At River City Massage, our focus is on injury recovery, pain reduction, stress alleviation, and mobility improvement which can be achieved with a variety of techniques. Please see below for a brief description of different types of massage provided at our clinic. Every massage is performed by a Registered Massage Therapist and tailored to your wants and needs. Not sure what you need? Let's figure it out together so you can feel better and live better.
There is nothing more satisfying than a massage that hits all the right spots, getting deep into a knot and working out the pain. This type of treatment is extremely effective for chronic pain, injuries, tight muscles, and those hard to relieve knots in the back. Pressure ranges from medium to deep and includes different techniques and tools.
Designed to relax the mind, this massage is an excellent way to relieve stress and anxiety. Whether you are seeking to maintain your physical or mental health, or simply enjoy a moment of healing, the goal of this experience is simple: to help you feel well both physically and emotionally.
TMJ aka JAW MASSAGE
If you have been diagnosed with TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) or have jaw pain, a jaw injury, jaw fatigue, arthritis, grinding/clenching, tension headaches, or improper posture causing muscular imbalances in the jaw area; regular massage in this area can help! Treatments include inta-oral work and can be done in as little as 30 mins. (Although an hour is recommended if you also have neck and upper back stiffness, or lower back pain/hip issues)
Congrats mom-to-be! Ease the pains and strains of pregnancy. This massage is done in a side-lying position to keep you and baby comfortable. (please note, no specialty courses have been taken outside of initial training as we do not specialize in prenatal massage)
Offering a variety of different addons to your treatment, including Hot Stone, Reiki and more. See below for details
All new clients MUST complete the health history form 24 hrs prior to their appointment, otherwise the appointment will be cancelled. Watch for it in your e-mail. (EXCEPTION: booking off Last Minute Massage)
HOT STONE MASSAGE
The same goodness of a relaxation massage but with warm smooth lava stones massaged gently into your body to apply soothing, deep heat to your tissues.
Combining both massage and Reiki, Reiki massage is an energy healing technique that works with the energy fields around the body, guiding universal energy through the client's body to reduce stress and promote healing. (Skeptical? I was too, click here to read more)
LASER LIPO ADD ON
Laser Lipo uses low level lasers to target smaller deposits of fat and slowly perforate the cells so that they deflate/shrink. The fat is then released and flushed out by your natural garbage disposal, the lymphatic system.
Got a little extra padding you'd like to get rid of? Helpful for our chilly winters, but that's what sweaters are for. (and everything's better in a sweater). Maybe your booty needs a boost? Body Contouring is non-invasive and involves ZERO downtime. However, don't be fooled, it's not a weight loss quick fix or replacement for exercise. You do need to be close to your ideal weight (for fat reduction treatments) plus it needs to be followed with good nutrition and exercise. Have more questions, send me a message.
Vacuum therapy offers deep massaging effects that can make your tush more toned in appearance. It does this by decreasing muscle tension, decreasing the appearance of cellulite by stimulating the dermis and hypodermis (middle layers of skin), and increasing lymphatic flow which can reduce water retention.
Similar to Vacuotherapy, Vacuum Therapy uses constant negative pressure to stimulate blood and lymph flow, decrease the appearance of cellulite and leave your skin feeling smoother and firmer.
Lipo Laser uses low level lasers to target smaller deposits of fat and slowly perforate the cells so that they deflate/shrink. The fat is then released and flushed out by your natural garbage disposal, the lymphatic system.
Cavitation uses low frequency sound waves at 40KHZ that heats the subcutaneous fat (the layer below the skin) which causes the fat cells to break apart releasing their contents. Similar to lipo laser the fat is then then moved through the lymphatic system.
Radio Frequency involves using energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin known as your dermis. This heat stimulates the production of collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin.
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. It emerged in Japan in the late 1800’s and is a spiritual (not religious) practice that restores balance, bringing us back to our center, and enhancing our awareness of our core selves. I know, I know it sounds a little fuu fuu, but hear me out. I was skeptical even after my first session, but then I had an AMAZING session and I was like "wtf was that?"
USUI REIKI - Level 2
Reiki is right for someone who is wanting to be healed and open to receiving healing. It’s about intention. Reiki practitioners place their hands on or near their patient's body with the intention to help people relax, relieve their pain, and help them heal faster. Reiki is used to complement conventional medicine, never as a replacement.