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.
Jaw, Neck and Shoulders (TMJ Massage)
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.
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.
Strengthens immunities and facilitates metabolic waste removal by improving the circulation of lymphatic channels through gentle massage techniques.
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.
Addresses inflammation, tension and trauma of fascia by sustained pressure across connective tissue surrounding the muscles.
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 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.
Reflexology works with reflex points in the hands, feet, and ears to affect specific bodily organs and functions. Your session will incorporate reflexology into your therapeutic massage.
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.
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.
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
Some add-ons are available through specific therapists or for specific types of massage.
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 a wider range of modalities 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
Stretching to release acute or chronic muscle tension and relieve pain
Cupping to stimulate blood flow to specific sites to move stagnant fluids and increase the speed of healing – 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 for your back or feet to exfoliate the skin and increase and stimulate the flow of blood and lymph fluid, smooth your skin, improve circulation, enrich your muscles with healing oxygen, and move toxins out of your body.
If you want 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 therapeutic grade essential oils are added to enhance your to improve mood, reduce pain and promote a restful night’s sleep. Thrive offers a rotation of seasonal scents to support your mind body and spirit.
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 Sweat Amplifying Cream
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.