Massage Therapy

Definition: manual manipulation of soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments) to enhance a person's health & wellbeing

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PB SYSTEM

All of our massage sessions are an integration of different massage modalities to create a customized session for each unique client. All bodies are not the same so our massage sessions are not the same. Your therapist will get to the root of your goal so they know how to start building out your personalized treatment. 

Swedish Therapy utilizes light to medium pressured, long, fluid strokes along the entire body. Superficial layers of muscle are manipulated in the direction of blood returning to the heart to encourage improved circulation & natural relaxation. 

Swedish

Hands are planted and purposefully moved slow as molasses to sustained pressure in an effort to get the fascial layers underneath to melt and become more pliable. The thoughtful, sustained, kinetic pressure gives space back between the fascia and muscles allowing better use. 

Myofascial Release

Sports Therapy aims to help the athlete achieve optimal athletic performance by warming up or cooling down muscles. Pre Event massage will improve soft tissue condition by stimulating inactive muscles & stretching connective tissue through a full range of motion. Post Event massage will calm the over charged brain, aid in recovery & focus on areas that were overused & stressed from repetitive and aggressive movements.

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Deep Tissue Therapy utilizes firm to deep pressure with slow, purposeful strokes. Soft tissue is manipulated with the intension of reaching deep layers of muscles & connective tissue for realignment. Work is concentrated in areas of tension & pain, seeking out muscular adhesions that limit the function of the muscle.

Deep Tissue

Trigger Point Therapy focuses on the cause of the pain by seeking out trigger points. Trigger points are hypersensitive, contracted muscular tissue caused by overstrain/overuse. If left untreated, trigger points will cause pain, fatigue & weakness in the muscle that often radiates pain to other areas of the body. Isolated pressure & release are used on the "knot," along with active participation: deep breaths, identification of location & intensity of discomfort.

Trigger Point Therapy

Prenatal Therapy gives the new mom a natural way of relieving discomfort, reducing stress & promoting general wellness. Your therapist will lay out supportive pillows to aid in a comfortable side  lying position. Lose yourself as your therapist skillfully weaves their hands through all of your pregnancy related pain, tension & soreness. Take this time to heal & recover, while passing off the same positive benefits to growing baby. 

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Each massage is an INTEGRATION of different massage modalities to ensure a completely customized experience.

THE BODY

is a series of systems working harmoniously together giving you the vehicle to live, manipulate & create in the physical world 

When there is dysfunction in one of these body systems, the system as a whole is compromised. When one domino goes down, the rest follow. The body mismanages its resources making the overall act of living a burden rather than a blessing. 

Manual therapies are our chosen weapons when combatting body dysfunction because they yield the highest return of investment for the client. Bodywork benefits all 11 systems in the body.

Muscular System

  • Resets Chronic Contractions

  • Reduces "Knots"

  • Repairs Fascia System

Nervous System

  • Sharpens communication between soft tissue systems & brain

  • Muscle Tension Reduction will ease Nerve Impingements

  • Decreases Nerve Firing

  • Reduces the body's time spent in "sympathetic overdrive" 

Circulatory system

  • Blood holds nutrients & oxygen

  • Gets blood moving to stagnant areas

  • Flushes out metabolic waste

  • Floods distant capillaries

Lymphatic system

  • Pumps & circulates lymph fluid

  • Decrease in muscle tension stimulates lymph node activity

REPRODUCTIVE, DIGESTIVE, URINARY SYSTEMS

  • Increase in oxygen saturation stimulates respective organs

Skeleton System

  • Equalizes uneven forces pulling on skeletal system

  • Improves Posture

Endocrine system

  • Reduces Cortisol

    • Cortisol = Stress Hormone​

    • Elevated cortisol levels: interfere with learning & memory, lower immune function & bone density, weight gain,  increase blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease​​

  • Increases Endorphins

    • Endorphins = Pain ​Fighter

    • Elevated endorphin level: decrease pain, increase feeling of euphoria, modulation of appetite, enhances immune system

Respiratory system

  • Increases Body Oxygen Levels

  • Loosens Rib Cage Muscles For Greater Lung Expansion

INTEGUMENTARY system

  • Hydrates dry skin

  • Stimulates touch receptors

The PB Experience

01

Book an Appointment

Give us a call, shoot us a text message, or hop onto our booking widget when you are ready to book your massage. We try to book our sessions based on which therapist best matches your needs for massage as opposed to open availability. After a couple questions designed to help us figure out your bodywork goal, we will get you into our schedule with the therapist and time that best fits your needs. 

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Show Up

Anticipate arriving 10 minutes before your session. We will provide a medical intake form for you to fill out. Our intake form allows you to communicate your health history and current body condition so our therapists can better customize your treatment.This time is also perfect to use the restroom and catch your breath before your session begins.

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Interview & Treatment Room

When your therapist is ready, they will meet you in the lobby & then bring you to their treatment room. Here, they will consult with you about your bodywork goals & what you wish to accomplish in your session. You will also review any pertinent medical history. 

 

Your therapist will leave the room where you will undress down to your comfort level & lie down on the table underneath the sheets. You will find the room has been equipped to provide the highest comfort possible. Lay your clothing & belongings on the ottoman, hang your things from the unique hooks on the walls, plug your phone in with an available charger located next to the shelves, choose the music you wish to listen to during your session. Make yourself at home. 

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Hands On Work 

This massage will be specifically tailored & designed for you. We will integrate different modalities such as swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, reflexology, stretching, ect, in order to help you meet your wellness goals. If at any point during the session you have feedback on the pressure, lighting, music, temperature, let us know so we can adjust. We welcome this. 

