MASSAGE THERAPY

A variety of Massage therapy options are available. All our massage therapists are highly trained in multiple massage modalities. Whether you are seeking a relaxing deep-tissue massage, or recovering from an injury, their healing-hands will bring your body into balance. See below for massage options offered at our practice and please feel free to contact us for more information.

 

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the most commonly offered and best-known type of massage.  It incorporates smooth, gliding strokes with other techniques such as kneading, friction and stretching. Feel free to state your preference for pressure during Swedish massage.  Swedish massage can range from light to firm and usually includes some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension.  This firm but gentle pressure is used to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and reduce pain and discomfort.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and connective tissue. Deep Tissue massage aims to release these chronic patterns and tension by using slow strokes and deep finger pressure.  These techniques can either follow or go across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who: are involved in heavy physical activity, are athletes; experience consistent pain; or have sustained physical injury.

 

Hot Basalt Stone MASSAGE

Hot Stone Massage combines thermotherapy with traditional massage practices. The deep penetrating heat of the black, basalt stones increases circulation in the body. The increased circulation nourishes the body’s cells and improves the healing process. This type of massage deepens relaxation and promotes health and well-being.

 

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage is similar to traditional massage in that the goals are to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and make you feel good.  The difference is that it is tailored specifically to the needs of a pregnant woman and her changing body.  You can choose to lie face down on a bodyCusion™ or lie on your side while supported by pillows and bolsters. Prenatal massage can reduce back pain, neck pain, swelling in ankles and feet, improve muscle tone, and stimulate the circulatory system.  In general, prenatal massage has far more benefits than risks. However, in a high risk pregnancy, it is a good idea to consult an ob-gyn before getting a massage.

 

REIKI

Reiki is an energy healing technique. Reiki is a Japanese word that translates to "universal life energy" in English. The concept of this technique is that there is a highest light energy flowing around us all the time. Unfortunately the ability of this energy to flow through us is often inhibited. The practice of Reiki gives us access to this energy and allows our bodies to use it for the highest benefit of our universe. There is no religious affiliation with Reiki and it is useful for people of all walks of life, pets, and even plants.

The technique is very gentle. The practitioner rests their hands on the client or hovers their hands slightly away from them depending on the area of the client's aura that needs treatment. The practitioner does not add intention to the practice but simply lets the energy flow through them to the person on the table. The client will naturally take as much or as little energy as they need, requiring no active effort on their part during the session. It is extremely relaxing and totally acceptable for people to fall asleep. Many people experience better sleep, calmer emotions, and even alleviated physical pain depending on what is the highest good for that individual.

 

Myofascial Massage

A myofascial massage focuses on applying the myofascial release therapeutic technique to relieve pain and tension. Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This manual massage technique releases adhered fascia and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, cross fiber friction or by skin rolling.

Chronic myofascial pain is different from the occasional muscle soreness created by an extra challenging workout or a weekend of painting. Myofascial pain syndrome is ongoing, with pain being sent from sensitive areas known as trigger points in certain muscles or connective tissues to other -- seemingly unrelated -- areas of your body. Myofascial pain syndrome can increase your chances of experiencing anxiety, depression and insomnia. Myofascial massage is an effective way of addressing those issues before they increase your level of pain.  (Source: Massage Envy)

 

Craniosacral Massage

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain. Craniosacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decreasestress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more. (Source: Massage Envy)

 

Massage Rates

Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Prenatal Massages, and Reiki Energy Work
30 minutes $45
45 minutes $55
60 minutes $65
75 minutes $75
90 minutes $90

Hot Stone Massage
90 minutes $110

Craniosacral Massage
60 minutes $85
90 minutes $125


"Therapeutic massage helps me feel great, and, well... it just feels so good!"

I came to Spring Hill Physical Therapy to treat stress related neck and back pain. The physical therapist I saw was helpful and as I healed recommended therapeutic massage. I continue with the massages on a 4-6 week basis because it feels good, reminds my muscles, helps me remain flexible, and relieves and relaxes the muscles tensed by stress. Therapeutic massage helps me feel great, and, well... it just feels so good!

