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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
REIKI with SOUND BOWL THERAPY
Reiki is natural healing using the universal life force energy. The term comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Reiki, an abundant, gentle spiritual energy is not tied to any specific religion or nationality. Tibetan Bowls are ancient brainwave entrainment tools that help to quiet the mind. Because of the way that Tibetan bowls are made, they naturally resonate at multiple frequencies. This leads to the very apparent “beats” or waverings in the sound when the bowl is played. These wavering sounds entrain the brainwaves and help to calm the mind.
OTHER SPECIALTY SERVICES
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.
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.