MASSAGE SERVICES

 

The Licensed Massage Therapists at Catherine & Co. specialize in numerous therapeutic massage and bodywork techniques. Our goal is to provide you with the personal care your body needs to stay healthy, in a comfortable environment where you feel you are worthy and cared for. 

NEUROMUSCULAR/DEEP TISSUE

 

Enjoy a full body massage designed to release chronic muscle tension with slow firm strokes and deep pressure, which is directed specifically to individual muscle fibers. Heavy kneading and deep friction warm the muscles and increase circulation, relieving muscle tension. Deep tissue massage is very effective and the work is always kept within the comfort range of the client.

RELAXATION MASSAGE

Often to referred to as a "Swedish"  massage, this is the most basic of all methods. This massage is a light, flowing, pleasurable massage that uses gliding strokes and gentle friction techniques. Relaxes the body with slow strokes by increasing the blood circulation and production of “feel good” neurochemicals such as serotonin and dopamine. Gently increases range of motion.

FOCUSED BODYWORK

 

Often a blend of several different modalities. Targets an area that is consistently painful (the neck or lower back, for example). Uses proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, myofascial release and trigger point work, alongside traditional neuromuscular (deep tissue) strokes to provide relief to chronic pain sufferers.

PRENATAL/PREGNANCY

 

Tranquil relaxation to reduce stress and relieve low back, neck and legs from the strains a pregnancy can cause. Increased circulation is good for both mother and baby, as it brings more oxygen to the uterus as well as to other internal organs. Great gift idea for any expecting Mom.

ASHIATSU ORIENTAL BAR THERAPY®

 

Described as "the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet", this technique utilizes bars suspended from the ceiling for balance and leverage as the therapist uses her feet to deliver long, deep strokes designed to provide the tissue with a stretch that no other technique can deliver. This can be a full-body massage or focused on specific regions, such as low back, legs, etc.

REFLEXOLOGY

 

Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy which can be used alone or in conjunction with other bodywork therapies. The practitioner applies pressure and massage strokes to the hands and feet. As all of the body’s nerves end in the hands and feet, it is the practitioner’s goal to improve communication between nerve ending and corresponding body part which can then lead to improved functioning of the body. Everyone can benefit from Reflexology. This body work is very practical in maintaining good health and aids the body in strengthening.  “Bring the FEET to life, and the body will follow” ~ Claire Marie Miller

TABLE THAI MASSAGE

 

The therapist uses her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and also applies deep muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. Thai massage also utilizes energy work, which, according to ancient Asian culture, treats the subtle energetic field within the body. It corrects blockages, deficiencies, and imbalances in the flow of this energy, which then is believed to improve the client's health. 

CUPPING MASSAGE

 

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. 

OTHER SPECIALTY SERVICES

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Releases restrictions in the cerebrospinal fluid system to balance the body and creates a marked feeling of well-being. Client remains fully clothed.

 

ONCOLOGY MASSAGE

By integrating Western and Eastern modalities of bodywork in order to address the symptoms of both cancer treatments and the disease, Oncology Massage Therapy can help boost the immune system, strengthen compromised body organs and systems, build up blood counts, lessen depression, and enhance feelings of well-being.

 

HOT STONE MASSAGE

Extremely relaxing and warming massage experience, using the heat of basalt stones held in the therapists hands to penetrate superficial muscles and deeply relax the body and the mind. 

 

RAINDROP THERAPY with Young Living Essential Oils

Therapeutic essential oils are applied along the spine and other areas of the body to balance the body and align the energy center as well as to boost the immune system, release muscle spasms and reduce inflammation. 

 

MU XING THERAPY

Mu-Xing Therapy is a treatment using warm bamboo and rosewood tools to perform deep tissue massage techniques. Using different sized and shaped tools, the therapist applies a variety of massage strokes which address ischemic tissue and promote a deep sense of overall well-being and relaxation.

 

REIKI

Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body. In a Reiki session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit Universal Life Energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.

 

AROMATHERAPY with massage

Specially blended essential oils are used in a relaxation massage to enhance the body’s immune system and internal organs, as well as to increase circulation. Generally, this is an add-on service to our standard services and the fee ranges based on number of oils used.

 

AMETHYST BIO MAT

An FDA approved medical device that generates far infrared rays. The far infrared rays penetrate 6 to 8 inches into the body resulting in decreased muscle pain, joint pain, nerve pain, anxiety and stress. It also improves the immune system, increases circulation and detoxifies the body. Can be added to most of the above listed massage sessions as well as a stand alone service. Call for pricing and details.

IONIC FOOT DETOX

The Ionic Detox Foot bath rids the body of toxic environmental, tissue waste, chemical and heavy metal residues. These have built up resulting in greater incidence of allergies, mental, and physical imbalance. 

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE

 

Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up.

Hours: Monday - Saturday, by appointment only.

Phone: (717) 245-0497 

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Catherine & Co. Alternative Therapies, LLC
1514 Commerce Avenue, Suite 202
Carlisle, PA 17015