Not All Massage Is Created Equal: Therapeutic massage is a medically proven method for supporting your health and wellness. Our massage therapists are trained in many of the treatment modalities described in our treatment descriptions below. They are not always separated into different treatments, but more commonly are used in combination within a single treatment, as warranted. Health benefits of massage include:
Management of anxiety and depression • Reduced inflammation • Reduced pain • Improved sleep • Boosted immune system
The massage therapists at Decatur Healing Arts listen to your needs and employ the proper techniques to deliver a truly therapeutic experience. In most cases, the therapist will combine multiple techniques into one session. This is known as Integrated Massage Therapy. Our therapists are adept at addressing the needs of the body with whatever technique is called for.
Each of our therapists bring something a little different to their work—some integrate Reiki or other energy work, others will introduce acupressure and trigger point techniques, Myofascial Release, Thai Yoga stretching and much more. Please read the bios of each and it will reveal what they bring to the table for your healing.
Integrative Massage Practitioners: Janine Klie, Jason Altman, Juanita Fuller, Mary Price, Terrell Coppage-El
60 min: $80 / 3x60 package: $225* / 6x60 package: $390*
90 min: $115 / 3x90 package: $330* / 6x90 package: $600*
120 min: $145 / 3x120 package: $420** / 6x120 package: $780*
Massage Styles used in Integrative Massage:
Deep Tissue Massage - Deep tissue massage focuses on the body's deeper muscles and connective tissues to stimulate, unblock, and detoxify them. Deep tissue could best be described as vigorous kneading combined with Shiatsu (acupressure, trigger point) work. This is the type of massage that professional athletes receive.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Massage: Neuromuscular Therapy is a rehabilitative massage used to treat pain and muscular dysfunction in the body. NMT uses postural analysis, specific pressure and referral patterns to locate and release tight areas and trigger points to help bring the client out of pain and back into balance. NMT can be used to aid and even completely relieve pain syndromes that are usually treated through surgery.
Conditions that can be treated with NMT include but are not limited to tendinitis, bunions, hammer toes, compartment syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, Thoracic outlet syndrome, whiplash, sciatica, scoliosis, headaches, postural imbalances, pelvic pain, back pain, frozen shoulder syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, sprain or strain injuries. Neuromuscular Therapy can also be a holistic preventative treatment to maintain musculoskeletal balance and neurological well-being, resolving body imbalances and overuse patterns before they become debilitating issues.
Swedish Massage: Swedish massage feels good! Focusing on relaxation and circulation, this massage increases oxygen flow in the blood and flushes toxins. Swedish massage is the form of massage most common in the West. Composed primarily of stroking and kneading techniques, Swedish Massage usually includes the application of lotion or oils.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Massage: TMJ Massage is a specialized form of Neuromuscular Therapy that uses light finger pressure to release trigger points and normalize muscle tone to aid in the correction of jaw dysfunction. The external portion of the massage concentrates on the muscles of the head, neck, face, and upper body. For the internal portion of the work, the therapist wears a glove and uses a single finger to gently release the muscles inside the mouth that open and close the jaw. This can be very profound and relieving for someone who is suffering from TMJ Dysfunction. TMJ work can also have great effects for someone with sinus troubles or who suffers from tinnitus or vertigo. Practitioners: Juanita Fuller
Specialty Massage Styles:
Pregnancy massage is a gentle form of massage that supports and nurtures the mother-to-be. Soothing touch increases relaxation and reduces stress on the joints, neck and back. It also relieves calf pain, headaches and sinus congestion. The therapist blends techniques to provide relaxation and relief from low back stress and other pregnancy related discomfort. The therapist always works with an awareness of the special needs of the mother-to-be. (May require the primary health care provider’s permission. Massage is NOT recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy.)
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often with a mastectomy for breast cancer. Lymphedema can also occur in the legs or other parts of the body if lymph nodes are removed in the course of other types of surgery – for melanoma, colon, prostate or bladder cancer, for example – or are damaged by radiation treatment, infection or trauma. Symptoms include swelling and pain near the site of the removed or damaged lymph nodes. Lymphedema can occur immediately after radiation therapy or surgery, or weeks, months, and even years later.
What should one expect on a visit to a practitioner of lymphatic massage?
The therapist gently rubs, strokes, taps or pushes the skin in directions that follow the structure of the lymphatic system so that accumulated lymph fluid can drain through proper channels. Lymphatic drainage is very gentle, is not painful and doesn’t have a stimulating effect. Each session lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, and therapy is generally recommended at the beginning to be performed at least 3 times a week for two to four weeks. Studies have shown the greatest reduction in swelling from lymphedema occurs in the first week of treatment and stabilizes during the second week.
Practitioners: Juanita Fuller
60 min: $90
60 min: 6x30 package: $150
Since multiple sessions are usually recommended for relief following surgery: We offer a 6 pack of 30 minute sessions for $150 – to be used within one months’ time. 30 minute sessions are available only with this package.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is particularly effective because the heat of the stones opens and relaxes the muscles while the hardness of the stones equips the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work and deeper pressure. Your therapist will place several large hot stones on your body and a baseball sized stone in each of your hands. While these layout stones are delivering concentrated centers of heat, the therapist will massage the muscles of your legs, arms, and back with an oiled, heated stone held in the palm of her hand.
Tui Na, Chinese Medical Massage
Based in the same principles as Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Tui Na seeks to balance the body and act on the energetic structure to clear blockages, increase the flow of energy through the physical and energetic systems and bring you back to harmony. Using techniques such as kneading, rolling, tapotement, shaking and more, a Tui Na massage can be both stimulating and calming.
Practitioners: Corinne Chaves, Mary Price. For Corinne, call her directly at 970-286-4858 to schedule an appointment.
60 min: $85 / 3x60 package: $240* / 6x60 package: $450*
90 min: $120 / 3x90 package: $345* / 6x90 package: $660*
We ask that you advise us at least 24-hours in advance if you need to change or cancel the treatment we have held for you. Please be aware that we will charge the full amount of the service to your credit card in the event of cancellation without prior notification. New clients, please arrive early in order to fill out your paperwork and get started on time. We thank you in advance for your consideration to our practitioners and our other scheduled clients.