InTouch is considered an integrative massage practice. This means that every massage is created by combining several different modalities and techniques of massage and bodywork together, to provide the best results for the clients’ specific needs.
Listed below are some of the modalities and therapies, that InTouch therapists, utilize during a session. Click on the arrows for a description of each type of massage!
Swedish (relaxation) Massage
Swedish or “Relaxation” massage is the most common form of bodywork performed today. It is accomplished with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart, as well as, circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, kneading, bending and stretching. Swedish massage is exceptional for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Created by Young Living Founder and CEO D. Gary Young, Raindrop Therapy is a unique
massage that incorporates both therapeutic movements and pure essential oils to create
harmony and healing in the body. This targeted massage provides a nurturing and rejuvenating
experience-physically, mentally and emotionally. Each session is 90 minutes and will leave you
feeling refreshed and energized.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone massage uses smooth, water-heated stones to ease muscular and fascial stiffness, promote metabolism, and increase circulation. Stationary warm stones are placed on specific points on the body, while others are used for massaging. This deeply healing treatment is available in both 60 and 90 minute session times.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a massage technique specific to one or more areas of chronic pain or concern. NMT identifies tissue abnormalities and at the same time manipulates the soft tissue to normalize its function. It is the therapy of choice for repetitive use injuries, chronic stiffness and soreness, and to maintain overall muscle integrity. Here at inTouch, NMT is the most used modality because of its effectiveness and imminent results.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are exquisitely painful spots of extremely taut skeletal muscle tissue- most people refer to them as “knots”. Many things can cause a trigger point including recent acute trauma to the muscle or muscle group. On occasion, trigger points can manifest as tension headaches, TMJ pain, and shoulder or low back discomfort. Massage therapy is very effective as a means of releasing, reducing or eliminating trigger points by applying pressure locally and for specific time increments.
A constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular activity may lead to excessive stresses on joints, ligaments, tendons, as well as the muscles themselves. Massages received regularly may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.
Sports Massage incorporates more percussive and stimulating movements. This massage is geared for pre or post workout to enhance blood circulation, revive and restore muscle integrity and prevent injury.
Chair/Off-site Massage Services
Corporate or event on-site massage is available with massage chairs or portable massage tables. Contact our office manager for more information.
A massage performed by two therapists for two clients at the same time in the same treatment room. Although this massage is performed at the same time, each massage is still tailored to each clients goals and comfort.
No need for a special occasion to get one! Decompress from everyday stress, relax and release the tension from your whole body, and allow yourself to enjoy 60 or 90 minutes with your significant other.
Reflexology of the foot is a method of alternative medicine done by applying pressure or stimulating predefined points on the foot that correspond with different organs of the body. The theory behind doing this is that these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways. As with all forms of massage, this also, sends signals that balance the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce pain and stress.