Massage Therapy

Heal joint pain in your neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and ankles with For Your Life's massage therapy.

Back Massage

A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscle).

Benefits:

  • Helps with chronic aches and pain

  • Relieves back and neck pain

  • Aids injury rehabilitation

  • Improves postural problems

  • Improves limited mobility

  • Aids sports related muscle recovery

Deep Tissue

Swedish massage therapy is what comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. 

Benefits:

  • Helps increase oxygen levels in blood

  • Decreases muscle toxins

  • Improves circulation

  • Improves flexibility

  • Eases tension

Swedish

Massage

The most effective type of massage therapy for lower back pain is neuromuscular therapy, also called trigger point myotherapy. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of masssage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain cuased by soft tissue injury (such as a muscle strain). 

Benefits:

  • Relieves pain

  • Returns injured tissue to normal function

  • Balances nervous system

  • Greater flexibility

  • Improves posture

Neuromuscular

Shoulder Massage

A type of massage that is becoming more and more popular for both practitioners and clients is Tui Na massage, or Tuina massage. Pronounced "twee-nah," Tui Na massage is a modality of Traditional Chinse Medicine that addresses specific patterns of disharmony in the body.

Benefits:

  • Can be used to treat specific areas

  • Uses the principals of acupuncture

  • Can be used with acupuncture

  • Relieves a variety of disorders

  • Can be used with other modalities

Tui Na

Neck Treatment

Thai massage is new to modern spas, but it is actually an ancient form thought to have been developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand 2,500 years ago. It uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body's energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension, and balance the body's energy systems.

Benefits:

  • Relieves tension headaches

  • Reduces types of back pain

  • Relieves muscle pain and spasticity

  • Increases flexibility

  • Stimulates circulation

  • Boosts energy

Thai

Senior Therapy

Active exercise is that which an individual does for themselves, while active assisted range of motion is achieved with the help of a therapist or individual who aids the person in the movement. Passive range of motion is exercises performed on an individual by another person, therapist, or nurse. It offers a variety of benefits for those unable to exercise for themselves.

Benefits:

  • Improves Muscle Strength

  • Reduces pain

  • Maintains flexibility

  • Improves circulation

  • Boosts energy

Passive Joint Movement

Head Massage

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial sacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas and alleviate stress and pain. 

Benefits:

  • Restore natural position of bones

  • Decrease stress

  • Relieve neck and back pain

  • Relieve migraine headaches

Acupressure Neck Massage

Acupressure

Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices. 

Benefits:

  • Relieves stress, tension, and anxiety

  • Improves sleep

  • Relaxes muscles and joints

  • Minimizes headaches

  • Alleviates chronic pain

Reiki Treatment

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered through the close proximity of hovering hands (no physical touching) and based on the philosophy that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and causes us to be alive. If it is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. 

Benefits:

  • Increases natural healing and abilities

  • Finds inner peace and harmony

  • Balances mind and emotions

  • Brings emotional relief to distress and sorrow

  • Speeds up recovery from surgery and long-term illness

  • Helps maintain physical & emotional balance