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Massage is NOT Self-Indugence, It’s Self Care!

We at Optimal Massage pride ourselves in being curators of expert professionals trained in the therapeutic bodywork disciplines and modalities that can serve all of the unique set of challenges our clients present.

The following disciplines and modalities are represented across our team’s expertise:

What Type of Massage do YOU Need? Choose the Tab Below That Best Describes Your Needs to Guide You to the Perfect Treatment!

The Optimal Massage

The Optimal Massage is a fusion of multiple massage disciplines and bodywork techniques, to create the most spectacular massage experience and results. Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Passive Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, and Aromatherapy are all on offer with an Optimal Massage. Why choose, when you can have your cake and eat it too?

  • All of the Optimal Massage therapists are trained and able to be booked for Optimal Fusion.

Hot Stone

Smooth basalt stones are heated to a te!mperature cool enough to hold but hot enough to melt overused and fatigued muscles, as well as to increase metabolism and circulation. The stone becomes an extension of the therapist’s hand to provide a deeper sense of relaxation and overall well-being.

Therapists for Hot Stone:

  • Jeanenne Browning
  • Jackie Ruffing
  • Jeannine Ryder
  • Kim Wolff

Reflexology

Reflexology uses application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques on specific reflex points that correspond to different body organs and systems. It is relaxing and is a great treatment if you are a bit nervous to get a massage for the first time.

Therapists for Reflexology:

  • Jackie Ruffing
  • Jeannine Ryder

Warm Bamboo

Sublimely relaxing, heated bamboo is used to roll and knead the tissue to help increase circulation, eliminate toxins, relieve stress and create an extreme sensation of relaxation.

Therapists for Warm Bamboo:

  • Jeannine Ryder

Sinus Massage

According to the American Rhinologic Society, sinusitis is the most common chronic illness in America with an estimated 35 million people affected. But what you may not realize is that a sinus massage could potentially be your greatest ally in their battle against chronic and non-infectious sinusitis.

Therapists for Sinus Massage:

  • Jeannine Ryder
  • Michael Wolff
  • Kim Wolff

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that channels, redistributes, and clears blocks of energy. The treatment activates the natural healing processes of the body and helps to restore physical and emotional well-being.

Therapists for Reiki:

  • Patty Bennett Fox
  • Jackie Ruffing
  • Eileen Brady
  • Jeanenne Browning
  • Erinn Lyons

Table Thai Massage

Also known as the “lazy man’s yoga,” this modality allows the client to stay fully, comfortably clothed while the therapist combines traditional thai massage stretches and compression techniques, allowing for greater flexibility and mobility, improved posture and balancing of mind, body and spirit.

Therapists for Thai Massage:

  • Laura Spayd
  • Eileen Brady
  • Jeannine Ryder
  • Laura Spayd

Sports/Athletic Performance

Training, nutrition, stretching and sleep are all critical components to sustaining your best body and achieving peak athletic performance. Repairing and restoring your body is just as important because it reduces the fatigue on your body and prevents further injury, promotes flexibility, and improves endurance. Prepare, repair and restore your body and mind with an Optimal Massage for athletes.

Therapists for Sports/Athletic Performance:

  • Laura Spayd
  • Keith Edwards
  • Michael Wolff

Geriatric

Getting older slows us down and naturally comes with aches, pains, illnesses. But we don’t have to take this sitting down. Touch is so important for us physically and mentally and so Therapeutic Massage can play an important role in how we feel. Book a massage or buy a 5 or 10 pack bundle for an important older loved one in your life.

Therapists for Geriatric:

  • Jackie Ruffing
  • Michael Wolff
  • Jeannine Ryder

Oncology/Pediatric Oncology

Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.

Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist’s skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.

Therapists for Oncology/Pediatric Oncology:

  • Jeannine Ryder
  • Jackie Ruffing
  • Jeanenne Browning

*Optimal Massage partners with “Unite for HER” to promote physical and emotional wellness to Breast Cancer patients. Contact the organization for passport to Optimal Massage.

Pediatric/Adolescent

The world our kids live in is highly stimulating and stressful, with the pressure of school, sports and activities, peer acceptance, and change that is inherent with growth and development. Being constantly connected to devices, carrying heavy back backs and sitting for long periods of time is extremely detrimental to muscular and skeletal development and has long term impacts on posture. Although massage doesn’t correct these postural issues, it can treat the muscular imbalances already present from these poor postures. Therapeutic massage is a gift for the young people in our lives because it reduces their stress and soothes their overstimulated nervous systems, assuages their anxiety, and reduces the stress hormones that their growing body produces. And even beyond that, when children experience different forms of healthy and safe touch, it provides them with a stronger sense of self awareness and promotes positive body image and self-esteem. Book the important child in your life a 30 minute full body massage and see the results!

Therapists for Pediatric/Adolescent:

  • Andrew Emsley

Prenatal/Postpartum

We all know taking care of yourself is critical when carrying your developing baby “in utero” AND that it’s physically draining. Prenatal massage is a completely safe treatment that will help you get through by giving your relief of your backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and the horrible swelling that drives you crazy. Massage for pregnant women also reduces the stress on your weight-bearing joints, it encourages the blood and lymph circulation, helps you to relax if you have nervous tension, improves your sleep, and helps relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes you can’t do a thing about. What are you waiting for? Book now AND ask your shower hosts to think of buying you a 5 or 10 pack bundle to support you through pregnancy and into postpartum/early mommy months. You will be SO GRATEFUL!

Therapists for Prenatal:

  • Patty Bennett Fox
  • Paigét Miller
  • Kim Wolff
  • Jeanenne Browning
  • Jeannine Ryder
  • Andrew Emsley
  • Erinn Lyons
  • Eileen Brady

Therapists for Postpartum/Early Months of Mommyhood:

  • Patty Bennett Fox
  • Paigét Miller
  • Kim Wolff
  • Jeanenne Browning
  • Jeannine Ryder
  • Andrew Emsley
  • Jackie Ruffing
  • Eileen Brady

Cupping

A therapeutic cupping treatment involves placing plastic cups on the skin, creating a vacuum where the tissue is drawn up into the cup. The suction helps to increase blood flow and loosen fascia or connective tissue. The cups are left in place approximately 5-10 minutes. Cupping helps to lower inflammation, relax tense muscles and ease stiffness associated with chronic back pain, as well as increase range of movement and open the energy flow of the body. Cupping may cause temporary bruising and soreness, depending upon the degree of suction. This may last up to 5-7 days after a cupping session.

Therapists for Cupping:

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Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

The therapist uses warmed Himalayan Salt Stones while applying appropriate pressure and relaxing massage techniques. During the course of the treatment, the minerals of the stones are absorbed through your skin. This beneficial treatment helps to lower blood pressure and improve circulation, support a healthy respiratory system, help prevent muscle cramps, and lightly exfoliate the skin.

Therapists for Himalayan Salt Stone Massage:

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Once we know the “what and why” behind YOUR need for a massage, we can book you with the skilled therapist trained in the specific disciplines that will deliver the most beneficial impact, the greatest relief, and the highest satisfaction. If you aren’t sure of which therapist who can best serve you, browse individual profiles in “Meet the Team” or call us at 610-696-6880 to assess and help you find the right fit.