Indulge in a Deep, Luxurious Massage!
At Emerald Moon Massage in Steamboat Springs, Colorado you’ll experience Deep Tissue, Swedish and Trigger Point massage therapy, giving you the most luxurious, restorative and healing massage you’ve ever had. This is not just another Steamboat Day Spa – At Emerald Moon Massage, you’ll benefit from extraordinary, individualized treatment. I – Lori Lynch – am wholeheartedly focused on your health, healing and wellbeing.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage but uses deeper pressure to target knots and release chronic muscle tension. Deep Tissue Massage uses strokes across the grain of the muscles, not with the grain as in Swedish massage. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). 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. Deep tissue massage is especially useful for persistently tense and contracted areas, for example, stiff neck, lower back stiffness and sore shoulders. Other benefits include reducing inflammation and helping to eliminate scar tissue.
If you’ve ever treated yourself to a massage at a Spa, you probably enjoyed the benefits of Swedish massage. The goal is relaxing the entire body and this is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Additional techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Massage lotion is often used to reduce friction and stimulate the skin.
Swedish massage is exceptional for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. It’s used for pain management, to help individuals recover from injury and is frequently used as form of therapy for anxiety, depression and insomnia. Swedish massage improves energy flow throughout the body, creating a sense of balance and harmony.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a massage technique that involves the applying of deep pressure to tender muscles tissue. Similar to acupressure, trigger point therapy helps locate points of tenderness from where pain is generated, and by applying sustained pressure to these trigger points, pain is released. We compress the muscle with sustained pressure using hands, fingers, or elbows until it releases. Although slight discomfort may be felt until the point releases, the overall experience is deeply relaxing. Trigger Point therapy can help improve range of motion, muscle weakness and even numbness or tingling sensations.
Available again in Summer 2014: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® Massage
Ashiatsu Massage is a barefoot deep tissue massage, is unlike any other deep tissue massage you have ever experienced! The massage therapist, supported by parallel wooden bars suspended from the ceiling, applies deep foot pressure to strategic points along the spine and body to achieve maximum muscle compression – as gentle or deep as you like. Ashiatsu is highly effective for athletes and individuals with thick musculature, and people who enjoy really deep tissue massage. Following treatment, our clients experience deep relaxation, pain relief, improved posture, and enhanced physical structure and balance. Many of our clients swear they will never go back to traditional hand massage after experiencing Ashiatsu.
Are You Ready to Relax, Indulge and Heal?
At Emerald Moon Massage, I charge one rate, no matter which massage therapy you choose. This way, I may alternate between these healing therapies to remedy problem areas, if need be.
- 60 minute full body massage – $80
- 90 minute full body massage – $120
- 60 or 90 minute Pregnancy Massage, same prices as above
- Available again in Summer of 2014: 120 minute fusion massage – $160 A two hour trip to heaven – 60 minute Ashiatsu massage, the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet combined with 60 minutes of traditional Swedish massage and Trigger point work on targeted neck and shoulder muscles. You deserve the best of both worlds – treat yourself!
Book an Emerald Moon Massage
December 2013 and Winter 2014 Hours Available:
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Gift Certificates are also available.
Emerald Moon Massage Therapy Studio
419 Oak Street
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Indulge and Heal Now: (970) 846-2346 | email@example.com