Therapeutic Massage


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$10 off your first massage! 

(new clients only – one time offer)

Single Massage:
$75 – 60 minutes (just $65 for first time clients).
$115 – 90 minutes
$150 – 120 minutes

 

CALL: (626) 799-7243 or TEXT: (626) 840-7205


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Our customized and focused massage sessions are a blend of Myofascial Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage.

Massage has been proven to help a wide range of ailments including, but not limited to, neck pain, back pain, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, bad knees, knots in muscles, chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sport injuries. Our massage therapists will work on your problem areas to restore your muscles to their optimal performance.

All of our massage therapists are California State Certified and Licensed in Pasadena

They have backgrounds in multiple modalities, but most specialize in Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR). All have trained with either John F. Barnes (the creator of MFR), or Frances Nicolais, a former assistant at Barnes’ seminars, and MFR instructor. Our therapists have devoted years to their continuing education, and continue to invest in advanced training courses; constantly honing their skills and learning new ways to enhance your individualized sessions. No “cookie cutter” treatments from our highly trained staff.

Everyone needs bodywork.

Even when not exercising, you use your body in repetitive ways that cause strain, such as sitting at a computer for long periods of time, driving a lot, or just through everyday activities. These activities can cause tight, sore muscles or even injury. Muscles under strain, such as stress or exercise, can become “sticky”, causing pain and limiting their ability to perform optimally. Therapeutic massage can restore them to their proper performance. Getting regular massages will enhance and increase the effectiveness of your workout, and your daily movement. Sports Massage, Trigger Point, and Myofascial Release are excellent therapies for active people, people with chronic muscle pain, and anyone looking to improve overall quality of movement and life!

Benefits of Massages:

Stretching – massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods. Bundles of muscle fibers are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways. Massage can also lengthen the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, thereby releasing any tension or pressure build up and allowing the muscle to return to its optimal length, relieving pain and enhancing performance.
Breaks down scar tissue – scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can effect muscles, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain. Massage can break up the scar tissue, allowing more fluidity and less pain.
Improves tissue elasticity – hard training can make tissues hard and inelastic. Massage helps reverse this by stretching the tissues and lengthening the muscle and fascia thereby enhancing results of the workout and daily activities.
Reduces stress and improves sleep – daily stresses like work, commuting, deadlines, and caffeine, trigger our “fight or flight” neurological response; leading to more stress, poor sleep, injuries, and even illness. Massage activates the “rest and relax” neurological state, giving the body a chance to recuperate, reinvigorate and rebuild it’s tissues and it’s defenses.
You can experience a noticeable decrease in pain and tightness after just one treatment. Receiving therapeutic massage on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. With less pain, improved movement, better sleep and a healthier immune system, you are ready to train for that marathon, or take on those extra projects, with more energy, efficiency and a bigger smile!

What is Myofascial Release (MFR)?

Myo (muscle) / Fascia (connective-tissue).

Injuries, inflammatory responses, surgical procedures, and micro-traumas such as repetitive motion create Myofascial restrictions that can produce pain. Much of this pain is actually created by restrictions in our fascia. Restrictions so strong, they can produce tensile pressures of up to 2,000 pounds per square inch, on pain sensitive structures; and do not show up in x-rays or MRIs. These can even develop over months or years if not corrected (fascial creep). Myofascial Release applies gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial system to resolve strain patterns, eliminate pain and restore motion. Myofascial Release works on the collagen and elastin fibers of the fascial system (vs. traditional deep-tissue, which effects only the elastin).

What is Trigger Point Therapy?

Trigger points are hyperirritable points in the muscle or fascia. They are common among athletes and desk jockies alike. There is often muscle pain and weakness that can refer out to other parts of the body. You can actually feel the TP as a hard lump or knot in your muscle. Isolated pressure works well to “melt” the “knots,” and is complementary with Myofascial Release to keep them from returning. In this type of therapy, the recipient often actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.

What is proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)?

When your muscles are tight, so are your joints. And the nervous system plays a role in all of it. PNF stretching uses Hold-Relax-Contract techniques to increase muscle stretch and joint mobility, relying on the firing of the Golgi-tendon organ (GTO) to cause reflexive muscle relaxation. Does that sound like a mouthful? Don’t worry, all you have to know is “Contract ? Relax” and you muscles will love the new-found freedom.

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is popular with pro-athletes to weekend warriors. A variety of techniques and stretches are used, and depend on Pre vs Post-activity needs; focusing on areas of the body that are stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Athletes have discovered that regular sports massage enhances flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and is key in a balanced training program. For anyone participating in regular activity, Sports massage every week or two can be a great addition to your normal regimen.

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Your individualized massage sessions, can help with the relief of:

BACK PAIN
NECK PAIN
SHOULDER PAIN
LEG & FOOT PAIN
JOINT PAIN
MYOFASCIAL PAIN
NERVE IMPINGEMENT
TENDONITIS
SPORTS INJURIES
REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES
SCAR TISSUE
SURGERY PREP & REHABILITATION
JOINT MOBILIZATION & INCREASE RANGE OF MOTION
HEADACHES
TMJ DISORDER
ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES
CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME
CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
SCIATICA
PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME
DYSPLASIA
PLANTAR FASCIITIS
FIBROMYALGIA
SCOLIOSIS
ARTHRITIS
SINUS CONDITIONS

Watch this short video to see how MFR prevented lung surgery for one patient!