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We offer a variety of services from licensed massage therapists who are here to look at you as an individual and care for you in a holistic and personalized way.

 

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Specialty Therapies

Home Care

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Want to continue feeling good between sessions and learn tools to help when you can't make it in for a session?

Don’t wait until your next massage appointment to take care of yourself. Find yourself stuck in the same stretching routine that’s not relieving your pain or tension? Not sure where to start? Our self care course is here to help! This series of 5 guided self care sessions will help you reduce stress and tension in your head, neck and shoulders, hips, low back and legs. Email us to learn more about our virtual self care courses.

 

Massage Services

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Therapeutic Massage

30, 60, or 90 minutes

Therapeutic Massage is massage therapy that is used for therapeutic purposes: whether that is relaxation, pain relief, or injury rehab.

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Prenatal Care

30, 60, or 90 minutes

Also known as prenatal massage, is focused on relieving the stress, aches, and pains associated with the extra weight and physical changes that occur during pregnancy.

Pediatric Care

Duration is determined case-by-case

Children and teenagers have stress/stresses and tensions much like adults do. Massage and bodywork can be very beneficial for helping your Little become the healthiest, happiest version of themselves possible!

Therapeutic Massage

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Therapeutic Massage is massage therapy that is used for therapeutic purposes: whether that is relaxation, pain relief, or injury rehab.

Therapeutic Massage combines a variety of massage techniques, including but not limited to Swedish (relaxation) Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Acupressure, and Trigger Point Therapy. Each therapeutic massage session is customized to meet your individual needs. Since your body has it’s own unique injuries and holding patterns, why would we offer a “cookie cut” massage? At the beginning of each session, your massage therapist will discuss your goals for that day.

A Therapeutic Massage may be more intense and less comfortable, though pressure is always adjusted to meet your needs. It is especially important with Therapeutic Massage to communicate with your massage therapist if the pressure is painful or too much.

Get more out of your session with session upgrades. 

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

  • Reduce pain associated with knots, adhesions, and trigger points

  • Improved posture

  • Increased Range of Motion

  • Decreased chronic pain

  • Increased relaxation

  • Reduce the effects of stress on your body

 

Does a Therapeutic Massage have to be painful to be beneficial?


The short answer is no. With many therapeutic services, some discomfort is to be expected, but it should never be painful. Many people have the extreme “No pain, no gain” mentality which is not accurate. If the pressure is too intense, you could be doing damage rather than being benefited.
Please communicate with your massage therapist during your session so they can adjust pressure accordingly.




What conditions are helped with Therapeutic Massage?


- Headaches and migraines - Lower Back pain - Neck stiffness/pain - Shoulder pain and tension - Sciatic and hip pain - Repetative Stress Injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Plantar Fascitiis.




Will I get sore after my session?


Some soreness after a Therapeutic Massage can be expected. This soreness should be similar to an exercise soreness and should last only a day or two. If you feel bruised after, the session may have been too deep. Drinking water and resting after a session can help decrease the soreness you experience. An epsom salt bath or Biofreeze can also help with post-massage soreness.





Prenatal Care

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Pregnancy Massage is also known as prenatal massage. This session focuses on relieving the stress, aches, and pains associated with the extra weight and physical changes that occur during pregnancy.

Pillows and bolsters are used to ensure the mother-to-be is as comfortable as possible. Alternatively, there is the option to lie face-down with our specially designed BodyCushion System. Women up to 40 weeks pregnant have been able to lay face-down comfortably using this system!

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage:

  • Reduced anxiety

  • Decrease symptoms of depression

  • Relieve muscle aches and joint pains

  • Improves labor outcomes and newborn health

  • Improvement of nerve pain (including sciatic pain)

  • Reduction of swelling

  • Hormone regulation

  • Reduced headaches

Pregnancy Massage Precautions

Women who have recently experienced bleeding, pre-term contractions, or have any of the following conditions should speak with a health care provider prior to receiving a massage:

  • High risk pregnancy

  • Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)

  • Preeclampsia

  • Previous pre-term labor

  • Experiencing sever swelling, high blood pressure, or sudden, sever headaches

  • Recently gave birth

Goodbye Pregnancy Pains!

