Therapeutic Massage

Types of Massage

Types of Massage

There are many forms and styles of massage therapy. To better help you choose the best approach for your massage session, we have organized our sessions based on the four main reasons people receive massage therapy. Our licensed massage therapists possess the skills to develop a unique approach to your massage which will yield the best results based on the following outcomes...


The Wellness/Relaxation outcome is achieved with our “classic” massage foundation and will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed. Your massage therapist will use an integrated series of gliding (effleurage) and kneading (petrissage) methods, combined with gentle rhythmic joint movement. A variety of comfort based pressure levels are used during the session. Similar to the modality known as “Swedish massage” your session will also include variety of massage approaches that can result in deep relaxation and a feeling of wellbeing. If you have never received a massage before, this is a good place to start. The Wellness/Relaxation massage session can be adapted for pre-natal, geriatric, minors, sports, and any other unique situations.


The Stress Management massage session is built on the “classic” relaxation massage session with additional focus on reducing physiological stress responses such as anxiety, mild depression and fatigue. Your massage therapist will include a focus on and reduction of generalized body aches. Included in the massage session are a variety of methods some of which may require functional breathing, deeper focused pressure to reduce trigger point activity in muscles used for breathing and in the neck and shoulder area. All methods integrated into the massage focus on deep relaxation and supports restorative sleep. Clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity as well as a sense of rejuvenation after receiving a stress relieving massage.


Relief from pain is the most common reason people seek massage. This outcome is achieved by your massage therapist providing the “classic” relaxation foundation massage session adapted to address generalized or local pain sensations. Your massage therapist will integrate a variety of methods which may include a variety of pressure levels from light to deep targeting restoration of normal blood and lymphatic movement, normalizing connective tissue pliability to reduce stiffness, reducing trigger point activity and quieting the nervous system. Modalities such as myofascial release and gentle stretching may be used. After a Pain Management therapy session, clients often report feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and are “ready to take on the world”.


The focus of this massage session it is structured to provide ease of movement without pain, stiffness, or aching. Building on the “classic” massage foundation, your massage therapist will target joint movement and muscle function from surface to deep tissue layers. This massage session may include methods using deeper pressure and movement to reduce trigger point activity, support normal myofascial pliability and increase flexibility in tissues that are short and stiff. Those who are physically active or beginning an exercise program will find that massage sessions that support mobility will support a physically active lifestyle.



Reflexology is based on a combination of ancient eastern techniques that focuses on the Feet, Hands, and Face to restore wellness to the whole body. This therapy is relaxing and is best suited for those who cannot or choose not to receive the “classic” type of massage and can be given while fully clothed.


Incorporating a variety of ancient subtle touch methods, our Regenerative Therapy will provide you with an integrative and intuitive experience. This therapeutic session is typically given while you are fully clothed in loose comfortable attire. Your therapist will use light touch, rhythmic movement, and gentle placement of the hands on various parts of the body thought to be centers and points of body/mind balance. The goal is to experience internal balance, promote healing, and achieve a deep sense of calm. This type of therapy is best suited for those who prefer an alternative approach to massage therapy and overall healing.


*Any of these therapies can be modified to be provided over loose comfortable clothing.
Please discuss your specific needs with our friendly reception staff and they will help select the right therapist for you. Consultation with your massage therapist will help determine which type of massage would best suit you based on the outcome you desire. Each outcome can be achieved during our standard 60 minute session. If multiple outcomes are addressed, we suggest the 90 minute session. Research studies indicate that better and more sustainable results are achieved when massage is received frequently.
Massage Green Spa does not provide medical advice, education or treatment. The information contained herein is for general information purposes only and does not address individual circumstances or medical conditions. Always consult your doctor before making decision about your health.

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