Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage but is used to target knots and release chronic muscle tension. Other benefits include reducing inflammation and helping to eliminate scar tissue. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Deep tissue massage uses strokes across the grain of the muscles, not with the grain as in Swedish massage. The more intense movements and techniques such as deep finger pressure may be slightly uncomfortable and cause soreness that lasts a couple of days before resulting in the desired relaxation and pain relief.
50 minutes $144
100 minutes $239
The goal is to relax the entire body and this is accomplished by kneading the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the heart. Additional techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Lotion is often used to reduce friction and stimulate the skin. Our Relaxation massage is exceptional for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and increasing flexibility while easing tension.
50 minutes $129
100 minutes $209
Please call 831-620-7360 to schedule an massage appointment.
A Refuge admission, robe rental, water bottle, and aromatherapy are included with your massage.