When pregnancy is not as comfortable as you would like it to be, we are here to help! Our Goodbye to Pregnancy Pain! Package is ideal for women who want to have as comfortable of a pregnancy as possible.

Contact us to see if you qualify for this specially priced package today! 218.263.1501

 

Pediatric Care

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Children and teenagers have stresses and tension much like adults do. But, since children’s bodies are smaller than adult bodies, special considerations and adjustments need to be made.

Considerations

Three things are always taken into consideration when massaging people age 0-18 years old.

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First, the child will always be asked whether they would like to receive a massage. Their answer will be respected. This is important for teaching children about healthy touch and to respect their personal boundaries.

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Second, the child should be aware of what is happening to them. Massage therapists will talk about the massage in age appropriate ways. Often times, children under the age of 12 do not know what the term “massage” means. We often use terms like “warm touch” to explain massage to kids.

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Finally, the massage will be gentle. Children have more skin receptors per square inch than adults do and can easily become over stimulated. A Therapeutic Massage, or Myofascial Release session are the most appropriate for children and teenagers.

Scheduling

We will be happy to discuss pediatric care options and help find the best approach on a case by case basis. Because each child’s needs are unique, we will determine the most appropriate session length and frequency for your child’s unique needs.

A parent or guardian must be present during the massage for anyone under the age of 18.

Parents who would like to learn more information about pediatric massage therapy can contact our office for a consultation call with a massage therapist.

 

Specialty Services

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Myofascial Release

60 or 90 minutes

The John D. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach (JBMFR) is a technique that uses gentle sustained pressure to release restrictions in the myofascial connective tissue.

Graston Technique®

30 or 60 minutes

The Graston Technique® (GT) allows us to better detect and treat these areas because it uses a stainless steel instrument that glides along a patient's muscle

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Biomat®

15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes

The Biomat® has helped thousands of those suffering from minor muscle and joint pain all the way to arthritis.

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AromaTouch Technique

45 minutes

Essential oils have been treasured for thousands of years for their healing properties.

 

Myofascial Release

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The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach (JBMFR) is an effective hands-on technique that uses gentle sustained pressure to release myofascial restrictions in the Myofascial connective tissue. Myo(muscle) fascia(connective tissue). Myofascial Release treats the body as a whole (mind and body) rather than just the area of the body that is producing symptoms or pain. Paula VanBaalen, is the therapist at Ohana Therapeutic Massage that offers JBMFR.

What conditions can JBMFR help with?

  • Reduce pain associated with knots, adhesions, and trigger points

  • Improved posture

  • Increased Range of Motion

  • Decreased chronic pain

  • Increased relaxation

  • Reduce the effects of stress on your body

What is fascia?


Fascia is a touch connective tissue that surrounds and penetrates every muscle, bone, organ, etc in your body. It is an uninterrupted 3-dimensional web traveling from head to toe. It supports your organs as well as acts as a shock absorber for the body.




What is a myofascial restriction?


A myofascial restriction is an area of tight, stressed or damaged fascia (connective tissue). It is undetectable by any of the standard tests done today (MRI, CAT Scan, EMG, X-Ray). This restriction can progressively tighten over time, causing stress and dysfunction on surround tissues.

Think of yarn in a sweater. When healthy, the yarn can stretch and move without restrictions. Though, if a piece of yarn gets damaged in the sweater, it can cause pulling and tightening of the entire sweater.
"Find the pain, look elsewhere for the cause." ~John F. Barnes, PT




What causes myofascial restrictions?


There are several causes for a myofascial restriction including, but not limited to: injury, stress, repetitive micro trauma, chronic inflammation, poor posture.




What can I expect from a Myofascial Release session?


During a JBMFR treatment session the entire body is evaluated and treated. While you may come in with a specific area(s) of discomfort, diagnosis or dysfunction, the whole body will be assessed and treated.

Skin-to-skin contacted in necessary, so wearing a 2-piece swimsuit or loose fitting shorts is recommended. No oils or lotions are used. Since sustained pressure is needed to allow the myofascial restrictions to release, it is common for a position to be held for a minimum of 3 minutes and up to 15 minutes.

