Swedish massage is the basis of most of the massage modalities.  It is the therapeutic comfortable
bodywork most people think of when they think of massage. It's usually gentle and this makes it
especially good for relief of anxiety and general aches and pains such as those associated with
There has been a lot of information coming out in the health care community concerning the cause and
treatment of Fibromyalgia. It's a problem that confounds so many health care professionals.

With plenty of books written on the subject, one in particular that is very helpful is
'Fibromyalgia &
Chronic Myofascial Pain'
written by Devin Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland.  In it we discover
that Myofascial Pain (muscle and the fascia that covers it) is often the true source of many of the
symptoms that result from fibromyalgia.   
It has been shown in study after study that one of the most effective treatments for this insidious
'syndrome' is in fact massage therapy and bodywork.

Relax and Recover
A Vital Touch LLC
Deep Tissue and Trigger Point work helps to "get the Knots out". This is a more  focused type of
bodywork, especially good for back, hip and shoulder pain and wonderful for releasing the over
stressed neck muscles that are often the cause of headache pain.

We may use
Muscle Release Technique *sm to focus on problem areas, including Plantar Fasciitis,
Low back, Hip pain, and Frozen Shoulder.

Using a form of stretching, not exercising, to return injured muscles to a relaxed, healthy state.  
(NOTE:  Several sessions may be needed for complete relief).  For additional information on this
technique, please visit this web site:
 Repetitive Use Injury Therapy

Massage for Seniors

Relieving muscle pain, increasing circulation and improving joint mobility to help bring relief from
arthritis pain are just a few of the benefits of massage and bodywork.

All sessions are tailored to each person's individual needs.  You may want to start out slow with 1/2
hour or less.  The length of your session depends on you and your health.  Be sure to discuss your
concerns with your therapist, as she will be able to help you decide what treatment will best suit your

              *Our office is wheelchair accessible.

Plantar Fasciitis

When your feet first hit the floor in the morning and it feels like your stepping on gravel or broken
glass...thats a hallmark symptom of Plantar Fasciitis.  

There are many forms of foot pain, including achilles tendinitis, fallen arches and bone spurs (which a
person can have and not experience any pain at all). There are many forms of treatment for these
issues, including the standard forms of exercise and orthotics.
However, if weak muscles were the problem, most babies would be born with foot pain and orthotics,
only seem to insure you'll lose the spring in your step.
Releasing the muscle tissue in the leg as well as the foot has proven to be a very successful way to
treat the problem.   
Besides the bodywork, you'll be shown the specific stretches that are designed to help give you control
over your treatment, and your foot pain.
Our goal is to send you well on your way to happier pain free days.

When planning for your massage, arrive a few minutes early,as you will need to fill out a
simple health history form, after which we will take a few minutes to go over and discuss any chronic
or acute conditions you may want to treat, and any questions you may have concerning the massage
session or treatment that we will use.  

It is a good idea to wear comfortable clothing, or if your coming from work, bring something along to
change into after your session.  Also, as a courtesy to our scent sensitive clients, please do not wear
perfume or cologne to your session.  Thank you.  
For more information about appointments, please see our 'Contact Us' page.