupping involves the application of suction cups to the skin, which helps improve blood circulation and release muscle tension. By creating a vacuum-like effect, cupping can promote the release of toxins and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. This therapy is known to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and improve overall well-being. -must book 24 hours in advance
Hot Stones enhance the relaxation experience and warm the muscles for deep relief – must book 24 hours in advance
Sugar Scrub with Hot Towels are exfoliating treatments that remove dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth, soft, and rejuvenated. Salt scrubs utilize the abrasive texture of salt crystals to buff away impurities and stimulate circulation, while sugar scrubs offer similar benefits with added hydration. These scrubs also nourish the skin with essential minerals and nutrients, promoting a healthy glow and improving overall skin texture. If you would like to freshen up afterward, take advantage of Thrive’s soothing showers. 
Warm Neck Wraps relax the neck muscles and prepare the scalp neck and shoulders to respond to specific massage release techniques
Reiki for energy balancing can be integrated into your massage session when you book with Lori or Courtney. (Reiki is also offered with Gina at Thrive)
Lymphatic Stimulation  Ginger and Arnica essential oils increase lymphatic flow, this can be added to any massage and is especially recommended for Lymphatic Massage sessions.
Aromatherapy  uses the therapeutic properties of essential oils to boost physical and emotional well-being. Through inhalation or topical application, aromatherapy can alleviate stress, improve mood, and promote relaxation. Different essential oils offer various benefits, such as lavender for relaxation, peppermint for invigoration, and eucalyptus for respiratory support.
Salt Halotherapy, or salt therapy, involves breathing in salt-infused air, which can help alleviate respiratory issues such as asthma, allergies, and sinusitis. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of salt can clear the airways, reduce congestion, and improve lung function. Halotherapy also benefits the skin, promoting healing and providing relief for conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Reflexology focuses on applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, and ears, corresponding to different organs and systems of the body. By stimulating these reflex points, reflexology can enhance nerve function, improve circulation, and promote balance within the body. This therapy is effective in reducing stress, relieving pain, and enhancing overall vitality.
See therapist details on site or ask our friendly desk staff for assistance booking these.
Please note hot stones and cupping require 24-hour advance booking.


Sauna Session add-on 

Using Sweat Amplifying Cream during a sauna session can substantially improve circulation, energy, and sweating, activate slow to respond areas, and accelerate warm-up and recovery time. These effects help to bring the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface while flushing out unwanted impurities. Applying Sweat Amplifying Cream to problem areas activates circulation & intensifies sweating for faster results.

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