This is a system of therapeutic, manual manipulations of the body's soft tissues for the purpose of enhancing circulation to restore or maintain health and overall well being. Benefits include general relaxation and improved circulation.
Sports massage addresses the specific needs of athletes. Treatment can include cross-fiber friction, deep compression and trigger point therapy. Sports massage is useful during training, before or after events, to enhance performance and function or promote healing post injury.
Medical massage specifies treatments related to specific medical or health problems and is usually ordered by a physician. Medical therapeutic massage can reduce the heart rate and blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, reduce muscle tension/spasm, improve range of motion, dissolve scar tissue adhesions and help relieve pain – all of which enhance medical treatment.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissues massage is muscle specific and focuses on the relief of trigger points through static pressure on tender, congested muscle fibers. It is used to improve function, reduce muscle tightness, strengthen postural muscles, protect joints and minimize stress. Deep tissue massage is often used to relieve tender or congested spots in the muscle tissue and compressed nerves that may radiate pain to other areas of the body.
Pregnancy massage provides circulatory benefits, stress reduction, improved physiological functioning, and reduced musculoskeletal pain. Pregnancy massage is also effective for labor preparation, labor facilitation and post partum recovery. The age-old use of reassuring touch provides an anchor and is an intrinsic part of nurturing and cherishing mother and child. Pregnancy massage can help to alleviate most of the common ailments of pregnancy, including nausea, back and neck ache, and insomnia.
Essentially a closed spinal hydraulic system, the craniosacral system mechanism is composed of the brain, spinal cord, bones of the scull, sacrum and interconnected membranes and the cerebrospinal fluid. Craniosacral therapists gently manipulate the cranium and the sacrum to facilitate the body in correcting misalignments in the structure of this system. Used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, TMJ dysfunction and especially beneficial for head or neck injuries.
1⁄2 hour massage $45
1 hour massage $70
1 1⁄2 hour massage $100
(Non-members are welcome; please add an additional $5 fee.)
Our therapists require a 24-hour cancellation to avoid a full charge.
With a prescription from your primary care physician, some health insurance plans cover massage therapy. Personal injury protection or primary auto insurance will many times cover massage therapy for an auto-related injury. Workers’ compensation plans may also cover therapy for on-the-job related injuries. Check your health insurance policy for coverage, then with your massage therapist to formulate a treatment plan.
Deborah Cone, LMT
Specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Pregnancy, Reflexology, Chakra Balancing, and Raindrop Technique Massage. Deborah is a certified Reiki Master, Polarity Therapy Practitioner and Sound Healing Therapist specializing in Gong and Tuning Fork therapies. In addition to her massage therapy credentials, she is a licensed Full Spa Specialist, Medical Aesthetician, an internationally certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher and a Full Mesa carrying Shaman Practitioner of the Incan Tradition. With each massage she strives to provide a safe space for her clients to deeply relax, rejuvenate and receive. She specializes in a heartfelt, nurturing integrative massage and tailors each session to that client’s unique needs. Her passion is touching, healing and uplifting humanity through love, compassion, awareness and grace.
Ahna Peace, LMT
Trained in Maui, Hawaii in 2001, Ahna is a well experienced therapist. She offers you a Massage that is both Therapeutic and Nurturing. Her calm presence and effective technique relieve pain, ease restrictions and increase range of motion. Specializing in connective bodywork, she assists you in gaining a "felt sense" of what is happening in your own body and subtly motivates you to address your body with kindness and attentive patience. Ahna incorporates effective Myofascial release and structural integration techniques in a variety of massage modalities. She is skilled in Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu, Chair massage, Pregnancy Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology & Swedish Relaxation Massage.
Carol Schwarz, B.S., LMT, CNMT
Carol has had the honor of serving clients in Tallahassee since 1995, using a blend of modalities based upon the individual client's needs. Seeking to expand her knowledge of anatomy and physiology, she became certified as a neuromuscular therapist in 2003. Along with the neuromuscular work, Carol practices subtler healing modalities, and will often make recommendations for clients to continue their healing process outside of the session. She honors the trust each client brings to the table with empathy, intuition and a desire to improve their overall functioning and well being. Carol was honored to serve as a sports massage therapist with the 1996 British Olympic Team.
Patricia Springer, LMT
Motivated by a desire to help others and a preference to work with her hands, Patricia studied massage at CORE Institute for Massage Therapy in Tallahassee. Her training and 23 years of experience, combined with her sensitivity and intuitive touch, are reflected in her massages. Patricia incorporates various techniques into her Swedish massages, including Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, and Reiki. She listens to her client’s needs, preferences, and feedback, then varies the pressure and techniques to customize each massage. Patricia's experience includes managing a day spa, Chiropractic office and providing seated massage at several offices.
Jason Spurlock, BS, LMT
Jason is a professional massage therapist with over 15 years of experience. Most of his career has been in collaboration with chiropractic physicians and physical therapists, and from this experience he has developed great skill at treating orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Florida State University College of Human Sciences and has experience in exercise rehabilitation. Jason has developed a unique approach to manual therapy that combines deep Myofascial bodywork with active and passive movement to relieve pain, increase range of motion, and enhance functional movement. This approach has proven to be very effective for treating chronic pain as well as for treating orthopedic injuries. Jason is currently enrolled in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Florida State University College of Nursing and plans to go on to pursue a doctoral program for advanced practice.
Greg Watterson, LMT
Greg has spent many years developing a practice of specialized, educated and intuitive care. His training in advanced bodywork, kinesiology, anatomy and physiology provides valuable skill sets in the delivery of therapeutic relaxation, deep tissue, Medical Massage, Neuromuscular, Myofascial Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Massage. Greg is a team therapist for the FSU Football Team which won the NCAA National Championship in 2013. Greg is also certified in advanced clinical stretching, flexibility and core disciplines, and often includes these skills within his patient protocols to restore structural and functional integrity, relieve pain, increase range of motion, treat injuries, and enhance sports performance. Greg is passionate about the profound benefits of massage therapy and he strives to bring healing to each client by listening carefully, focusing intently, and working unselfishly towards the goal of each person’s optimum wellness.
Greg White, LMT
With over 30 years of experience, Greg has worked with a wide variety of patients, treating conditions ranging from headaches and neck tension to low back, shoulder and hip pain. He loves blending styles and using the tools he knows to better fit the needs of his clients by utilizing a variety of modalities, including deep tissue massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Techniques and assisted stretching. Greg works to assist his patients in relieving stress related tension, reducing chronic pain and correcting musculoskeletal dysfunction. Greg encourages patients to work with patterns of held tension by guiding their awareness and helping them retrain their nervous system to relax.
RoxAnne Workman, LMT
RoxAnne has over 20 years of experience in integrated massage therapy including Medical Massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Techniques, and Pregnancy Massage. Combined with her background in Exercise Physiology, her unique style combines gentle specific stretches with direct focused strokes to release areas of tension and dysfunction while restoring optimum function and movement throughout the body. She deeply believes in the healing potential of massage therapy. Her goal, as a professional massage therapist, is to fully listen to her clients’ needs through what they tell her as well as through what their bodies communicate in order to support the body’s natural healing process. Through understanding the human anatomy and each individual's needs, she is dedicated to helping clients reach their ultimate health goals with education, encouragement and compassion.