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Post Bodywork 

We will give you a suggestion about the best massage schedule you should maintain in order to accomplish your massage goals in the long term. As time goes on, your body undergoes micro trauma. Your massage repairs this damage so the more often you push off your massage, the more damage we need to repair each session. Based on this, we will ask to see you at least once a month,  biweekly or weekly. We will also send you home with some water to hydrate and some stretching techniques to prolong the benefits of the treatment. 

Recovery Massage Services

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Pain
Management

Designed for clients looking to manage their chronic pain holistically. This session will reduce pain by directly focusing massage treatment in the complaint area & its related neighboring structures. Direct focus to the pain site will recalibrate nerve receptors, clear up congestion in the muscles & increase oxygen saturation in the area - improving the healing environment. 

 

Therapist will create a treatment plan that centers around the clients area of concern. Majority of time will be broken down to work on the immediate concern and then spanned into the relating secondary muscles, fascia and other soft tissues. This session is slow paced, every move made is purposeful. Work is deliberate as each layer of tissue is worked through thoughtfully to get down to deeper layers. This session tends to have only enough time for half body. 

50 minute base session 

Add TARGETS for time upgrade & additional customization

Potential Modalities:

Deep TissueTrigger Point TherapySwedish

Muscle Energy TechniquesMyofascial Release

Suggested Aromatherapy:

Relief Boost

Movement
Recovery

Designed for clients looking to increase their body’s performance. This session is geared towards recruiting muscle fibers for optimal muscle functionality, repairing micro trauma in overworked soft tissue, and cleaning up adhesion's to keep the body moving freely. Muscles will be re-educated, muscle fibers will be realigned and oxygen distribution will be optimized. 

 

Therapist will create a treatment plan based on the intention of the client. Common intentions: increase flexibility, increase performance, injury recovery, body warm up/cool down. Majority of time will be broken down to focus on weaker sections of the body and then connected with the rest of the body. This session is fast paced. It is the hare. Quick stimulation wakes up muscle fibers and rushes blood flow, pumping muscles to their full capacity.

 

50 minute base session 

Add TARGETS for time upgrade & additional customization

Potential Modalities:

Deep TissueTrigger Point TherapySwedish

Muscle Energy TechniquesMyofascial Release  Stretch

Suggested Aromatherapy:

Relief Boost

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Maintenance

Designed for clients looking to combat ageing and degeneration. This session is built to reset the body. Think of turning your computer off at night. Rebalance muscular tone, promote cellular genesis, flood body with an increase of oxygen and nutrients. Keep the body optimal and efficient with habitual movement and bodywork - like an oil change for your car. 

 

Therapist will create a treatment plan that is customized based on the clients expressed intention and their career, lifestyle and hobbies. The pace of this session is moderate, not slow like Pain Management but not as fast as Athletic Rehab. Session is designed to spend some time in one focus area followed by a full body flush out.

 

50 minute base session 

Add TARGETS for time upgrade & additional customization

Potential Modalities:

Deep TissueTrigger Point TherapySwedish

 

Myofascial Release

Suggested Aromatherapy:

Amp Boost

Hack:  

use TARGETS when short on time or
to make a
longer, hyper customized session

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TARGET: CRANIUM

For clients experiencing any pain or discomfort from the base of the neck up to the top of the skull. Therapist will work through the top of the shoulders, anterior & posterior neck, base of skull, scalp & face. Timing and area of concentration will be decided individually.

25 minutes

Conditions

Headaches . Migraines . TMJ . Neck Pain 

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TARGET: Rotator

For clients experiencing any pain or discomfort in the shoulder blade, top of the arm or pecs. Therapist will work through the rotator muscles attached to the shoulder blade, the deltoid, the pectoral muscles & part of the tricep & bicep if necessary. Timing and area of concentration will be decided individually.

Conditions: 

Shoulder Pain . Frozen Shoulder . Bursitis . Rotator Cuff Injury 

25 minutes

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TARGET: Back

For clients experiencing any pain or discomfort in the upper or lower back. Therapist will work through the top of the shoulders, anterior & posterior neck, base of skull, scalp & face. Timing and area of concentration will be decided individually.

 

Conditions

Headaches . Migraines . TMJ . Neck Pain 

25 minutes

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Hip Pain

TARGET: HIP

For clients experiencing any pain or discomfort from the base of the neck up to the top of the skull. Therapist will work through the top of the shoulders, anterior & posterior neck, base of skull, scalp & face. Timing and area of concentration will be decided individually.
 

Conditions

Sciatica . Migraines . TMJ . Neck Pain

 

25 minutes 

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TARGET: Knee

For clients experiencing any pain or discomfort from the base of the neck up to the top of the skull. Therapist will work through the top of the shoulders, anterior & posterior neck, base of skull, scalp & face. Timing and area of concentration will be decided individually.

Conditions

Knee Pain . Migraines . TMJ . Neck Pain 

25 minutes

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TARGET: Foot

For clients experiencing any pain or discomfort from the base of the neck up to the top of the skull. Therapist will work through the top of the shoulders, anterior & posterior neck, base of skull, scalp & face. Timing and area of concentration will be decided individually.

 

Conditions

Plantar Fasciitis . Foot Pain . Ankle Pain . Shin Splits 

25 minutes

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TARGET: Arm

For clients experiencing any pain or discomfort from the base of the neck up to the top of the skull. Therapist will work through the top of the shoulders, anterior & posterior neck, base of skull, scalp & face. Timing and area of concentration will be decided individually.

 

Conditions

Tennis Elbow . Carpal Tunnel . Arthritis . 

25 minutes

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