There are many different types of massages available depending on what your needs are. If you are not sure which would be best for you, consult one of the doctors as they are more than happy to answer any of your questions. Listed below is a brief explanation of the different types of massage available at our office.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanse technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

During a Reiki session you will be lying comfortably on a massage table both face up and face down. You may wear comfortable clothing. The session takes 60-90 minutes, 90 is preferred for the first time client because it can take a while to get the energy flowing, after the first or second session, 60 minutes is usually enough time to complete the process.

Why get Reiki? There is so much more to us than meets the eye. We are aware of the physical body because we can see it and touch it, but we also have an emotional body, a mental body and spiritual body. When aligned we function well, feel good and in our power. When misaligned we can feel foggy, insecure, worried and just off in many ways.

Shiatsu (Asian Body Therapy)

Shiatsu comes from Japan and is a form of physical therapy that involves pressure on teh acupuncture points in order to balance the body's energy and promote good health. The belief is that the vital energy know as Ki flows in connected channels or "meridians" throughout the body. Diseases are caused by an excess or deficiency of Ki. Shiatsu aims at balancing those meridians so the body can heal itself.

During a session, you will be comfortably clothed, (except for your feet), on the massage table both face up and face down. The practitioner will use gentle pressure and stretches traveling throughout the body on the meridians in a specific pattern. It is relaxing and smooth. The session takes 40 minutes. You may end there or enjoy an additional 20 minutes of foot reflexology.