— Karen H.


"As a back surgery patient and one who lives with chronic back pain, the benefits of massage have been profound..."

My name is Dennis and I would like to share some thoughts about my personal experience with myofacial & deep tissue massage.

As a back surgery patient and one who lives with chronic back pain, the benefits of massage have been profound when coupled with exercise and a moderately healthy lifestyle.

Massage has provided pain relief and also allowed my lymphatic system to flush toxins from my system. It has also increased blood flow to problem areas, aiding in the healing process.

In addition, I have found that it is a great way to relax and even meditate during the session.

I have been faithful with this program for three years and am enjoying a successful recovery. Thanks for listening.

— Dennis D.



MASSAGE THERAPISTS


Denise Wilson CMT

Denise Wilson received her Certified Massage Therapist status at Phillips School of Massage in Nevada City, California in 2002. She has been practicing at Spring Hill Physical Therapy since 2005.

Denise is certified in Alchemical Hypnotherapy, a transformational process of self-discovery. Additionally, she is a Reiki practitioner.

Bringing intuitive insight to her massage work with clients, Denise is passionate about aligning with nature and the power or holistic healing.

Denise is available to book for the following massages: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki, Prenatal


Corina Furst CMT

Corina is a California Certified Massage Therapist since 2009 and has been practicing at Spring Hill Physical Therapy since 2014.

Starting at Phillips School of Massage, she went on to train in myofascial release, deep tissue, intuitive reading and healing and quantum touch. In addition, she trained with the Upledger Institute in craniosacral therapy and somato-emotional release. She also works with
hot stones.

Her approach is holistic and integrative. With sensitive hands and an open heart, she works with each individual to facilitate release of stress, tension, and discomfort and support them on their wellness path.

During her free time, she enjoys being in nature, gardening, hiking, swimming, dancing, and making wire-wrapped jewelry.

Corina is available to book for the following massages: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Craniosacral, Energy Work, Hot Stone


Bonnie Hertlein-Swetman LMT, CMT, CSP

Trained, intuitive touch to support your process. Having graduated with honors from Seattle Massage School February 1992, Bonnie began her career with a solid understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Her fascination with the structure and function of the human body coupled with compassion for helping others and herself to live comfortably in one has kept her motivated towards continuing her education.

In addition to the basics of Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue and Hydrotherapy massage, Bonnie has completed trainings in SOMA neuromuscular integration, myofascial release, structural integration, lymphatic drainage with the goal of lymphedema certification, Lomilomi, and the Hawaiian Healing Arts including hot stone massage. As a lover of nature and noticing how often it is an analog for our body systems, in 1994 she began studying Ayurveda, the compatible and brilliant Indian science of life.

Other fascinations and activities Bonnie finds fun are hula dancing, biodynamic and permaculture gardening, gathering with friends, sacred circles and ritual, travel, swimming, hiking, and a good cappuccino while reading a historical novel.

Bonnie is available to book for the following massages: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone


Nicole Stevens PT, Reiki Practitioner

Nicole earned her physical therapy degree from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington after attending University of Washington in Seattle for her undergraduate degree. She worked in sports medicine for five years in Spokane, WA. For the last four years she did traveling therapy and went from coast to coast and beyond; spending time in Portland, OR, Western Washington, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and even Hawaii.

Her area of specialty is visceral manipulation (VM). She has taken VM1 (superficial abdomen), VM2 (deep abdomen), VM3 (pelvis), and VM4 (thorax). She also uses Primal Reflex Release Technique and Pain Neutralization Technique and incorporates exercises during her physical therapy sessions depending on the specific patient's needs. Treatments are focused on the whole patient and natural ways to achieve better health. For a complete approach to wellness she also provides Reiki and became a Level 2 Reiki practitioner in July 2016.

When she is not at the clinic she likes to be outside; spending time with her husband, hiking, doing yoga, or writing books.

Nicole is available to book for the following massage: Reiki