During the session, you may feel your body wants to move or stretch, let it move and stretch. It is also important to share awareness of sensations in your body during or after treatment.

JBMFR is not a quick fix, especially not for chronic issues. A minimum of 3 visits is recommended. You are in control of your healing journey and how long and far you are willing to proceed is your decision.

For more information visit www.myofascialrelease.com





Unsure if this treatment is for you?

Apply for a complimentary Fascial Freedom Consultation to discuss your health and wellness goals!

Graston Technique®

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In the healing process our body attempts to repair those areas by creating "scar tissue," much like the scar that forms on the skin where you have scraped or banged your knee.

In time, we can have a build up of this fibrous scar tissue, particularly in the muscles, tendons and ligaments that get a lot of use. This can lead to pain and dysfunction because this replacement tissue lacks the strength and flexibility of healthy tissue (in some areas it may even mat down and entrap a nerve).

The Graston Technique® (GT) allows us to better detect and treat these areas because it uses a stainless steel instrument that glides along a patient's muscle, tendons or ligaments, with the right amount of pressure to detect just where the scar tissue or restrictions are located.

When these knots or bands of scar tissue are encountered, both the clinician and the patient sense a restriction, almost like a speed bump or a granular feeling. The instrument can then be used to identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. Stretching exercises are used to promote re-alignment of the fibers into the normal pattern of healthy tissue.

Patients usually receive two treatments per week for four to five weeks. Most patients have a positive response within two to three treatments. Most patients are not disabled and continue to perform their regular functions at home/work.

 

GT decreases overall time of treatment, fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery, reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication and resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent.

 

 
 

Biomat®

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Every day, our bodies and our minds are subjected to stress. This results in aches and pains, irritability, and fatigue. Since 1997, the Biomat® has helped thousands of those suffering from minor muscle and joint pain all the way to arthritis. The Biomat® is perfect for those looking for stress and pain relief, especially those who don't like being touched!

What to expect during your Biomat® session...

Expect to go to a deep level of relaxation and serenity. The heat generated by the Biomat® is unlike a heating pad, since it penetrates 2-4 inches in the body rather than simply heating only the superficial tissues of the body.

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Benefits of using the Biomat®

  • Temporary relief of: Minor muscle pain, minor joint pain and stiffness, joint pain associated with arthritis, muscle spasms/minor sprains, minor strains, minor muscular back pain

  • Relaxation of muscles

  • Temporary increase of local circulation

  • Promotes deep relaxation

  • Perfect for those who love to be warm!

What do I do while laying on the Biomat®?

While laying on the Biomat®, it is the perfect time to relax and meditate. For many of us, quiet time is hard to come by. The Biomat® can be the perfect solution! We invite you to take advantage of some quiet time while benefiting from the far infrared and negative ion of the Biomat®.

Learn More About Biomat® In This Document

The Biomat® has even benefitted people by reducing symptoms of arthritis!

Information on Biomat® has been taken from this website

Want a Biomat® For Home Use?

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Now offering two convenient ways for you to take the benefits of the Biomat home with you!

Purchase a Biomat® Professional or Mini to get unlimited benefits at home.

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Beginning May 1st, you can rent a Biomat® Mini to use at home at daily or weekend rates. 

 

AromaTouch Technique

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The AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying pure essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance the nervous systems of the body. It improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive and uses dōTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure essential oils in four primary steps designed to minimize systemic stressors to autonomic balance. Each step includes the application of two essential oils or essential oil blends specifically formulated to support healthy emotional and physiological functions for well-being. This session is approximately 45 minutes long.

Why Essential Oils?

Essential oils have been treasured for thousands of years for their healing properties. For example, lavender and chamomile are known to be calming essential oils while peppermint, lemon, and rosemary are more energizing. Essential oils can be absorbed through the skin as well as inhaled through the nose. The nostrils are connected to a part of the brain called the limbic system. The limbic system controls emotions, affects memory and influences the nervous system. When we inhale essential oils it can affect stress levels, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, immune system, and digestion.

Paula is an Independent Product Consultant for dōTERRA essential oils. All dōTERRA essential oils are 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG).

For more information or to bring the healing benefits of essential oils home with you, visit Paula’s dōTERRA website.